THE FALLEN

Here we honor the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice. These brave souls are truly heroes.

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The Fallen

Louis A. DeFrancesco November 28, 1957

Louis A. DeFrancesco

Patrolman DeFrancesco, while operating a Department motorcycle eastbound on Sunrise Highway at Green Acres Road, Valley Stream, Long Island, collided with an automobile and died as a result of the...
John F. Daly October 28, 1957

John F. Daly

Detective Daly while operating a departmental vehicle southbound on Franklin Street at Alabama Avenue, Hempstead, New York, struck a telephone pole and died as a result of the accident. He was 41...
Alfred J. Delgiorno December 7, 1956

Alfred J. Delgiorno

Patrolman Delgiorno while operating Radio Motor Patrol car #106 on Atlantic Avenue, Oceanside, was involved in an auto accident at Lincoln Avenue with a dump truck at about four-thirty in the...
Joseph Sternberg August 16, 1954

Joseph Sternberg

Patrolman Sternberg operating Radio Motor Patrol car #407 on Woodmere Boulevard, east of Channel Road, Woodsburgh, collided with a tree causing fatal injuries. He was 26 years old.Serial # 1396...
William R. Sellers May 19, 1954

William R. Sellers

Patrolman Sellers, while operating a departmental motorcycle westbound on Northern State Parkway at about one-forty in the afternoon, lost the front wheel of his motorcycle which went out of control...
Adam Yulch July 2, 1950

Adam Yulch

Acting Captain Adam Yulch while on duty was crossing Broadway, Hewlett, from the north side to the south side-stepped back to the curb to avoid an on-coming motorcycle. He lost his balance and fell...
John E. West February 4, 1946

John E. West

Patrolman West was assigned to the Highway Patrol Bureau working the 0800 to 1600 tour of duty February 4, 1946, operating Ghost Patrol Car # 81. He was shot twice by a VTL violator, with his own gun...
David J. Murphy September 9, 1942

David J. Murphy

Patrolman David J. Murphy, while cleaning his service revolver in the Fourth Precinct Station House accidentally shot himself in the chest. He was 41 years old.Patrolman Murphy was awarded the...
Charles H. Shaw September 6, 1940

Charles H. Shaw

Patrolman Shaw was killed while on patrol in a Radio Patrol Car at about 3:15 a.m. in the vicinity of Railroad Avenue, Woodmere. He was on patrol with Sergeant Robert Kirk and came upon a parked...
Alexander N. Benedict February 3, 1939

Alexander N. Benedict

Patrolman Benedict working the 0001-8000 tour of duty, was found shot through the head at the rear of Nassau Inn, South Eight Street and Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park. Patrolman Benedict apparently...

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