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Patrolman Benny Bruno | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York


Benny Bruno

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Monday, January 30, 1956

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 10386

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Not available

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Bruno was killed in an automobile accident while pursuing a vehicle.

Patrolman Bruno was on patrol in an unmarked auto when he spotted a speeding vehicle on Northern Boulevard in Queens. Patrolman Bruno attempted to stop the vehicle, but the vehicle failed to yield. During the pursuit, Patrolman Bruno struck the rear of the fleeing auto and was killed.

Patrolman Bruno had served with the New York City Police Department for five years and was assigned to the Grand Central Parkway Precinct, the present day Highway 3.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 56th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
January 30, 2012


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