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Patrolman James B. Goodwin | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman

James B. Goodwin

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Monday, February 15, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: Not available

Badge # 13575

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1933

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Patrolman Goodwin was shot and killed when he took action during an off-duty robbery attempt.

Patrolman Goodman was off-duty and sitting in the rear of a drug store at 2196 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan, when three men entered and announced a hold-up. Patrolman Goodwin drew his service revolver and engaged the three suspects in a gun battle. During the gun battle, Patrolman Goodwin was shot and killed.

Two suspects were convicted of murder and sentenced to death. One was executed on May 25, 1933, the other had his death sentenced commuted to life in prison. A third suspect was apprehended in Spain where he was tried and then set free.

Patrolman Goodwin was assigned to the 34th Precinct.

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Rest in Peace Brother. Your Sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Detective 1st Grade Robert Moller (Ret.)
N.Y.P.D.
February 15, 2015

 

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