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Patrolman Humbert Morruzzi | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York


Humbert Morruzzi

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, April 17, 1938

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 8 years

Badge # 2209

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/13/1938

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1940

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Patrolman Humbert Morruzzi was shot and killed while making an arrest when he interrupted a robbery in progress at a club at 47 West 3rd Street.

He was covering three suspects with at gunpoint when one of them opened fire on him. He was able to return fire and wound two suspects but was mortally wounded. He was taken to Columbus Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds four days later.

Three suspects were apprehended and charged with Patrolman Morruzzi's murder. All three were convicted and two of them were sentenced to death. The two who were sentenced to death were executed on February 15th, 1940.

Patrolman Morruzzi had served with the New York City Police Department for eight years and was assigned to the 8th Precinct, the present day 6th Precinct.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 74th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
April 17, 2012


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