Patrolman John H. Conk

Patrolman John H. Conk

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, May 3, 1921

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John H. Conk

Patrolman John Conk was struck and killed while attempting to stop a runaway horse and buggy.

Patrolman Conk was in front of Public School 110 in Brooklyn when he saw the horse and buggy coming in the direction of children crossing the street. He jumped onto the wagon and climbed onto the horse. As he attempted to bring the horse under control, it hit a sand pile and knocked Patrolman Conk to the ground.

Patrolman Conk was taken to Wyckoff Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries six weeks later.

Patrolman Conk was assigned to the 97th Precinct, the present day 83rd Precinct.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 2666

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related
  • Incident Date Monday, March 28, 1921

runaway horse

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Patrolman Conk,
Even though it's been over 101 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City.


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May 4, 2022

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