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Policeman John Madden | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Policeman

John Madden

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 11, 1968

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 19 years

Badge # 19699

Cause: Heart attack

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Patrolman Madden suffered a fatal heart attack after pursuing several suspects on foot. After chasing the suspects, Patrolman Madden complained of chest pains. He was taken to Wycoff Heights Hospital, in Queens, where he died.

Patrolman Madden had served with the agency for 19 years and was assigned to the 104 Precinct. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 45th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
May 5, 2013

 

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