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Detective Frank McGrath | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Detective

Frank McGrath

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Thursday, September 27, 1945

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: Not available

Badge # 1975

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 9/26/1945

Weapon: Person

Offender: Cleared of all charges

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Detective McGrath died of injuries he received when he was attacked while making an arrest.

Detective McGrath was assaulted inside a hotel by a cowboy who was in town for a rodeo championship. As the Detective attempted to arrest the cowboy, he was assaulted and his service weapon was stolen.

The suspect was later apprehended and charged with murder, but was set free after a grand jury failed to indite him.

Detective McGrath was assigned to the 5th Precinct Detective Squad.

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Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo
September 27, 2017

 

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