Patrolman Walter A. Cavanagh

Patrolman Walter A. Cavanagh

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, September 16, 1921

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Walter A. Cavanagh

Patrolman Cavanagh was killed when his motorcycle was stuck by a vehicle at the intersection of Webster Avenue and East 196th Street in the Bronx.
Patrolman Cavanagh was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 1114

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Patrolman Walter Cavanagh, Badge number 1114, was my grandfather. He was killed when my father was 3 years old so I obviously didn’t have the chance to have even a distant memory. I have his nightstick and sometimes wonder what he was like when I see it. RIP, patrolman.

Ray Cavanagh

June 4, 2020

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