Patrolman Horatio Sanger

Patrolman Horatio Sanger

New York Metropolitan Police Force, New York

End of Watch Sunday, November 22, 1857

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Horatio Sanger

Patrolman Horatio Sanger was killed when he was hit in the head by his own nightstick by a suspect he was arresting.

Patrolman Sanger had responded to a disturbance on Bleeker Street and was arresting a suspect when that suspect took Patrolman Sanger’s nightstick and struck him in the head with it killing him instantly.

The suspect was later arrested by other officers.

Patrolman Sanger was assigned to the 9th Precinct, the present day 6th Precinct.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Officer's nightstick
  • Offender Apprehended

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Rest in peace Patrolman Sanger.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 19, 2020

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