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Police Officer Christopher G. Hoban | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer

Christopher G. Hoban

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 18, 1988

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 25547

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

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Police Officer Christopher Hoban was shot and killed during an undercover drug buy.

Officer Christopher Hoban and another undercover narcotics officer entered an apartment at 19 West 105th Street in Manhattan to make a narcotics buy. During the operation the three suspects began to suspect that Officer Hoban and his partner were police officers. When they searched Officer Hoban's partner found his service weapon. Officer Hoban immediately drew his gun and a shootout ensued in which Officer Hoban and one of the suspects were fatally wounded.

Officer Hoban was taken to St. Luke's Hospital where he died of his wounds.

The two surviving suspects were apprehended and later convicted of murder. They were both sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

Officer Hoban had served with the New York City Police Department for four years and was assigned to the Manhattan North Narcotics Unit. He is survived by his parents and two brothers.

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I remember that night,the NYPD lost PO Hoban & PO Michael Bucyk, on the same night, in the same borough, just miles and hours apart. I remember going to their funeral mass,which was held on Saturday Oct.22,1988, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, in Brooklyn,NY. I went as a rep for our Union delegate,and got to go inside the church,and sit down, for both Officer's funeral masses. Outside, uniforms stretched for a dozen blocks in both directions, 5 deep,both sides of the street,I was in awe ! RIP PO's Hobsn & Bucyk, True Heroes !

Ret.Sgt.Lou Maresco
NYC TPD / NYPD
October 18, 2016

 

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