Patrolman David Sheehan

Patrolman David Sheehan

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, August 22, 1925

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David Sheehan

Patrolman David Sheehan was shot and killed when he surprised three bandits robbing six men in the wine cellar of the New York Vintage Company. As Patrolman Sheehan reached for his gun one of the robbers shot him in the head. The suspects escaped.

Officer Sheehan was assigned to the 4th Precinct, the present day 5th Precinct.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Officer Sheehan was my uncle. He was killed 24 years before I was born. Although I never met him, his sister - my mother - made sure that my brother Paul and I knew who my uncle was and why his service was so important.

I am a retired teacher. I can assure you that every student I ever taught learned about my uncle and the extraordinary heroism he and his fallen brothers and sisters displayed.

Peter McAllister

July 26, 2015

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