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Patrolman Fred S. Hirsch | Nassau County Police Department, New York Nassau County Police Department, New York

Patrolman

Fred S. Hirsch

Nassau County Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 6, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 207

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/6/1931

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Executed in 1932

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Patrolman Fred Hirsch was shot and killed when he and his partner were checking the driver of a vehicle in lover's lane area. Unbeknownst to the officers, the vehicle had been stolen. Patrolman Hirsch was shot by the suspect when he asked for the man's identification. The suspect fled to New York City where he was arrested after being wounding in a standoff. The suspect was sentenced to death and executed in the electric chair on January 21, 1932.

Patrolman Hirsch had been with the agency for three years. One of his sons later went on to serve with the Nassau County Police Department, as did one of his grandsons. All three served with badge number 207 for the Nassau County Police Department, and two of his great-grandsons became detectives for the New York Police Department.

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Another "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to our department.

(Det.Ret)Billy Russo
Nassau County Police Dept., NY
May 5, 2014

 

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