Patrolman Emil Carbonell

Patrolman Emil Carbonell

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, May 23, 1919

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Emil Carbonell

Patrolman Carbonell was killed when is was involved in an accident while pursuing a speeding motorist.

At approximately 0920 hours Patrolman Carbonell observed a speeding vehicle traveling south on Fourth Avenue near 14th Street, in Manhattan. Patrolman Carbonell was pursuing the speeding vehicle when a truck pulled out from a street and struck his motorcycle, throwing Patrolman Carbonell into a light pole. Patrolman Carbonell was removed to Methodist Episcopal Hospital with a fractured skull and broken leg. He died the next day from his injuries.

Patrolman Carbonell was assigned to Motorcycle Squad 2. He was a National Guard veteran of the Spanish-American War.


  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 90
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Apprehended

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Patrolman Carbonell,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the NYNG during the Spanish-American War.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

May 23, 2019

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