Patrolman Thomas Gleason

Patrolman Thomas Gleason

New York Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, September 5, 1893

Thomas Gleason

Patrolman Gleason was struck by a horse-drawn wagon and killed as he performed crossing duties at the intersection of Tenth Street and Broadway in Manhattan. The driver of the wagon had lost control of the horse when a passing cable car rang it's bell loudly. The driver of the wagon tried to yell to Patrolman Gleason to move, but before he could move Patrolman Gleason was struck and killed.

Patrolman Gleason had been with the New York Police Department for 15 years and was assigned to the Broadway Squad, which was later absorbed into what is the modern day 6th Precinct.

His wife and four children survived patrolman Gleason.

Bio

  • Age 50
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related

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Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

September 5, 2012

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