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Patrolman John Henry Gratton | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York


John Henry Gratton

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Friday, December 9, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 6 years

Badge # 15351

Military veteran

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Incident Date: 12/1/1932

Weapon: Not available

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Gratton died of injuries he sustained the previous day when he was pursuing a vehicle.

Patrolman Gratton was on motorcycle patrol when he attempted to stop a vehicle. A pursuit ensued and patrolman Gratton collided with another car at the corner of 63rd Street and West End Avenue, Manhattan. He was seriously injured and taken to Roosevelt hospital where he died eight days later from his injuries.

Patrolman Gratton was a U.S Navy veteran and had served with the New York City Police Department for six years and was assigned to Motorcycle Squad 1. He was survived by his wife and child.

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I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Gratton and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes
December 8, 2015


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