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Patrolman Joseph Misischia | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman

Joseph Misischia

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 23, 1934

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 17314

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Acquitted of murder

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Patrolman Misischia was shot and killed by the man who believed that Patrolman Misischia was having an affair with his wife.

Patrolman Misischia was often assigned to a school crossing post. While on his post be became friendly with many of the parents. One man became jealous, beveling that Patrolman Misischia was having an affair with his wife.

Patrolman Misischia had just gone off-duty when the jealous husband pulled up in a vehicle and shot Patrolman Misischia with a rifle, killing him.

The suspect fled to Florida, where he was apprehended several days later. In March 1934 he was aquitted of the murder of Patrolman Misischia.

Patrolman Misischia had served with the New York City Police Department for four years and was survived by his wife and two children.

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God Bless you for your dedicated service, never to be forgotten!

ND
Ret.Penns PO & State Investigator
January 23, 2014

 

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