Patrolman Alfred A. Van Cleaf

Patrolman Alfred A. Van Cleaf

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, December 4, 1923

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Alfred A. Van Cleaf

Patrolman Alfred Van Cleaf was killed when his motorcycle crashed while he was pursuing a vehicle.

Patrolman Van Cleaf was pursuing a vehicle when his motorcycle skid on wet pavement, causing it to crash near the corner of Richmond Turnpike and Bulls Hill Road.

Patrolman Van Cleaf was assigned to the 63rd Precinct, the present day 122nd Precinct. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and two daughters.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 5524

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

motorcycle, vehicle pursuit

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Patrolman Van Cleaf (Great Great Grandfather)

Your great grand daughter (my grandmother) has shared me your story as I joint the NYPD almost 10years ago now. I have your various photos from those years in the NYPD that I have cherish and although I never got to meet as your LOD death passed decades before I joined the ranks of NYPD but wish I had the chance to meet you. God Bless, the family has carried on your Watch.

PO (Family of Alfred Van Cleaf)
Retired NYPD/ Douglas County Sheriffs Office

April 10, 2024

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