Patrolman Stanley R. Monahan

Patrolman Stanley R. Monahan

Oneonta City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, October 29, 1942

Stanley R. Monahan

Patrolman Stanley Monahan was killed in an automobile accident while returning to Oneonta from Sidney Center, New York, after an attempt to serve an arrest warrant.

He was traveling eastbound on State Route 7 when another car approached him from the opposite direction. Patrolman Monahan pulled to the right of the road and the car dropped off of the pavement. As he attempted to pull back onto the pavement the vehicle crossed the roadway and struck the guard rail. He was thrown from the vehicle and sustained fatal head injuries.

Patrolman Monahan had served with the Oneonta Police Department for 1.5 years and had previously served with the Delaware and Hudson Railroad Police. He was survived by his wife and 7-year-old daughter.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

warrant service

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I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Monahan and his family. He may be gone but not forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

October 28, 2015

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