Patrolman Michael Hanley

Patrolman Michael Hanley

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, May 10, 1900

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Michael Hanley

Patrolman Michael Hanley succumbed to injuries sustained when he was assaulted while on duty near the intersection of Bouny and Alix Streets in Algiers on June 10, 1898.

He was assisting Corporal Richard Fitzgerald in arresting three men for disorderly conduct when the three attacked them, shot and killed Corporal Fitzgerald, and beat Patrolman Hanley so badly that he never recovered from his injuries.

Two suspects were convicted of murder and sentenced to life. One was pardoned in 1908. The third was acquitted.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Friday, June 10, 1898
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Today, all these yrs later your service and sacrifice is remembered.

Dede Hodge
Paramedic's wife.

May 20, 2013

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