Patrolman Bernard Sherry

Patrolman Bernard Sherry

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, May 3, 1931

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Bernard Sherry

Patrolman Sherry was shot and killed during a robbery in progress at a tavern on Third Avenue in Manhattan. Two men burst into the tavern as a third man acted as a lookout. Patrolman Sherry, who was off duty and patronizing the tavern, immediately drew his weapon and exchanged shots with the two men.

At the sound of gunfire, the third man came into the tavern and shot Patrolman Sherry, mortally wounding him. One of the suspects was shot and killed by Patrolman Sherry. The other two were arrested, convicted of murder, and executed on July 15, 1932.

Patrolman Sherry was assigned to the 15th Precinct, the present day Midtown South Precinct.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1932

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