Sergeant John A. Dauway

Sergeant John A. Dauway

New York State Office of Court Administration, New York

End of Watch Sunday, October 1, 1989

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John A. Dauway

Sergeant John Dauway was killed instantly when he was struck by falling construction debris in front of 66 Court Street in Brooklyn.

He was walking between two court facilities when a weight used to balance construction scaffolding became dislodged and fell 17 stories. The weight struck him on the head, killing him instantly.

Sergeant Dauway had served with the New York State Office of Court Administration for 19 years and was assigned to Brooklyn Supreme Court. He was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Accidental

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Officer Dauway,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of New York. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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October 1, 2019

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