Patrolman John Starkey

Patrolman John Starkey

New York Metropolitan Police Force, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, January 20, 1864

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John Starkey

Patrolman John Starkey was violently assaulted and beaten during the Civil War draft riots. He died from his injuries seven months later.

A total of four officers were killed in riots against President Abraham Lincoln's Civil War Draft.

Patrolman Starkey was assigned to the Central Office.


  • Age 51
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Thursday, July 16, 1863
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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Patrolman Starkey,
On today, the 160th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

January 20, 2024

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