Police Officer Joseph Hamperian

Police Officer Joseph Hamperian

New York City Transit Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, September 22, 1983

Joseph Hamperian

Officer Joseph Hamperian was struck and killed by an automobile. He was in plainclothes working a pick-pocket detail at a bus stop in Brooklyn when the incident happened.

Officer Hamperian was assigned to the Transit Street Crimes Unit and had served for just under three years. He was survived by his parents.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 2 years, 10 months
  • Badge 4461

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Wednesday, September 21, 1983

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Yet another Transit Police funeral I attended in my early years on the job. I would later serve in SCU and I remember this story too well. RIP.

Former P.O. Guy Sanders
NYC Transit Police District 32

July 2, 2018

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