Roundsman Thomas Gallagher

Roundsman Thomas Gallagher

New York Municipal Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, November 6, 1882

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Thomas Gallagher

Roundsman Thomas Gallagher succumbed to wounds received two weeks earlier when he was struck on the head by a rock.

Roundsman Gallagher arrested a man for disorderly conduct and was walking him to the station house. A mob attacked Patrolman Gallagher in an attempt to free his prisoner. A person in the mob threw a stone which struck Roundsman Gallagher in the head, seriously injuring him.

Patrolman Gallagher died two week later from his injuries.

Roundsman Gallgher was assigned to the 23rd Precinct, the present day 20th Precinct.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Sunday, October 22, 1882
  • Weapon Blunt object; Rock
  • Offender Not available

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Thank you on behalf of the family of Thomas Gallagher. It is wonderful to see that my 3rd great uncle is remembered. He was a young man of 48 yrs. when he was taken from his family. I've kept the newspaper clippings that we discovered of the ordeal that resulted in his death. He was born in Crossmolina, Mayo, Ireland and his wife Elizabeth O'Mara was from Limerick, Ireland. They had 2 married girls: Ellen Lapiedra and Catherine Bulger. Thomas Gallagher is buried in Calvary Cemetery. RIP Uncle and prayers of protection for all who protect and serve.

Karen M Cover

July 10, 2019

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