Patrolman Eugene Anderson

Patrolman Eugene Anderson

New York Metropolitan Police Force, New York

End of Watch Monday, July 20, 1857

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Eugene Anderson

Patrolman Anderson was shot during a burglary near the corner of Grand Street and Centre Street in Manhattan. While on patrol duty Patrolman Anderson was drawn to the calls of "stop thief". As Patrolman Anderson approached the location the suspect drew a horse pistol and fired five shots, killing Patrolman Anderson.
A second Patrolman and a civilian arrived on the scene and the Patrolman ordered the civilian to chase the suspect while he attended to Patrolman Anderson. The civilian meet up with another patrolman and chased the suspect for several blocks before capturing him inside a building at 120 Worth Street.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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Though as of today, 160 years have passed since your senseless murder, you are honored and remembered here and all who have succeeded you salute you. We can only hope and pray that those responsible for your murder faced true justice, if not in this world, then in the next.

God Bless you Brother, and may you rest peacefully for all eternity.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

July 20, 2017

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