Patrolman Joseph L. Rauchut

Patrolman Joseph L. Rauchut

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, November 30, 1957

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Joseph L. Rauchut

Patrolman Joseph Rauchut was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while conducting a vehicle stop.

Patrolman Rauchut stopped a vehicle on the Queens side of the Kosciusko Bridge. While he was standing next to the vehicle he stopped, another vehicle struck his parked patrol car, forcing it into Patrolman Rauchut, killing him.

Patrolman Rauchut was assigned to Motorcycle Precinct 2, the present day Highway 2.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 20493

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

traffic stop

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Hi, I work in NE Philadelphia and while on a walk I found a dog tag that belonged to Patrolman Joseph L. Rauchut, there was also a a dog tag on the chain that said "To my son" love mom. I'm sure who ever lost it would want it back. If you know who it belongs to, please email me at [email protected]

Justin Rylak

March 25, 2024

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