Detective Anthony J. McGinley

Detective Anthony J. McGinley

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, December 27, 1944

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Anthony J. McGinley

Detective Anthony McGinley died of gunshot wounds sustained at the scene of a domestic dispute call.

He was sent to 29 Hancock Place in Manhattan, where it was reported that a man had assaulted his wife. When Detective McGinley entered the apartment he was shot with a shotgun by the suspect. Detective McGinley fell to the ground, mortally wounded. As he lay on the ground he was able to draw his revolver and shot and kill the suspect.

Detective McGinley died four days later from his wounds.

Detective McGinley was posthumously awarded the New York City Police Department's Medal of Honor for his actions. He was assigned to the 5th Detective District of the Eighteenth Divison.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 1805

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, December 23, 1944
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Det. McGinley,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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December 27, 2019

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