Patrolman Francis Mallon

Patrolman Francis Mallon

New York Municipal Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, May 4, 1883

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Francis Mallon

Patrolman Francis Mallon was shot and killed when he attempted to move a suspicious person in front of 30 Catherine Street in Manhattan.

Patrolman Mallon observed the suspicious man and asked the subject to move. When the man refused, Patrolman Mallon grabbed him and forced him to move. The subject drew a revolver from his person and shot Patrolman Mallon in the head, killing him.

Two Patrolmen walking their patrol beat heard the shot and responded. They found the suspect standing over Patrolman Mallon's body. A fierce struggle ensued, and the suspect was shot by one of the patrolmen.

Patrolman Mallon was assigned to the 4th Precinct, the present day 5th Precinct.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Shot and arrested

suspicious person

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Patrolman Mallon,
On today, the 140th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City.


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