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Patrolman James J. Killion | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman

James J. Killion

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Friday, January 18, 1935

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 6 years

Badge # 6906

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1935

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Patrolman Killion was shot and killed after interrupting a robbery in progress.

Patrolman Killion and his partner entered a store at 648 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, and observed four men holding the store up. Patrolman Killion was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire. Three suspects were captured by Patrolman Killion's partner and the fourth was apprehended by a patrolman that responded to the sound of shots being fired.

All four suspects were convicted of murder and executed at Sing Sing State Prison on January 9, 1936

Patrolman Killion had served with the New York City Police Department for six years and assigned to the 17th Precinct. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.

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On this the 82 anniversary of your death, we pause and remember your sacrifice. A life so violently cut short, but leaving a legacy of a family you would never know.; two daughters, 9 granddaughters, 20 great grandchildren, and 7 great great grandchildren.

Mrs Joan Silvestri
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January 18, 2017

 

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