Patrolman John A. Branagan

Patrolman John A. Branagan

New York Metropolitan Police Force, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, August 10, 1869

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John A. Branagan

Patrolman Branagan died of injuries he received while assisting with backing out a horse-drawn lumber truck from a ferry yard.

Patrolman Branagan was on his post at the Hamilton Ferry and was assisting a horse-drawn lumber truck back out of the ferry yard. As the truck was backing out, the horses changed direction, causing a load of lumber to fall from the truck onto Patrolman Branagan. Patrolman Branagan was severely injured and was taken to his residence, and the coroner was summoned. He died shortly thereafter from his injuries.

Patrolman Branagan had served with the New York City Police Department for 12 and a half years> He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 12 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Accidental


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Carson loveless

March 30, 2024

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