Patrolman William Baumeister

Patrolman William Baumeister

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, November 30, 1900

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William Baumeister

Patrolman William Baumeister succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day while attempting to stop an assault.

He was standing at 113th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues when he saw a man hit another man in the head with a brick and then shot him. As he tried to stop him the man shot him. Patrolman Baumiester clubbed the 33-year-old suspect with his nightstick and held on to him until other officers arrived.

Patrolman Baumeister was assigned to the 29th Precinct, which is now the 23rd Precinct.


  • Age Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, November 29, 1900
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Charged with murder

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