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Patrolman Walter DeGolyer | Peekskill Police Department, New York Peekskill Police Department, New York


Walter DeGolyer

Peekskill Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Saturday, November 11, 1939

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 17 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

Incident Date: 11/9/1939

Weapon: Person

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Walter DeGolyer suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after struggling with a prisoner while placing the man in his cell.

He was transported to a local hospital after collapsing, where he died two days later.

Patrolman DeGolyer had served with the Peekskill Police Department for 17 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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

Robyn Wilkes
November 10, 2015


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