Patrolman Samuel Rosenfeld

Patrolman Samuel Rosenfeld

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, February 13, 1918

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Samuel Rosenfeld

Patrolman Samuel Rosenfeld was shot and killed by a suspect who had just committed an armed robbery. Patrolman Rosenfeld entered the Republican Club in the 100 block of Leonard Street, in Brooklyn, and observed two men wearing masks and armed with handguns.

One of the suspect fled to the rear of the location, but was apprehended, the second suspect opened fire on Patrolman Rosenfeld, striking him once. Patrolman Rosenfeld was removed to the hospital, where he died a few hours later.

The suspect was apprehended in Ohio and returned to New York City after confessing to the murder. He was executed on December 19th, 1918.

Patrolman Rosenfeld was assigned to the 163rd Precinct, which late became the now-closed 87th Precinct. The area is patrolled by the 90th Precinct.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 350

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1918

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Hello All.... I’m looking for some information on Patrolman Rosenfeld. He may have been my Great Uncle... And was possibly the older brother (or father) to my Aunt Florence.. (who I believe her maiden name was Rosenfeld) (and from what I was told was Miss Bronx back in the day if that helps) was married to my uncle Irving Katz and at the time lived in Franklyn Square NY. If anyone knows if Sam was related to a Florence Can you please let me know... I have a picture of a Samuel Rosenfeld in an NYPD uniform.. I love to know more.

Thank you all for your time..

Sgt. Marc K.
LASD - Narcotics

February 27, 2020

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