Patrolman James A. Dandridge

Patrolman James A. Dandridge

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, October 20, 1967

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James A. Dandridge

Patrolman James Dandridge was accidentally shot and killed in the 32nd Precinct's locker room.

He had just completed his shift and was changing when another officer dropped a Derringer pistol. The pistol discharged when it struck the floor and the round struck Patrolman Dandridge in the chest. He was transported to Harlem Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Patrolman Dandridge had served with the New York City Police Department for almost three years and was assigned to the 32nd Precinct.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 25002

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

accidental discharge

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On this actual 53rd anniversary of your untimely departure I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that you are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 20, 2020

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