Patrolman Anthony William Balga

Patrolman Anthony William Balga

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, December 6, 1956

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Anthony William Balga

Patrolman Anthony Balga was killed in an automobile crash while assigned to Patrol Borough Brooklyn.

He was driving an unmarked vehicle when he struck an abutment on the Manhattan Bridge near the intersection of Canal Street and Chrystie Street.

Patrolman Balga was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War who had served with the New York City Police Department for two years.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 12247
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

patrol, single vehicle crash

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My dad's only brother and younger sibling died one week after my 2nd birthday. My only memory of him is in his uniform at his parents apartment. The police told my dad he was in a pursuit.


March 12, 2024

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