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Patrolman John Loughman | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman

John Loughman

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Monday, January 27, 1908

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 21

Tour: Not available

Badge # 2090

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/19/1908

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Apprehended

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Patrolman Loughman was shot and wounded while assisting a Detective make an arrest.

At approximately 0050 hours, Patrolman Loughman was off-duty and in civilian cloths, when he observed a detective attempting to arrest a man for pick pocketing near the corner 116th street and Third Avenue. The suspect was able to overpower the Detective and was on the ground being beaten when Patrolman Loughman intervened. When Patrolman grabbed the suspect, the suspect turned and shot Patrolman Loughman with the other officers gun. Patrolman Loughman was removed Harlem hospital where he died Eight days later from his wounds.

He was assigned to the 15th Precinct.

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God bless you, I've been told 6 Loughman brothers came over in the famine. Believe all or most of us here are descendants of these. My father went to Ireland in the early 80's met relatives. I have ridden with my family & several others on Harleys to the 9-11 site several times to pay respect. I saw your name on one of these trips. Again May God Bless your Soul & remember you are not forgotten.

Lieutenant Michael Loughman #210
Framingham Mass Police Department
May 6, 2016

 

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