Patrolman George Grossberger

Patrolman George Grossberger

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, December 31, 1929

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George Grossberger

Patrolman George Grossberger suffered a fatal heart attack after being assaulted by a prisoner in the 108th Precinct station house.

Patrolman Grossberg was in the precinct holding cell area attending to a prisoner who had been arrested for failing to pay his taxicab fair. The prisoner attacked Patrolman Grossberger. Patrolman Grossberger called for assistance, and another Patrolman helped restrain the prisoner.

Patrolman Grossberg was taken to St. John Hospital, where he died from a heart attack.

Patrolman Grossberger had served with the New York City Police Department for 19 years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge 2175

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

prisoner custody

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Worked in this station house for 20 years and just retired in August. Would love to know more about this terrible incident.

PO McCaffrey
Retired NYPD

December 31, 2020

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