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Detective James A. Harvey | Syracuse Police Department, New York Syracuse Police Department, New York


James A. Harvey

Syracuse Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 1, 1893

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 24 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Executed in 1894

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Detective Harvey was shot and killed when he attempted to arrest two suspected burglars. Detective Harvey was in the act of making the arrest when one of the suspects turned around and drew a revolver. He then shot Detective Harvey in the head, killing him instantly.

The two suspects were chased by several citizens who apprehended one suspect and turned him over to the police. The suspect was convicted of Detective Harvey's murder and executed on May 14, 1894.

Detective Harvey had served with the Syracuse Police Department for 24 years. He had previously served as chief of the agency.

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That's what I call Justice, Detective Harvey was killed and only 9 months later his killer was Executed! They need to bring that Form of Justice Back!

Rest In Paradise Detective Harvey!

P.O. Caleb Louard NYPD
October 30, 2015


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