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Patrolman James Cosgrove | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York


James Cosgrove

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Friday, October 7, 1966

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 10545

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Cosgrove was killed when his police motorcycle was struck by a drunk driver on Westside Highway. He was attempting to pull over a speeding vehicle when another vehicle entered the highway and struck him.

Patrolman Cosgrove had served with the New York City Police Department for three years and was survived by his wife, twin daughters, two sons, and brother. He was assigned to Highway Unit 4.

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

Robyn Wilkes
October 5, 2015


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