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Patrolman Charles Hoffman | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman

Charles Hoffman

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, November 12, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 12 years

Badge # 5880

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: never identified

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Patrolman Hoffman was struck and killed by a hit and run driver while on post on the main roadway of the Manhattan Bridge.

Patrolman Hoffman was standing on this post in the roadway between the Brooklyn tower of the bridge and the Brooklyn entrance when a vehicle entered from the Brooklyn end of the bridge at a high rate of speed and struck Patrolman Hoffman. Patrolman Hoffman was hurled into the air and landed on his head, breaking his neck, killing him instantly.

The vehicle fled the scene, but was pursued by several civilians and a motorcycle patrolman who witnessed the incident. The vehicle escaped after a pursuit thought he streets of Manhattan. The driver was never identified.

Patrolman Hoffman had served with the New York City Police Department for 12 years and was assigned to the 3rd Precinct, the present day 5th Precinct. He was survived by his wife.

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Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Patrolman Hoffman. Thanks for your service.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis
November 12, 2016

 

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