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Detective William H. DeGive | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Detective

William H. DeGive

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, June 28, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: Not available

Badge # 1187

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/30/-0001

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Detective William DeGive died from a gunshot wound received when he was attempting to make a robbery arrest.

March 3, 1931, Detective William DeGive encountered two men running from the scene of a holdup in a dance hall at 125th Street and Lenox Avenue, Manhattan. Shots were exchanged and Detective DeGive was wounded. He died four months later from his wounds.

Detective DeGive was posthumously awarded the New York City Police Department Medal of Honor for his actions.

Detective DeGive He was assigned to the M.O.D.D. Unit.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
July 4, 2015

 

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