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Roundsman Michael E. Keating

New York Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, August 12, 1896

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Reflections for Roundsman Michael E. Keating

Roundsman Keating, what a horrible tragedy that your life ended as it did. I have no doubt that the rules of the day were a contributing factor. Because of harsh, unnecessary rule, the Boston Police went on Strike in 1919 and I thank GOD they did.

You and all those of our Brothers who died due to Heatstroke quite possibly could have lived had you all been allowed to remove your coats, get into some cool areas or simply relaxed someplace. I can't swear to this, but it's my gut feeling, knowing the history of policing.

Brother, thank you for your service and God Bless you. May you forever be an example of what can happen due to excessive heat and may this tragedy bring about (as I'm sure it did) common sense.

Rest in Peace, Sir and thank you for your service.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

June 3, 2022

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 18, 2022

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