Deputy Sheriff Robert Berwick

Deputy Sheriff Robert Berwick

New York County Sheriff's Office, New York

End of Watch Thursday, June 29, 1797

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Robert Berwick

Deputy Sheriff Robert Berwick was shot and killed while attempting to serve a writ on a subject on Broadway near St. Paul's Church.

As Deputy Berwick walked with the prisoner to jail the man suddenly pulled out a pistol and shot him in the chest. The man ran to towards Barclay Street where he handed two pistols to another citizen who ran from his house upon hearing the gunshot.

The man was convicted of Deputy Berwick's murder and executed on August 17th, 1797.

Deputy Berwick was survived by his wife.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1797

warrant service

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Two hundred and twenty three years ago today, if my math is correct, you left us protecting the citizens of New York. But always know that no passage of time will ever erase your memory, your service and most importantly, your sacrifice. Rest in peace always sir.

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

June 29, 2020

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