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Detective Chester A. Hagan | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York


Chester A. Hagan

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Saturday, February 14, 1925

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: Not available

Badge # 4169

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Executed in 1926

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Detective Chester Hagan was shot and killed when he and his partner approached three men they believed were carrying weapons in the area of 167th Street and Vyse Avenue.

As the detectives began to question the men one of them dropped a blackjack. When Detective Hagan bent down to pick it up the man drew a pistol and shot him twice, killing him.

All three men were arrested. The suspect shot Detective Hagan was sentenced to death and executed by electric chair on February 4, 1926.

Detective Hagan was survived by his wife and daughter.

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Dear Phyllis,
You are the beautiful mother of a Hero. Your heroic son Larry is a true role model for me, my family; all families, friends, neighbors and America. He will never be forgotten and will always be loved and remembered as a National Hero. Please forgive me for not sending this note sooner. You are in my Prayers and I wish to send you all my love. Love, Judy (granddaughter of Det. Chester Arthur Hagan)

Granddaughter of Det. Chester Arthur Hagan
February 4, 2017


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