Police Officer John W. Cahill

Police Officer John W. Cahill

Yonkers Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, January 23, 1940

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John W. Cahill

Police Officer Cahill was killed when he fell from a flight of basement stairs in a pitch-black basement. Officer Cahill had responded to the building after hearing an explosion.
Officer Cahill had been with the agency for 10 years and was survived by his wife and seven-month-old daughter.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall
  • Incident Date Sunday, January 21, 1940

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Officer Cahill,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Yonkers.


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January 23, 2020

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