Police Officer Daniel E. Quilty

Police Officer Daniel E. Quilty

Yonkers Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, October 15, 1936

Add to My Heroes

Daniel E. Quilty

Police Officer Quilty died from a ruptured appendix he received while carrying his partner to safety after he was injured. While on patrol, Officer Quilty and his partner observed a hotel fire. As Officer Quilty and his partner woke the tenants, Officer Quilty's partner was overcome by smoke. Officer Quilty, weighing only 150 pounds, carried his 220-pound partner from the building to safety. Officer Quilty was unaware that he had ruptured his appendix in the rescue, and died one week later.

Officer Quilty had served with the agency for 23 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge 61

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Thursday, October 8, 1936

Most Recent Reflection

View all 7 Reflections

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

Robyn Wilkes

October 13, 2015

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.