Patrolman Michael Talkowsky

Patrolman Michael Talkowsky

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, January 31, 1959

Michael Talkowsky

Patrolman Michael Talkowsky was shot and killed as he and another officer attempted to arrest three robbery suspects.

Patrolman Talkowsky and his partner were walking a beat on Lexington Avenue, near 98th Street in Manhattan, when breaking glass from a third-floor apartment caught their attention.

The two Patrolmen entered the building and went to the third floor where they found three armed suspects robbing a group of poker players. When the suspects saw the officers they opened fire. Patrolman Talkowsky was shot and killed. His partner was able to return fire, killing one suspect, but the other two suspects fled the scene.

Patrolman Talkowsky served with the New York City Police Department for two years and he is survived by his wife and son. He was assigned to the 23rd Precinct.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 17657

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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This was my father's nephew. My father was Alexander Lebitz. Michael's mother was Rose who was my father's sister and my aunt.
Rest In Peace.
Rosanne Lebitz Ford

First cousin

February 3, 2018

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