Patrolman Philip Endress

Patrolman Philip Endress

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, April 24, 1923

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Philip Endress

Patrolman Philip Endress died of injuries he received when the Department bicycle he was riding struck the rear mudguard of a car.

Patrolman Endress was on his post riding his Department bicycle on Bedford Avenue, Between Lenox Road and Clarkson Avenue when, at approximately 10:30 pm, an automobile made a quick turn in front of him. Patrolman Endress's bicycle struck the rearmud guard of the car and he was thrown to the ground and hit his head on the pavement.

A citizen who witnessed the incident drove Patrolman Endress to Kings County Hospital. He succumbed to his injuries at approximately 9:30 am.

Patrolman Endress had served with the New York City Police Department for 16 years and was assigned to the 82nd Precinct (modern day 67th Precinct) in Brooklyn. He was survived by his wife and 13-year-old son.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge 7098

Incident Details

  • Cause Bicycle accident
  • Incident Date Monday, April 23, 1923

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Bike patrols fell by the wayside for many years but have made an incredible resurgence. The risk will forever be there and I pray for each and every Officer using a bicycle at work, especially at my job.

Brother, you made the ultimate sacrifice and for that, you are honored here and prayed for by many.

God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

April 24, 2018

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