Patrolman John J. Casey

Patrolman John J. Casey

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, March 18, 1948

John J. Casey

Patrolman Casey suffered a fatal heart attack while attempting to break up a fight.

Patrolman Casey was on a post near the St. Nicholas Arena at Columbus circle following the St. Patrick's Day Parade when a fight broke out inside the Arena. When Patrolman Casey and other patrolmen when inside to break up the fight, Patrolman Casey suffered a heart attack and died.

Patrolman Casey had served with the New York City Police Department for 15 years. He was survived by his wife and four children. He was assigned to the 20th Precinct.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 5114

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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I remember seeing your plaque at the station house. I read it but never knew the whole story. Now that I do I want to say thank you. It's been a few yrs since I put on a blue uniform. But the thought of a hero in my old command is a good thing. Things are still safe in the old two o.

Former Auxiliary sergeant Mar Toledo
Nypd aux. Police

March 18, 2016

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