Detective First Grade Philip J. Curtin

Detective First Grade Philip J. Curtin

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, October 2, 1960

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Philip J. Curtin

Detective First Grade Philip Curtin died after suffering a fatal heart attack while working a United Nations General Assembly detail.

Detective Curtin was on a post at the Polish Consulate in Manhattan at 12 East 66 Street when he fell backward and down three steps. Detective Curtin was taken to Roosevelt Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Detective Curtin had served with the New York City Police Department for 29 years, assigned to the 28th Precinct Detective Squad. He was survived by his wife, two sons, two daughters, and two grandchildren.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 29 years
  • Badge 1607

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall

foot patrol, guard duty

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Remembering Detective Philip J. Curtin at the 19th Precinct today.

If any family members of Det. Curtin read this, please contact me at the 19th Precinct.

Detective Anthony Nuccio
19th Precinct

Detective Anthony Nuccio

October 2, 2023

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