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Police Officer Joseph R. Garcia | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer

Joseph R. Garcia

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Monday, January 20, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: Not available

Badge # 20913

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Police Officer Joseph Garcia was shot and killed in a shootout with a robbery suspect in the Greenwich Village subway station at the intersection of Broadway and Eight Street.

He had chased the man into a subway station and exchanged shots with him at the end of the subway platform. Although mortally wounded, Officer Garcia was able to return fire and killed the suspect.

Officer Garcia was assigned to the 6th Precinct. He was survived by his wife.

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May his soul rest in Heaven where his soul belong. Thank you for your service Officer Joseph R. Garcia

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police
July 26, 2016

 

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