Roundsman Richard Comisky

Roundsman Richard Comisky

Long Island City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, March 11, 1883

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Richard Comisky

Roundsman Richard Comisky was shot and killed by a fellow officer who was jealous of him. The two officers had been friends for many years and had hoped to get promoted together. When Roundsman Comisky was promoted to Roundsman, the other officer became jealous.

On the date of the incident, Roundsman Comisky was the Acting Sergeant of the precinct and was at his desk and two reserve officers were in the station house. The subject entered the station and brought his .38 caliber firearm to Roundsman Comisky because it was not working properly. Roundsman Comisky repaired the firearm and handed it back to him. The subject then walked around the desk, exchanged words with one of the reserve officers and then stated "I'll kill you" to Roundsman Comisky. Before he could respond the subject leaped across the desk and shot Roundsman Comisky in the head, killing him.

The subject was taken into custody by the two reserve officers and charged with murder.

Roundsman Comisky served with the Long Island City Police Department for seven years.

Bio

  • Age 32
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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Roundsman Comisky, today marks the 132nd anniversary of your murder. I believe it is safe to say that not promoting your murderer was the right thing to do as he proved himself unworthy and dangerous. You were simply doing your job and it cost you your life.

Long Island City Police no longer exists, but you have not been forgotten and you are honored here. May you descendants remember and be proud of who you were.

God Bless and may you eternally Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

March 11, 2015

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