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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It was my honor to finally research and find your photo in a newspaper article regarding the incident and upload it to the website. The incident struck me because I used to pass by your work building every day during your my lunch break. You are never forgotten and always thought of!

Christian Durante
-Retired NYPD Auxiliary Police Sergeant
-Proud Federal Employee & Proud American
-Volunteer USCG Auxiliary

December 1, 2023

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