Patrolman James I. Young

Patrolman James I. Young

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, February 12, 1936

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James I. Young

Patrolman James Young was shot and killed by a robbery suspect while off-duty and on vacation in Hollywood, Florida, with his fiancee.

A stranger knocked on the door of the home they were staying in, at 1321 Tyler Street, and announced a holdup. Patrolman Young drew his revolver from his shoulder holster and exchanged shots with the subject. Despite being mortally wounded he was able to wound the subject.

The suspect was arrested by the Tallahassee, Florida, police chief on February 17th, 1936.

Patrolman Young was posthumously awarded the New York City Police Department's Medal of Honor for his actions.

Patrolman Young had served with the New York City Police Department for 25 years and was assigned to Mounted Squad 2. He was a widower and survived by his daughter and fiancee.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge 7572

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Florida
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

off duty, robbery

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RIP and may the soul of James Young rest in Heaven.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police

July 26, 2016

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