Patrolman James Cahill

Patrolman James Cahill

New York Municipal Police Force, New York

End of Watch Friday, September 29, 1854

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James Cahill

Patrolman Cahill was shot and killed where making an arrest for burglary.

Patrolman Cahill responded to a bakery, located at East 10th Street and Avenue B, after two juvenile suspects were caught breaking in by the owner. The two subjects fled. They were pursued by Patrolman Cahill. A struggle ensued and Patrolman Cahill was shot and killed.

The two suspects were later apprehended and charged with murder.

Patrolman Cahill had served with the New York Municipal Police Force for about one year and was assigned to the 11th Ward, the Present day 9th Precinct.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Two charged with murder

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As I sit below the large plaque adorned with Po Cahill name alongside the many others that have fallen in the performance of their line of duty here in the Hall Of Heroes, I say a prayer for every name to Jesus who has risen on this day. May God continue to bless each one of the fallen and their families. May God reassure them all that we will all meet again in this everlasting light.

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April 4, 2021

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