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Patrolman Horace D. Lord | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York


Horace D. Lord

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Friday, February 19, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 4292

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Horace Lord was shot and killed during an arrest attempt at a building at 200 West 111th Street in Harlem.

He and several other members of the Preventive Enforcement Patrol Squad were investigating a tip that narcotics were in an apartment at the location. While at the scene, two men rode an elevator up to the floor and opened fire when the elevator door opened, striking Patrolman Lord. The other officers returned fire, killing one of the suspects.

Patrolman Lord was assigned to the 71st Precinct, but was temporarily assigned to the Manhattan Preventive Enforcement Patrol Squad at the time of his death. He had served with the New York City Police Department for three years and was survived by his wife and son.

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I will never forget that night, because I was there. I saw him as he laid there dying in my lieutenants arms after the lieutenant and I returned fire and killed the gunman. Fortunately after being wounded myself I was able to maintain my composure arrested the other suspect and also was able to gain entry to an apartment of the floor and call 911 to get help.

Retired PO Londel Davis
August 10, 2017


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