Patrolman Henry E. A. Meyer

Patrolman Henry E. A. Meyer

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, September 16, 1927

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Henry E. A. Meyer

Patrolman Henry Meyer was shot and killed by one of two men he was attempting to arrest for robbery.

The subjects had robbed two women who were praying in a cemetery and locked them in a mausoleum. Patrolman Meyer was killed as he attempted to arrest the subjects.

Both suspects, 18 and 22, were convicted of second-degree murder on October 8, 1927. The gunman was sentenced to 50 years to life. His accomplice was sentenced to 45 years to life.

Patrolman Meyer was assigned to the 54th Precinct, the present-day 104th Precinct.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 6427

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

arrest attempt, robbery

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I believe Patrolman Meyer was my Great grandfather. This is a beautiful piece of family history to uncover. The dates and story match up to what I was told as a child and with one aunt and uncle remaining, (Patrolman Meyer’s grandchildren) I am uncovering bits and pieces to my mother’s side of the family in the NYC area. I am so very grateful to read the above posts and wish to thank those who have written and remembered him.

Deirdre Kuzio

Deirdre M Kuzio
Great grand daughter

April 26, 2022

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