Patrolman Joseph L. Connelly

Patrolman Joseph L. Connelly

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, March 27, 1921

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Joseph L. Connelly

Patrolman Connelly was shot and killed while investigating a complaint of an illegal gambling club at 4209 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn. Patrolman Connelly responded to the location with three other patrolmen. When they arrived, they heard a loud noise coming from the hallway of the building. The three officers entered the building, but Patrolman Connelly remained outside. He raided the window of one apartment and placed three men under arrest for gambling.

One of the suspects attempted to escape and drew a revolver, shot and killed Patrolman Connelly.

Patrolman Connelly was a military veteran of World War I and had served with the New York City Police Department for four years. He was assigned to the 10th Division.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 3606
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Patrolman Connelly,
On today, the 100th 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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