Patrolman Joseph W. Swoboda

Patrolman Joseph W. Swoboda

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, June 22, 1942

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Joseph W. Swoboda

Patrolman Swoboda was struck and killed by a trolley car while patrolling the Queensboro Bridge. His body was found by a trolley car conductor between the tracks and the guardrail near the Long Island side of the bridge.

Patrolman Swoboda was regularly assigned to Traffic Unit C but had been temporarily assigned to patrol the bridge.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 3771

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by streetcar

foot patrol

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He was my grandfather. He passed away before I was born.

Mark Swoboda

April 15, 2023

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