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Lieutenant Charles R. Michie | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

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Charles R. Michie

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Monday, November 25, 1946

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Cause: Duty related illness

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Lieutenant Charles Michie was killed while attempting to rescue two patrolman from an explosion.

Patrolman Knudsen and Patrolman Francis O'Hara were killed when while attempting to cut off the flow of gas to a building where a leak was reported. When Patrolman Kundsen and Francis entered the basement of the building an explosion occurred and the officers were instantly killed.

Lieutenant Michie expended every effort to rescue the patrolman and exerted himself to such an extent that he collapsed amid the debris and died.

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Related Line of Duty Deaths

Patrolman Francis M. O'Hara
New York City Police Department, New York
End of Watch: Monday, November 25, 1946
Cause: Explosion

Patrolman Peter J. Knudsen
New York City Police Department, New York
End of Watch: Monday, November 25, 1946
Cause: Explosion

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The incredible heroism you displayed in trying to rescue your colleagues is amazing and to be admired. On this 69th anniversary of that sacrifice, I salute you and wish you eternal peace. God Bless, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
November 25, 2015

 

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