Patrolman George Segnit

Patrolman George Segnit

Westchester County Parkway Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, September 21, 1929

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George Segnit

Patrolman George Segnit succumbed to injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash while patrolling the Hutchinson River Parkway.

He was attempting to pass another car when the driver suddenly swerved to the left, hitting his motorcycle. He was taken to Mount Vernon Hospital where he died of his injuries the following day.

Officer Segnit had served with the Westchester County Parkway Police for three months. He previously served two years with the Cortlandt Police Department and six months as chief of the Buchanan Police Department. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and three sons.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 2 years, 9 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Friday, September 20, 1929

routine driving

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He was my grandfather I never met. He died when my dad was 4. He died before social security and survivor benefits were part of a policeman's pay - my grandmother struggled to raise four kids but did an amazing job. He was the former Chief of Police in Buchanan NY before taking the position with the Westchester County Parkway Police. He served in the Navy in WW1. Dying at age 36 created a void and loss in our family that can never be filled even now. Gone too soon - but, not forgotten, your memory and DNA lives on in your 11 grandchildren and their children. Grandfather no passage of time erases your service and sacrifice - you are still loved all of these years later.

Brian Segnit

January 17, 2021

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