Patrolman Joseph F. Dursee

Patrolman Joseph F. Dursee

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, August 25, 1928

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Joseph F. Dursee

Officer Dursee was shot and killed while pursuing three men who had just robbed a shoe store on Third Avenue. He was able to return fire and wound one of the suspects. All three were apprehended a short time later.

The gunman was convicted of second degree murder on October 30, 1928.

Officer Dursee was assigned to the 8th Precinct. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted of 2nd degree murder

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Patrolman Dursee,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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August 25, 2018

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