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Patrolman Thomas L. Harnett | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman

Thomas L. Harnett

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 2, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 13 years

Badge # 5323

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Patrolman Thomas Harnett was struck and killed by a truck as he crossed Lexington Avenue, near 23rd Street, Manhattan.

Patrolman Harnett had served with the New York City Police Department for 13 years and is survived by wife and two sons.

Patrolman Harnett was assigned to the 13th Precinct.

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I am your grandson, Lawrence M. Harnett, the fifth of six children of your older son, Lawrence T. Harnett. Despite the fact that my father was only 11 years old when you died, he always spoke of you with great love, excitement and pride. I, too, always like to brag to family members and friends about the fact that my Grandpa was a NYC police officer. I especially enjoyed sharing this fact with my children when they were young and viewed police officers as "larger than life" heroes.

You gave your life in the line of duty working in the world's most noble profession and wearing the uniform of the world's greatest police force. You have left a legacy of extremely proud children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Thank you for your service . . . I wish so much that I had been given the opportunity to meet you.

Rest In Peace with Grandma (someone who loved you with all her heart right until the day she died at the ripe old age of 93.

God Bless.

Larry

Lawrence M. Harnett
Grandson
July 21, 2017

 

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