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Patrolman John B. Gearty | Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota

Patrolman

John B. Gearty

Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch: Monday, July 10, 1939

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

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Patrolman Gearty suffered a fatal heart attack after being involved in an altercation when he responded to a fight call at Nicollet Avenue and Second Street. While trying to break up the fight he received blows to the head and chest. After returning to the station he complained of a headache and was taken to the hospital where he became unconscious. He had suffered a heart attack and died.
Patrolman Gearty had been with the agency for 12 years and was survived by his wife and two children.

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This Officer was my Grandfather. His death left an empty hole in my mothers heart. He was attacked during the riots in Minneapolis and died as a result. My Grandmother, my Mother and her Brother are with him now and our family will always remember.

Margaret Anderson
Granddaughter
November 21, 2016

 

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