Patrolman John Joseph Darcy

Patrolman John Joseph Darcy

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, September 13, 1967

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John Joseph Darcy

Patrolman John Darcy was struck and killed by a vehicle being operated by an intoxicated driver

Patrolman Darcy was on foot patrol when he was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of West 126 Street and 8th Avenue in Manhattan.

Patrolman Darcy died an hour and a half later from his injuries.

The driver of the car was apprehended and charged and convicted of homicide, leaving the scene, and driving intoxicated.

Patrolman Darcy was survived by his wife and two children. He was assigned to the 28th Precinct.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 10494

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Apprehended

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Merry Christmas in Heaven John. Gone too soon! Rest easy in the company of your Parents and Son. And with all your fellow Law Enforcement Officers. You are True Hero's. Watch over and protect all the Men & Woman in Blue. Especially your Cousins, P.O. H. Hughes and P.O. C. Hughes of the NYPD.

Mary Hughes

December 18, 2021

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