Patrolman George W. Duryea

Patrolman George W. Duryea

New York Metropolitan Police Force, New York

End of Watch Monday, May 16, 1864

George W. Duryea

Patrolman George Duryea was shot and killed at the intersection of 2nd Avenue and 62nd Street while assisting in the arrest of a gang of thieves who had been operating in the area.

Patrolman Duryea was pursuing the suspects on foot, when one of suspects turned and fired two shots from a revolver. One of the shots struck Patrolman Duryea in the head, killing him instantly.

The suspects fled the scene. One of the fleeing suspects was captured by another Patrolman and a crowd of civilians who had come to the aid of the police, but the suspect who murdered Patrolman Duryea was able to escape. He was never identified.

Patrolman Duryea had served with the New York Metropolitan Police Department for 11 years and was assigned to the 19th Precinct (present day 17th Precinct). He was survived by his wife and seven children.

Bio

  • Age 41
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Never identified

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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

May 16, 2015

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