Patrolman Dennis J. Harrington

Patrolman Dennis J. Harrington

Buffalo Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, October 2, 1920

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Dennis J. Harrington

Patrolman Dennis Harrington succumbed to injuries he received when he was struck and killed by an automobile on Abbott Road in front of the Donner Street Steel plant.

The driver was driving slowly but did not see Patrolman Harrington crossing the street. Patrolman Harrington was transported to Emergency Hospital where he died the next morning.

Charges against the driver were dismissed.

Patrolman Harrington had served with the Buffalo Police Department for five years and was assigned to Precinct 9. He was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 522

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Friday, October 1, 1920

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I've been lax in leaving reflections here for longer than I should have. Time has gotten away from me, but today I've thought of you again with love for you and much respect and honor for you. We live in a hostile and angry world at times where some people don't have the same respect for the police that they should. But when they are in trouble and need help, they still call on the police to protect them. I'm glad you don't have to serve in this time period Grandpa. I love and miss you and Grandma.❤️

Colleen Harrington Longtin

August 20, 2023

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