Detective Sergeant Joseph Bridgetts

Detective Sergeant Joseph Bridgetts

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, February 17, 1921

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Joseph Bridgetts

Detective Sergeant Joseph Bridgetts was shot and killed while investigating a stolen car case.

Detective Bridgetts, his partner, and an insurance adjuster went to a location in Brooklyn to investigate. During the investigation, the suspect shot and killed Detective Bridgetts and wounded his partner.

Detective Bridgetts had been assigned to the 93rd precinct (present-day 84th Precinct) squad. He served with the New York City Police Department for 15 years.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 6122

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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Det. Sgt. Bridgetts,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City.


United States Border Patrol

February 17, 2021

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