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

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Rest in peace Patrolman Swoboda. My father may he too rest in peace served New York City from the late 1920's until August of 1966. Your bravery will be so honored. I was wondering if you were related to former New York mets outfielder, Ron Swoboda born around the time you were killed in the line of duty.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 21, 2018

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