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Patrolman John T. Monahan | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman

John T. Monahan

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Monday, December 3, 1934

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: Not available

Badge # 13670

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/26/1934

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1942

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Officer Monahan died of a gunshot wound he received as he and three other officers investigated a complaint that a disorderly house was being operated on Garden Street in Brooklyn.

As officer Monahan and three other officers were searching and questioning a man in the hallway of the house, the man opened drew a gun and fired, striking Officer Monahan twice in the abdomen. Officer Monahan was taken to Saint Catherine's Hospital where he died 10 days later from his wounds.

The suspect fled the house and engaged the other three officers in a running gun battle and escapted capture. He was was apprehended the two weeks later by detectives and charged with murder. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to prison. While servicing his sentence, the suspect was implicated in the murder of Detective James Garvey. The suspect was convicted in that murder, and sentenced to death He was executed at Sing Sing Prison in 1942.

Officer Monahan assigned to the 14th Division.

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Detective James Garvey
New York City Police Department, New York
End of Watch: Saturday, April 21, 1934
Cause: Gunfire

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

Robyn Wilkes
December 2, 2015

 

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