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Patrolman Harold J. King | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York


Harold J. King

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Friday, August 22, 1941

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 16722

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 20 years

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Patrolman King was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two men for attempting to steal a car. Patrolman King was off duty and in civilian clothes when he noticed two men attempting to steal a parked automobile in front of 136 West 62nd Street in Manhattan. Patrolman King pursued the suspects and was shot three times during a struggle. Patrolman King was able to fire three shots from his service weapon at the fleeing suspect before collapsing to the ground.

The suspect was convicted of second degree manslaughter and sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison.

Patrolman King was posthumously awarded the New York City Police Department's Medal of Honor.

Patrolman King had served with the New York City Police Department for 3 years and was assigned to the Traffic Precinct B.

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May you rest in Peace my brother.

N.Y.PD. Lt.(ret.) Ray Flores
August 22, 2016


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