Patrolman Patrick Joseph Malone

Patrolman Patrick Joseph Malone

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, January 5, 1944

Patrick Joseph Malone

Patrolman Malone was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while directing traffic.

Patrolman Malone was struck by a vehicle while directing traffic on the Brooklyn side of the Brooklyn Bridge. After striking Patrolman Malone, the suspect fled. He returned a few minutes later and pretended to be a good samaritan who witnessed the accident and helped Patrolman Malone. After another witness came forward, the suspect was arrested.

Patrolman Malone was taken to the Cumberland Street Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Patrolman Malone had served with the New York City Police Department for 34 years and was survived by his wife and three daughters. He was assigned to Traffic Precinct I.


  • Age 61
  • Tour 34 years
  • Badge 5229

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Apprehended

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I proudly and unknowingly wore the shield of Patrolman Malone from 1985-1992 until I was promoted to Sergeant.. While wearing shield 5229 during those years, I served as a Police Officer in the 83rd Precinct in Bushwick Brooklyn. That shield became and still is a part of me and is something I've always cherished. How ironic and shocking it was when my future command ( MTTF, Manhattan Traffic Task Force)built and dedicated a memorial wall around 2006 or 07 and there it was PO. Patrick Malone Shield 5229 now known to me for the 1st time as a Line of Duty Death). It's like it was meant to be. I've continued to pass that wall for another 10-11 years and am now set to retire out of CTTF( the Traffic Division) on 7-31-18 after 33 years . In memory of P.O Malone as in all LOD deaths now, his shield. was permanently retired and I was unable to obtain it for my son who joined the NYPD 2 years ago and patrols the 6th Pct.( Greenwich Village) with a derivative of Mine and P.O Malones shield 5922......Anyway just thought this is all kind of interesting and it was and honor to wear 5229 for the 6 and a half years I did. RIP Patrolman Patrick Malone....

Lt. Edward Witt

May 31, 2018

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