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Patrolman Patrick Joseph Malone | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman

Patrick Joseph Malone

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 5, 1944

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 61

Tour: 34 years

Badge # 5229

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Apprehended

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Patrolman Malone was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while directing traffic.

Patrolman Malone was struck by a vehicle while directing traffic on the Brooklyn side of the Brooklyn Bridge. After striking Patrolman Malone, the suspect fled. He returned a few minutes later and pretended to be a good samaritan who witnessed the accident and helped Patrolman Malone. After another witness came forward, the suspect was arrested.

Patrolman Malone was taken to the Cumberland Street Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Patrolman Malone had served with the New York City Police Department for 34 years and was survived by his wife and three daughters. He was assigned to Traffic Precinct I.

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Patrick Joseph Malone was my grandfather. He was killed 6 years before I was born. His death devastated the family. He was written up in the paper as "Smiling Paddy Malone". I miss him, even though I never met him. I have several pictures of him in uniform, and have his "billy club" sitting on my desk, with a small brass tag on it with his badge number - 5229. God rest your soul grandfather - you were missed. I can provide a picture if the site would like it.

Joseph Patrick Edwards
Grandson
July 25, 2013

 

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