Constable Madison Gage

Constable Madison Gage

Amsterdam Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, August 16, 1883

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Madison Gage

Constable Madison Gage suffered a fatal cerebral hemorrhage while struggling with a suspect he was attempting to arrest for disorderly conduct in the Rock City area of Amsterdam.

As Constable Gage attempted to arrest him the man fled on foot. Constable Gage was able to catch the man but a violent struggle ensued. After placing one handcuff on the man Constable Gage suddenly collapsed.

The man then struck a citizen who had come to Constable Gage's assistance and fled the area. The man was later arrested but never charged with Constable Gage's death.

Constable Gage was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not charged

foot pursuit, struggle

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Your assailant may have never faced charges for your death but he surely faced a higher authority at a lister time. Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

August 16, 2020

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