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Patrolman Michael Moroso | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman

Michael Moroso

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Thursday, December 8, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: Not available

Badge # 14140

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1943

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Patrolman Moroso was shot and killed after he refused to take bribes from the local speakeasy owners in the neighborhood he patrolled. The club owners hired a local criminal to kill Patrolman Moroso.

The suspect snuck up behind him while he was on patrol and shot him in the back. The case was not solved until shortly before WWII when a detective decided to start investigating it again. The suspect was located in prison on a robbery conviction. He was convicted of Patrolman Moroso's murder and executed on January 21, 1943.

Patrolman Moroso was assigned to the 23rd Precinct.

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

Robyn Wilkes
December 7, 2015

 

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