Patrolman Patrick McGovern

Patrolman Patrick McGovern

New Haven Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Tuesday, July 2, 1901

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Patrick McGovern

Patrolman McGovern was killed by a trolley car while trying to get to shelter during a freak dust storm. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by streetcar

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Patrolman McGovern, it has been 122 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices that you and too many others have made for us. Thank you for your service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

July 2, 2023

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