Detective John J. Carey

Detective John J. Carey

New York Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, November 3, 1892

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John J. Carey

Detective Carey was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest a fugitive from Chicago.

Detective Carey and his partner were searching for a fugitive when they spotted him on the corner of 7th Avenue and 29th Street in Manhattan. When the subject entered a saloon, Detective Carey took position outside. The subject exited the saloon with a revolver drawn, and before Detective Carey could respond, the subject shot and killed him.

Detective Carey's partner grabbed the subject, and a struggle ensued. The subject attempted to shoot Detective Carey's partner, but a Patrolman who had responded to the sound of the shots assisted in taking the subject into custody.

Detective Carey was assigned to the Central Office Squad.


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  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Apprehended

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Det. Carey,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City.


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November 3, 2022

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