Patrolman John J. Duffy

Patrolman John J. Duffy

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, November 17, 1929

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John J. Duffy

Patrolman John Duffy was shot and killed during a five-block running gun battle with a burglary suspect.

Patrolman Duffy and five other officers pursued a burglary suspect as he ran from a cigar store at 2nd Avenue and 92nd Street. During a five-block gun battle, one Patrolman was shot in the hand, Patrolman Duffy was killed, and the suspect was shot three times and seriously wounded.

Patrolman Duffy had served with the New York City Police Department for 16 years and was assigned to the 23rd Precinct.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge 1233

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended


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Gone but not forgotten. Rest in peace, Patrolman Duffy.

Detective James Duffy

November 17, 2023

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