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Patrolman Douglas W. Hay | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York


Douglas W. Hay

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Thursday, May 18, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # 1540

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Executed in 1923

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Patrolman Hay was shot and killed by a suspect he has just summonsed for dumping garbage in front of 3892 Third Avenue, the Bronx. After Patrolman Hay issued the summons, the suspect drew a revolver and fired five times, striking Patrolman Hay once in the back. Patrolman Hay was removed to Fordham Hospital where he later died from his wound.

The suspect was convicted of murder and executed on April 26, 1923 at Sing Sing prison.

Patrolman Hay was assigned to the 48th Precinct.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 18, 2015


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