Patrolman Austin H. Easterbrook

Patrolman Austin H. Easterbrook

New York Metropolitan Police Force, New York

End of Watch Saturday, February 6, 1864

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Austin H. Easterbrook

Patrolman Austin Easterbrook died of injuries he received while trying to stop a runaway horse.

A pair of horses attached to a horse drawn buggie were frightened and broke loose on Broadway near 14th Street in Manhattan. Patrolman Easterbrook attempted to stop the horses before they injured anyone. While attempting to do this, Patrolman Easterbrook was severely injured. He was removed to the hospital, where he died eight days later from his injuries.

Patrolman Easterbrook was assigned to what is the present day 25th Precinct.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related
  • Incident Date Thursday, January 28, 1864

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Patrolman Easterbrook,
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)

February 6, 2024

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