Patrolman Joseph F. Scott

Patrolman Joseph F. Scott

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, March 11, 1930

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Joseph F. Scott

Patrolman Scott was struck and killed by a vehicle while on patrol.

At about 0405 hours Patrolman Scott was standing at St. Nicholas Avenue between West 135th and West 134th Streets. There was a speeding car coming from down St. Nicholas Avenue which was north of Patrolman Scott. The driver of the vehicle was driving at a reckless speed. Patrolman Scott stepped off the curb and pounded his nightstick. The vehicle deliberately turned and crashed into Patrolman Scott, dragging him for a distance before leaving his body in the gutter. The car went on the sidewalk and back into the street again. The driver then tried to take down another Patrolman on West 133rd Street. That Patrolman got out of the way then jumped on the running board of a taxi cab and fired shots at the vehicle. The chase went south on St. Nicholas Avenue to 110th Street, east on 110th Street, then south on 5th Avenue. At East 96th Street and 5th Avenue, the other Patrolman lost sight of the vehicle.

Patrolman Scott was taken by a citizen from the to Harlem Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Patrolman Scott had served with the New York City Police Department for two years and was survived by a wife and a 3-year-old son. Patrolman Scott was assigned to the 32nd Precinct


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 8786

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

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I remember Uncle "Charlie" and Aunt Josephine very well I use to go to their house with my mother, they had an apartment on about 84th or 86th in New York City. I was told that he helped break up the numbers racket and that's why he was killed. I remember his funeral and seeing his horse and all of the police honoring him. I still have a picture of Aunt Jo receiving some kind of a award for his service. I miss his love and his happy outlook he was just a wonderful man.

Jean V.Myers (Liljestrand)
His wife was my mother's sister, I was his Niece and Ed was my co

July 21, 2022

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