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Police Officer James G. Carragher | New York City Housing Authority Police Department, New York New York City Housing Authority Police Department, New York

Police Officer

James G. Carragher

New York City Housing Authority Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Thursday, February 11, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 55

Tour: 16 years

Badge # 2862

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Carragher was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest two suspects that tried to rob him.

Officer Carragher had just returned home from his tour of duty and was about eighty feet from his building when he was approached by two men with guns. The men attempted to rob Officer Carragher. Officer Carragher drew his weapon and was able to fire five shots before being shot twice and killed.

Three suspects were arrested approximately ten months later after Detectives received a tip that one of the suspects had been bragging about his role in the murder of Officer Carragher. One of the suspects was later convicted of second degree murder and robbery and sentenced to 18 years to life in prison. He is eligible for parole on October 28, 2006. The other two suspects involved in the murder were acquitted of all charges.

Officer Carragher had served with the New York City Housing Authority Police Department for 16 years and had previously served in the United States Navy. He was assigned to Service Area 1.

Officer Carragher was a US Navy veteran of WWII. He was survived by his wife, four daughters, and four grandchildren.

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Today marks another year without you Dad, I think of you often and miss you so very much. So many years have gone by yet at times it hurts so much as if it were yesterday, knowing all that you missed in our lives and how much we have missed you.

Colleen Galatola
February 11, 2017


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