Patrolman George Dapping

Patrolman George Dapping

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, September 24, 1915

George Dapping

Patrolman George Dapping was shot and killed as he and another Patrolman attempted to stop a group of individuals that were causing a disturbance at a picnic.

Local politicians were holding an annual picnic and ball at the Manhattan Casino on 155th Street. Shortly after midnight a fight broke out when members of a rival political group arrived at the location. Several gunshots were fired. Patrolman Dapping and another Patrolmen, who were off-duty, ran into the crowd in an attempt to apprehended the gunman. Patrolman Dapping was shot and killed, and the other Patrolman was wounded.

The subject that killed Patrolman Dapping was apprehended. He was convicted of murder, and executed on October 7, 1916.

Patrolman Dapping served with the New York City Police Department for two years.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 5351

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed

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Patrol,am George Dapping was my grandfather's younger brother..and my great uncle.We always heard a story but granddad would never speak of it. George's death was the reason grandfather moved to Canada. My Grt Grandfather Charles w. Dapping was also a NYPD working our of Williamsbridge and Wakefield areas. He was in the old tenderloin area.We have never seen a photo of my grt grandfather Charles who served I believe 30 years on the force. Until now we never seen a photo of George either.Until grt grdfathers death in 1917 he was very mad that George never got a police burial and no one from his precinct was there,which to grt grandfather ws a total insult from the police dept. During the now commerations to honour these men was their a pamphlet or something I could send for? Also where could I find his police graduation picture and grt grandfathers. There is maybe 6 relative in new York and rest in Canada so I would like to know who attened on his behalf is possible.

no rank, margaret joan nunweiler
Great neice from Oliver, BC CANADA

April 18, 2018

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