Police Officer Joseph R. Garcia

Police Officer Joseph R. Garcia

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, January 20, 1975

Joseph R. Garcia

Police Officer Joseph Garcia was shot and killed in a shootout with a robbery suspect in the Greenwich Village subway station at the intersection of Broadway and Eight Street.

Officer Garcia chased the man into a subway station and exchanged shots with him at the end of the subway platform. Although mortally wounded, Officer Garcia was able to return fire and killed the suspect.

Officer Garcia was assigned to the 6th Precinct. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 20913

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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May his soul rest in Heaven where his soul belong. Thank you for your service Officer Joseph R. Garcia

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police

July 26, 2016

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