Patrolman John Walsh

Patrolman John Walsh

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, January 21, 1932

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John Walsh

Patrolman John Walsh was shot and killed as he attempted to stop a robbery in progress while off-duty.

Patrolman Walsh stopped at a bar at 206 East 88th Street, Manhattan, to visit the bartender, whom he was friends with. As the two spoke near the door of the bar, two men with pistols ran in and announced a robbery. Patrolman Walsh drew his service revolver and identified himself as a Patrolman. He ordered the men to throw up their hands.

Instead of complying, the subjects opened fire at Patrolman Walsh, striking him twice in the abdomen, killing him.

Patrolman Walsh had served with the New York City Police Department for 28 years. He was assigned to Traffic Precinct C.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 28 years
  • Badge 6947

Incident Details

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

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Patrolman Walsh,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City.


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