Patrolman Joseph W. Swoboda

Patrolman Joseph W. Swoboda

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, June 22, 1942

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 guard rail 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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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 22, 2015

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