Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman James J. Mangan

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, October 26, 1910

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Reflections for Patrolman James J. Mangan

Patrolman Mangan,
On today, the 110th 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.


United States Border Patrol

October 26, 2020

I knew about Jimmy Mangan’s death in 1910, as he was related to my Grandfather, Patrick Mangan (of Denver, Colorado) but when I first noticed the entry years ago it lacked a photo of Officer Mangan. Glad to see that there is now one available.

Sgt. (Retired)
Reno Police Dept.

September 16, 2019

if anyone knows of family members of PATROLMAN Mangan please contact me at [email protected]. i am in the process of doing a memorial plaque dedication at the 72nd precinct and would like the family members to attend. thank you


June 4, 2017

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

Robyn Wilkes

October 21, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 104th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Your bravery was amazing.Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 5, 2014

On the 99th anniversary of Patrolman Mangan's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Patrolman Mangan is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

October 26, 2009

Patrolman Mangan,
On today, the 101st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. You sir are a true hero, you didn't hesitate to go into that fire and save those two children.



October 26, 2009

A true American Hero. God bless you.

Sgt. James Mangan
University of Central Florida Police Dept.

January 1, 2009


Officer Peter J. Mangan, Jr.
Washington, DC Metropolitan Police (ret)

March 31, 2008

Your stsory has touched by heart and brought a tear to my eye, thank you for your heroic act.

You are truly one of New York's "Finest"

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 23, 2007

Patrolman Mangan, today marks the 96th anniversary of your death. You are the very definition of the word, "HERO". Your efforts that day were above and beyond the call of duty and thanks to you, two innocent children survived. I truly am awestruck by your actions.

God Bless you and I KNOW you have a special place in Heaven.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

October 26, 2006


I am able to write this thanks to men such as you. On March 25, 1911, my grandmother, Rebecca Burski, was at work on the ninth floor of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. Men such as you, helped her escape the inferno that, until September 11, 2001, was the worst fire disaster the City of New York had ever seen.

To your children and grandchildren still living and those who continue to cherish your memory and your heroism, I dedicate my life in the public service to you.

James M. Grant, Civilian Employee
LAPD Van Nuys Division

October 26, 2006

Patrolman Mangan, I salute you; you are a hero and forever will be. Your story has touched my heart in so many ways.
Thank you for setting the example for all of us in the uniform, you are an example for all of us

A Dutch Peacekeeper

October 15, 2006

Duty, Honor, Country, Bravery and selfless service to others is the example you set for the rest of us forever.

Chief of Police / Olen M. Young
Wauneta PD Nebraska

October 26, 2005

Patrolman Mangan, you are the very definition of the word "hero". I will never forget your story or your sacrifice. Rest in peace.

A citizen

October 26, 2004

No words can describe truthfully your bravery and courage on this day, and as you dwell in the house of the Lord, rest easy Hero.

Retired Police Officer.

October 26, 2004

To have run into what must have seemed like the jaws of Hell and save two innocent children is an extraordinary feat of heroism that shall never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Patrolman Mangan.

Auxiliary Police Officer Charles Smith
New York City Police Department - Auxiliary Police Section

September 23, 2004

What an amazing story. This officer gave his life to save two young children. A true HERO!

August 27, 2004

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