Patrolman Lawrence R Gallagher

Patrolman Lawrence R Gallagher

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, July 14, 1936

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Lawrence R Gallagher

Patrolman Lawrence Gallagher was electrocuted in front of 3195 Boston Road when he attempted to rescue three people who were trapped in a car that was in direct contact with a live electrical wire.

One occupant of the vehicle was also killed.

Patrolman Gallagher was assigned to the 47th Precinct in the Bronx. His mother survived him.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 4733

Incident Details

  • Cause Electrocuted

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Patrolman Gallagher,
On today, the 81st 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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July 14, 2017

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