Our Police Protectors
History of New York Police
Chapter 21, Part 4

By Holice and Debbie

 

Page 485 

ROLL OF HONOR.

HONORABLE MENTION MADE BY THE BOARD OF POLICE FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICES RENDERED BY POLICEMEN.

Name

Rank

Prect

Date

Nature of service

Michael Crowley & Charles Burns

Patrol

28

June 12, 1870

Fearless arrest of Jno Butler, who shot at them

Jas. McAuley

Patrol

28

April, 18, 1871

Rescued child from burning building

Geo. J. Radford & Philip Farley

Det. Sqd.

.

June 15, 1871

Detection and arrest of robbers Central park Savings Bank

Bernard Tully

Patrol

19

Aug. 17, 1871

Arrest burglar, risk life, medal given

Wm. H. McConnell

Sergt

28

Jan. 14, 1872

Prompt report of break in elevated railway

Martin F. Conlon

Patrol

6

Feb. 9, 1872

Arrest of three burglars

Jas. S. Mead

Patrol

5

April 28, 1871

Prompt extinguishment of fire, incendiarism.

Peter Fox

Patrol

14

Sept. 8, 1872

Brave in presence of mob assaulting him with bricks

John McElwain

Capt

20

Nov. 3, 1872

Arrest of Donohoe, murderer of Florence Scannell

John J. McGinn

Patrol

25

Nov. 23, 1872

Stop runaway team at risk of life, medal

Thos. Bradley & Ed. J. Buckley & Wm. Henderson & Gilbert Garr & Hugh O'Reilly &

Rdsmn
Rdsmn
Patrol
Patrol
Patrol

15

Nov. 29, 1872

Saved ten persons from a burning building, Nos. 718 & 720 Broadway

Jno. H. McCullagh

Capt

8

8

Dec. 30, 1870

Saved a number of lives at a fire, Nos. 156 & 158 Mercer Street.

Wm. Schulz

Sergt.

Thos. Riley

Rdsmn

August Browning, James Monell, Thos., Muldoon, Thos. Kearney, Bernard Kiernan, Jas. McAdam, Jno. Layden, Philip Mohr, & Edward Moloney

Patrol

Patrick Pendergast

Patrol

27

Jan. 29, 1873

Jumped in river at risk of life and saved a man

Geo. W. Gibson

Patrol

7

Mar 28, 1873

Grappled and held an infuriated bull--Medal

Richard Jackson, Edw. Maloney

Patrol

8

Mar 29, 1873

Arrested two notorious burglars

Thos. Nugent

Patrol

4

Apr 25, 1873

Arrest of Andrew Cluff

Michael Crowley

Patrol

4

June 12, 1873

Rescued man from drowning

Owen Haley

Patrol

25

July 11, 1873

Arrest of 17 pickpockets and shoplifters, from May 30 to July 7, 1873.

Patrick F. Byrnes

Patrol

8

July 22, 1873

A brave arrest

Michael Walsh

Patrol

7

July 25, 1873

Rescued a man from drowning

Jas. McCool

Patrol

4

Aug. 20, 1873

Arrest of desperado

Jno. Morris

Rdsmn

22

Aug. 26, 1873

Arrest of two ruffians

Chas. Hughes

Patrol

21

Oct. 21, 1873

Arrest and successfully resisting a mob

Chas. Watson

Patrol

8

Dec. 2, 1873

Courage in arresting a murderer

Jas. Walstead

Patrol

18

Jan. 6, 1874

Arrest mysterious letter-box robber

Rob. J. Cromie

Patrol

Mtd Sqd

Jan. 6, 1874

Courage when assaulted by a mob.

Harrison Wilson

Patrol

19

Jan. 17, 1874

Promptness and energy in extinguishing a fire

John Doyle

Patrol

15

Feb. 4, 1874

Coolness in rescuing three boys from a fire.

Jas. Irving

Capt

Det. Sqd.

Apr. 24, 1874

Breaking up well organized conspiracy to control stock operations

Thomas Sampson

Philip Farley

Patrol

Wm. G. Elder, Richd. Fields, Richd. King, Holly Lyons

Patrol

Det. Sqd.

April 24, 1874

Courage, etc., in arrest and conviction of gang of masked burglars.

Jas. Irving

Capt.

Det. Squad

April 24, 1874

Skill in working up case against "Steurer," for furnishing burglars' tools, clearing up mystery of Sing Sing escapes.

Thos. Sampson & Philip Farley

Patrol

Michael Walsh

Patrol

7

June 19, 1874

Rescued boy from drowning

Daniel Frazier

Patrol

22

Sept. 8, 1874

Courage in arresting John Branstein

James Darwin

Patrol

21

Dec. 23, 1874

Assistance to Health Department

Geo. W. Skidmore

Patrol

5

Jan. 12, 1875

Rescued two children from burning

Michael Farley

Patrol

18

Jan. 12, 1875

Arrest burglar; left sick bed and partly clothed at time

Lawrence Clarson

Patrol

18

Jan. 12, 1875

Brave arrest of desperadoes, who shot at him.

Adam Corell

Patrol

5

Jan. 29, 1875

For bravery

Patrick F. Doyle & Alonzo Powell

Patrol

7

Feb. 16, 1875

Gallant conduct at fire.

Gustavus Dahlgren

Rdsmn

13

Mar 24, 1875

Courage at fire, saving lives of nine children.

Abm, Livingston, Philip Revelle, John E. Coombs & Michael Gorman

Patrol

Wm. H. Thomas

Patrol

19

Mar 24, 1875

Courage at fire; saved nine lives at No. 1106 Second Avenue

Bernard Tully

Patrol

19

Mar 24, 1875

Series of officer-like acts, etc.

 

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Our Police Protectors, History of the New York Police, Published for the benefit of the Police Pension Fund, by Augustine Costello, Published by Author, 1885.

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