Patrolman William R. Murnane

Patrolman William R. Murnane

Scotia Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, November 25, 1934

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William R. Murnane

Patrolman William Murnane was killed in a vehicle crash on Mohawk Avenue, between Hawk Street and North Holmes Street.

He had just left the police station at the beginning of his shift when an oncoming car attempted to pass several vehicles and struck his patrol car head-on. He died while being transported to the hospital.

The subject who caused the crash was charged with second-degree manslaughter.

Patrolman Murnane had served with the Scotia Police Department for six years.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving

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“When you walk in front me, I shall always have your back. When you walk behind me, I shall always be willing to lay down my life for you and so long as you walk beside me, I shall always call you my brother.” R.I.P. you will never be forgotten.

PTL. M. Marchesani
Scotia Police Department

April 29, 2020

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