Patrolman John J. Morrissey

Patrolman John J. Morrissey

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, May 15, 1934

John J. Morrissey

Patrolman Morrissey succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when he tried to subdue another patrolman who was fleeing from attendants who were taking him to Bellevue Hospital for observation. Patrolman Morrissey was taken to St. Vincent's Hospital where he died the next day.

Patrolman Morrissey was assigned to the Telegraph Bureau and had served with the New York City Police Department for nine years.

Patrolman Morrissey was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWI. He was survived by his wife and 6-year-old son.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 11

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Monday, May 14, 1934
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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