Detective Harry D. Bloomfield

Detective Harry D. Bloomfield

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, August 9, 1930

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Harry D. Bloomfield

Detective Bloomfield was shot and killed by a prisoner that he was fingerprinting.

Detective Bloomfield was printing four suspects in a robbery when one of the suspect grabbed his gun and shot the Detective and another officer. Detective Bloomfield was able to regain control of his weapon and shot and killed the suspect.

Detective Bloomfield died the next day from his wounds, the other officer who was shot recovered.

Detective Bloomfield had served with the New York City Police Department for 18 years and was assigned to the 44th Precinct Detective Squad. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 2014

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, August 8, 1930
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Not available

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We have newspaper articles saved by my grandmother, Ruth Blumenfeld Katz, on Harry's bravery and sad demise. He was her first cousin, once removed. Thank you for your courage and service, Cousin Harry.

Gary Katz, Templeton, CA
First cousin, three times removed

December 28, 2020

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