Lieutenant John Joseph Quinlan

Lieutenant John Joseph Quinlan

New York City Board of Water Supply Police, New York

End of Watch Friday, October 2, 1953

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John Joseph Quinlan

Lieutenant John Quinlan was killed in an automobile accident on State Route 52 in Fallsburg, New York, while performing spot-checks on areas under his command. It is believed he swerved to avoid a deer or oncoming vehicle, and crashed into a ravine.

Lieutenant Quinlan was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. He had served with the agency for 16 years and was stationed at the Grahamsville Precinct. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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

Robyn Wilkes

September 29, 2015

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