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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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 72nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 23, 2012

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