Patrolman William E. J. Brophy

Patrolman William E. J. Brophy

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, September 22, 1946

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William E. J. Brophy

Patrolman William Brophy was killed in an automobile accident while on duty.

Patrolman Brophy and his partner were on patrol when their vehicle struck the center divide in the roadway on Main Street near 68th Avenue in Flushing, Queens. The patrol car overturned and Patrolman Brophy was killed. His partner was seriously injured, but recovered from his injuries.

Patrolman Brophy had served with the New York City Police Department for 16 years and was survived by his wife and five children. He was assigned to the 109th Precinct.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge 17729

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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

Robyn Wilkes

September 20, 2013

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