Doorman Daniel Bailey

Doorman Daniel Bailey

Brooklyn Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, September 5, 1896

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Daniel Bailey

Doorman Bailey was killed when a train struck the patrol wagon in which he was a passenger. Doorman Bailey and his partner were transporting a female prisoner to the Coney Island Police Station when their horse-drawn patrol wagon was struck by a Brighton Beach Railroad train. Both officers were thrown from the wagon into the Coney Island Creek. When backup officers arrived, they pulled both officers from the water, but Doorman Bailey died before he reached the hospital.

Doorman Bailey had been with the Brooklyn Police Department for six years and was assigned to the 24th Precinct, which later became the modern day 61st Precinct.

His wife and two daughters survived doorman Bailey.

"Doorman" was a rank for a uniformed member of the Brooklyn Police Department in the late 1800's.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Brooklyn.


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