Special Police Officer Maurice Ahearn

Special Police Officer Maurice Ahearn

New Rochelle Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, June 20, 1903

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Maurice Ahearn

Special Police Officer Maurice Ahearn was shot and killed while attempting to question a burglary suspect.

The subject was convicted of his murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Officer Ahearn had served with the New Rochelle Police Department for four years. He was survived by his brother and cousin.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 20 years


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Errata :
The apprehension of Maurice Ahearn's murderer apparently occurred 1903 and not 1905 as previously indicated.
In 1905 Anthony Lipsio was awarded the sum of $1,000 for the apprehension and later conviction of of Francesco Raffo in the above homicide.
While recently reviewing newspaper articles published in 2003, I am unable to find mention of Anthony's participation in the actual arrest of Raffo. Anthony did receive the $1,000 reward which was verified in one newspaper publication titled "25 Years Ago in New Rochelle " and via family oral history.
My appologies to one and all for the previous incorrect date

Arthur Peter Lipsio, Sr. Agent (ret.)
OK Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs

November 28, 2022

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