Patrolman Thomas Francis Gaffney

Patrolman Thomas Francis Gaffney

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, March 2, 1924

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Thomas Francis Gaffney

Patrolman Gaffney was killed while he and another officer were assisting a motorist with a stalled car on the Manhattan Bridge. The stalled car was struck by a passing vehicle, throwing it into Patrolman Gaffney.

Patrolman Gaffey had served with the New York City Police Department for 18 years and was survived by his wife, three sons, and three daughters. He was assigned to the 26th Precinct.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 5573

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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