Sergeant John Thomas Hart, Sr.

Sergeant John Thomas Hart, Sr.

New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York

End of Watch Monday, September 9, 2002

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John Thomas Hart, Sr.

Sergeant John Hart suffered a fatal heart attack while supervising prison work crews that were assisting in fighting forest fires on Sleeping Beauty Mountain, in Fort Anne, New York.

He was hiking up the mountain to check on one of the work crews when he collapsed.

Sergeant Hart had served with the New York State Department of Correctional Services for 24 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 9, 2020

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