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Patrolman William E. J. Brophy | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York


William E. J. Brophy

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, September 22, 1946

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 16 years

Badge # 17729

Cause: Automobile crash

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Patrolman William Brophy was killed in an automobile accident while on duty.

Patrolman Brophy and his partner were on patrol, when their vehicle struck the center divide in the roadway on Main Street near 68th Avenue in Flushing, Queens. The patrol car overturned and Patrolman Brophy was killed. His partner was seriously injured, but recovered from his injuries.

Patrolman Brophy had served with the New York City Police Department for 16 years and was survived by his wife and five children. He was assigned to the 109th Precinct.

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I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Brophy and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes
September 20, 2013


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