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Patrolman John A. Holt | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York


John A. Holt

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Monday, February 12, 1940

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: Not available

Badge # 1454

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman John Holt was accidentally shot and killed by other officers while attempting to apprehend a burglary suspect while off duty.

He was at home in his apartment at approximately 7:20 pm when someone notified him of a burglary in progress of another apartment in the building. Patrolman Holt confronted the man and a struggle ensued. The man was able to break free and ran to the roof of an adjacent apartment building at 234 Bradhurst Avenue.

Patrolman Holt pursued the man and was joined by other officers. During an exchange of shots with the subject, Patrolman Holt was accidentally shot by another officer. The subject was also shot and killed by Patrolman Holt.

Patrolman Holt was assigned to the 28th Precinct.

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