Chief William J. Fitzpatrick

Chief William J. Fitzpatrick

Albany Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, January 5, 1945

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William J. Fitzpatrick

Chief William Fitzpatrick was shot and killed by a detective following a dispute. The detective was arrested and sentenced to 20 years in prison. The sentence was cummuted and the detective was released from prison in 1957.

Chief Fitzpatrick had served with the agency for 20 years. He was survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 20 years

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Another officer killing a brother officer and being released after serving twelve years. How horrible! Rest in peace Chief Fitzpatrick and thanks for serving the people of Albany, New York with reverence, honor and bravery.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 17, 2018

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