Patrolman Edward Moraghan

Patrolman Edward Moraghan

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, June 15, 1922

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Edward Moraghan

Patrolman Edward Moraghan drowned in the North River while on a special assignment to patrol the bulkhead adjacent to the Manhattan Sand Company property at the foot of Perry Street.

He and other officers had been assigned to the location to prevent disorder as the result of a strike by employees of the company. He fell into the water between 2:30 am and 4:00 am.

His body was recovered the following day approximately 25 yards from the pier.

Patrolman Moraghan had served with the New York City Police Department for 14 years and was assigned to the Charles Street Station. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 8475

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

civil unrest

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Patrolman Moraghan,
Sir, even though it’s been over 100 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City.


United States Border Patrol

June 16, 2022

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