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Patrolman William Goddy | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York


William Goddy

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, August 7, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: Not available

Badge # 5492

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Incident Date: 5/25/1927

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Patrolman William Goddy died of injuries he received three month earlier when he was struck by an automobile.

Patrolman Goody was directing traffic at the corner of sixth Avenue and Thirty-Third Street, Manhattan, when he was struck by and automobile. He was pinned against a pillar and received severe leg injuries. His right leg was later amputated.

After several blood transfusions, Patrolman Goody died of blood poising.

Patrolman Goody was assigned to the 7th Precinct and was survived by his mother and father.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 86th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
February 2, 2013


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