Patrolman Fred S. Hirsch

Patrolman Fred S. Hirsch

Nassau County Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, May 6, 1931

Fred S. Hirsch

Patrolman Fred Hirsch was shot and killed when he and his partner were checking the driver of a vehicle in lover's lane area. Unbeknownst to the officers, the vehicle had been stolen. Patrolman Hirsch was shot by the suspect when he asked for the man's identification. The suspect fled to New York City where he was arrested after being wounding in a standoff. The suspect was sentenced to death and executed in the electric chair on January 21, 1932.

Patrolman Hirsch had been with the agency for three years. One of his sons later went on to serve with the Nassau County Police Department, as did one of his grandsons. All three served with badge number 207 for the Nassau County Police Department, and two of his great-grandsons became detectives for the New York Police Department.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 207

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1932

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Wow Look at that. Guilty and executed within a year Not the 30 Yrs it takes today.

RIP Office Hirsch

Retired Det Sgt

May 6, 2018

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