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- May. 10, 1922 -
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New York City Police Dept. Patch
Resided: NY, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: May. 10, 1922
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male
Agency
Dept: New York City Police Dept. - NY
1 Police Plaza  
New York, NY   10038   USA
(646)610-5000
County: New York
Dept. Type: Municiple/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 3842
On The Job: 15 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: NY   USA   Wed. May. 10, 1922
Summary: Patrolman Pohndorf died of wounds he received when he was shot when he attempted to arrest a man who had just shot another man.

Patrolman Pohndorf was on post near 420 Lenox Avenue, Manhattan, when he hear a gunshot come from that location. Patrolman Pohndorf ran to the location where he encountered the suspect, who opened fire, striking Patrolman Pohndorf in the neck.

The suspect then jumped into a passing vehicle. Another patrolman gave chase, holding onto the running board of a taxi. The suspect fired at the patrolman, who returned fire. As the chase continued, the suspect fled on foot. A second patrolman joined the chase and the suspect was captured after a fierce exchange of gunfire.

Patrolman Pohndorf was removed to the hospital, where he died three days later from his wounds.

The suspect was acquitted of murder charged on the grounds that he was insane. He was remanded to an criminal insane asylum.

Patrolman Pohndorf had served with the New York City Police Department for 15 years and was survived by his wife and two children. He was assigned to the 38th Precinct, the present day 32nd Precinct.p

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