Patrolman William Barrett

Patrolman William Barrett

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, August 26, 1918

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William Barrett

Patrolman Barrett died of injuries he received three days earlier when he attempted to stop a runaway horse.

Patrolman Barrett was assigned to the north roadway on the Williamsburg Bridge when a horse attached to a covered wagon approached. Patrolman Barrett attempted to stop the horse, but was thrown to the ground. He was removed to Gouverneur Hospital were he died three days later from is injured.

Patrolman Barnett was assigned to the 13th Precinct, which later became the 7th Precinct.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 1808

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related
  • Incident Date Friday, August 23, 1918

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Rest in peace knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice by your fellow law enforcement.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 26, 2020

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