Patrolman Joseph C. Wallis

Patrolman Joseph C. Wallis

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, January 1, 1921

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Joseph C. Wallis

Patrolman Joseph Wallis was killed when he lost control of his patrol motorcycle while driving on wet pavement.

Patrolman Wallis was on patrol hin when his motorcycle skid off the roadway on Kings Highway near Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn, striking a pole. Patrolman Wallis was thrown from the motorcycle and the motorcycle landed on top of Patrolman Wallis, killing him.

Patrolman Wallis was assigned to the 72nd Precinct, the present day 61st Precinct.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Patrolman Wallis,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City.


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January 1, 2021

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