Patrolman Henry Ergen

Patrolman Henry Ergen

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, August 4, 1953

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Henry Ergen

Patrolman Ergen suffered a fatal heart attack after chasing a suspect four blocks.

Patrolman Ergan spotted the suspect, who had stolen a suit from a dry cleaners truck, and gave chase. Patrolman Ergan apprehended the suspect after a four-block chase, but then collapsed and died as a result of a heart attack.

Patrolman Ergen had served with the New York City Police Department for 35 years and was survived by his wife and son. He was assigned to the 79th Precinct.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 35 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 60th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 30, 2013

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