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Sergeant Benjamin Cantor | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Sergeant

Benjamin Cantor

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Saturday, June 4, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 17 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1928

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Detective Morris Borkin and Sergeant Benjamin Cantor were shot while attempting to make an arrest following a robbery at a restaurant on Forsyth Street.

As Detective Borkin and Sergeant Cantor were attempting to apprehended the suspects, they were fired upon. Detective Borkin was killed, and Sergeant Cantor was seriously wounded. One suspect was shot and killed in the exchange of gunfire. Two others were later arrested and sentenced to death. One of the suspects was found mentally unfit while awaiting execution and the second was executed in March 1928.

Sergeant Cantor succumbed to his wounds two weeks later.

Sergeant Cantor had served with the New York City Police Department for 17 years and was assigned to the Detective Division.

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Detective Morris Borkin
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End of Watch: Tuesday, May 17, 1927
Cause: Gunfire

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RIP Detective Cantor. You are not forgotten.

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Police Department of the City of N.Y.
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