Patrolman Michael J. Speer

Patrolman Michael J. Speer

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, December 23, 1929

Michael J. Speer

Patrolman Speer was struck and killed by an vehicle while directing traffic.

Patrolman Speer was directing traffic at the corner of Nostrand Avenue and Crown Street in Brooklyn. As he was standing in the street he was struck by a truck that was traveling west on Crown Street. The truck pushed Patrolman Speer into a passing Trolley, and pinned him against it.

Patrolman Speer was taken to Swedish Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Patrolman Speer had served with the New York City Police Department for five years and was assigned to the 71st Precinct. He was survived by his wife of ten months.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 12601

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Speer and his family. He may be gone but not forgotten. He will always be a New York hero.

Robyn Wilkes

December 18, 2015

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