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Constable Jay D. Close | Dundee Police Department, New York Dundee Police Department, New York


Jay D. Close

Dundee Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Saturday, December 24, 1910

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 21

Tour: 1 day

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Charged with second degree murder

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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.

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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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