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New York City Police Dept. Patch
Resided: NY, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Apr. 17, 1938
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 37 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: New York City Police Dept.
1 Police Plaza Path  
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: 2209
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: NY   USA   Sun. Apr. 17, 1938
Summary: Patrolman Humbert Morruzzi was shot and killed while making an arrest when he interrupted a robbery in progress at a club at 47 West 3rd Street.

He was covering three suspects with at gunpoint when one of them opened fire on him. He was able to return fire and wound two suspects but was mortally wounded. He was taken to Columbus Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds four days later.

Three suspects were apprehended and charged with Patrolman Morruzzi's murder. All three were convicted and two of them were sentenced to death. The two who were sentenced to death were executed on February 15, 1940.

Patrolman Morruzzi was assigned to the 8th Precinct, the present day 6th Precinct.

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