Patrolman Christian L. Kirkegard

Patrolman Christian L. Kirkegard

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, November 20, 1929

Christian L. Kirkegard

Patrolman Kirkegard was struck by an automobile and severely injured while guarding gasoline supply trucks during a drivers strike. Patrolman Kirkegard was removed to Post Graduate Hospital where he died the next month.

Patrolman Kirkegard was a WWI veteran of the 77th Division in France. He was survived by his wife and four children. He was assigned to Motorcycle Unit 1, the present day Highway 1.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 1872

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Wednesday, October 16, 1929

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I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Kirkegard and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

November 19, 2015

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