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Michael J. Kavanagh

Date of Appointment: 
Friday, April 14, 1967
Date of Death: 
Sunday, May 29, 1977
Killed In The Line of Duty #26
Michael J. Kavanagh

Patrolman Kavanagh, was operating a department radio car assisting Fifth Precinct cars in a pursuit of an automobile on the Southern State Parkway. He had stopped his auto an the Parkway east of Newbridge Road, North Bellmore, and exited patrol car to divert traffic when he was struck by auto originally pursued. Officer Kavanagh died in the hospital. He was 37 years old. Patrolman Kavanagh was presented the Medal of Valor and Purple Heart posthumously on November 3, 1977.

Serial # 3761 Patrolman Shield # 1300
National Law Enforcement Memorial: Panel 43, E -17
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