Patrolman John Loughman

Patrolman John Loughman

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, January 27, 1908

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John Loughman

Patrolman Loughman died frond a gunshot wound he received eight days earlier when he attempted to assist in an arrest.

At approximately 0050 hours, Patrolman Loughman was off-duty and in civilian cloths, when he observed a detective attempting to arrest a man for pick pocketing near the corner 116th street and Third Avenue. The suspect was able to overpower the Detective and gain control of his gun. The suspect was on top of the Detective and beating him. Patrolman Loughman approached and grabbed the suspect and pulled him off of the Detective. As he was being pulled off of the Detective, the suspect turned and shot Patrolman Loughman.

Patrolman Loughman was taken to Harlem hospital, where he died Eight days later from his wounds.

patrolman Loughman was assigned to the 15th Precinct, the present day 9th Precinct.


  • Age 21
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 2090

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, January 19, 1908
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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God bless you, I've been told 6 Loughman brothers came over in the famine. Believe all or most of us here are descendants of these. My father went to Ireland in the early 80's met relatives. I have ridden with my family & several others on Harleys to the 9-11 site several times to pay respect. I saw your name on one of these trips. Again May God Bless your Soul & remember you are not forgotten.

Lieutenant Michael Loughman #210
Framingham Mass Police Department

May 6, 2016

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