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Detective Anthony J. McGinley | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York


Anthony J. McGinley

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 27, 1944

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 1805

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Detective Anthony McGinley was shot and killed at a domestic dispute call.

He was sent to 29 Hancock Place in Manhattan, where it was reported that a man had assaulted his wife. When Detective McGinley entered the apartment he was shot with a shotgun by the suspect. Detective McGinley fell to the ground, mortally wounded. As he lay on the ground he was able to draw his revolver and shot and kill the suspect.

Detective McGinley was posthumously awarded the New York City Police Department's Medal of Honor for his actions. He was assigned to the 5th Detectives Squad.

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I said a little prayer today for Detective McGinley and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes
December 13, 2015


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