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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Sometimes in the craziness of modern day law enforcement and the ever evolving world, acknowledgement of our heroes gets lost. But their legacy and memory are never gone or lost, and no passage of time can erase their service and sacrifice. Please know that your memory lives on and you will always be remembered. Rest in peace sir.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo (Retired)
Delaware State Police

June 15, 2020

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