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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Chief Fitzpatrick,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Albany. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 5, 2020

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