Patrolman John Kavanaugh

Patrolman John Kavanaugh

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, November 10, 1904

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John Kavanaugh

Patrolman John Kavanaugh was struck and killed by a train while keeping watch on a train yard after a rash of freight car robberies.

Patrolman Kavanaugh was on his beat near West 99th Street when he was struck by a New York Central Railroad train. His body was found in bushes approximately 10 feet from the tracks.

Patrolman Kavanaugh was assigned to the West 100th Street Station, the present day 24th Precinct. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 31 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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Patrolman Kavanaugh,
On today, the 113th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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November 10, 2017

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