Our Police Protectors
History of New York Police
Chapter 21, Part 5

By Holice and Debbie

 

Name Rank Prect Date Nature of service

Michael Walsh

Patrol

7

Mar, 31, 1875

Bravery in arresting desperado

Wm. Burke

Patrol

16

May 13, 1875

Pursuing and arresting a thief

Wm. Londrigan

Patrol

5

May 10, 1875

Risked life to save two persons, runaway horse

George Davis

Patrol

26

May 29, 1875

Prompt action, assault on Deputy Comptroller Earle

Barth. Gaffney

Patrol

18

June 8, 1875

Bravery in arrest of four burglars

James Stewart

Rdsmn

Benj. Mallane

Patrol

9

June 10, 1875

Rescue of man from drowning

Thos. Brennan & Wm. Granger

Patrol

19

July 2, 1875

Rescue of boy from drowning

John O'Brien & Bernard McEveety

Patrol

19

July 20, 1875

Arresting desperado; McEveety shot at the time

Thos. Burkitt

Patrol

9

Aug. 3, 1875

Arrest of two burglars

Manus McBride

Patrol

18

Aug. 17, 1875

Stopping runaway horse.

J. W. Dyckman

Patrol

25

Sept. 3, 1875

Stopping runaway at risk of life

Thos. W. Thorne

Insp

Oct. 1, 1875

Zeal, energy and ability in case of murder of Abm Wessbig

Peter P. Lamb

Patrol

4

Dec. 24, 1875

Jumped in river, saved a man.

James Gannon

Patrol

Mtd Sqd

Jan 21, 1876

Stopped a runaway team

Chas. Hughes

Rdsmn

8

Mar 21, 1876

Extraordinary courage in arresting burglars

John Watson, Edward Sullivan & Selden A. Woodruff

Patrol

8 & 5

Wm. Drake & Wm. Conner

Patrol

25

Apr 1, 1876

Stopped runaway team at great risk

Michael O'Ryan

Patrol

26

May 2, 1876

Stopped runaway team at great risk

James Gannon

Patrol

Mtd Sqd

June 20, 1876

Stopped runaway team at great risk

James J. Hart

Patrol

14

June 26m, 1876

Arrest burglar, severe & prolonged struggle

Patrick Green

Patrol

21

July 21, 1876

Arrest escaped convict

John Jefferson

Patrol

22

Sept. 19, 1876

Arrest of murderer

John Delaney

Patrol

29

Sept 19, 1876

Arrest of escaped convict

Michael Gorman

Patrol

13

Nov. 29, 1876

Saving man from drowning

John McDowell

Patrol

29

Jan. 12, 1877

Arrest burglar, officer shot, medal

Wm. Murray

Capt

4

Jan 12, 1877

Arrest burglars

Patrick F. Byrnes

Rdsmn

8

Jan 12, 1877

Rescued child from burning building

Chris. Wall & John Murphy

Patrol

8

Jan. 12, 1877

Rescue of man, wife and two children from burning

Chas. McDonnell

Capt.

8

Feb. 27, 1877

Rescue of woman and two children

Philip C. Bleil

Patrol

9

Mar 5, 1877

Jumping in river, saving man

John H. McCullagh

Capt

17

Mar 5, 1877

Seizure of stolen property

Geo. E. Holme

Patrol

19

Mar 5, 1877

Rescue of man from drowning

Clemens Miller & Joseph Johnson

Patrol

8

Mar 30, 1877

Rescued two children from burning

Philip C. Bleil

Patrol

9

Apr 13, 1877

Jumping in river, saving drunken man

Lester Lewis

Rdsmn

25

Apr 13, 1877

Stopped runaway hose after being hurt by it

John Nugent, Thomas Regan & John McSweeney

Patrol

7

Apr 13, 1877

Rescued old people from burning building after great difficulty & danger; special mention of Nugent.

Daniel Fitzpatrick

Patrol

4

May 29, 1877

Rescued man from burning

Patrick Walsh

Patrol

9

Sept 5, 1877

Rescued woman from burning

Geo. W. Paddock

Patrol

25

Sept 5, 1877

Arrest of bank robber

Peter O'Neil

Patrol

8

Dec. 31, 1877

Arrest of thief after struggle, wounded

Philip C. Bleil

Patrol

S. B. S.

Dec. 31, 1877

Jumped in river, saved woman

Harry Green

Patrol

32

Mar 19, 1878

Earnest endeavors to arrest two thieves

Francis J. McCarthy

Rdsmn

20

Apr 5, 1878

Rescued lady from drowning

Gerard E. Beekman

Patrol

S.B.S.

Sept 6, 1878

Rescued man from drowning

Patrol McGloin

Patrol

16

Sept 6, 1878

Arrest of ex-convict

Michael Gorman

Patrol

13

Oct 8, 1878

Rescued woman from drowning risk of life (suicide)

Thomas McCormick

Patrol

20

Oct 22, 1878

Saved life of man assaulted

James Quigley

Patrol

18

Oct 22, 1878

Rescued man from drowning, risk of life

Max Meiers

Patrol

13

Jan 20, 1879

Rescued woman from burning

Stephen O'Brien

Patrol

13

Jan. 30, 1879

Rescued three persons for burning

Oliver Vail

Patrol

4

Jan. 30, 1879

Rescued from drowning a woman; risk of life (suicide)

Michael Gorman

Patrol

13

Feb. 4, 1879

Rescued woman and three children from burning

Thomas Byrnes

Capt.

15

Feb. 26, 1879

Arresting highway robbers; medal

James K. Price

Rdsmn

29

Feb 28, 1879

Arrest of thief; property recovered

John Delaney

Patrol

21

Mar 25, 1879

Stopped runaway team, saving number of lives

Thos. J. Crystal

Patrol

10

Apr 25, 1879

Arrest of notorious burglar

Patrol H. Marron

Patrol

31

June 22, 1879

Arrest of ex-convict after being shot at and knocked down

 

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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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