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Patrolman Joseph P. McBreen | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman

Joseph P. McBreen

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 11, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 16291

Cause: Structure collapse

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Patrolman McBreen was killed while attempting to rescue 21 people, including a child from a six-family tenement on New Street (now Jersey Street, site of the Richmond Terrace Houses, New Brighton, Staten Island) that had been flooded by heavy rain. When Patrolman McBreen entered the building from a window the building collapsed, killing Patrolman McBreen and 18 civilians.

Patrolman McBreen was a member of Emergency Services Squad #10, based on Staten Island.

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It is an honor to have the privilege of being related to you and calling you my Great Grandfather, thank you for your service and rest in peace.

Cameron McBreen
Great Grandson
October 11, 2017

 

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