Detective James Garvey

Detective James Garvey

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, April 21, 1934

James Garvey

Detective James Garvey was shot and killed during an investigation while assigned to the 20th Squad.

The suspect later murdered Patrolman John Monahan. He was convicted of both murders and executed at Sing Sing Prison in 1942.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge 20

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1942

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James Garvey was my grandmothers brother and I am proud to have served in the NYPD and carry on his
good work.
Eamonn Kirby & Patrck O'Sullivan, if you see this, I would like to get in touch with you.

Raymond Gallagher

Retired Detective Raymond Gallagher
Bronx Homicide

April 13, 2015

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