Patrolman John McIntyre

Patrolman John McIntyre

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, November 19, 1919

John McIntyre

Patrolman John McIntyre and Patrolman James Hughes were killed when their patrol boat capsized.

Patrolman Hughes and Patrolman McIntyre left Randall's Island on Patrol Boat #7 to patrol the Harlem River at approximately 1600 hours. At 1800 hours, a tugboat found the patrol boat overturned in the river near the 130th Street Bridge. The crew uprighted the boat and found that Patrolman Hughes had died. They were unable to locate Patrolman McIntyre, who was later found to have drowned when the boat overturned.

An investigation uncovered no witnesses to the incident and it is not known what caused the patrol boat to overturn.

Patrolman McIntyre was assigned to the Marine Division, the present day Harbor Patrol. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Boating accident

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Patrolman McIntyre,
On today, the 96th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you and your partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City.


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November 19, 2015

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