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- Sep. 04, 1961 -
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New York City Police Dept. Patch
Resided: NY, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Sep. 04, 1961
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 30 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: 22349
On The Job: 4 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: NY   USA   Mon. Sep. 04, 1961
Summary: Patrolman Walsh was shot and killed when he attempted to arrest a man who was robbing a food market.

The officer and his partner were walking their beat on Eighth Avenue between 135th and 136th Streets in Manhattan, when they observed a man threatening a clerk inside a food market. Patrolman Walsh told his partner to wait outside and entered the market. As he entered, the suspect turned and fired five shots, striking the officer three times.

Patrolman Walsh staggered out of the market and fell to the ground. The suspect ran out of the store and fired at Patrolman Walsh's partner. His partner returned fire and pursued the suspect into a subway station where he was able to apprehended him.

Patrolman Walsh was taken to Harlem Hospital where he died from his wounds.

The suspect plead guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 50 years in prison, where he died in 1981.

Patrolman Walsh had served with the New York City Police Department for four years and is survived by his parents and brothers. He was assigned to the 32nd Precinct.

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