Patrolman John J. Clancy

Patrolman John J. Clancy

Brooklyn Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, September 1, 1890

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John J. Clancy

Patrolman John Clancy died of injuries he sustained when he was assaulted by a man he had previously arrested.

Patrolman Clancy was on the corner of 3rd Avenue and Carroll Street, speaking with the local butcher, when a male walked up behind Patrolman Clancy and struck him in the head with a baseball bat. Patrolman Clancy was taken to Seney Hospital where he died one month later from his wounds, which included a fractured skull.

On January 23, 1891, the suspect, 23, was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in Sing Sing Prison.

Patrolman Clancy had served with the Brooklyn Police Department for 3 1/2 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 3 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, August 2, 1890
  • Weapon Blunt object; Bat
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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RIP !!! THE 1890'S !!!! COULD OF BEEN THE 1990'S !!!! PERPS ARE PERPS !!!

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