Patrolman John P. Hoey

Patrolman John P. Hoey

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, May 4, 1931

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John P. Hoey

Patrolman Hoey was struck and killed by a bus.

Patrolman Hoey was on his post at Mott Avenue and 143rd Street in the Bronx. He observed two boys clinging to the rear of a Greyhound bus. Patrolman Hoey commandeered a taxi and stood on the running board. He ordered the taxi driver to pull alongside the bus. When the taxi caught up to the bus, Patrolman Hoey attempted to jump from the taxi onto the bus, but he lost his balance. Patrolman Hoey fell from the taxi and was run over by the rear wheels of the bus.

Patrolman Hoey was assigned to the 40th Precinct.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 14379

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 82nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 10, 2013

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