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Detective John J. Carey | New York Police Department, New York New York Police Department, New York

Detective

John J. Carey

New York Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Thursday, November 3, 1892

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Apprehended

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Detective Carey was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest a fugitive from Chicago. Detective Carey and his partner spotted the suspect on the corner of 7th Avenue and 29th Street in Manhattan. When the suspect entered a saloon, Detective Carey took position outside. The suspected exited the saloon with a revolver drawn and before Detective Carey could respond, the suspect shot and killed him.

Detective Carey's partner grabbed the suspect, and a struggle ensued. The suspect attempted to shoot Detective Carey's partner, but a Patrolman who had responded to the sound of the shots being fired clubbed him into unconsciousness.

Detective Carey was assigned to the Central Office Squad.

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I said a little prayer today for Detective Carey and his family. He may be gone but not forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes
November 2, 2015

 

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