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Patrolman Maurice F. Harlow | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York


Maurice F. Harlow

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, February 22, 1925

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 1 year

Badge # 1181

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Maurice Harlow was shot and killed when he responded to a complaint about a party. When he arrived at the scene he encountered a parolee who he had arrested one month earlier. The suspect opened fire on Patrolman Harlow and shot him in the abdomen.

Patrolman Harlow was able to return fire and shot the subject, who died of his wounds two weeks later.

The man's brother later killed Patrolman Fred Hirsch, of the Nassau County Police Department, on May 6th, 1931.

Patrolman Harlow was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI. He served with the New York City Police Department for one years and was assigned to the 13th Precinct. He was survived by his wife of three weeks.

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Patrolman Fred S. Hirsch
Nassau County Police Department, New York
End of Watch: Wednesday, May 6, 1931
Cause: Gunfire

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My Grandmother's brother. She often took me to visit your grave in Hudson. We will always remember.

May 26, 2015


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