Patrolman John Madden

Patrolman John Madden

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, September 11, 1968

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John Madden

Patrolman John Madden suffered a fatal heart attack after pursuing several suspects on foot.

After chasing the suspects, Patrolman Madden complained of chest pains. He was taken to Wycoff Heights Hospital in Queens, where he died.

Patrolman Madden had served with the New York City Police Department for 19 years and was assigned to the 104 Precinct. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge 19699

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

foot pursuit

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Our organization is seeking more information about Ptl. Madden as we are planning to nominate him for a street co-naming.

Christina Wilkinson
Newtown Historical Society

September 11, 2023

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