Constable Jay D. Close

Constable Jay D. Close

Dundee Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, December 24, 1910

Jay D. Close

Constable Close was shot and killed by a crazed drunk man he was attempting to arrest. The suspect was terrifying residents on Union Street by shooting off his shotgun into their homes. He shot Constable Close in the head as the officer followed him into a house he had broken into. The suspect tried to commit suicide but only succeeded in blowing off part of his lower jaw. He was charged with second degree murder.

Constable Close had been deputized by the sheriff to arrest the suspect the same day he was killed.

Bio

  • Age 21
  • Tour 1 day
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Charged with second degree murder

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I said a little prayer today for Constable Close and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

December 14, 2015

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