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Police Officer Joseph Hamperian | New York City Transit Police Department, New York New York City Transit Police Department, New York

Police Officer

Joseph Hamperian

New York City Transit Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Thursday, September 22, 1983

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 2 years, 10 months

Badge # 4461

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Incident Date: 9/21/1983

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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.

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Though you and your police department are both gone, you both live on in spirit. It was the women and men like you that made the Transit Police special and your sacrifice is honored here on this website. On this 31st anniversary of that sacrifice, I simply wish to thank you for your service.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
September 22, 2014

 

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