Patrolman Henry Buschmann

Patrolman Henry Buschmann

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, October 8, 1898

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Henry Buschmann

Patrolman Henry Buschmann died of typhoid fever he contracted while assigned to a Red Cross Typhoid Hospital in Long Island City.

He had been assigned for duty at the hospital on September 10th, 1898, to assist with Spanish American War soldiers who were being moved there from Camp Wikoff. He contracted typhoid fever himself after coming into contact with soldiers who had the disease.

He died at his home on October 8th, 1898.

Patrolman Buschmann had served with the New York City Police Department for one year. He had previously served with the Long Island City Police Department for 10 years and had obtained the rank of Senior Captain before Long Island City was annexed by New York City. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Saturday, September 10, 1898

communicable disease

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Rest in peace and know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

October 8, 2020

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