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21 December 1863

The missing Constable of the Nineteenth Ward, Brooklyn, E.D., has not yet 
been heard from. He left the Navy Yard about Thanksgiving, and that 
is the last known of him. Two police officers have been in search of him, 
but could find no clue as to his whereabouts, or whether he is dead or 
alive. His name is Jerome HARTNEET. He is a single man, and was employed 
by the Carpenters' Department at the Navy Yard. Marsh Lodge, No. 13, 
of Masons, of which he is a member are in search of him.

14 January 1871

The Fifth Precinct station house is draped in mourning as a mark of
respect to a deceased member of that force, Theodore SMITH, who died
this morning at his residence, No. 100 Ninth street, E.D., from cancer
of the stomach.  Mr. SMITH, who leaves an affectionate wife and family,
was a native of this country and was born on the 4th day of May, 1830. 
He assumed his duties as patrolman of the Forty-fifth Metropolitan
Precinct, now the Fifth Municipal, February 17, 1865.  From that date
until Mr. SMITH was prostrated by the fatal illness he honored his
position by a faithful performance of its requirements and a proper
appreciation of good feeling and harmony between himself and his fellow officers.

3 July 1876
The funeral of Officer Michael COLOHAN, of the Third Precinct, who died
last Sunday from a sunstroke received while escorting the remains of the
late Commissioner BRIGGS to Greenwood, took place yesterday afternoon
from the late residence of the deceased, No. 130 Douglass street.  The
attendance was large, comprising among others, Police Captain FERRY,
Sergeants LEAVY, CADDEN, KELLETT and McCULLOUGH, and forty-eight
roundsmen and patrolmen from the Third Precinct.  Eight policemen acted
at pallbearers.  Ther remains were interred at the Cemetery of the Holy
Cross, Flatbush, Rev. Father GIVERMAN officiating.

5 July 1876
Patrolman Edward SCOTT, of the Fourth Precinct, who was struck in the
head with a stone on Saturday night, while attempting to quell a disturbance
among Jackson Hollow roughs, at the corner of Myrtle ave & Steuben st, is in
consequence very ill. This morning he is delirious. The supposed
assailant is under arrest, as published in Mondays Union.

6 July 1876
PATROLMAN SCOTT Killed by Street Rowdies.
A Fatal low by the Jackson Hollow Gang-Several Arrests Effected by the
Police a Parallel Case
Patrolman Edward SCOTT, of the 4th Precinct, died last night fromthe effects
of a blow from a stone, received at an early hour last Sunday morning, in
attempting to disperse a crowd of disorderly persons from the corner of
Myrtle ave and Steuben st. The corner in question has long been the resort
of a bad lot of young men, known as the "Jackson's Hollow gang" so named
after one of the worst sections in the city.
    Shortly after midnight of Saturday, Officer  Scott had his attention
called to the corner by the noisy demonstrations of the gang in question.
Although well informed from experience of
he unhesitatingly ordered them to disperse.
Mocking and derisive cries were is only answer. Seeing that persuasion was
to no avail, he courageously proceeded to arrest anyone bold enough to
dispute his authority. Seeing that he meant business, the ruffians sullenly
withdrew, though not until one of the number had thrown a stone at the
officer. Scott received the blow on the side of his head.  For the moment it
stunned him, Several citizens seeing him stagger, hurried to his assistance,
and seeing blood pouring from the ugly wound he received, proceeded to
               HELP HIM TO A DRUG STORE
at the corner of Myrtle ave. and Ryerson st. While so doing were met by
Officer Skelton and Van Brunt, who upon hearing that a comrade was in
trouble, had hastened to his assistance.  Scott was then taken to the
station-house at the corner of Myrtle and Vanderbilt avenues, and attended
by  Dr. Kissam.  It was thought at the time that his injuries were not
dangerous, and accordingly after having his wound dressed, Scott was
assisted to his house.
  Mean while the police of the precinct, by direction of Captain Leich had
not been idle. They scoured Jackson's Hollow and the vicinity, and succeeded
in arresting James McQuade and George W. Sanders, on suspicion of having
assaulted the officer.
  Scott seemingly improved.  On Monday evening he was apparently so far
recovered that he called at the station-house,saying that
                  HE FELT PRETTY WELL,
and thought he would soon be able to resume duty. Soon after, however he
began to complain of increasing pain in his head. He lay down, but becoming
worse Dr. Kissam was summoned.  Yesterday morning he was delirious and at
nine o'clock last night was so alarmingly ill that the doctor  ordered his
removal in an ambulance to the City Hospital. He was accordingly taken
there,and everything that medical skill and the sympathy of his brother
officers could suggest being done to render the journey as free from
discomfort and pain as possible. His life was however past  saving and about
midnight he died.
  Immediately upon the receipt of intelligence of his death, Captain Leich
proceeded,with the assistance of Sergeant Corr, Detective Price and Officer
Delehanty to
  at the time that Scott received his injuries. The officers worked
earnestly and well, and between one & five o'clock this morning, succeeded
in arresting the following:
John Hurley, aged 20 a driver of 81 Schenck st.;Edward Whelaban, aged 29, a
plasterer, of 142 Grand ave, Edward Hill, aged 18 a peddler,of 142 Grand
ave, Christopher Callahan,  aged 21, a rag gatherer of Steuban st, James
O'Neil, aged 24 , a driver, of 527 Myrtle  ave, John Condon,  aged 21, a
cooper, of Grand ave, and Philip Croddock, aged 22, a peddler, of Smith st.
 The case very clearly resembles
of the 5th Precinct, some 4 years ago by the Battle Row gang. In that
instance as in this,it at first seemed impossible to ascertain who struck
the fatal blow, but under the searching questioning of the District-Attorney
the deed was brought home to Henry Rogers, who paid upon the scaffold the
penalty of his brutality.  Although many have since asserted that Rogers was
no more guilty than several others of his associates, there is good reason
to believe that had it not been for the advice of certain persons he would
have finality made a confession that would have sustained the findings of
the law. Corner Simims has not decided when he will hold the Inquest.

July 6
The post mortem examination will be made at  4 PM, this afternoon by Dr
Shepard, at the hospital, after which the body will be removed to the late
residence of the deceased, No205 Fulton street.
The jury will be impaneled tomorrow, and after viewing the remains will
adjourn to such a time and place as may be selected.
  All the prisoners were brought before Justice Riley this morning, and
committed to jail either as witness or on suspicion of having been party to
the assault of the deceased.
                 STETCH OF THE DECEASED.
  Edward SCOTT was born in Ireland in June, 1841, and was consequently 35
years of age.  He was originally a laborer, but finally rose to Captain of
the Erie barge James T. BRADY. On the 25th of July 1875, he was appointed
patrolman in the Tenth Precinct, from which he was transferred to the First
Precinct, and on the 19th November, 1875, to the Fourth Precinct . A few
months ago he achieved considerable fame by the arrests  in San Francisco of
Halihan, who killed Wm. Russell several years ago in this city, and was had
up to the time of his arrest been a fugitive from justice.  The arrest was
excellent, and Scott showed so much detective sagacity that his promotion
was urged upon the Commissioners. Upon inquiry,  however, it was ascertained
that he was Republican, and although he was commended for his exertions, he
received no further or more tangible marks of approval. Scott had, however,
one great failing. He was apt to become easily excited and last fall he was
fined $50 by Justice Walsh for assaulting a citizen on Atlantic avenue.

 7 th July 1876
                         SCOTT'S  DEATH.
The Post-Mortem Examination and Inquest.Names of Those on the Coroner's Jury
 - Death Due to Cerebral Meningitis-Some Doubt as to What Produced Death.
  The police are exerting themselves to the utmost to bring to justice the
person or persons responsible for the death on Wednesday night of Policeman
Edward Scott, of the Fourth Precinct, from injuries received last Sunday
morning while endeavoring to quell a disturbance at the corner of Myrtle
avenue and Steuben street. Captain Leich and his men have been especially
active, and have succeeded in taking into custody the following:
                   Witnesses of the Outrage:
James CARBERRY, liquor dealer, of 533 Myrtle ave, James O'NEIL, James
McCARTHY, residing over the liquor store, John McCOWIE, and John FLOOD,
residing respectively at Nos.521 & 531 Myrtle ave, and Arthur BAYLANG, a
newsboy, residing at No 14 Steuben st.
 The prisoners were permitted by the Coroner to depart upon their own
recognizance to appear when required.
  The post mortem examination yesterday by  Dr. SHEPARD, showed that death
was due to cerebral meningitis or congestion of the brain.  As the wound on
the head was healed up the doctor could not state positively whether death
was solely  due to the injuries inflected, although there is a strong
presumption that it was.
  The inquest was begun at 3 P.M. today in the impaneling of
                     THE FOLLOWING JURY
which after viewing the remains of the deceased adjourned: 
R.W.SMITH,66 Fulton st; 
John J. DAVENPORT, 10 Ft Greene pl;
Martin MAUS, 652 Fulton st; 
J.G. REITHER, 34 New York ave; 
Edward T.JACKSON, 125 Willow st; 
A.B.BROWE,205 Flatbush ave;  
E. B. MEAD, 625 Fulton st;  
H.J. DAYTON, 39 St,Felix st; 
James E. SCOTT,457 Fulton st.

7 July 1876
Funeral of Policeman TRAVERS
  The funeral of the late Officer Patrick TRAVERS,took place yesterday
afternoon from No 103 North 9th street, E.D. Officer Travers had been sick
with consumption for upwards of a year. He was 28 years of age and leaves a
wife and 2 children. He was formerly connected with the Fifth Precinct and
latterly with the Sanitary Squad. The Squad attended the funeral in
citizens' dress,as did Captain WOGLOM, Sergeant FIELDING and BUNCE and
several of the officers of the 5th Precinct. The remains were taken to
Calvary Cemetery.

8 July 1876
Surrogate's Court, Before Hon. Wm. D. VEEDER
Letters of administration, with the will an nexed,were granted on the estate
of Seaman Van Nostrand, of the city of Brooklyn, deceased.
Letters of administration were granted in the estates of the following named
deceased persons, viz: Joseph Schifers, Doreass Irving, John G. Schmidt,
Patrick Corbett, Phebe A. Weeks, Laura S Stuart, Patrick Fern, Kate A. Gray,
George Mitchell, William Harner, Thomas Gleavy, and Catharine McMahon all of
the city of Brooklyn.
  Notice- the Surrogate will be in attendance and hold court on July 11 and
12, for the hearing of all
contested cases and proving of wills. Application for letters of
administration and letters of guardianship may be made on any day except
Saturday.         Judah B. Voorhees, (Chief Clerk)

13 July 1876
The Fatal Effects of a Funeral Procession.
Patrolman Michael COLOHAN, of the Third Precinet, died suddenly last
evening. On Saturday he formed one of the 300 policemen that acted as an
escort to the remains of the late Commissioner of Police and Excise,
Hon.Daniel Briggs. Upon returning from Greenwood he complained of feeling
very much heated. The next morning he declared himself to ill too do duty,
but thought that his illness was nothing serious. As he left the
station-house in Butler street, he laughed good naturedly at the sallies of
his comrades.  Upon reaching his house, No 130 Douglass st., he told his
wife that he felt a singular burning sensation about the lower limbs. He was
to have gone with her and his 2 children  to a relative's to dinner, but
said that he guessed he would bathe his feet and lie down a little while
before setting out. He bade his family not wait for him. Mrs. Colohan and
the children accordingly went. Toward evening as he had not arrived, his
wife went in search of him. She found him lying on the floor just breathing
his last. A physician was summoned, but too late to be of avail. Colohan was
regarded as one of the best officers in the city. He was 27 yrs of age, of
gentlemanly demeanor,and powerful physique. He was also a Mason. His
appointment to the police dated from May 10, 1872. Counting Patrolman Briggs
this makes the fourth death in the Police Department within a week.
The Police Commissioners to-day imposed fines as follows upon members of
the force for wiolation of rules and neglect of duty:

Patrolman Charles BRADY, Third Precinct, fined ten days' pay for being
off post in a factory.  On two occasions he had been fined five days'pay.

Patrolman Wm. HUGHES, Second Precinct fined five days' pay for leaving
his post and going to bed.

Patrolman M.J. HAGGERTY, Second Precinct fined three days' pay for
returning grossly drunk from patrol duty.

The following were each fined one day's pay for minor offences:
Patrolmen John REARDON and Peter DUNNIGAN, Fifth Precinct; Jas. RYAN,
Sixth Sub-Precinct; Peter TIERNEY, Ninth Sub-Precinct.

The complaint of Capt. Smith against Sergts. CAIN and EASON, and
Patrolman Samuel BROWN of the Eighteenth Precinct, for failing to
properly exert themselves in making arrests in the Crow MURRAY case,
were dismissed.

24 July 1876
Patrolman Miles KELCHER, of the Eleventh Precinct, met with a painful
and dangerous accident on Saturday afternoon in attempting to get on a
Belt Line Railroad car in West street, New York.  Not observing a car
approaching from the opposite direction, he was struck by it on the
shoulder and knocked down, his left foot being thrown under one of the
rear wheels of the car he was about boarding.  The result was the
sustaining of a compound fracture of the ankle, which necessitated his
removal to the Park Hospital, from whence he was removed to his home,
No. 65 Sackett street, and attended by Surgeon ROONEY.

Commissioners JOURDAN, PYBURN, AND HURD to-day listened to explanations
from Captain SMITH, Sergeant CAIN, and Officers RICARD and SMITH, of the
First Precinct, as to their faillure to arrest Chief Fire Engineer
NEVINS for assaulting Archibald D. GORDON.  The officerd claimed that
they had exerted themselves to the utmost to bring the guilty party to
justice;  that they had responded to the first alarm, and that GORDON
had declared his intention to go before a magistrate and make
complaint.  It is said that President JOURDAN expressed himself
displeased with the way in which the case had been managed.  The Board
took the matter under advisement.

The wife of Patrolman SHEA, of the Central Squad, was standing on
Saturday at an open second story window of her residence, No. 195
Lorimer street, when her infant, two years of age, sprang from her arms,
and before she could catch it, fell to the sidewalk, a distance of
fifteen feet.  Strange to relate, the child apparently escaped injury.

Herman SCHOLTZ, aged thirty-five, a music-teacher, of No 63 Jefferson
street, E.D., was arrested on Saturday afternoon in the Ninth Precinct,
charged with having on several occasions during the past two months
outrageously insulted members of the family of James WASHBURN, residing
corner of Lewis avenue and Witherspoon street.

28 August 1876
McKEE,  James - Officer of the 6th precinct, died of consumption Saturday 
eve. at his residence, 359 Kent avenue.  Deceased had been ill for eight months.

4 September 1876
Policemen Fined
The Coney Island Case at Last Disposed Of
The commissioners of Police and Excise rendered their decision in the cases 
growing out of the disturbances at the recent police excursion to Coney Island.
Patrolman Michael CARBERRY, of the Fourth Precinct, who was accused 
of drunkenness and fighting, got off with ten days pay. 
Patrolmen CAMPBELL &   
Patrolmen McCANDLEY, of the Tenth Precinct, who were charged with disgracefully 
assaulting Sergeant-in-Comand MAHER, of the Tenth Precinct, were each mulcted 
(?) in a like amount. 
In addition, the Board fined Patrolman DEVLIN, of the 
Tenth Precinct, three days pay, for neglect of duty on another occasion.

4 September 1876
Patrolman GILBSON, on Saturday evening, while on duty  at  Union Avenue and 
Huron Street, attempted to disperse some corner loungers, who refused to 
move, and seized one of the number to conduct him to the Seventh Precinct  
Station, when he was set upon in such a determined manner by ther prisoner's 
conrades, that under cover of a shower of stones, the prisoner and his 
friends escaped.

8 September 1876
Captain Van DUSEN Dismissed
Captain William A. VAN DUSEN, of the Fifteenth Precinct, was placed on 
trial this morning before the full Board of Police Commissioners, N.Y., 
charged with permitting Officers HENRY and CARR, of his Precinct, to be 
locked up all night, on August 30, on the premised of Theodore ALLEN, 
No. 95 Bleeker street. He was charged also with knowing that a "keno" 
game was played at that place, and failing to stop it.
The Board adopted a resolution dismissing Captain VAN DUSEN from the force.

14 September 1876
Disciplining Policemen
The Board of Police and Excise, General James JOURDAN presiding, today 
listened to complaints against members of the force. Decisions, accompanied 
with penalties, were rendered as follows:

Roundsman N.L. HERBERT, of the New Lots Precinct, was fined three days 
pay on the charge of using ungentlemanly language toward Laura J. CAMPBELL, 
and refusing to arrest one P.L. SILK. on a charge of grossly assaulting his wife.

Patrolman Chas. BRADY, of Third Precinct, was fined two days pay for 
being absent from relieving post at 12:15 A.M., and being thirty minutes 
late in reporting at the station  house.

Patrolman Thomas FARRELL of the Tenth Precinct, was ordered to be reprimanded 
for neglecting on the 5th in between the hours of one and five o'clock A...
(missing) to examine the doors of Carl SANFORD's po(rk) packing establishment, 
No. 466 Carleton avenue, in consequence of which he failed to discover 
that the place had been robbed.
Two complaints were dismissed.

Death of Daniel DONAVAN
Mr. Daniel DONOVAN, being connected with newspaper ventures in the 
Eastern District, died on last Tuesday night from typhoid fever. Deceased 
was 45 years of age, and was a native of New York City. In early life he 
engaged in the rope making and other lines of business, and was business 
manager for the E.D. Times during some years of H....George C. BENNETT's 
proprietorship. He was at one time Captain of the old Williamsburg police, 
and was also foreman of Engine Company No. 7, of the Volunteer Fire Department.

21 September 1876
Policeman Fined
The Board of Police and Excise to-day fined Patrick P. CLEARY, 
of the Eleventh Precinct, five days' pay for being off post, and each of 
the following patrolmen one day's pay for slight infractions of discipline:  
Michael CARBERRY and  Charles MALMBERG, Fourth Precinct;  
Adam FREY, sixth Precinct;   
David W. DILL, Seventh Precinct,  
Julius HALLMAN, Ninth Precinct.

4 October 1876
News Items--New Police Shields
The new shields of the detective squad of the Police Department made their 
appearance today.  They are smaller than the old badge, and bear the word 
"Detective" in large letters diagonally across their face, with the words 
"Brooklyn" above and "Police" below, the whole being surmounted by an eagle 
with out-stretched wings.  Each badge bears a letter instead of number to 
designate the bearer.  The great objection to the shield is that it has too 
much of a holiday appearance, and fails to convey an idea of business.

The commmissioners of Police and Excise today imposed the following 
penalities upon members of the force for violation of rules:

Fined three days' pay for being off post in a print workds at 5:10 A.M. 

Fined a day's pay for minor violations PATROLMEN WM. RHATEGAN, 3rd Precinct; 
HILLBERG, 4th Precinct, and PATRICK CAMPBELL, 10th Precinct.

15 November 1876
       The Police Commissioners announce the following as the result of 
yesterday's trials of members of the force:
       Patrolman Patrick TIERNEY, of the Ninth Precinct, was dismissed from 
the force for improper conduct while on duty.
       Patrolmen Edward TUITE and Michael J. BOYLE, of the 12th Precinct, 
were each fined two days' pay for loafing an hour in Engine House No. 14, in 
Herkimer street, when they should have been doing duty.
       Patrolman, Wm. E. PERRINE, of the Fourth; James WALSH, Patrick CUSICK 
and Arthur DUGAN, of the Seventh: Thomas FOLEN and Thos. GOELLER, of the 
Eighth Precinct, were each to be fined one day's pay for violation of the rules.

7 July 1877
Police Captain Oliver B. Leich, of the Fourth Precinct, has met with a
severe affliction in the death of his daughter Martha C., aged five years
and six months. Her illness was occasioned by diphtheria, which in spite of
careful treatment, terminated fatally in three days on the 3d inst. The
funeral took place on Thursday from the Captain’s residence, No. 1548 Fulton
street. Since then other members of the family have been attacked with the
same malady, and it is reported to day that the Captain and his wife are
also undergoing medical treatment.

9 July 1877
Death of a Promising Physician, Dr. G. P. KISSAM  - Condition of Police
Captain Leich and Family
Dr. George PURDY KISSAM, of No. 181 Schermerhorn street died at a quarter
after nine o’clock, yesterday morning, of diphtheria. It is supposed that he
contracted the disease attending a case in the family in Downing street. The
disease showed itself a week ago yesterday evening, and although the best of
medical attention was bestowed upon the patient the malady ran to a fatal
termination. The physicians in attendance were distant relatives of the sick
man - Police Surgeon Daniel E. KISSAM, Dr. Robert ORNISTON, Jr., and Dr. S.
Fleet SPEIR. Though the patient’s sufferings were intense toward the last,
he yet retained full control of his senses, and after giving his wife some
advice as to the future, calmly bade her adieu and died, confiding to her
care their two little children. When the funeral will take place has not
been decided, as the family are waiting to hear from distant relatives. The
deceased was born at Manhassett, L.I., and was about 30 years of age. He
graduated as Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College, and then obtained his
physician’s diploma after studying in the Medical Department of the
University of the City of New York. He was considered a young man of
promise, and some times temporarily performed the duties of police surgeon
in the absence of Dr. D. E. KISSAM. He attended Rev. TALMAGE’s church and in
social life had many friends. His case closely resembles that of a young Dr.
HUTCHINSON, of Clinton avenue, who died a few months ago.

Captain O.B. LEICH, of the Fourth Precinct, was no better this morning
according to reports received at Headquarters. His wife and some children
are also afflicted with the disease.

14 July 1877
The Commissioners Afford Them Opportunity for Rest
The Board of Police and Excise believe in giving policemen a short vacation
every year, realizing how irksome continued confinement to within the city
limits becomes, and how much better the men discharge their duties after a
short period of relaxation. Yesterday, at a full meeting of the Board the
following resolution was adopted, upon motion of Gen. JOURDAN.
Resolved, that the usual summer vacation be and the same is hereby allowed
for all members of the police force, subject to such regulations as may be
determined upon by the Superintendent, in the following order:

For Captains, ten days’ leave
For Sergeants, eight days’ leave
For Roundsmen, six days’ leave
For Patrolmen, five days’ leave
For Doormen, three days’ leave

Leaves of absence will be so arranged as not to interfere with the efficient
workings of the Department, and so as not to materially lessen the force at
any one time.

16 July 1877
Police Captain Oliver B. LEICH, of the Fourth Precinct, is again afflicted
in the death, at his residence, No. 1548 Fulton street, of his son, Oliver,
aged twelve years. The disease was diphtheria, which on July 3, carried off
the baby of the household, a lovely girl of three years.

Some months ago Patrolman STEADMAN, of the First Precinct, went to Ireland
to look up some property that he was informed he had fallen heir to. He has
returned and reports having come into possession of an estate, to manage
which he will go to Ireland to live. He is about to dispose of his house in
South Brooklyn, and will shortly set sail for the 'Ould Dart.; He has
resided thirty years in this country. His property in Ireland is located in
Wicklow County.

19 July 1877
A Detective Sued for $10,000 for Breach of Promise of Marriage
       Miss Jane McKEE, aged twenty-three, residing in Willoughby street, a 
niece of Police Superintendent CAMPBELL, began an action in the City Court 
to-day against Detective Patrick H. CORR, to recover $10,000 for breach of 
promise of marriage.  The parties have been acquainted with each other for 
many years.  Mr. CORR is a widower, forty six years of age and has several 
children.  The complaint sets forth certain acts of defendant, committed on 
the 7th of June last, and upon which the suit is principally based.  Mr. 
CORR, it is alleged, called at Bishop LOUGHLIN's residence to get a 
dispensation to marry Miss McKEE without publishing the banns, but failed.  
Meanwhile Mr. CORR's children persuaded him not to marry the plaintiff.  The 
summons and complaint were served on defendant this afternoon.  Horace GRAVES 
is counsel for the defendant.

9 August 1877
Greenpoint-Police Captain George R. RHODES has gone on a two weeks vacation, which
he will spend in hunting and fishing.

11 August 1877
Sergeant Nicholas BOCK has returned from Passaic, New Jersey, where he has 
been spending his vacation.

20 August 1877
Death of a Policeman
Officer John GODKIN, of the Police Mounted Squad, died this morning, at his 
residence, No. 450 Bergen street.  He was upward of fifty years of age, and 
was noted for being one of the tallest and best built men in the department.  
During the rebellion, he served on General JOURDAN's staff, and the General 
being made President of the Board of Police and Excise, the old soldier was, 
on September 30, 1873, appointed janitor of Police Headquarters. On the 
Mounted Squad being organized, he on April 26, 1875, threw up the position of 
janitor, and took to active duty.  He was born in this country, March 17, 1822.

21 August 1877
The Death of Officer Godkin
The funeral of Officer GODKIN, of the Mounted Police Force, who died 
yesterday morning, will take place at half past eight o'clock tomorrow 
morning, from No. 450 Bergen street, and the remains will be interred at 
Springfield, L.I.

23 August 1877
A New Detective
Patrolman John MALOY, of the Thirteenth Precinct, was to-day promoted to the 
rank of detective.

The Courts-A Policeman's' Wife too much Married
James Hamilton, roundsman in the Sixth Precinct police force has commenced an 
action in the Supreme Court to annul a marriage between him and Mrs. Elmira 
F. SMITH, on the ground that the defendant had been previously married, and 
her husband was alive at the time she entered into the contract with him, the 
plaintiff. Mr. HAMILTON is a widower.  His wife had five children.  Some time 
ago he became acquainted with the defendant who was thirty five years of age, 
and represented herself as a widow. She also had several children.  HAMILTON 
married the so-called widow SMITH in March last.  The new families, or at 
least a portion of each, were blended together, or at least an attempt was 
made to consolidate them, but it was soon discovered that the sentiments, 
feelings and general characteristics were such as to forbid the attempt to 
make them one happy family.  Finally Mrs. SMITH-HAMILTON, one morning about 
four weeks ago, packed her wardrobe in a huge Saratoga trunk and went to 
parts unknown by the conservator of the peace HAMILTON.  The latter 
subsequently learned that this supposed second wife was not a wife at all, as 
she had a husband named Eugene SMITH who left her seven years ago and is now 
residing in New York City.  John ROESCHE is counsel for the plaintiff.

24 August 1877
To the Editor of the Union-Argus:
A paragraph appeared in your issue of yesterday reflecting in a most 
heartless way upon Mrs. James HAMILTON, asserting that a suit had beeen 
commenced by her husband to annul their marriage, upon the ground that her 
first husband was living when she married Mr. HAMILTON, that this first 
husband abandoned her seven years ago and is now living in New York and that 
she recently left Mr HAMILTON "for parts unknown."
As the counsel for Mrs. HAMILTON, I deem it my duty to state that these 
assertions are wholly untrue.  The appearance of this paragraph was the first 
intimation she has had of the commencement of any such suit, and no papers in 
this alleged suit have been served upon her.  Her first husband, Demund J. 
SMITH, was drowned at sea, in September, 1868, from the steamer Golden Age, 
while en route for San Francisco, and abundant proof of that fact can be 
furnished.  She was married to Mr. HAMILTON in March last, they having been 
acquaintances since their childhood. She lived with him for about six weeks, 
acting a mother's part to his motherless children securing, as few 
stepmothers ever do, their love and affection, and was then driven by his 
harshness and cruelty to rise from a bed of sickness and leave his house, not 
"for parts unknown", but to seek the protection of her father, Mr. James 
CLEVELAND, a well-known and highly respected residence of Brooklyn, residing 
at No. 28 Kossuth place and there she has ever since lived, at Mr. HAMILTON 
well knows. From the motives of delicacy and a desire to avoid notoriety, she 
has hitherto refrained from taking any steps against him; but in justice to 
herself, she will now endeavor to secure a legal separation from the man who 
has treated her so vilely and aspersed her character so injustly.  John S. 
RAY, Counsel for Mrs. HAMILTON.

4 September 1877
Police Superintendent Campbell returned yesterday from Saratoga, where he
passed his short vacation. He says he feels better for the rest, and
certainly looks improved.

7 September 1877
The Board of Police and Excise to-day fined 
Sergeant BATTERSBY, Thirteenth Precinct, five days' pay for neglecting his desk duty. 
Patrolman J.HARRIGAN, Third Precinct, ten days pay for intoxication & conduct
	unbecoming an officer in the house of S. M. KIRBY, 1631 Fulton street.
Patrolman P. BYRNE, Eighth Sub-precinct, ten days' pay for being intoxicated
	and  unlawfully arresting Henry YOST.

13 September 1877
Police Captain Louis WORTH, of the Sixth Precinct, has started on his summer
vacation, to be gone a week, visiting Saratoga, Buffalo and Niagara Falls.

Officer Rogers Asks to be Detailed for Light Duty - He is Crippled for Life
Patrolman George H. ROGERS, of the Third Precinct, who had the muscles of
his left arm shot away while endeavoring on the 23d of last April to arrest
the wife beater Anthony LOX in the House of Blazes in Fourth place (Lox was
killed by Officer MURTHA), visited Police Headquarters to-day, in company
with Captain LEAVY, and asked the Commissioners to assign him to messenger
duty, as he is forever incapacitated for active police service.  Through the
medical skill of Dr. WHITE his arm has been saved, but it is considerably
drawn up and will probably never be strong.  Since he sustained his injuries
he has been receiving full pay, to which, by the way, he was justly
entitled, and his object in asking to be detailed for light duty is to save
himself from being placed on the pension list.  His case is to receive the
attention it merits.

15 September 1877
A very sad accident befell Sergeant John H. JOHNSON, of the Mounted Police
Squad, at 5:20 P. M.  yesterday, while returning from visiting Mounted
Officer WEBB who was recently seriously injured by his house falling  on him
while he was endeavoring to stop a runaway horse in Flatbush avenue.
Officer WEBB lives at No. 74 Palmetto street, and the sergeant had just left
the house when the accident to himself occurred  Placing the left foot in
the stirrup he attempted to vault on the back of his horse, when the animal,
which is very high-spirited, made a spring forward and catching the bit in
its teeth broke into a run.  The result was that JOHNSON, though succeeding
in gaining the saddle, was unable to place his right foot in the stirrup.
and very athletic, he was thus placed at a great disadvantage, and on
reaching the end of the street saw his peril, as it was necessary for him to
either compel the animal to turn into Broadway or himself run the risk of
colliding with a blacksmith shop, which stood directly in front of him
across the street.  He resolved to make an attempt to turn the horse, and by
a splendid exhibition of skill succeeded in turning the horse's head.  Just,
however, as the danger appeared to have passed, the horse slipped and fell.
Its plucky rider was thrown, but unfortunately was
Several citizens rushed to the rescue, the horse was gotten up, and the
Sergeant removed to the Ninth Sub Precinct Station house, where Dr.
MATTHEWS, on examination, found JOHNSON's leg broken in two places, between
the knee and  ankle, and his face badly lacerated in several places.  The
limb was temporarily bandaged, and a coach having been procured, the
unfortunate Sergeant was removed to his residence, corner of Forty-fourth
street and Third avenue, in charge of Officers GAUS and KELLOGG.  The limb
was set at his residence by Police Surgeon ROONEY.  Sergeant Johnson has a
splendid record and as commanding officer of the Mounted Squad has
disciplined his little command to a high state of efficiency.

14 November 1877
The Result of a Young Loafer's Rash Act- The Alleged Assailant in Custody-
How the Officer Fared as Assailant in  Another Case.
     Officer James DREELAND, of the Third Precinct at five o'clock yesterday
afternoon dispersed a number of boys who had built a bonfire at the corner
of Hicks and Pacific streets.  He then attempted to stamp out the fire, but
while so doing had his left eye destroyed by a blow from a stone, thrown, it
is believed, by Thomas SHIPLEY, a peddler, aged sixteen, of No 27 Emmett street.
together with four boys named Lawrence CALLEN, Michael DOWE,  John CONNELLY,
Sloan & T. JOYCE, who are held as witnesses.  The physicians at the Long
Island College Hospital are afraid that the officer will lose the sight of
his right eye also, out of sympathy.
     DREELAND is the officer who some months ago was
  a drunken prisoner named DONOHUE, residing in Hoyt street.  One of the
bones of DONOHUE'S  left arm was broken.  At the trail of the case before
the Board of Police and Excise upon charges preferred by DONOHUE, it was
shown  that DONOHUE twice fell, from which it was concluded- and upon a very
fair presumption - that the fracture might not after all be due to DREELAND.
The complaint was there upon dismissed.

26 November 1877
Police Sergeant R.B.G. SMITH, has been transferred from the Ninth to the
Thirteenth  Precinct, and Sergeant Jacob  E. HEALEY has been transferred
from the Thirteenth, to the Ninth Precinct.

Greenpoint Items
Police Sergeant John W.  WORMELL, of the 7th Precinct,has been transferred
to the 13th. Sergeant Alfred L. BATTERSLY of the latter taking his place.

A stabbing affay occurred at 20minutes of 12 o'clock Saturday night in
Patrick BRESLIN'S liquor saloon, corner of York and Main sts.  John HICKMAN,
a shoemaker, of No 57 York st,, it appears, charged a man named CRUSE with
having a year before taken advantage of his being under the influence of
liquor to rob him. CRUSE angrily denied the accusation; finally the 2 men
came to blows. According to the police a third man, Michael FAULKNER, of 87
Talman st., interfered in the interest of order. The interference was,
however angrily received by HICKMAN, who , drawing a knife, stabbed the
peacemaker in the left ear and right cheek and then ran out of the saloon.
CRUSE notified Officer FILLIARD of what had occurred, and the latter after
an hour's search scceeded in arresting the assailant.  Dr. GILFILLAN dressed
FAULKNER'S wound, He regarded the wound in the ear as serious.

12 December 1877
At the police trials before the Board of Police and Excise today 
Officer James J. BOYLAN was arraigned on a charge of having clubbed a prisoner, 
Thomas FEENEY. The complaint was made by Capt. SMITH by direction of the 
Superintendent. The chief witness for the prosecution was Court Officer BURNS, 
who claims to have had FEENEY in custody when BOYLAN struck the latter three 
times. FEENEY, on taking the stand, pleaded ignorance of what had occurred. 
BOYLAN swore in direct contradiction of BURNS, and produced a witness whose 
testimony involved the case still more in perplexity. The result was that the 
Commissioners reserved their decision.
The following officers were fined one day's pay each: 
Patrolman Michael J. HAGGERTY,  Fourth Precinct, for being off post; 
Patrolman Edward S. HOLMES, Seventh Precinct, for being off post; 
Patrolman Charles H. BABCOCK, Ninth Precinct, for being absent from drill without leave.
Patrolman Martin F. GARVEY, Ninth Precinct was reprimanded for unnecessary 
	absence from reserve duty. 

20 December 1877
A number of policemen were fined yesterday for various offences by the 
Board of Police and Excise. The heaviest penalties were as follows;

RILEY, Patrolman Edgar C. RILEY, three days' pay for being found at 3:55 A.M. 
	December 15 sitting smoking in the hallway of No. 163 Atlantic avenue.

CORCORAN, Patrolman John C. CORCORAN, Fifth Precinct, three days' pay for leaving 
	station house when a leave of absence had been refused him.

BOYLE, Patrolman George BOYLE, Third Precinct, two days' pay for unnecessarily 
	and "with cruel violence" arresting John SADLER, Jr., aged sixteen, on a 
	charge of being drunk and disorderly. (the boy was acquitted by Justice WALSH.)

MALMBERG, Patrolman Chas. MALMBERG, Fourth Precinct, two days' pay for being found off 
	post and in the rear of a liquor store, at 6:12 A.M., on the 8th inst.

Mary GALLAGHER, aged twenty-two, of 1551 Bergen street, was taken very ill 
last night at a ball at Gailatin Hall, was conveyed in an ambulance to the 
Long Island College Hospital.

29 December 1877
Greenpoint-Officer POOLE, of the Seventh Precinct, yesterday while riding from 
Greenpoint avenue to Meserole avenue on a crosstown car, lost his shield, No. 213.

3 January 1878
       Police Sergeant FIELDING has been transferred from the Fifth to the
Sixth Precinct.

    A number of policemen were tried by the Commissioners yesterday, on
various charges.  Several were fined, the heaviest penalties being as
Patrolman Henry A. LENNON, Fourth Precinct, three days' pay, for
	being off post from 1:320 to 4:15 A.M., 
Patrolman Owen McCAFFREY,Thirteenth Precinct, two days' pay, for failing 
	to watch for an alleged burglar, as ordered.

    Mounted Policeman John THOMPSON died in the City Hospital at 12:30 A.M.
of injuries sustained by being thrown in attempting to stop the runaway
horse of Captain C.C. DUNCAN, in Bedford avenue, two weeks ago.  Deceased
was thirty-seven years of age.  He was of Scotch parantage.  He was formerly
a ship caulker, and was appointed in the Eighth Precinct, May 10, 1869.
Four months ago he was made a member of the Mounted Squad.  He leaves a
widow and five children.  He was a faithful officer.

9 January 1878
Sergeat John REARDON has been transferred from the Fifth to the Sixth
Princinct, and Sergeant James FIELDING has been transferred to the Fifth Precinct.

10 January 1878
    Decisions were rendered to-day by the Board of Police and Excise, in the
police cases tried yesterday, viz:
        Rowland DE BOUTE vs. Dectectives ROACH and MAHONEY, charge,
supressing evidence, dismissed with the statement; "?? decide that the
officers are innocent of the charge."

    Patrolman Hugh GEARY, Thirteenth Precinct, dismissded from the force for

    Patrolman Simon LARKINS, Second Precinct, fined ten days' pay for being
three house and five minutes off post.

    Patrolman P.J. KEHOE, fined ten days' pay for intoxication.

    Fined two days' pay each:  
Patrolmen S.W. CHICHESTER, Twelfth; 
Michael HAGGERTY, Tenth;
John WILKINS, Ninth.

    Fined on day's pay each:  
Patrolman Michael TRAVERS, Third; 
Bernard REILLEY, Third; 
John WILKINGS, Ninth; 
Michael BOYLE, Twelfth; 
Doorman Patrick WHALEN, Eighth.

17 January 1878
                   POLICE HEADQUARTERS.
-Joe LEGGETT Expected Back - Detective VAN WAGNER Dangerously Sick.

-There are good grounds for countenancing a rumor that Joseph LEGGETT, the 
absconding Excise Clerk, is expected to return home at once.

-Sergeant Detective Harry VAN WAGNER’s condition is very critical. He is at 
his home, corner of Lincoln Place and Fifth Avenue. Dr. KISSAM sent word to 
Police Headquarters that the patient was dangerously ill. The disease is 
inflammation of the bowels.

-The police authorities of this city and New York are negotiating relative to 
the connecting of the two cities by telegraph. President JORDAN today wrote 
to President SMITH of the New York Board, on the subject.

-A number of temperance advocates waited on the Board today, relative to the 
investigations to be made tomorrow relative to the memorial of the Society 
for the Prevention of Vice and Intemperance.

-Twenty-five licenses were given out today, an unusually large number.

26 January 1878
    At ten o'clock last night, Officer RYAN, of the First Precinct,
discovered that some goods in the show window of J. ROTTENBURG's dry goods
store, No. 209 Fulton street, were on fire.  With great presence of mind, he
kick in the glass in the door, and, unaided, succeeded in tearing ou the
blazing fabrics.  Fortunately, his hands were encased in heavy gloves, or
else he must have been terribly burned.  As it was, $800 damage was done to
the stock, which is insured for $5,000 in the Williamsburgh Insurance Company.

28 January 1878
    About ten men have been appointed to the police force since the new
Commissioners took office last November.  Although no vacancies at present
exist, the Commissioners have selected from a large number of applicants for
patrol duty such persons as they would feel warranted in appointing if
vacancies were to occur.  Hence during the past two weeks about forty men
have been examined by the Board of Surgeons, of which Dr. Alexander J.
ROONEY is President and Dr. James T. BURDICK, Secretary.  Of the entire
number, however, less than half have been found physically competent for
police duty.

3 February 1878
                Sunday Dlyersion for Frolicsome  Youngsters.
Many persons were treated to an unusual spectacle, yesterday morning, about
11 o'clock, in the antics of a drunken policeman.  He first attracted
attention in Red Hook lane, near Fulton st, whence he staggered to the
corner of Fulton and Smith sts, where his maneuvers around a MOZART GARDEN
bill board provoked the merririment of a crowd of boys.  Finally Sergeant
BALLOW,  of the First Precinct, "spotted" him and towed him off.  As no such
case figures among the "arrests" on the First Precinct return to
Headquarters to-day, it is presumed that the offending officer escaped the
penalty of incarceration in a cell that would have been the lot of any
"ordinary" citizen under similar circumstances.  There is no doubt, however,
that Captain CAMPBELL has preferred charges against him. His name is given
as Michael MCLOUGHLIN, patrolman in the First Precinct.

14 February 1878
Some Well Deserved Fines - The Hamilton Ferry Suicide.
The Board of Police and Excise disposed today of the usual batch of
policemen charged with violating rules.  
They fined -
Patrolman Edward HOLMES,  of the Fifth Precinct, five days’ pay for being 
intoxicated in the street in uniform at 9am.  

Patrolman Edward HENNESSEY, Fifth Precinct, five days’ pay for leaving
the station house after permission to do so had been refused.  

Bridge Keepers William ROACH & John FITZGERALD  two days each for 
failing to clean the snow off the Hamilton avenue bridge.  

In the case of Sergeant WALSH & Patrolman John MALONEY  of the Third Precinct, 
charged with  failing to report the suicide of the 4th inst, on the Hamilton 
Ferry, the Board decided that the excuse of the officers that they could 
not authenticate the information given them to be good.

20 February 1878
Among a number of fines imposed by the Board of Police and Excise yesterday 
for the failure to comply with the rules were the following:
Patrolman E. HOLMES, Seventh Precinct, ten days' pay and "warned" for being 
off post in a liquor saloon, and disobedience of orders.
Sergeant Joseph CARRAUGHER, First Precinct, three days' pay and enjoined to 
exercise more care, in the future, for discharging a prisoner arrested for 
passing a counterfeit 25 cent piece.

7 March 1878
Policemen Punished
The board of Police tried a number of Policemen today on various charges.
They directed 
Officer Peter BARRY,to :discharge a debt of $ 5:50 to B.RILEY,for a stove.
They fined 
Detective J.LENEHAU, two days pay,for refusing to count the clothes-pins 
	in a bag found by him.  
Patrolman John GIBSON,three days pay for being off his post.   
Patrolman Charles.H.McCUE two days pay for being off his post.

28 March 1878
 Transferring Policemen
There is an excitement in the Police department over an almost 
general transfer of Sergeant and Patrolmen that has taken place.
Out of sixty-one sergeants and acting sergeants forty-two have 
been sent from the stations where they had been doing duty to 
other station,and the probabilities are that the remaining nineteen 
will also be transferred,almost exclustively for the purpose of 
placing them near their homes, in order that they may get their 
meals within an hour and find more time to attend to police duty.
The following are the names of the Sergeants ransferred.

JOHN CARR, Fourth to Ninth precinct
HENRY C.BADEW, Ninth to Fourth precinct.
WILLIAM MEEKES, Second to Twelfth precinct.
NICHOLAS MASTERSON, Twelfth to Second precinct.
NICHOLAS McNAMORA, Tenth to Ninth precinct.
JAMES W.LAMB, Eight to Tenth precinct.
STEPHEN MARTIN, First to Fourth precinct.
CHARLES STRONG, Fourth to Tenth precinct.
EDWIN DYER, Tenth to First precinct.
JOHN HAMILTON, Ninth Sub, to Twelfth precinct.
GEORGE BUCKHOLZ, Twelfth tto Ninth Sub precinct.
JOHN W.EASON, First to Second precinct.
WILLIAM M.STRONG, Second to First precinct.
JOHN GRAHAM, Eight to Eighth Sub precinc.
WILLIAM H.BROWNS, Eight Sub to Eighth precinct.
GEE W.BUNCE, Fifth to Seventh precinct.
JAMES J.FIELDING, Fifth to Seventh precinct.
ALFRED L.BATTERSBY, Seventh to Fifth precinct.
JAMES G.DeBEVOISE, Seventh to fifth precinct.
JAMES WARD, Sixth to Thirteenth precinct.
JOHN W. WERMELL, Thirteen to Sixth precinct.
LEONARD W.ELLIOTT, Sixth to Seventh precinct.
ROBERT W.REED, Seventh to Sixth precinct.
JAMES KINNEY, Eleventh to Third precinct.
WILLIAM J.CADDEN, Third to Eleventh precinct.
THOMAS WALSH, Third to First precinct.
JOHN CAIN, First to Third precinct.
WILLIAM P.KELLY, Fourth to Ninth precinct.
M.T.HELBROOK, Ninth to Fourth precinct.
JOHN MORRELL, Eight Sub to Eighth precinct.
DENNIS DRISCOLL, Eight to Eight Sub precinct.
JOHN BRENNAN, Fifth to Sixth precinct.
ASA TITUS, Sixth to Fifth precinct.

Policeman Shot
Three young men, Charles MORRIS,  
William J.HIGGINS,  John McGUIRE, residing in the Wallabout district, 
were on their way home through Marcy avenue,at two o'clock 
this morning,when it occurred to one of them,Charles MORRIS 
aged twenty-five,of 39 Noostrand avenue, that it was an opportune 
time to discharge a small pistol thatt had been longer loaded than 
was desirable. He accordingly pulled the trigger,in ignorance of 
the fact that behind the pile of boxes, at which he aimed, was 
Officer WALTER DUGGAN,oof the Fourth Precinct. The result was 
that the officer received a bullet in the breast that inflicted 
a severe though not apparently dangerous wound. The accident 
happening on Walton street, and near the Thirteenth Precinct 
Station House.Duggan went there and had his wound dressed by 
Police Surgeon LOEWENSTEIN. Officer KLEIND arrested MORRIS.

20 April 1878
In the City Court yesterday, N.C. BARTLETT, a flour merchant, of 14 Front 
street, New York, recovered a judgment for $664, against Sheriff DAGGETT, for 
an alleged illegal levy and execution upon a bakery located at No. 669 
Bedford avenue. BARTLETT set up that he purchased the bakery from Lyman F. 
PETTE. The Sheriff seized the property on a judgment for $314, obtained by 
Louis GREENBAUM, against PETTE. The case was tried once before when the jury 
rendered a verdict for plaintiff for $1,114. Judge MCCUE, set the judgment 
aside on the ground that it was excessive.

29 April 1878
The remains of the late commanding Sargeant of the Eight Sub-precinct, John 
MAHER, were interred in Calvary Cemetery yesterday afternoon. A service at 
St. John's R.C. Church preceded the burial. Rev. John MCGUIRE, assisted by 
other clergymen, celebrated a requiem mass. 
Among those present were 
County Clerk John DELMAR, 
Alderman MCINTYRE, 
Mr. JENKINS, clerk to the Superintendent of Police, 
Captain John MACKELLAR, who was in command of a detachment of police, 
Sargeant DRISCOLL.

30 April 1878
The Police Commissioners have created a new post-Joralemon street, from Court 
street to Boerum place- and have assigned two members of the Central Squad to 
it; HARDY, formerly in Justice MOORE's Court, and BROPHY, formerly in the 
Sanitary Department. HARDY is one of the stalwart men of the force, and 
BROPHY is the tallest policeman in the city, hence their selection for this showy post.

2 MAY 1878
The First Trial at the New Headquarters  Important Cases.
The first police court in the Municipal Building was held today, General 
JOURDAN presiding.

Mrs. Lizzie FRANZ preferred a charge of conduct unbecoming an officer 
against Patrolman John GIBSON, Seventh Precinct, in that "said GIBSON has 
on several occasions come into my candy store, No. 8 Broome Street, 
Greenpoint, and helped himself to articles without leave from me, and on 
one occasion, sometime during the latter part of March, 1878, addressed me 
insulting and obscene remarks." The Commissioners adjourned the case to 
Saturday morning at nine o'clock, GIBSON pleading not guilty.

Patrolman James KILLIAN, Fourth Precinct, was charged with being absent 
from roll call at 6:30 AM, and returning from post until 8:40 AM. He was 
fined ten days' pay and ordered to go to "school."

Patrolman John H. GELHARDT, Fourth Precinct, was charged with leaving his 
post and being found asleep on a settee in the hallway of Justice RILEY's 
court room at 9:45 AM. He, too, was fined ten days' pay and ordered to "school."

Patrolman Wm. F. GILMORE, Fourth Precinct, was charged with leaving his 
post and going into a stable in St. James' Place, near Greene Avenue, at 
1:20 PM. He was fined three days' pay and ordered to "school."

Patrolman Michael CONNELLY, Eighth Sub-Precinct, was charged with being 
under the influence of liquor on Third Avenue at 7:20 AM. 3d instant, in 
uniform. He was fined three days' pay.

Patrolman Thomas MURPHY, Tenth Precinct, was charged with not being on his 
relieving post. He was fined one day's pay.

Patrolman George M. DAILEY, Twelfth Precinct, was charged with leaving his 
post without being properly relieved. He was fined one day's pay and 
ordered to "school."

Complaints against Sergeant METCALF, Tenth Precinct, and Patrolman Theadore 
MORRILL, Ninth Precinct, were dismissed.

Where Reform in the System is Needed  A Better Selection of Men Demanded.
Shortly after the present Board of Police and Excise took office their 
attention was directed to the detective force with a view to rendering it 
more effective. At Headquarters was the regular squad, consisting of nine 
men and a sergeant, and at every precinct was one man (in case of the First 
Precinct, two) doing detective duty. The first step taken was to order the 
Central Office men to do a certain amount of patrol duty in sections of the 
city selected by the Superintendent. Within a few days another step was 
taken to transferring the commanding sergeant to sergeant's duty in the 
Third Precinct. At present the squad reports to the Superintendent in the 
absence of a head not yet selected, but who should be the senior detective. 
Whether the Commissioners will rest here is not known, but they might with 
valuable results, so far as serving the community is concerned, inquire 
into the qualifications of some of the men now doing detective duty at 
Headquarters and at precincts. A number of the detectives are unexcelled in 
any city for ability and experience, but unfortunately, some have few 
qualities that recommend them for the delicate service they are expected to 
perform. The result is that the burden of the work falls on the shoulders 
of the few, while the rest keep up a good deal of unproductive thinking and 
perambulating. Last year all the arrests by the Headquarters Squad for 
burglary, homicides, receiving stolen good, etc. (excepting petty 
offences), only footed up 16. This is a very poor showing for the squad, 
although under the system heretofore in existence, they had no chance to 
accomplish much. What arrests were made, however, were of the most 
important character, but were made by the few. The precinct detectives make 
an infinitely better showing, but simply because, in many instances, the 
opportunities to do so are thrown in their way. A little shaking up would 
do no harm. And if some of the so-called detectives were shaken back to 
post duty, the service would gain patrolmen without losing any more detectives.

4 May 1878
Contests Wills.
Surrogate DAILEY yesterday decided in favor of sustaining the letters of 
administration granted to Elizabeth WILKINSON, the third wife of Michael 
WILKINSON, a policeman, who left property worth $5,000 to his wife. The 
matter was contested by WILKINSON's children by his second wife, who set up 
in their complaint that Mrs. Elizabeth WILKINSON was not the wife of their 
father. This matter was put at rest today when that lady produced her 
marriage certificate and also the judgment roll granting a divorce to 
WILKINSON from his second wife, who is still living.

When John NOONAN, a mounted policeman attached to the Prospect Park 
station, was taking a new mount from the training farm at Wakefield 
yesterday afternoon it became frightened on the Central bridge and 
threw him.  NOONAN suffered a fracture of the left ankle and contusions 
of the body and was sent to the Washington Heights Hospital.

6 May 1878
What Intemperance Led a Policeman to Do  Interview with the Prisoner  He is 
Held for the Grand Jury.
Patrolman Morris H. HEFFERNAN, aged thirty-seven, of the First Precinct, 
yesterday afternoon attempted to murder his Captain, Joe SMITH, the oldest 
captain in the city , by shooting him. Dissipation and the preferment 
against him of charges for the same by his captain, were the inciting 
circumstances that led to the commission of the crime. These circumstances 
are told further on in the language of the prisoner.
Captain SMITH was standing in the Washington Street station-house at 1:20 
PM reading a letter. He was inside the railing between the street window 
and the sergeant's desk, with one arm resting on the telegraph box. 
Sergeant WALSH was in command of the desk, and had just rung for the 
platoon returned from patrol duty to assemble for muster, and the men were 
falling into line before him. About the last man to descend the stairs from 
the dormitory was HEFFERNAN. In his right hand he held a pistol, but the 
fact excited no comment, as men often have to hurry to get down in time, 
and frequently are compelled to adjust their equipments while descending 
the stairs. But instead of falling into line HEFFERNAN advanced to the 
railing, and addressing the Captain said: "This is a nice job you have put 
up on me, you old _____." The Captain turned. He saw the pistol, and 
essayed to escape. He dodged low just as the weapon was discharged, and the 
bullet struck him in the neck. As he sought to find shelter behind the 
desk, he tripped on a rug and fell. The second bullet whistled over him and 
struck the door of a closet on the other side of the room. At that instant 
Officers REILLY, QUINN, and WHITE, who had simultaneously jumped for the 
assassin, seized and disarmed him. He at once surrendered.
Captain SMITH was carried into his room and laid on a lounge. He evidently 
thought he was dying, for he exclaimed: "I'm done for; God help my wife and 
little child." Ambulance Surgeon MORDOUGH, Drs. HUNT and SHERVETT, and 
Police Surgeons ROONEY, MALONE, and HOPKINS were soon on hand. They found 
that the ball had struck the neck just below the left ear, and passed out 
some inches below, without apparently affecting any vital parts. Police 
Commissioner Rodney C. WARD, Superintendent CAMPBELL, and Inspector WADDY 
were also soon on the spot, and did all in their power to make the wounded 
veteran comfortable. A carriage was then procured, and the Captain was 
removed to his residence, No. 37 Tillary Street. He slept quite well during 
the night, and is believed to be out of danger. The affair created great 
excitement; and inquiries respecting his condition have been numerous from 
all quarters.
HEFFERNAN was arraigned before Justice WALSH this morning upon complaint of 
Sergeant WALSH. He appeared very nervous, in fact as though he had just 
recovered from a long debauch. The complaint being read to him, he had 
nothing to say. The Justice said to him: "I will enter a plea of not 
guilty, then. When will you be ready for examination?" "Well," said the 
prisoner, "I will withdraw my plea of not guilty and plead guilty." The 
Justice cautioned him, but he persisted in so having it, but when he came 
to sign his voluntary examination was so nervous that he had to ask the 
Justice to sign for him. He was held for the Grand Jury.
A UNION-ARGUS reporter had an interview with the prisoner, in the court 
room cells. HEFFERNAN has been on the force since September 2, 1870, and 
was formerly a clerk in the office of the Herald. His statement was as 
follows, given in a rambling way.
"Captain SMITH has acted very queerly with me compared with the way he has 
treated some other men. He never had a better man than I when I was 
straight. I am one of those men who drink not more than once in three or 
four weeks, maybe not more than once in three months, and then I'm off. It 
was this bloody bock beer that spoilt me. I'm sorry for my poor family. My 
old mother is outside there, and I am afraid that it will kill her. The 
Captain has made a good many charges against me for intoxication. The other 
day I reported sick to Dr. HOPKINS; he called on me twice but found me out; 
the second time I went to see him and he ordered me on duty at six AM 
Friday last. I obeyed; after 12 o'clock Saturday night I got copies of 
charges made against me by the Captain; I should have gotten them a day 
earlier so as to give a man a chance to see his friends. There were three 
specifications, one for reporting sick and being drunk; I had not been 
drunk; I expected this would break me, which would leave me without a home 
for my wife and five little children; I did the shooting under the impulse 
of the moment; we are not allowed to carry pistols on duty in the day time, 
and I borrowed this pistol from another man's closet. I meant to bring it 
back at six o'clock, when I returned from home. I had not time to put it 
into my pocket when the sergeant's bell rang. I had no intention of using 
the weapon when I spoke to him, but the sight of him excited me. I did it 
before I thought. You never heard a man balloo as he did about his wife and 
child; but he never thought anything about mine, and mine likely to be 
turned out into the street."

(7 May 1878)
Conditions of Captain Joel SMITH  Significance of the Shooting.
Captain Joel SMITH, of the First Precinct, who was shot on Sunday in the 
station house by a dissipated member of his command named Morris H. 
HEFFERNAN, passed a comparatively comfortable night last night at his 
residence, No. 37 Tillary Street. He rested well, and suffered little from 
the wound in his neck. Though fifty-nine years of age, he has a strong 
constitution, and the only thing his physicians apprehend is that 
inflammation or erysipelas may set in. Of course the shock to his nervous 
system was not small, and therefore there is the utmost necessity of his 
being kept quiet and free from exciting causes. His wife and one of his 
sons, Officer Joseph SMITH, are the only persons admitted to his bedside. 
Throughout the Police Department bought but expressions of strong sympathy 
for him are heard, while frequent inquiries respecting his condition are 
made both at the station-house and residence by many prominent men. Few men 
in the city are better known than the captain. For years he has been in 
command of a precinct that is the center of political activity, while many 
noted criminal cases and the destruction of the Brooklyn Treatre, adjoining 
his station-house, have caused his name to be in everybody's mouth from time to time.
Many persons visit the station-house to see the spots where the two bullets 
struck. The one that passed through his neck lodged in the wainscoting 
behind the sergeant's desk, and has been extracted to the destruction of a 
couple of boards. The other, which narrowly missed hitting him, and 
Sergeant WALSH as well, buried itself in the door of a closet at the 
opposite end of the room.
Great indignation is expressed that such a man as HEFFERNAN should have 
been allowed to remain on the force. His appointment dates back nearly 
eight years. He is a Democrat, and there is a story that he obtained his 
place through the highest Ring influence. Captain SMITH, on the other hand, 
is a Republican, and HEFFERNAN may have imbibed his hatred of him by 
knowing the annoyance which the Ring felt at his retention on the force 
when a captaincy was sought for a Democrat.
A UNION-ARGUS reporter inspected HEFFERNAN's record at Police Headquarters. 
In six years he has had twenty charges preferred against him. He was three 
times fined ten days' pay, and three times five days' pay, while there were 
records of a number of fines of one days' pay each.

(17 June 1878)
           The trial of Policeman MAURICE HEFFERNAN for shooting Captain JOEL 
H. SMITH, of the 1st. Precinct, may 5 last, was opened in the Court of 
Sessions today before the court  and a jury. District-Attorney CATLIN 
appearing for the proecution and ex JudgeCORNELL for the prisoner. The 
indictment found against HEFFERNAN was for assault with intent to kill, and 
the story of the deed was retold by captain SMITH substantially as follows:
            On Tuesday, April 30, I paid HEFFERNAN his money due for the 
month; he went away and no more was seen of him till the next Friday morning, 
when he reported for duty. On the Saturday evening following , when the 
section to which he belonged was ready to march out on duty, HEFFERNAN was 
standing in the line, and he gave me a pitiful look. He had been reported as 
intoxicated, and charges had been rsreved on him for neglect of duty. I did 
not see him again till next day-Sunday-when I was standing in the station 
house and HEFFERNAN and others came in from post, and went upstairs; that was 
about 20 minutes past one. When the bell rang for them to go to 
dinnerHEFFERNAN, came down with the rest and walked directly up to the rail, 
behind which I was standing, and wxclaimed"That's a fine job you put up on 
me," drew his revolver and fired at me. The ball struck me in the back of the 
neck at the base of the skull, and came out near the top of the back bone, 
and lodged in the wood work on the wall. Officer JAMES WHITE sprang forward 
and struck up HEFFERNAN'S arm just as he fired again, and the ball did not 
strke me. He was then disarmed and conveyed to a cell in the rear. I 
staggered but was prevented from falling by an officer present, was helped 
into my room, and removed to my house, but was able to return to duty in 
about 3 weeks.
           Sergeant THOMAS WALSH and officers WHITE and RILEY corroborated 
the above, and the prisoner, HEFFERNAN, was called to the stand. he was pale 
but collected looking, and seemed interested in the proceedings. His 
testimony was simply to the effect that he was drunk from the day he was paid 
 all the week, and  did not remember anything that occurred until the 
following Monday.         
             The case was given to the jury about 2 o'clock.
              The jury, after a brief absence, found aa verdict of guilty 
against HEFFERNAN, who was remanded by the Judge for sentence on Wednesday next.

(22 June 1878)
MAURICE H. HEFFERNAN, the policeman who was convicted several days ago in the 
Court of Sessions of an assault with intent to kill made on his Captain JOEL 
SMITH, of the First Precinct, was sentenced  yesterday evening, by Judge 
MOORE, to 7 years imprisonment in the Kings County Penitentiary. In 
pronounceing sentence  Judge MOORE said that the offence  was a serious one, 
and all the so because committed by a man appointed for the prevention of 
just such things. The prisoner was intention a murderer, but he would deal 
leniantly with him this time, and not impose the full penalty of the law, 
which was 10 years. 

10 May 1878
Police Sergeants Transferred.
The following transfers of police sergeants were ordered yesterday 
afternoon by the Commissioners: 
REARDON, Sixth to Seventh Precinct; 
BOCH, Seventh to Sixth; 
KELLETT, Third to Eleventh; 
SLATTERY, Eleventh to Third; 
GREGORY, Tenth to Twelfth; 
CAMPBELL, Twelfth to Tenth; 
WILLMARTH, Ninth Sub to Ninth; 
LATTY, Ninth to Ninth Sub; 
BARWICK, Thirteenth to Fifth; 
HALLETT, Fifth to Thirteenth; 
LEAVY, Thirteenth to Ninth; 
HEALY, Ninth to Thirteenth; 
CARPENTER, Fourth to Second; 
COROUGHER, Second to Fourth; 
LOYD, Eighth to Tenth; 
METCALF, Tenth to Eighth.

11 May 1878
The Assailant of Captain Joel SMITH.
Ex-policeman Morris H. HEFFERNAN was arraigned in the Court of Sessions 
today to plead to an indictment against him for assault and battery, with 
intent to kill, Captain Joel SMITH, of the First Precinct police. He 
pleaded not guilty. Judge MORRE fixed the trial of the accused for the 23d inst.

16 May 1878
Remarkable Charges and Counter-Charges  Stories about Late Revels that were 
Not Proven  A Faithful Officer Fined.
Some rather interesting cases came up before the Board of Police and Excise 
at the police trials yesterday. The decisions were not rendered until 
today. Among them were charges growing out of a disagreement between 
Sergeant Nicholas BOCH, on the one side, and Sergeants FIELDING and BUNCE 
on the other. All three are among the oldest and best men on the force.
BOCH, it seems, went to Captain RHODES, of the Seventh Precinct, last 
Friday night, having just received notification that he had been 
transferred to the Sixth Precinct, and told him that FIELDING, who had the 
desk, was intoxicated. The Captain made BOCH return with him to the 
station-house, and made an investigation. In accordance with rules he 
compelled BOCH to make a charge through him to the Commissioners, which was 
done in the following terms  being directed against FIELDING and BUNCE:
Sergeant FIELDING entered the bedroom in which I was asleep and woke me up 
between ten and eleven o'clock on the night of the 10th instant and threw 
himself on the bed with his clothes and boots on. Shortly after, Sergeant 
BUNCE entered the room and pulled Sergeant FIELDING out of bed, both 
falling on the floor. Sergeant BUNCE asked FIELDING to come out and take a 
drink. After skylarking for some time, depriving me of rest and sleep, some 
one locked the door from the outside. After pulling and kicking at the 
door, the lock got out of order and could not be unlocked with the key. The 
door was then forced open with a jimmy from the outside, bending the nosing 
and staple in the lock and tearing the door moulding. At 11:45 Doorman 
TINKEY called Sergeant FIELDING to get up, without success. I then tried to 
awake him, when he gruffly said, "Go to _____, I said "Get up; it is twelve 
o'clock." He answered, "I don't care a ______." He failed to be at the desk 
to answer the roll call signal from Central Office, and failed to call his 
roll to send his platoon on patrol duty at twelve midnight, 10th instant. 
He also threatened in a loud voice, standing at the door of the 
station-house, that he would make me the sickest man he ever saw, if he got 
a chance at me. The charge was technically signed by Captain RHODES, and 
bore the names of Sergeant Nicholas BOCH, Sergeant L. W. Elliott, Captain 
RHODES, Justice Charles B. ELLIOTT, and Doormen TINKEY and BRENNAN as witnesses.
Sergeant FIELDING, through the Captain, then preferred two charges against BOCH.

"That said Sergeant falsely stated to Captain RHODES that I, Sergeant 
FIELDING, was intoxicated at 12 PM on the night of the 11th instant 
(witnesses, Captain RHODES, Sergeants ELLIOTT and BUNCE, Doorman TINKEY and 
Sergeant BUNCE.)
That said Sergeant failed to report at station-house at the termination of 
his tour of patrol duty from 12 to 6 AM on the 11th instant, also that said 
Sergeant secretly came into the station-house by climbing over yard fence 
at 2:30 AM same date (Sergeant FIELDING, witness). The decisions were 
rendered today. The first complaint, against FIELDING and BUNCE, was 
dismissed. On the second, FIELDING against BOCK (spelling as appears in 
newspaper), the sentence was a fine  five days' pay for cowardice and five 
days' pay for failing to report at station-house as per squad orders. The 
third complaint, against BOCH, was dismissed.
Sergeant William STRONG, of the First Precinct, was fined one day's pay for 
allowing two prisoners to escape from him about 8:30 AM May 11. The facts, 
as reported, apparently did not warrant the imposition of a penalty. The 
case was written up in Saturday's Union Argus. STRONG was off duty and was 
going home when he saw them steal a shirt from the front of a store, and 
then, after a chase , collared two of them. Quick as a flash they wriggled 
out of their coats and escaped. Subsequently the police of the Second 
Precinct arrested them for another crime. By 10 o'clock AM both had been 
sentenced by Justice WALSH.

30 May 1878
Dismissed from the Force.
Officer Francis MAY, of the Twelfth Precinct, was dismissed from the force 
today for buying in a liquor store in uniform, and for assisting a citizen 
to help two women over a fence.

1 June 1878
The following Police Sergeants were transfered today; 
JAMES WARD, from the 13th. to the 16th. Precinct, 
JAMES HALLETT, 13th. to 5th. Precinct, 
ASA TITUS, 5th to 13th., 
JAMES LEAVY, 9th to 13th,  
JOHN BRENNAN, 6th to 13th, 
JACOB E. HEALEY, 13th. to 9th. 

19 June 1878
    The Police Commissioners today dismissed from the force Officer 
THOMAS HART, of the 9th. Sub-Precinct, for playing cards in a saloon, 
and while under the influence of liquor committing an assault on a citizen 

22 June 1878
        A mysterious shooting case, in which Officer EDWARD HENNESSY , of the 
7th. precinct, was wounded, occurred last night in Greenpoint. The officer 
stated that while he was patroling on Greenpoint ave., below Oakland st., at 
about half past ten last night, a man who was about 150 yards behind him drew 
a pistol and shot at him, the ball taking affect in his left lower hip. On 
the officer's appearance at he station-house Dr. JENKINS was summoned and 
extracted the ball, which had inflicted  but a flesh wound taking a downwoard 
course. The also stated that he chased the man through Greenpoint ave., and 
that he ran over the Blissville Bridge. The above story, however is not the 
only one told by Officer HENNESSY. and as differ so materially it is supposed 
 that he has an object in keeping quiet the true version of the affair. 
Police Surgeon LOWENSTEIN on examination this morning decided that the 
officer was fit for duty, but after doing duty for a short time HENNESSY 
reported sick and went home.

24 June 1878
Officer's EDWARD HENNESSY'S story about his alleged attempted assassination 
has been intirely disproved. Captain RHODES having found a man who was with 
HENNESSY at the time, and who states  that the shooting was the result of the 
discharge of the officer's own pistol.

2 January 1879
The Police Commissioners retired to-day the following patrolman: 
Louis KARCHER, appointed 1861, aged 46y, Sixth Precinct on $400 pay; 
James RYAN, appointed 1876, aged 33y, Thirteenth Precinct,on $380 pay; 
Thomas IRWIN, appointed 1862, aged 55y, Third Precinct, on $400.  
No successors will be appointed.

13 January 1879
The Police and Excise Commission to-day fined Patrolman KELCHER, of the
Eleventh Precinct, ten days' pay for being under the influence of
liquor, five days' for violation of rules and five days' for leaving his

14 February 1879
The Evil of Intoxication very Prevalent-Fires and Warnings- 
What it Costs a Policeman to  Get Drunk
the Board of Police and Excise today rendered decisions in a number of cases
involving charges against officers.

Patrolman Peter MCCORMICK,  of the 8th Sub-Precinct, was fined 25 days' pay
for absence and disorderly conduct, with a warning that a repetition of such
acts would result in his dismissal. He was absent from duty 8 and 3/4 days.
for which his pay has also stopped.  He was ordered transferred to the 1st

Patrolman Michael MCLAUGHLIN, of the 1st Precinct, who made a drunken
exhibition of himself a few Sundays ago, was find 10 days pay, with a
warning that a repetition would result in dismissal. He was ordered
transferred to the 8th Sub.

Patrolman CONWAY  was fined 10 days pay for being under the influence of
liquor.  He also was warned that a repetition of the offence would result in
his dismissal.

Patrolman Michael KEENAN , of the 11th Precinct, was fined 10 days' pay for
intoxication, with a warning that a repetition of the offence would cause
his dismissal.

Patrolman Chas. MABLENBERG,of the 1st Precinct,was fined 5 days' pay for
being off post in company with a woman.

Patrolman Chas, BABCOCK, 9th Precinct was fined 15 days' pay, 10 of which
were for intoxication, He too, received a warning.

Patrolman James MU?LEN, of the 9th Sub was fined 3 days' pay for being off post.

8 July 1879
Vacation for the Police
The following order was to-day issued to the Police:
Office of the Superintendent of Police
Brooklyn, July 8, 1879

General Order No. 161-The following re???tions were this day adopted at a 
meeting held by the Board of Police and Excise, which are promulgated for 
the information of the police force:
Resolved, That a summer vacation be and the same is hereby allowed to all 
the members of the same is hereby allowed to all the members of the police 
force, upon their own application properly made on blanks furnished for 
that purpose, whose official record is satisfactory to the Board, subject 
to the approval and such regulations as the Superintendent of Police may 
adopt and that such vacation be as follows:
Captains 14 days, Sergeants 10 days, Detectives 10 days, Roundsmen 5 days, 
Patrolmen and Doormen, 6 days each.
Resolved, That all applications for leave of absence for summer vacation 
shall be made at least three days before such leave such take effect.
Resolved,  That all applications made by Sergeants and Roundsmen as 
mentioned in the foregoing resolutions shall be accompanied by a record of 
all charges preferred and sustained by the said Sergeants and Roundsmen, 
before the Board of Police and Excise against delinquent police officers; 
also a statement of all arrests made by them personally during the six 
months ending the 1st day of July, 1879.
Resolved, That no officer of any grade shall be permitted to absent himself 
until his application is approved by the Board, and that no officer shall 
be permitted to anticipate an approval.
Resolved, That the rule allowing sergeants, roundsmen, patrolmen and 
doormen to be off duty nights at certain periods, be and the same is hereby 
suspended during the summer vacation.
Resolved, That the vacation be and the same is hereby fixed to commence on 
the 15th day of July, 1879.
You must not allow too many absentees, so as to avoid impairing the 
efficiency of the force.
By order of the Board,
Patrick CAMPBELL, Superintendent of Police

11 July 1879
BOUNCED- A Drunken Policeman's Exit From a Saloon
	How he Created a Disturbance--Too Much Whiskey Makes Too Much Fight-
	The Case in the Police Court--The Commissioners to take Action
Patrolman Michael TRAVERS, of the Second Precinct, made an exhibition of 
himself last night in a Fulton street liquor saloon, which will doubtless 
cost him his place on the police force.  According to the report of Captain 
CRAFTS, of the Second Precinct, TRAVERS at 7:40 o'clock landed at Jewell's 
wharf from one of the Rockaway steamboats.  He seemed under the influence 
of stimulants, and crossed the gang plank singing.  Thence he passed 
directly to Martin MADDIGAN'S liquor saloon, No. 9 Fulton street, where he 
ordered drinks, and continued imbibing until he owed eighty cents.  A 
demand was then made for the money, abut he declined to pay any attention 
to it, and grandiloquently waving the bartender bank, was not, however, to 
be so easily bluffed, and insisting upon immediate payment, so angered 
TRAVERS, that the latter drew a pistol and threatened to shoot him.  The 
loud and excited tones in which the conversation was carried on had 
fortunately attracted the attention of Sergeant CARROUGHER, of the Second 
Precinct, who was passing, and he entered the saloon just at the critical 
moment, and seeing the situation, attempted to arrest TRAVERS.  The latter 
being in a furious mood, however, declined to submit to arrest, and at once 
offered a determined resistance.  CARROUGHER, seeing the danger, rapped for 
help, and in a few minutes four officers responded.  A desperate tussle, 
almost amounting to a fight, then took place, and in the melee the Sergeant 
was four times by mistake struck in the face by an outsider, who pretended 
that he was assisting the police.  Officer KEARNEY also had his coat badly 
torn.  But finally, superior force prevailed, and TRAVERS was taken to the 
station-house and locked up on a charge of drunkenness and disorderly 
conduct. How the officers refrained from clubbing him is a mystery.
This morning the prisoner was taken before Justice WALSH, upon complaint of 
Sergeant CARROUGHER and was sentenced to pay a fine of $10 or stand 
committed to jail for ten days.  A friend paid the fine for him and TRAVERS 
was liberated.  yesterday was "his day off," and that was the way he came 
to go to Rockaway.
Superintendent CAMPBELL to-day suspended TRAVERS from duty, and ordered 
charges to be preferred against him.
His record as a member of the police force is not creditable. he was born 
in January, 1851 and learned the trade of an oysterman, December 6, 1876, 
he obtained an appointment as patrolman, and was assigned to duty in the 
Third Precinct, where he remained until April 14, 1879, when he was 
transferred to the Third Precinct. During 1877 his conduct, according to 
the records, appears to have been exemplary, as no charges were preferred 
against him by his commanding officers, but since then he has had eleven 
charges preferred against him.  In 1878 he was fined as follows by the 
Commissioners for offences:  For violation of rules, one days pay, January 
9, and two days' pay April 4; for improper conduct, one day's pay, October 
1; for violation of rules, two days' pay, October 1; for neglect of duty; 
one day's pay, November 6, and three days' pay December 11.  One the 9th of 
April he was fined one day's pay for neglect of duty.

26 July 1879
A New York Policeman's Suicide
Policeman Bartholomew GAFFNEY, of the Eighteenth Precinct, New York, 
committed suicide by shooting himself at an early hour this morning at his 
residence, No. 325 East Twenty-fifth street in that city.  The ball entered 
the right side of the head in front of the ear and passed out on the other 
side.  GAFFNEY was fifty-nine years of age and leaves a wife and several 
young children, all of whom are laid up with whooping cough.  it is 
supposed that he committed the rash act while laboring under temporary 
aberration of mind, produced by sickness.  His home life was happy and it 
is said that he was well off financially.  He was an Irishman and had been 
thirty-nine years in the country.  His post for a long time past was at 
Stuyvesant Park, and he was well known to and heartily liked by the 
children and grown up people who frequent that shady breathing place in the 
midst of the city.

31 July 1879
Death of a Policeman
Ex-Police Sergeant James LEAVEY, an obliging officer, died last night of 
consumption at his residence in Kosciusko street.  He was appointed as a 
patrolman November 18, 1868, and assigned to duty in the Ninth 
Precinct.  In 1870 he was made a detective, and on the 12th of January, 
1877, was promoted to a Sergeantcy in the Thirteenth Precinct.  On the 6th 
of March, 1879, he was reduced to the ranks and transferred from the Ninth 
to the Fourth Precinct.  Being ill he was assigned to day duty, but his 
health soon became so poor that he was utterly incapacitated for service, 
and in June was retired by the Commissioners.  Until taken sick he was of 
apparently robust constitution, and was seemingly the last man to be 
attacked by consumption.

2 January 1882
    Officer DUGAN had his hand seriously cut and knee injured yesterday
while stopping a runaway horse belonging to Joseph SCHNORR, 207 Green street.

Officer Robert WALKER, of the Fourth Precinct, had his right foot severely
injured this morning while returning from post by falling off the front
platform of Myrtle avenue car No. 130.  He was taken to the City Hospital.

A crowd of ruffians at three o'clock this morning beat Officer WOOLSAKE, of
the Fourth Precinct, while he was doing special duty in citizen's clothes at
the corner of Myrtle and Hudson avenue.

3 January 1882
  Roundsman DOWNEY, of the Third Precinct, for intoxication arrested BERNARD 
REILLY a police officer, who lives at No. 486 Degraw Street, on Sunday night. 
REILLY was so much under the influence of liquor as to be helpless and had to 
be taken to the station in a wagon.

Greenpoint Items.
Martin GERKEN, of 134 Norman Avenue, who was appointed on the police force 
by Commissioner JOURCAN on Saturday reported for duty at the Seventh Precinct 
Station- house on the 1st. inst.

Arthur DUGAN, a patrolman attached to the Seventh Precinct Station-house, 
and against whom four charges of drunkenness are now pending before the 
commissioner sent his shield to the station-house on Saturday evening and 
resigned from the force.

5 January 1882
DISMISSED A. Third Precinct Police Officer who was Arrested for Drunkenness.
   Officer Bernard RILEY, of the Third precinct, was found helplessly drunk 
on Monday morning by Roundsman DOWNEY. RILEY was taken to the station-house 
in a wagon being unable to walk. These facts were related to Police Commissioner 
JOURDAN yesterday. The roundsman also swore that RILEY attempted to assault him 
in the station-house. This the officer denied. He said he had been invited by a 
friend to have a New Year drink, and that he took two glasses of whiskey. 
Commissioner JOURDAN dismissed RILEY from the force.

24 January 1882
FLAMES--A Policeman's Gallant Rescue of Children
Six Little Ones Saved from Death, the Result of an Explosion of Kerosene,
  A kerosene lamp in the apartment o Bridget WHELEHAN, at No. 142 Grand
Avenue, exploded about a quarter before four o'clock this morning, setting fire
 to the building, a two story frame structure. The WHELEHAN family occupied
the top floor, where John LOFTUS, a son in law also resides. The flames spread 
quickly, owing to the strong wind which was blowing, and soon enveloped the
upper part of the house. Officer Wm. KNIPE of the fourth Precinct, who was in
the neighborhood, ran to the scene, and upon being informed there were 
sleeping children on the top floor, made his way upstairs. In so doing he placed 
himself in jeopardy, but thinking of the children he made his way to the room in
which they were sleeping, and in which the fire burned fiercely, and after much
effort, resulting from being obliged to make several trips to the room, he succeeded
in safely removing them. The children were six in number, ranging in age from 2 to
14 years. The children were those of Mr.LOFTUS. The building was damaged  $500
and is not insured. The damage to the furniture is $200, which is covered by insurance.

25 January 1882
A Special Report of the Fire in Grand Avenue Yesterday. The Officer to
be Commended by Commissioner JOURDAN.
  In accordance with an order made by Superintendent of Police, CAMPBELL,
Captain WILLMARTH, of the Fourth Precinct, has forwarded the following 
report in regard to the action of Officer KNIPE at the fire at No. 142 Grand
Avenue yesterday morning:
  Patrolman Wm. KNIPE, of my command, reported that at 3:40 A.M., while 
on patrol duty, he discovered smoke issuing from the second story of 142 
Grand Avenue. He immediately ran there and entered the front door and ran
up stairs to the second story, where the smoke was so dense that it drove him 
back. He then entered the room on the first floor and helped Mrs. Bridget
WHELEHAN, who occupied the floor, to the street, and then made another 
attempt to get into the rooms on the second floor, but was driven back by
smoke. He returned to the sidewalk, when a small boy told him there were 
children on the second floor. He then made another attempt to enter the rooms,
when he heard a man's voice calling him to come and help him for God's sake!
But the fire was burning so fiercely that he could not get into the room. He left 
went to the sidewalk where Mr. John LOFTUS, who occupied the second floor,
broke the window and threw his six children out to him. He caught the children 
in his arms. He then assisted Mr. LOFTUS and his wife out of the window, which
is ten feet from the sidewalk. The parties were all uninjured. The upper part of
the house was badly burned and without the officer's assistance the fire might
have been fatal to some of the occupants. The children's ages range from 
2 to 14 years. The officer's mustache was slightly scorched. I think the officer's
action in the matter very commendable.
  Commissioner JOURDAN is to issue an order commending Officer KNIPE'S 
bravery at the fire.

  Patrolman John HURST, of the Second Precinct, who has been
connected with the police force for a number of years, died 
  At a meeting of officers and patrolmen of the precinct at 
the station house yesterday afternoon, Captain CRAFTS in the
chair and Sergeant MORRELL recording, the following resolution,
reported by a committee, consisting of Sergeant Joseph 
CARROUGHER and Patrolman Francis EARLEY and John KEARNEY, were 
unanimously adopted.
  Whereas, It has pleased the Almighty God in His divine 
providence to take from us our beloved companion and fellow 
patrolman, John HURST, a member of the police force for over 
five years.
  Resolved, That, while we deeply mourn his death, we offer to
his family in this their sad bereavement our heartfelt sympathy,
assuring, them that, while they have lost a beloved son
and the orphans left fatherless, we have lost a friend in our 
brother officer.
  Resolved, That we attend the funeral in a body and that the 
station house be draped with the usual badge of mourning for 
thirty days and that a copy of the foregoing resolution be
presented to the bereaved family and published in the Union Argus.

An Ex-Policeman Breaks His Wife's Arm's, An Unenviable Record.
  Edward FITZSIMMONS, an ex police officer yesterday brutally beat his wife 
Winnifred with a club, breaking one of her arms. He was arrested for the offense,
and today committed to jail for examination by Justice BERGEN. FITZSIMMONS
was removed from the force for cowardice and neglect of duty in connection with 
the assault on a Republican torchlight procession during the campaign of 1880. He
appealed to the courts and was reinstated. A few weeks ago he was again dismissed,
then for beating his wife and for being drunk. There were seven charges against him.
It is said that the prisoner neglects to take proper care of his five children and the 
society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children are inquiring into the matter

10 February 1879
The Murder of Policeman SMITH.
The trail of Mrs. Jessie R. SMITH, and Covert BENNETT upon the charge of
killing Policeman SMITH in Jersey city, on the night of July 31, 1878, was
begun in Jersey City, this morning

5 February 1882
Death of a Greenpoint Policeman
Frank B. REED, a patrolman attached to the Seventh Precinct, died at his 
residence, Meserole and Manhattan avenues, Greenpoint, this morning , of 
pneumonia.  Deceased was appointed on the police force in 1861, and was a 
very efficient officer. He was 58 years old and a member of Greenpoint Lodge 
of Free Masons.  The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon at two o'clock.

22 February 1882
A Private Detective Arrested
James Irving, a private detective, living at No. 215 North Second street, 
Eastern District, forced an entrance into Delia BLAKE's residence, 
No. 534 Marcy avenue, and made off with a sewing machine worth $40, which 
he said had been sent for by a New York manufacturing firm.  
Irving was arrested.   

27 February 1882
Police Retirements and Changes
It is expected that Police Commissioner JOURDAN will to-morrow retire several 
super-annuated members of the force who have been reported by the Board of 
Surgeons to be unfit for active duty :

Inspector WADDY will be among the number, and his position will, in all 
	probability, be filled by Drill-Capt. H. JEWETT.  
Mr. Wm. McKIVEY, telegraph operator, will, it is thought, be 
	called upon to be Drill-Captain,  
Mr. James KEENAN, now clerk in the Telegraph Department, made operator.

1 March 1882
Brooklyn Union Argus
The Police
Reappointments and Transfers By General JOURDAN	

Captains WORTH and KAISER Change Places-
Twelve Sergeants and Seven Roundsmen
Transferred and the Reason Therefor-
Commissioner JOURDAN Announces His
Appointments-All of the Present Staff Retained.

Police Commissioner JOURDAN to-day announced his
appointments, and also made a number of transfers in the
Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Twelfth and Thirteenth Precincts,
including two captains, namely, Captains WORTH and
KAISER, the former going from the Sixth to the Thirteenth
Precinct, and Captian KAISER from the Thirteenth to the
Sixth. There were also twelve sergeants and seven roundsmen
transferred. The Commissioner said that the transfers were not
made because of any other reason than to secure better and 
more faithful work from the men.
He said it had come to his knowledge that in some station-houses
where sergeants had for a long time been associated with each 
other they had formed combinations and in that way shirked
their duty. It was to break up this that in part the changes were
made. The following is a list of transfers.

Captain WORTH, Sixth to Thirteenth
Captain KAISER, Thirteenth to Sixth
Sergeant James WARD, Sixth to Seventh
Sergeant John REARDON, Thirteenth to Seventh
Sergeant Wm. KITZER, Sixth to Fifth
Sergeant Leonard W. ELLIOTT, Seventh to Sixth
Sergeant Wm N. STRONG, Thirteenth to Fifth
Sergeant Richard B.G. SMITH, Thirteenth to Fifth
Sergeant Robert W. REED, Seventh to Sixth
Sergeant James L. HALLETT, Fifth to Sixth
Sergeant James G. DEBEVOISE, Seventh to Thirteenth
Sergeant John W. WANNELL, Sixth to Thirteenth
Sergeant George W. BUNCE, Fifth to Thirteenth
Sergeant Wm. BURFOLD, Fifth to Seventh
Roundsman James GREEN, Sixth to Seventh
Roundsman J.Addison CORWIN, Twelfth to Thirteenth
Roundsman J.T. TRAVERS, Fifth to Thirteenth
Roundsman Samuel STILLWAGON, Seventh to Sixth
Roundsman Cyrus K. FICKETT, Thirteenth to Sixth
Roundsman Neil CARNEY, Thirteenth to Twelfth
Roundsman Hugh GORMAN, Sixth to Fifth
The following employees of the department were reappointed:

Samuel RICHARDS, Deputy Commissioner, and Chief Clerk
Parr HARLOW, Deputy Clerk
E.L. LANGFORD, Accountant
A.S. ROWLEY, Property Clerk
F.L. JENKENS, Clerk to Superintendent
A.B. THORNE, Fire Marshal
Drs. James WATT, John E. RICHARDSON and E. MALONE, Police Surgeons
George R. SMITH, Clerk to Excise Board
Charles EISENHUT, Cashier Excise Board
Charles E. COOK and D.W. WILKES, Clerks in Excise Board
Thomas F. POWERS, boiler inspector
Rienard FOX and John  RUGER, Boiler Inspectors
James WEBB, Clerk to Boiler Inspector
George M. FLANLEY, Telegraph Superintendent
Thomas M. CORNELL, Thomas WILLIAMS and Wm J. MC KELVEY,Telegraph Operators
Augustus MANEE, Lineman
Wm. MC CONNELL, Assistant Lineman

6 March 1882
A Police Officer Assaulted
Mrs. MURPHY, living at No. 198 Butler street, complained to the Third Precinct
police on Saturday night that her husband, James MURPHY had turned her and
her children from their home. Officer RHATTIGAN went to the house and was
met in the hall by MURPHY, who was intoxicated, and who carried an iron 
poker, with which he struck the officer on the head. RHATTIGAN used his club
in self-defence and struck MURPHY on the head, inflicting a slight cut, after
which he arrested MURPHY and locked him up.

Attempting to Shoot
Michael BIANCO, charged with attempting to shoot Officer CLOUGHER, of
the Fifth Precinct, was fined $15 in Justice NAEHER's court this morning.

11 March 1882
  Policemen  Assaulted by Roughs
A crowd of rufflans on Saturday noght threw stones on Front street at a 
roundsman and Officers ROGERS and HORAN, who were taking a drunken and 
disorderly person, PETER LYNCH, of No.37 Main street,to the Second Precinct 
Station house. The assailants escaped.

14 March 1882
A Police Roundsman Reduced
Police Commissioner JOURDAN to-day reduced Roundsman Felix
BRADY, of the Third Precinct, to the rank of patrolman, for 
inefficiency and gross neglect of duty. Alexander BARR, an old
officer, who retired from the force some time since, was appointed
to fill the vacancy.This is the first time the laws of 1881 giving the 
Police Commissioner power to reduce members of the force from
one grade to another has been put into force. General JOURDAN
said he thought it would better serve the purpose to reduce 
Roundsman BRADY then to dismiss him, and for that reason the
law was taken advantage of.

16 March 1882
A Policeman Too Drunk to Walk
Patrolman George W. TRAVIS, of the Seventh Precinct police,
was found on his post at Franklin street and Greenpoint avenue
last night too drunk to walk and was taken in charge by two other
officers, who took him to the station-house where he was stripped
of his uniform and placed in a cell.

1 April 1882
Captain JEWETT Selected by Gen. JOURDAN--Mr. MCKELVEY, Made Drill Captain, 
vice JEWETT--The Detective Force to be Reorganized.

  Police Commissioner JOURDAN to-day announced a number of changes in the 
Department which were made necessary by the retirement of Inspector WADDY.  
They are as follows:
Drill Capatin Henry L. JEWETT to be Inspector and Chief of Detectives.
Telegraph operator Wm. J. MCKELVEY to be Drill Captain.
James KEENAN, clerk in the telegraph department to be operator.
Mrs. James CORTELYOU female searcher at Police Headquarters, 
		vice Mrs. W. R. GEAR, who was recently assigned.
  The position of clerk in the telegraph department remains untitled.

that it was his purpose to reorganize the Detective Bureau, and because of 
that fact had made Inspector JEWETT Chief of the Bureau.  It is the 
Commissioner's intention to organize all the detectives in the city into one 
corps, with Inspector JEWETT at their head and as the general manager, 
Superintendent CAMPBELL to have power to assign them to any precinct he might 
see fit.  They will not be precinct detectives, but at the same time will be 
under the control of the Captains of the precincts to which they may be 
assigned, and also answerable to Inspector JEWETT for their acts.  Precinct 
detectives will be done away with, although if there be need of the 
continuous services of a detective in any one precinct, he will be kept there 
as long as needed.  The Commissioner intimated that he shall shake up the 
Detective Bureau and retain only thoroughly competent men.  Chief of 
Detectives JEWETT is to be the judge of the men's qualifications, and should 
he deem a man unfit for his position the latter will be put on patrol duty.  
General JOURDAN said that other changes were contemplated, and also that the 
rules of the department were being revised for the purpose of better defining 
the duties of the Inspector and Drill Captain.

8 April 1882
Captain SMITH, of the First Precinct, the oldest captain on the force; 
Sergeant DYER, Roundsman SHEPARD, and Officer TERRY have been called before 
the Police Commissioners for not working up a reported robbery at Alexander 
HUNTER'S liquor saloon, 15 Myrtle avenue, to the satisfaction of 
Superintendent CAMPBELL and Inspector WADDY. All were acquitted except DYER, 
who was fined two days' pay for fifty minutes' dilitariness in not reporting 
the case to his captain.

10 April 1882
Ex-Policeman FITZSIMMONS' Cruelty.
  Ex-policman Edward FITZSIMMONS, who was recently released from jail, where 
he served twenty-nine days for breaking his wife's arm, last night, at eleven 
o'clock turned his two boys, Edward, aged 7, and John, aged 5, out of doors.  
FITZSIMMONS lives at 340 Hicks street.  Officer DOYLE, of the Third 
Sub-Precinct, attempted to persuade the father to give the boys shelter, but 
without success, and he then arrested him for cruelty to children.  The 
mother, who is living with a sister, was notified and took charge of the 
boys.  Justice BERGEN will take care of FITZSIMMONS.

Commisioner JOURDAN's Order to Chief CAMPBELL-Inspector JEWETT Musters His 
Force and Gives Instructions.
Police Commisioner JOURDAN to-day issued the following order:
Office of Commisioner of Police and Excise.  Brooklyn, April 8, 1882.
Patrick CAMPBELL, Esq., Superintendent of Police
  Sir:  For the purpose of organizing the Central Office and precinct 
detectives into one corps, which will be under the immediate command of the 
inspector, you will make the following transfers from the several precincts 
to the Central Office, which are to be headquarters of the corps.  These 
officers shall be detailed from time to time to such precincts as you may 
deem necessary, namely:
  Charles CHAMBERS and John A. LOWREY from the First Precinct.
  Michael CAMPBELL from the Second Precinct.
  James H. ROCHE, Cornelius J. MAHONEY and John CONNOR from the Third Precinct.
  Joseph PRICE and Thomas SHAUGHNESSY from the Fourth Precinct.
  Martin SHORT and Thomas HOLLAND and James MULLER from the Fifth Precinct.
  Wm. IHNE from the Sixth Precinct.
  Thomas DRUHEN from the Eight Precinct.
  Henry P. KELLY from the Ninth Precinct.
  Bartholomew CURRAN and James LENAHAN from the Tenth Precinct.
  James ENNIS and Stephen DONLON from the Thirteenth Precinct.
  Detective Wm. D. STRONG from the Central Office to the Detective Corps to 
act in the capacity of clerk to said corps.
  By order of the Commissioner. Samuel RICHARDS, Chief Clerk.

  Superintendent CAMPBELL has assigned the detectives to do duty in the 
following precincts until further orders:  First, CAMBERS and LOWREY; Second, 
SHORT and HOLLAND; Sixth, IHNE; Seventh, DORLON; Eighth, DRUHEN; Ninth, 
KELLY; Tenth, CURRAN and LENAHAN; Eleventh, CONNOR; Twelfth, MULLIN; 
Thirteenth, ENNIS, and Third-Sub, DALY.

2 May 1882
 Patrolman ALVIN POOLE, of the 7th. Precinct Police, has been detailed 
for duty at Justice NAEHER'S court.

4 May 1882
          Patrolman JOHN BEATTY, a veteran police officer of this city, 
lately attached to Captain LEAVY'S command in the 3rd. Precinct died 
yesterday at his residence, No. 89 Douglas street. The deceased was a 
sergeant at the 1st. Precinct on the old Metropolitan Police Force. When the 
latter was broken-up Mr. BEATTY was legislated out of his position, but was 
reappointed a patrolman by the Brooklyn Commissioner of Police. He served 
faithfully under ex-capt. JOEL SMITH for years, when he was transfered to the 
3rd. Precinct. While on patrol duty in the1st. one night he was shot by 
ROBERT, better known as "CROW" MURRAY. the officer was standing on Fulton 
street, near Adams, when MURRAY, who had been carousing with some friends, 
fired from the direction of the Court House. On the trial it was claimed that 
MURRAY fired at a cat, and he was acquitted for the want of evidence of 
intent. Officer BEATTY received the bullet from MURRAY'S revolver and was 
invalided for a long time. He narrowly escaped losing his arm. The deceased 
was a member of Fortitude Lodge, F &A.M., to which many old Brooklynites 
prominent in politics in by- gone days belonged. 

8 May 1882
          Officer PATRICK BOWES, of the 7th. Precinct, is a married man, but 
a complaint has been made to captain RHODES that he had been endeavoring to 
form an acquaintance with a 16 year old girl living with her guardian 
opposite the 7th Precinct Station. BOWES has been writing letters to the girl 
in which he addresses her as his "darling" and sends her a thousand kisses, 
etc. Captain RHODES preferred charges against Bowes at headquarters, and an 
examination is to be held in a few days. BOWES was formerly a keeper in Sing 
Sing Prison and considerable testimony against him was taken by an Assembly 
Commitee. When he left the prison he obtained an appointment on the police 
force in Brooklyn.

11 May 1882
is 39 years of age and was born in Tioga County, N. Y.  He served in the late 
war in the Third New York Regiment.  He has been Drill Captain since 1873, 
and since ex-Inspector WADDY's illness has attended to the duties of the 
latter position also.
  Drill Captain MCKELVEY is 40 years of age and was born in Rhode Island.  He 
served in the Tenth New York Regiment during the late war and distinguished 
himself on the field under MCCLELLAN, HOOKER AND BURNSIDE.  He became 
connected with the New York police force in 1864.  He has been an operator in 
this city several years at Police Headquarters.  He is a lieutenant in the 
Thirteenth Regiment.
  Mr. James KEENAN has been in the department several years.  He is very 
popular and a faithfull employee.
Greenpoint items
     Police Commissioner JOURDAN refused to accept the resignation of 
patrolman PATRICK KELLY,  of the 7th. precinct, yesterday. He tried him on 1 
of the 6 charges pending against him and dismissed him from the force.
     KATE ROLAND, 38 years of age, of 319 Oakland street, was taken suddenly 
ill yesterday and died before medical assistance could be obtained. 

27 MAY 1882
       The "Police Gazette" announces that LEONARD TRACEY and ALEXANDER 
BROWN, both of Brooklyn, will fight for $400, on June 22, within 100 miles of 
new York. The final stakes are posted with RICHARD K. FOX. 
         Police Captain CRAFTS, of the 2nd. Precinct, while crossing York 
street, near Adams last night for the purpose of quelling a disturbance, 
strained one of the sinews of his left leg, temporarily disabling him. 

7 June 1882
Death of Patrolman MANGAN
   Patrolman Harvey MANGAN of the Fifth Precinct died this morning at 146 North
Fourth street. He had been on the Fifth Precinct Squad since 1864 and was in his 61st
year. He was well known and much respected in the Eastern District.

8 June 1882
   Ex-Police Inspector George A. WADDY died last night at his residence, No. 373
Putnam Avenue. He had been ill more than a year from a complication of diseases,
which eventually carried him off. He was born in New Jersey in 1826, and started in
life as a truckman. In 1851 he was appointed a patrolman, in which position he served
with credit, distinguishing himself by his bravery. During the cholera epidemic he
was appointed Health Warden and served under Mayor George HALL. In June 1863 he was
appointed Sergeant and placed in command of the Ninth sub-precinct. In 1865 he was
transferred to the Fourth Precinct, which was then infested by many gangs of
burglars; and so faithfully did he perform his duties that many residents of the
precinct desiring to show their appreciation of his services, presented him with a
silver service which cost $800. In 1869 he was transferred to the Third Precinct,
remaining there until the following year when the Metropolitan force went out of
existence. During June 1872 he was induced to apply for his former position as
Captain of the Fourth and he was at once appointed. He remained there until October
1873 when Inspector John FOLK was made Superintendent and was then promoted to the
position of Inspector. This he held until about two months ago when he retired on a
pension of $1,000 a year. He distinguished himself during the war riots and was
conspicuous in the arrest of GONZALES and PELLISIER, who were hanged for the murder
of OTERO in the City Park. His second wife and three sons and a daughter survive him.
He is thought to have been worth about $50,000. No action has as yet been taken by
the police as to the funeral.

9 June 1882
A Policeman’s Funeral
   The funeral of Officer Harvey MANGEN, late of the Fifth Precinct force, took place
at two o’clock this afternoon from the M. E. Church corner of South Third and Fourth
streets, of which the Rev. J. J. WHITE is pastor. Fifty-four policemen in full dress
uniform accompanied the body to Cypress Hills Cemetery.

George A. WADDY
Action by the Police Department—The Funeral and Interment
   A meeting of members of the police force to take action on the death of the late
ex-Inspector George A. WADDY was held at Headquarters to-day. Superintendent CAMPBELL
presided and Inspector JEWETT acted as secretary. Captains RHODES, WOGLOM,
McLAUGHLIN, MacKELLER and CAMPBELL as a committee drew up the following resolutions:

   Whereas George A. WADDY, late Inspector of Police, after long suffering has passed
away from this life: therefore,
    Resolved, that the late Inspector by his long, faithful and active services has
made himself a reputation long to be remembered by the Police Department of the City
of Brooklyn and especially to those who have been intimately associated with him in
its affairs.
    Resolved, That as a citizen the people of this city will with us deeply deplore
his loss.
    Resolved, That we sincerely sympathize with his bereaved wife and children in the
loss of a loving husband and kind father.
    Resolved, That we attend the funeral of our late associate in a body, and a copy
of this preamble and resolution be sent to his family.
   The remains of the late Inspector will be interred at Elizabeth, N. J., on Sunday
next. Services will be held at his late residence in the afternoon. Flags are at
half-mast at Headquarters and in all the station houses.

10 June 1882
   Captain RHODES of the Seventh Precinct Police has preferred charges against 
Sergt. A. L. BATTERSBY for going into his residence while on duty and 
remaining there three hours.

17 June 1882
The police officers pay $2.00 and not 92 cents for their new straw hats as a
mistake of the types made it yesterday in the Union-Argus.

22 June 1882
The Case of Policeman BOWES
   Police Commissioner JOURDAN to-day heard the testimony of two witnesses on
behalf of Officer BOWES, of the Seventh Precinct, who is accused of improper
conduct in flirting with one Minnie ROBERSON, a young girl living opposite the
station. The evidence went to show that the fact was known to the girl’s
guardian that BOWES was a married man. At the conclusion of the case, BOWES’
counsel questioned the jurisdiction of the Commissioner in the matter, but the
latter decided against him. He said he had a brief to submit, but General
JOURDAN had determined to close the case, and told counsel that he might put
in the brief to-morrow.

28 June 1882
The Condition of Officer EARLEY
  Policeman EARLEY, who was shot on Monday night by Richard McCULLOUGH, was
much better today and was able this morning to arise from his cot in the
hospital and wash himself. He is not, however, yet out of danger.

29 June 1882
Constable RICE Accused
  Constable Rich. E. RICE of the Eighth Ward was called today Justice BERGEN
today to answer a complaint made by Patrick HEFFERNAN. It appears the two men
had some trouble about a dispossess case which was in RICE’s hands and
HEFFERNAN took it from him and engaged another constable. Then RICE, as
HEFFERNAN alleges, threatened to kill the latter. Justice BERGEN adjourned the

5 July 1882
Death of Police Sergeant CARMAN
   Police Sergeant Charles R. CARMAN, of the Tenth Precinct, died this
morning at his residence, No. 143 Schemerhorn street, after an illness which
lasted ten days.  Sergeant CARMAN was appointed a patrolman in February
1874, having previously served on the New York force.  He was promoted to a
Sergeancy in 1879, and in the following year was assigned to the Tenth
Precinct.  He was made ill ten days ago by measles after which he was
attacked by typhoid fever and kidney troubles.  Sergeant CARMAN was a good
officer and much esteemed by all his associates.  He leaves a widow and family.

6 July 1882
Officer NELSON's Condition
   Officer Thomas NELSON, of the Ninth Precinct, who was accidentally shot
by Charles MILLER early yesterday morning, rested well through the night and
was much better to-day.  The charge of felonious assault made against MILLER
was changed to firing a pistol with intent to do bodily harm, and on this he
gave bail in the sum of $2,500 to appear for examination.

Sergeant CARMAN's Death
   A meeting was held in the Bergen street station-house last night by the
members of the Tenth Precinct and Mounted Squad to take action on the death
of their late comrade, Sergeant Charles B. CARMAN.  Captain John MACKELLAR
presided, and Sergeant James W. LAMB acted as Secretary.  Sergeant John H.
JOHNSON and Officers Willett S. HAWXHURST, John BANNON, Julius HALLMAN and
Jerry COFFEY were appointed a Committee on Resolutions.  They reported the
following, which were adopted:
   Whereas, Having learned with feelings of deep sorrow of the death of our
late associate, Charles B. CARMAN, whose mental, moral and social qualities
endeared him to all; and
   Whereas, It is eminently fitting that this sad affliction should evoke
from us a suitable token of respect to his memory; it is therefore
   Resolved, That in the death of Charles B. CARMAN, we are called upon to
mourn the loss of a faithful and efficient officer, a courteous and gentle
associate and an upright and honest man.
   Resolved, That to his bereaved family in their great loss we tender our
heartfelt sympathy; but that while we deplore his death we bow to the will
of the Almighty God.
   Resolved, That we attend the funeral from his late residence, 142
Schermerhorn street, and that a copy of the foregoing resolutions be
tendered to the family of the deceased, and also inserted in the Union-Argus
and Eagle.
   The funeral was held this afternoon, and was attended by many members of
the department in addition to those connected with the Tenth Precinct and
the Mounted Squad.  The interment was made in Greenwood.

10 July 1882
An Officer Stoned and Beaten
   Officer WILSON, of the Fourth Precinct early yesterday morning saw a
number of young men drinking beer from a can and acting in a disorderly
manner at the corner of Washington and Flushing avenues and arrested one of
them named Henry F. MURPHY.  The latter struck the officer with the can
inflicting several severe cuts on his face and head.  The prisoner's friends
came to his assistance and stoned the officer, but the latter drew his club
and succeeded in subduing MURPHY by striking him on the head and frightening
his friends.  Justice WALSH committed MURPHY pending an examination.

A Pensioner in Distress
   Roundsman MARA, of the First Precinct, last night found Patrick Burke,
aged 49, a war pensioner living in Washington street, near Front, lying in
Myrtle avenue, suffering from pain in his injured leg and unable to walk.
He was removed to the City Hospital.

Flirting Policeman Bowes
   Police Commissioner JOURDAN has imposed a fine of ten days' pay on
Patrolman BOWES.  The flirting Greenpoint policeman, and instructed
Superintendent CAMPBELL to transfer him to another precinct.  Commissioner
JOURDAN says the police are to protect innocence rather than seek to destroy it.

14 July 1882
A Mounted Policeman Injured
   Office Gustav A. WESSMAN, of the Mounted Squad, yesterday met with a
serious accident while endeavoring to catch a runaway horse.  The animal ran
away in Flatbush avenue, and was followed by the officer to the railroad
track at Atlantic avenue, where WESSMAN, having come alongside, stooped over
to seize the bridle.  As he did so his own horse slipped and fell, throwing
the officer, who had his left arm and the little finger of his right hand
fractured, had his nose injured and sustained several bruises to his body.
He was removed to his residence, No. 544 Nostrand avenue.

25 July 1882
An Ex-Policeman Arrested
   Michael TRAVERS, an ex-policeman, was seen by Officer McDERMOTT, of the
Third Precinct, in Columbia street, drunk and acting in a disorderly manner.
McDERMOTT requested him to move on, and he told the officer to go to --,
that he had money enough to pay any fine a judge might improve upon him.  He
was arrested, and to-day before Justice BERGEN admitted that he made the
remark imputed to him.  He was fined $10, which he paid.

14 August 1882
Captain A. Smith FRENCH, brother of Police Commissioner FRENCH, of New
York, died suddenly at Sag Harbor, L.I., on Thursday, of hemorrhage of
the brain.  Deceased was in the sixty-fifth year of his age, and in
earlier years was a captain in the whaleship service.  At the time of
his death he was a Custom House inspector in control of the district
from North Fourth street to Bushwick Creek.  He has been a resident of
Greenpoint for the past five year.

22 August 1882
A SERIOUS CHARGE - What A Police Sergeant and a Young Eastern District 
Physician Are Charged With.
       A charge of a serious nature, testimony in reference to which was 
taken by Commissioner JOURDAN on Wednesday, is pending against Police 
Sergeant Nicholas BOCH, of the Sixth Precinct.  The complaint was made by a 
young woman, who, about a week since, was a prisoner in the station house.  
She alleges that shortly after she was locked up Doorman KEPPEL, by order of 
Sergeant BOCH, opened the door of the cell and admitted Dr. Charles HEYL, who 
was formerly Ambulance Surgeon, and now acts at times in the capacity.  He is 
at present connected with St. Catherine's Hospital.  The woman testified 
before the Commissioner that Dr. HEYL remained with her in the cell nearly an 
hour, during which time he twice assaulted her.  She also stated that 
subsequently Sergeant BOCH brought her a pie and that after she had eaten it 
he twice threw his arms around her and kissed.  She denied that she was ill 
or that there was any need of a physician to attend her.  Sergeant BOCH and 
Dr. HEYL denied the story, although both admitted that the former was in the 
cell half an hour.  Sergeant BOCH denied that he was in the cell and claimed 
that he passed the pie through an aperture in the cell door.  Both claim that 
the prosecution is a blackmailing operation, and that they had been 
approached for money to settle the matter.  A decision will be rendered in a few days.   

George EGBERT, of Newark, was killed by the eastward-bound Washington
express at Linden, New Jersey, at ten o'clock last night.  EGBERT was
the detective who recently arrested an eloping couple from Newark at New
Haven.  The couple escaped from him.  EGBERT heard that they had gone to
Elizabeth, and was in quest of them when killed.

25 August 1882
Patrolman Thomas CANTWELL, of the Fifth Precinct Station-house, was
charged yesterday before Commissioner JOURDAN with having made a brutal
attack on Patrick LYNCH, a fellow policeman, on Tuesday evening, in the
yard of the station.  CANTWELL, it is said, took umbrage at a bantering
remark made by LYNCH, and at once knocked him down by a tremendous blow
on the face and then beat him.  LYNCH was so much punished in the brief
ancounter (sic) that he will be unfit for duty for some time.  The left
side of his face is cut from the eye to the chin, his eyes are closed,
and there are several bruises and cuts on his head and sides.  CANTWELL
denies making the assault.

28 August 1882
Officer Samuel HANCOCK, of the Eighth Precinct, on Saturday slipped and
fell while mounting the stoop of his residence, No. 136 Twentieth
street, and had one of his arms severely cut on a nail.

4 September 1882
LOUIS KARCHER, a member of the Soldiers and Sailors Union, an ex-policeman of 
the Sixth Precinct, and veteran of the Mexican War died of consumption at his 
home, 145 Leonard Street, in the 52nd year of his age, yesterday.

12 September 1882
A SPECIAL OFFICER LOSES HIS SHIELD.  Eugene BIXBY keeps a lager-beer and 
billiard saloon at No. 390 Court Street, and among his customers yesterday 
was George J. HARDY.  The latter and BIXBY quarrelled about money for drinks, 
and BIXBY struck HARDY on the arm with a billiard-cue inflicting a severe 
wound, for which he was arrested.  HARDY wore a special officer's shield, 
which was taken from him by Captain LEAVEY.

13 September 1882
DELINQUENT POLICEMEN.  Two Members of the Force Dismissed and One Fined.
       Officer Charles MALENBURG, of the Second Precinct, was today dismissed 
from the department by Commissioner JOURDAN.  He was charged with neglecting 
to investigate a report of a burglary made to him by a citizen, and failing 
to report the case at the station; with sitting on a stoop in Talman Street 
while on duty, and failing to discover a broken pane of glass in HALL, BLAIR &
 Co.'s cigar store, corner of Fulton and Nassau Streets.
       Officer Thomas EARLEY, of the Eleventh Precinct, was dismissed from 
the force because General JOURDAN deemed him a dangerous man.  On Monday last 
he fired three shots at John O'KEEFE, who had escaped from him, in a crowded 
street, one of the bullets striking a pedestrian.  He also clubbed O'KEEFE 
brutally.  EARLEY, a few months ago was shot and dangerously injured by a 
Canadian named MCCULLOCH, who he had arrested.
       Officer Thomas SCOTT, of the Fifth Precinct, who was on duty at the 
Grand Street Ferry on the 30th ultimo, when Maggie KEPPEL crossed the ferry 
with Lizzie SEIDEN, was fined two days pay for not seeing the woman and child.

14 September 1882
ANOTHER OFFICER ASSAULTED.  Officer MALONEY, of the Eleventh Precinct, at two 
o'clock this morning arrested Philip DWYER and Daniel REED in Hamilton Avenue 
for intoxication.  Patrick COMERFORE, of No. 323 Columbia Street, went to the 
assistance of the prisoners, knocked the officer down and succeeded in 
releasing DWYER and REED.  Subsequently, REED and COMERFORD were captured by 
Officers RYAN and MCMAHON.  DWYER is still at large. 

19 September 1882
       Complaint having been made that Officer W.J. GILLEN, of the Eleventh 
Precinct, on Sunday last brutally clubbed Wm. H. JENKINS, of 92 Partition 
Street, whom he was arresting, a special report of the circumstances was 
called for and today handed in at Police Headquarters.  It states that 
JENKINS was arrested for drunkenness and disorderly conduct and that he 
became violent whereupon the officer struck him on the head with his club.  
Citizens who saw the clubbing, however, allege that it was brutal in the 
extreme.  Commissioner JOURDAN will make inquiry into the facts.

2 October 1882
Greenpoint-Police Captain GEORGE R. RHODES is reported to lying very ill at his 
residence on Milton Street.

4 October 1882
     Steps have been taken to raise a fund for the relief of the family 
Captain Stewart DEARIE,  recently met a horrible death at the great oil fire 
on Newtown Creek.  Among the members of the committee having the matter in 
charge are Rev. C.H.PAYLOR, D.D., Dr. J.A. JENKINS, Marion BRIGGS, S. 
OGLIVIA, George H. ROWE and other well-known residents of the Eastern 
District.  A subscription list may be found in the counting-room of the 
Union-Argus, and all donations will be duly acknowledged in these columns.

Deliquent Policeman Fined
     Patrolman Robert W. QUINN, of the Twelfth Precinct, was to-day fined 10 
days' pay by Commissioner JOURDAN.  He had been found in a saloon drinking 
while in uniform.
     Officer James J. KELLY, of the Fourth Precinct, was charged with two 
offences, similiar to the above.  He was fined ten days' pay for each.
     Lawrence J. MURPHY, of the Fourth Precinct, a young officer, was fined 
five days' for a similar offence.  Each offiecer received a severe 
reprinmand, and was cautioned not to repeat the offences on the pain of dismissal.

5 October 1882
An Officer's Coat Stolen
     A blue sack flannel coat belonging to Officer MCMAHON, of Justice 
WALSH'S court, in the pockets of which were thirty warrants, was last night 
stolen from the officer's room attached to the court.

14 October 1882
Fifth Sub Precinct
Sergeant John BRENNAN of the Fifth to be in Command
   Police Commissioner JOURDAIN today announced that he had concluded to place
Sergeant John BRENNAN of the Fifth Precinct in command of the Fifth Sub
Precinct, which will be opened in the course of a few weeks in the Nineteenth
Ward. Sergeant BRENNAN’s promotion will be received with the greatest
approbation by the citizens of the Eastern District where he is known as a
faithful and conscientious officer. Roundsman NICHOLSON of the Fifth Precinct
has been made Sergeant to fill the vacancy made by Sergeant BRENNAN’s
promotion and Patrolman Edmund BROWN also of the Fifth has been made Roundsman.

An Officer Dismissed
   Patrolman William RHATTIGAN of the Third Precinct, who was accused of being
drunk and disorderly at the polls on election day, was today dismissed from
the force by Commissioner JOURDAN.

18 November 1882
Police and Excise Promotions
   Police Commissioner JOURDAN today appointed Colonel A. E. L. LANGFORD,
accountant, to be Chief Clerk and Deputy Commissioner, in place of Colonel

Resigned; George R. SMITH, Secretary to the Excise Board, to be accountant, 
Charles E. COOK, of the Excise Board, to be Secretary.

23 November 1882
How Ex-Policeman Jeremiah CAVANAGH Met a Violent Death-The Coroner’s Inquest
   Coroner PARKER yesterday afternoon held an inquest at the Thirteenth
Precinct Police Station in the matter of the death of Jeremiah CAVANAGH. The
latter was struck on the head with a brick in front of his saloon early in the
morning of the 13th inst., by James F. RILEY, from the effects of which he
died on the following day. The witnesses who testified at the inquest
yesterday were Terrence CLARK, Mary WALSH, Policeman BRADY and John PRITCHARD,
and through their statements the following facts were elicited:
   CAVANAGH, who was formerly a member of the police force, kept a saloon at
No. 713 Myrtle avenue. About one o’clock in the morning of the 13th inst.,
RILEY and several others were in the saloon. CAVANAGH drank brandy several
times with the customers. When under the influence of liquor, he was always
violent. Without cause he struck PRITCHARD and subsequently attacked RILEY,
who stood against a screen and had taken no part in a political conversation,
which was being carried on. CAVANAGH caught RILEY by the neck, swung him
around several times and threw him on the floor. The latter left the place
crying followed by CAVANAGH, who put a club in his pocket. PRITCHARD, however,
took the club away. On the street RILEY was seen by the witness PRITCHARD to
throw something at CAVANAGH. The latter afterwards said RILEY struck him with
a brick, but it was his own fault.
   The jury found that death was caused by a blow from a brick thrown by RILEY.

25 November 1882
Officer CROWE Accused
   Officer Patrick CROWE of the Second Precinct was yesterday arrested at the
instance of Orsolina TUORZO, wife of the dead Italian whom CROWE is accused of
having killed. The officer was released on $1,000 bail by Justice WALSH.

In a Policeman’s Cellar
   Officer CASEY yesterday went to the cellar of his residence No. 184 Pacific
street and there found Frederick GALE, aged 21 years of No. 2?3 Gold street,
whom he arrested on a charge of burglary.

27 November 1882
A Policeman in Trouble
   Mr. STAPLES of the firm of PRENTISS & STAPLES, brokers, at No. 20? Montague
street, was passing his office about eight o’clock on Saturday night, and on
looking in was surprised to see a head projecting from behind the screen. The
door was unlocked and he entered finding a woman in the rear of the office and
a man who wore a police officer’s uniform standing beside her. Mr. STAPLES
went to the street and called for help. Officers REGAN and SMITH, of Central
Office Squad, who responded, found the man in policeman’s clothing was George
A. WHITFORD, of the First Precinct. The woman said her name was Ella LOHMANN,
her age was 21 years and that she lived at No. 925 Atlantic avenue. WHITFORD
had gone on patrol at six o’clock and his post was on Montague street. He and
the woman were taken to the First Precinct Station. The woman was locked up as
a disorderly person and WHITFORD, who has been two years on the force, was suspended.

2 December 1882
Greenpoint- Police Sergeant Alfred L. BATTERSBY, who has been seriously ill for the
past three months, is reported to be in a dying condition.

14 December 1882
Police Sergeant BATTERSBY, of the Seventh Precinct, on the 
advice of his wife and relatives, has been committed to the Flatbush
Lunatic Asylum on a certificate from Dr. MALONE, of 11 South
Second street.  He has been off duty for the past three months.
The trouble is thought to be softening of the brain produced by alcoholism.

15 December 1882
Charges of drunkenness have been preferred against Officer Gustave
WESSMAN, recently of the Mounted Squad.  WESSMAN, who is a
brave fellow, was injured will stopping a runaway horse, and General
JOURDAN on Wednesday detailed him as harbor master at Wallabout
Basin.  WESSMAN celebrated the event by getting drunk, and two
officers of the Fourth Precinct arrested him before they knew he was a
policeman.  General JOURDAN will inquired into the matter.

Police Commissioner JOURDAN to-day :
retired Sergeant Alfred BATTERSBY,who is insane, 
Roundsman Arthur H.JOHNSON, Thirteenth Precinct, made Sergeant to the Seventh Precinct, 
Patrolman John HAMILTON, Fifth Precinct, made Roundsman and to the Thirteenth, 
Patrolman James CAMPBELL made assistant telegraph operator at Headquarters at $1,100 a year.

16 December 1882
Greenpoint-Sergeant Arthur JOHNSTON, who was promoted from a roundsman 
yesterday, reported at the Seventh Precinct Station-house last night for duty.

A fire, due to an unknown cause, broke out yesterday in the cellar of the
two story frame dwelling, No. 195 Palmetto street and damaged the building,
which is owned by Morris RICH, $1,200.  Thomas HALL, the occupant, 
sustained a loss of $300 on his furniture, which is not insured.  The flames
communicated with the dwelling No. 197, which is owned and occupied by
Policeman Charles WESTFIELD, and was damaged $800.  Insured.

18 December 1882
Police Sergeant Alfred L. BATTERSBY, who was removed to the Insane
Asylum at Flatbush last week, was brought back to his home on Saturday
and died there this morning, at none o'clock, of softening of the brain.  
He was a past commander of Mansfield Post G.A.R., and a member of
Greenpoint Lodge of Free Masons.  He was a member of the police force
for fourteen years.

20 December 1882
Greenpoint-The funeral of the late Sergeant BATTERSBY will take place 
from his late residence on Eckford street to-morrow afternoon.

Greenpoint-Patrolman McKEE of the Seventh Precinct, was found on his post,
Tuesday morning in a beastly state of intoxication and was arrested by
Sergeant JOHNSON.  He was placed in a cell and yesterday morning was
fined ten dollars by Justice NACHER.  He was suspended from duty by
Commissioner JOURDAN yesterday, and last evening he arrested a man
and brought him to the Station-house and charged him with drunkenness.
Captain WOGLOM refused to hold the man.

Officer Gustave WESSMAN, who was arrested by two Fourth Precinct 
officers a few nights since on a charge of drunkenness, was before
Commissioner JOURDAN to-day and offered testimony on which the
case was dismissed.  The officer was assigned permanently to the
Harbormastership at the Wallabout.

23 December 1882
The Allege Ill Treatment of the Late Sergeant BATTERSBY of the
Flatbush Lunatic Asylum -- Investigation by a Post of the G.A.R.
A committee of six members of Mansfield Post, G.A.R., met at the house
of the late Sergeant BATTERSBY in Greenpoint last evening to investigate
ill treatment at the Lunatic Asylum at Flatbush, which his widow alleges
was the immediate cause of his death.  Counsellor H. M. DAVIS occupied
the chair.  The evidence of Dr. SWEENEY and a number of others witnesses
who had examined the body was listened to.
Mrs. BATTERSBY's statement was to the effect that when on Saturday last,
she visited her husband at the Asylum, she found him lying uncared for and
comfortless on a rough bed with his clothing torn.  He held his hands over
his head and piteously beseeched her not to strike him; he was covered 
with bruises.  She removed him immediately though not without words with
the authorities who threatened to put her in a cell.
Other witnesses, among whom was Dr. SWEENEY, testified to the bruised
condition of the deceased's body.
Dr. SHAW, the Superintendent of the Asylum, says, in reply to Mrs.
BATTERSBY's charges, that she refused to listen to reason in the matter
of taking her husband home in a dying state, and behaved in so excitable,
a manner that he had told her if she went on in that way he would have to
keep her as a patient; but he did not, of course, mean this in seriousness.
He denied any ill treatment of the deceased on behalf of himself and his assistants.

The Allege Ill Treatment of the Late Sergeant BATTERSBY of the
Flatbush Lunatic Asylum -- Investigation by a Post of the G.A.R.
A committee of six members of Mansfield Post, G.A.R., met at the house
of the late Sergeant BATTERSBY in Greenpoint last evening to investigate
ill treatment at the Lunatic Asylum at Flatbush, which his widow alleges
was the immediate cause of his death.  Counsellor H. M. DAVIS occupied
the chair.  The evidence of Dr. SWEENEY and a number of others witnesses
who had examined the body was listened to.
Mrs. BATTERSBY's statement was to the effect that when on Saturday last,
she visited her husband at the Asylum, she found him lying uncared for and
comfortless on a rough bed with his clothing torn.  He held his hands over
his head and piteously beseeched her not to strike him; he was covered 
with bruises.  She removed him immediately though not without words with
the authorities who threatened to put her in a cell.
Other witnesses, among whom was Dr. SWEENEY, testified to the bruised
condition of the deceased's body.
Dr. SHAW, the Superintendent of the Asylum, says, in reply to Mrs.
BATTERSBY's charges, that she refused to listen to reason in the matter
of taking her husband home in a dying state, and behaved in so excitable,
a manner that he had told her if she went on in that way he would have to
keep her as a patient; but he did not, of course, mean this in seriousness.
He denied any ill treatment of the deceased on behalf of himself and his assistants.

The late Sergeant BATTERSBY's 10-year-old daughter went to the Seventh
Precinct Station-house on Thursday and asked to see Captain RHODES.
On being presented to the Captain, she handed him the shield worn by
her father with the following remarks:  "Captain, mama sent you papa's 
shield, which you and Sergeant JOHNSON have won by murdering him."

(30 December 1882)
The Commissioner of Charities and Corrections met at the Lunatic Asylum
at Flatbush yesterday afternoon to continue the investigation into the
alleged ill-treatment of the last Police Sergeant ALFRED L. BATTERSBY 
at the Asylum.  Among the gentlemen present were Hon. RIPLEY ROPES,
State Commissioner of Lunacy Smith Assistant District-Attorney BACKUS,
a  committee of six members of Mansfield Post, G.A.R., and Drs. SHAW
and FERRIS, of the Asylum.  Mrs. BATTERSBY, dressed in deep mourning
and closely veiled, sat on the lounge with her brother-in-law, Mr. JOHN H.

Police Officer James J. McKEE of the Seventh Precinct was yesterday
dismissed from the force by Commissioner JOURDAN for drunkenness.

26 December 1882
Greenpoint-Police Commissioner JOURDAN appointed Charles JACKSON, of 
162 Calver street, a patrolman on the police force this morning.

Captain Charles B. PENDLETON died at his home, 161 DeKalb avenue,
at an early hour yesterday morning of heart disease, in the sixty-seventh
year of his age.  He was born in Dighton, Mass.  He was for thirty years
captain and owner of the bark Lucy Thompson, which carried freight
between New York and Liverpool.  In 1866 he abandoned the sea and 
entered the firm of John W. MASON & Co., shipping and commission
merchants, doing business at No. 46 Broadway, New York, with whom
he was connected until his death.

29 December 1882
Police Sergeant STRONG, of the Thirteenth Precinct, to-day tendered his
resignation to Commissioner JOURDAN.  The Sergeant has just recovered
from a long continued period of physical disability, and intends following
some other business more suited to a man of his years.  He has been on
the force more than twenty years, has been connected with the police
forces of New York and Jersey City, and has served under nineteen Captains.

30 December 1882
The Fifth Sub-Precinct to be Opened on Monday -Promotions and Transfers.

The fifth Sub-Precinct, with Sergeant JOHN BRENNAN in command, will
be opened on Monday morning next and to-day Commissioner JOURDAN
announced the following promotions and transfers in that connection:

Roundsman J. ADDISON CORWIN, of the Thirteenth, and
ALEXANDER BARR, of the Eighth Sub-Precinct, to be Sergeants at
the Fifth Sub-Precinct;
Roundsman JOHN M. HAMILTON, of the Thirteenth Precinct, and
Roundsman EDWARD BROWN, of the Fifth, to be Roundsmen in the
Fifth Sub, and eight patrolmen from the Fifth, and two from the Fourth
and Thirteenth Precincts each, to do patrol duty in the Fifth Sub.

Patrolman WILLIAM WEISER, of the Sixth Precinct, was made
Roundsman and transferred to the Fifth Precinct, and
Patrolman MILES O'REILLY, of the Ninth, made Roundsman and
transferred to the Thirteenth.

All the promotions, General JOURDAN said, were made solely on the
ground of merit.  He had intended promoting others, but upon looking
over their records found he could not conscientiously do so as they had
not reported a single excise violation in the present year and were 
necessarily guilty of neglect.  He said there were at present two 
vacancies, but that among all the applicants for promotion there was
not one whose record warranted his advancement.

1 April 1885
Four Policemen Voluntarily Make Vacancies on the Force. 
Officer Peter MOONEY, of the Third Precinct, retired from the force this
morning, as did A. B. DRAKE, a doorman of the Second Precinct.  Both of
these men have done active duty for over twenty years, and they will
receive a pension which represents half the amount of the pay they were
entitled to.  Officer MOONEY has had several detailed positions, which
he filled acceptably.  Perhaps there is no better natured man, or one so
well known, as Mr. MOONEY upon the police force.  He leaves the
department with the best wishes for his welfare of all who know him.
James GILBERT, of the Tenth Precinct, a bridge keeper, and Joseph
HICKMAN, of the First Precinct, have both resigned their positions.

2 April 1885 
A Greenpoint Detective Who Had His Hands Full. 
At 10 o'clock last evening, as Detective DONLON, of the Seventh
Precinct, was walking through India street, Greenpoint, he heard a
woman's cry for help.  Near Franklin street, he found a man who had his
coat off and who was assaulting a young woman.  At the detective's
approach the girl's assailant fled.  He proved to be a fleet runner and
soon outstripped his pursuer.  At Eagle street the fugitive stumbled and
fell hurting himself severely.  DONLON assisted him to his feet.  While
taking him to the station house the man turned on his captor and dealt
him a stunning blow in the face, knocking him down.  DONLON grappled
with the man, and in the struggle the latter escaped.  This morning as
DONLON was on his way to the station house he noticed a man going down
Green street who resembled his assailant.  He pursued him and captured
him as he was about entering the factory of J. REEVES & CHURCH.  A
desperate fight again occurred, the prisoner making frantic efforts to
escape.  At the station house he gave his name as William BLANCHARD,
residing at No. 85 North Tenth street.  He was taken before Justice
NAEHER this morning and held for examination. 
For Arresting a Man Whom he Recognized by his Picture. 
Officer John COLGAN, of the Second Precinct, yesterday afternoon
arrested a colored man who says his name is Thomas BROWN.  He lives at
43 Baxter street, New York.  A general alarm had been sent out from
Police Headquarters a few days ago to arrest him.  His picture is No.
1,978 in the Rogue's gallery.  COLGAN apprehended him on suspicion, the
officer recognizing him from a picture.  He was fully identified as the
thief who had robbed Mr. A. NORDEN, of 172 York street, of $144 worth of
clothing and jewelry on March 26 last.  A gold toothpick and a
buttonhook belonging to Mr. NORDEN were found on the prisoner.  He is
also identified as the man who robbed Mr. DUNN, of 203 Gold street, of
$35 worth of clothing, and who stole articles of clothing and silverware
from several other people.  Justice WALSH committed him to jail this
morning.  Superintendent CAMPBELL complimented Officer COLGAN on his arrest.

7 April 1885
A Batch of Fifteen Appear Before Commissioner Partridge 
Fifteen delinquent policemen appeared before Commissioner PARTRIDGE this
morning.  Their cases were disposed of as follows:
Edward MARKS, First Precinct, off post and loitering in a cigar store,one day's pay.
Thomas DYELL, of the First Precinct, met a pretty servant girl on his
beat and with the gallantry for which the force is remarkable asked her
to be allowed to see her home.  She told him to mind his own business
and attend to his duty. This roused the officer's ire and he told her in
very plain language that she was no good.  He was fined five days pay.
James QUIGLEY, Third Precinct, off post, two days' pay.
Edward MCDONALD, Eighth Precinct, off post, two days' pay.
Robert H. DAVIS, Twelfth Precinct, left his post, one day's pay.
Walter HARDY, Twelfth Precinct, off post one day's pay.
Peter DEROY, Twelfth Precinct, went to the station house without being
relieved, one day's pay.
John W. DINGLE, Twelfth Precinct, same offense as DEROY's, one day's pay.
Thomas H. GALLAGHER, Fifth Precinct, off post, reprimanded.
Patrick LYNCH, Fifth Precinct, off post, reprimanded.
Patrick H. BOWES, Sixth Precinct, in a barroom, five days' pay.
Frank ATFIELD, Eighth Precinct, absent from public school at dismissal,reprimanded.
Thomas F. MAUD, Third sub Precinct, smoking a cigar in Judge BERGEN's
court room, one day's pay.
George William TRAVIS, Third Precinct, off post, one day's pay.
13 April 1885
The body of Policeman James W. HOADLEY, who was stricken with paralysis 
last Wednesday morning I the Fifth Precinct Station House, after coming 
off duty, and who died a few hours later, rested in a handsome casket in 
the front parlor of his residence, No 63 South Fourth street, at 2 o’clock 
yesterday afternoon, while policemen, war veterans, and citizens in great 
numbers passed around the coffin in single file to take a last look at the 
features of the deceased.  Half an hour later the lid was fastened on the 
casket, which was borne to the hearse at the door.  The sergeants, roundsmen 
and patrolmen of the Fifth Precinct, to the number of fifty-five, under 
command of the veteran Captain WOGLOM, formed o the street ahead of the 
hearse, and in their rear were the comrades of Dakin Post, Chas. G. HALL 
commander, preceded by the fife and drum corps.  The Procession halted at 
the Fourth street M. P. Church, corner of South Third street, and the 
casket was removed to the interior, and placed at the center aisle.  
During the services, which were conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. J. WHITE, 
the edifice was crowded.  Mr. White spoke of the services of the deceased 
to his country as a soldier of the late war and to the city as a policeman 
for over twenty-one years.  He had been a good husband and father.  After
the services the casket was again placed in the hearse, and the procession 
reformed and started along South Fourth street on its way to 
Cypress Hills Cemetery.  At Union avenue the escort halted and the hearse 
passed on.  The policemen entered carriages and the comrades boarded 
three street cars in waiting to convey them to the cemetery.  At the grave 
a Grand Army service was conducted.

16 April 1885
Brooklyn Daily Eagle  
       Last evening Sergeant Nicholas MASTERSON reported for duty at the 
Tenth Precinct Station House.  The Sergeant broke his right arm by an 
accidental fall on the ice, and has been laid up for some weeks, physically, 
he is one of the best built men on the force.  He is as capable an officer as 
he is good natured as a man.  A host of friends in and out of the department 
will be glad to hear of his recovery.

12 May 1885
Delinquent Officers Before the Commissioner To-day.
The following are the more important cases of delinquency on the part 
of policemen which came up before Commissioner PARTRIDGE, this morning: 
-John CADLEY, of the Third Sub Precinct, 
	who was stationed at the Wall Street Ferry, accused Officer OBERLEY 
	of trying to get his post away from him by undue influence.  He 
	followed up the accusation by striking his associate.  He was 
	transferred to another post.  
-Thomas FOLAN, of the Eighth, dropped into Turn Hall on Fourteenth street, 
	while on duty and treated himself to a glass of bock (?) beer, which cost 
	him one day's pay.  
-Edwarad MCDONALD, of the Eighth, was fined three days' pay for being off post.  
-Charles HENNIGER,  of the Tenth, was not present at roll call and admitted 
	this morning that he had been paying too much attention to the bottle.  
	Three days pay.  
-Charles A. JACKSON, of the Seventh, deserted his post for the attractions 
	of a hay and feed store and was fined one day's pay.  
-James F. SULLIVAN , of the Fifth, was fined three days's pay for being off post.  
-Peter J. MCEVOY, of the Ninth Sub Precinct, was dissatisfied with the 
	quality of the blacking funished in the station house and stole a few 
	minutes from the time he owed the city to purchase a box of superior brand.  
	It cost him one day's pay.

18 May 1885
Patrolman James LECKEY, of the Fourth Precinct, fell dead at half 
past seven o'clock yesterday morning while helping to his feet 
a drunken man, at the corner of Myrtle avenue and Adelphi street.  
He had been suffering from heart disease for some time and this is 
supposed to have been the cause of his death.  LECKEY was 58 years 
old, had been on the force since 1863, and always bore an excellent 
reputation.  He leaves a wife and three children.

18 May 1885
Taken to Sing Sing This Morning - an Affecting Scene in the Tombs.
Sergeant CROWLEY at 7 o'clock this morning, was removed from the 
Tombs prison and conveyed to Sing Sing, to begin his sentence of 
seventeen and a half years within the walls of that prison.  A quarter 
of an hour before that time, Warden FINN admitted to the prison the wife, 
father, sister and little daughter of the prisoner.  During their stay 
there was an exceedingly affecting scene enacted in the corridor of the 
prison opposite cell No. 3, where CROWLEY had been incarcerated.  
CROWLEY, at sight of the grief of his wife and aged father, was himself 
moved to tears.  When the van was in readiness to receive the prisoners 
for Sing Sing, CROWLEY was handcuffed to five other prisoners, and while 
in this humiliating state he took his final farewell of his wife.  As he 
ascended the steps of the van his wife gave vent to a piercing shriek, 
which resounded throughout the entire prison.  She must have fallen to 
the ground in a swoon but for the aid rendered by a keeper, who supported
her while she walked out of the prison, accompanied by the father and other relatives.  
CROWLEY and his fellow prisoners reached the Grand Central Depot in time for 
the 8 o'clock train, in which they were carried to Sing Sing, under the 
custody of Deputy Sherifs TUOMEY and RYAN.

Five officers charged with breach of duty appeared before the 
Police Commissioner this morning, and their cases were disposed of as follows:
Joseph FAGAN, Thirteenth Precinct, off post, two days' pay; 
George AGNEY, Jr., Ninth Precinct, off relieving post, reprimanded; 
Michael CARBERRY, First Precinct, off post four hours, one day's pay; 
John ROLPH, Sixth Precinct, off post (in a bakery), one day's pay; 
Charles W. SPRAGUE, found in liquor store, reprimanded.

25 May 1885
    Late on Saturday night, ex-Police Officer EIGINBAUM was knocked down and 
run over by a Graham avenue car at the corner of Meserole street, one of the 
wheels badly mutilating his left arm and severing an artery. He was taken to 
MALZI's drug store on Graham avenue, where temporary relief was afforded. He 
was then removed to St. Catherine's Hospital where amputation was found 
necessary. His condition is considered precarious.

Appointments Made by the Commissioner This Morning
    The following men, having passed creditable examinations before the 
Police Civil Service Commission, were this morning appointed patrolmen by 
Commissioner PARTRIDGE:
    Marks, John, 164 Pearl street, assigned to the First Precinct;
    KEEVEN, John, 195 King street, to the Eleventh;
    EDWARDS, F. W., 806 Jefferson street, to the Ninth sub-Precinct;
    LYNCH, Thomas H., 363 Fourth street, E.D., to the Fifth;
    STEVENS, Cassius R., 82 Putnam avenue, to the Fourth;
    CROSIER, Alexander, 67 Kosciusko street, to the Fourth;
    MOYLAN, Joseph P. 38 Carlton avenue, to the first;
    SHEEDY, Edward P., 447 Seventeenth street, to the Third.
These men go on duty today.

1 July 1887
Capt.WOGLOM Improving Police Capt.Woglom of Bedford ave
station,who has been ill several days,was today reported to be 
slightly improved.It was feared Saturday that he would not
recover,but yesterday and this morning he grew better,and 
there is a possibility that he will be able to get around again.

Justice WALSH to-day fined William DEMING, a Coney Island 
policeman, $15 for calling Rosie WILLIAMS, of 237 No. 
Fifth st., bad names.  Rosie used to be a servant in 
DEMING'S family, and there was some trouble between the two.

5 July 1887
Justice WALSH to-day fined William DEMING, a Coney Island 
policeman, $15 for calling Rosie WILLIAMS, of 237 No. 
Fifth st., bad names.  Rosie used to be a servant in 
DEMING'S family, and there was some trouble between the two.

28 July 1887
George COLLIGAN, one of the oldest and best known officers in the
Supreme Court, was seized with cramps and drowned while bathing at
the foot of Washington St. late yeaterday afternoon. 
He was 56 years old, an old fireman and belonged to "Constitution No.7"
engine, with Judge WALSH and W.A. and Robert FUREY. He was Constable 
of the Second Ward for twenty-one years and went to the war with
the Second Fire Zouaves.

9 August 1887
Arthur DUGAN, who was formerly a policeman in the Seventh precinct, was
arraigned before Justice NAEHER yesterday on a charge of vagrancy.  He
pleaded not guilty and was remanded for trial.  DUGAN was expelled from the
force several years ago for drunkenness.  Since then he has not had any
visible means of support.

10 August 1887
Arthur DUGAN, who was formerly a policeman in the Seventh precinct, was
arraigned before Justice NAEHER yesterday on a charge of vagrancy.  He
pleaded not guilty and was remanded for trial.  DUGAN was expelled from the
force several years ago for drunkenness.  Since then he has not had any
visible means of support.

11 August 1887
Fined Five Days' Pay.
Philip DEGNAW, the Gates avenue policeman who was accused of going into a
Pulaski street residence while drunk and using bad language, was to-day
fined five days' pay by Commissioner CARROLL.

12 August 1887
Patrolman ROGAN, of the Eighth Sub-Precinct took to the station house last
evening, an old woman named Sarah COMSTOCK, who knew she lived somewhere but
was unable to definitely locate her abiding place.  She is in the station
house waiting to be claimed.

13 August 1887
ROCHFORD Loses His Shield.
Police Commissioner CARROLL has taken from Thomas F. ROCHFORD the special
policeman's shield that the latter has worn for several years.  Mr. ROCHFORD
was relieved of it because he claimed to know of violations of the Telegraph
Line law and made no charges or arrests, and also that he made serious
allegations against members of the Police Department and failed to prove them.

14 August 1887
Patrolman McDEMOTT, of the Twenty-fifth Precinct, New York, returned from 
Coney Island, yesterday, in anything but an amiable mood, and reported to 
the Brooklyn police that he had lost $30.  He said that he hired a bathing 
suit at Carney Kattin's hotel, and before entering the surf had deposited 
his money with a boy attached to the establishment, thinking it safer to 
do that than to leave it in the bathing house.  When he applied for the 
money, however, the boy failed to give a satisfactory account of it, 
stating that he knew nothing of it.

Officer COLLINS, of the First Precinct, at eleven o'clock Saturday night 
entered No. 103 Pineapple street to quell a disturbance.  He arrested 
Rudolph HOFFMAN, Sr., when he was set upon by Rudolph HOFFMAN, Jr., 
Adolph HOFFMAN, and Andrew GUNNERHARDT, who it is said, attempted to 
prevent his removing the prisoner.  The result was that the whole party was arrested.

It will be remembered that a man named Herbert CONBOY, rendered great assistance 
to Captain LEICH, of the Fourth Precinct, in securing the assailants of the 
murdered Officer Edward SCOTT.  For this he was beaten by friends of the 
implicated parties.  As a reward for his services the Commissioners 
appointed him a special policeman in order that he may have the protection 
of a shield.  He will probably, sooner or later, be appointed on the regular force.

16 August 1887
Constable Edward J. MURTAGH, of the Fourteenth ward, had Emil NORTGANER
before Justice NAEHER this morning on a charge of assaulting him on last
Friday, while in the performance of his duty, and threatening to blow his
head off with a revolver.  NORTGANER, it is alleged, also set a huge
bloodhound on the constable.  The defendant pleaded not guilty, and was
admitted to bail until the 19th.

25 August 1887
Delinquent Policemen.
Some Officers Who Are Not a Credit to the Force.
Police Commissioner CARROLL gives his decisions to-day in the cases of the
delinquent  policemen who were before him for trial yesterday.
Benjamin Mc MAHON, who on the 19th inst. got very drunk and tried to clean
out several saloons on Myrtle avenue, was fined ten days' pay.  This unusual
clemency is due to the fact that the policeman was not on duty at the time
and did not wear his uniform, and pleaded as his excuse that he was very
sick and had been advised by friends to drink blackberry brandy.  He was
dismissed from the force about eighteen months ago for a similar offense,
but was reinstated last January.

John BENNETT, of the Second precinct was fined five days pay for being off
post on the 13th inst.

Robert PHELPS, of the same precinct, was fined one day's pay for conversing
with a citizen while on duty.

Vasca DICKERSON, of the Ninth, was fined two days' pay for being found in a
liquor store.

Isaac TICHNOR, of the same precinct (???) to pay a debt of $72.50.  His case
was adjourned until the 31st.

Louis ULRICH, of the Tenth, was absent from roll call.  It will cost him
five days' pay.

James B. REILLY, of the Thirteenth, left his post and was found in a liquor
store.  He was fined two days' pay.

John LOCKE, of the Fourteenth, for being absent from roll call, was fined
five days' pay.

Charles NICHOLS, of the Sixteenth, for being absent from relieving post,
lost two days' pay.

29 August 1887
Blue-Coated Brutality.
The Officer Was Insulted Mrs. ARMSTRONG Restored to Duty Pending His Trial.
Patrolman James J. CONNORS, of the Seventeenth precinct, over whose head is
suspended the serious charge of having insulted Mrs. George D. ARMSTRONG, of
Vermont avenue, on the 27th ins, has been restored to duty until the charges
against him have been investigated.  Capt. FRENCH made a report in which the
alleged facts are set forth, to Acting Superintendent MACKELLAR, who handed
it to Deputy Commissioner DALLON this morning.  The latter has ordered the
officer to answer for trial on Wednesday, and has noti- (rest cut off)

12 September 1889
Police Constable Dooly and His Ninety Dollars
The officer says that he gave the money to the Justice when drunk and hasn't 
been able to get it back since - A very singular story, indeed.

An extraordinary case came into Justice WARING'S court at Coney Island 
yesterday.  James DOOLY is a police constable of the township of Gravesend 
and one of the warm local supporters of Supervisor John Y. MCKANE.  He is an 
old resident in the neighborhood and bears, both officially and socially an 
excellent reputation.  According to his story, as told by him in court 
yesterday, he last fall came into "possession of $125, that amount being due 
to him as constable for a period covering several weeks.  With this money he 
proceeded to enjoy himself, visiting saloons and hotels.  At one of these, at 
Sheepshead bay, he met Justice J. MCMAHON, of the village named.  The 
Justice, seeing that DOOLY was becoming intoxicated began to remonstrate with 
him, in answer to which the latter said that he was determined to have his 
spree out.
"You have just drawn your pay, haven't you asked the Justice"
DOOLY replied in the affirmative. 
"Then," was the answer, "you had better give it to me for safe keeping, for 
the first thing you will know is that you have spent it all".
After some further conversation, DOOLY handed Justice MCMAHON $105.00 keeping 
the balance to spend.  A week or so later he drew $15.00 from the holder of 
his money.  Then, he alleges, he wanted the remaining $90 but Justice MCMAHON 
on one pretext and another deferred paying him.  He made repeated attempts to 
collect the amount in question, but failing to obtain satisfaction at last 
put the matter in the hands of Lawyer, KURTH, who brought suit for the amount 
forthwith.  Friends of both persons have tried to effect an arrangement, but 
without success. 
J. MALLOY, who represented Justice MCMAHON in defense, said that DOOLY had 
already been paid.  He exhibited two checks, one for $20. And the other for 
$74.25, drawn on a local bank and made payable to the order of DOOLY.  The 
back of the checks bore the signature of DOOLY.  Besides this, Mr. MALLOY 
averred that at sundry times the Justice has lent DOOLY money, the aggregate 
of which was far in excess of the amount claimed. 
The plaintiff admitted that he had received the amounts represented by the 
checks, but said that the money was due him for services as Constable and 
that it was in no way a personal payment to him by the Justice.  Justice 
MCMAHON at this point remarked that if the Court would give him time to go to 
Sheepshead Bay and back he would produce other checks which would show that 
he was in no way indebted to DOOLY.  DOOLY challenged him to produce these, 
but the Court declined to permit the case to be adjourned.  
The jury found for DOOLY with costs. 

14 September 1889
Derelict Guardians of the City's Peace on Trail Before the Commissioner
About a score of the city's uniformed guardians were arraigned before Police 
Commissioner BELL yesterday afternoon on various charges of delinquency. 

Officer JOHN MCHUGH of the Second Precinct was arraigned for indulging in the 
sport of discharging his pistol three times in a saloon and was fined five 
days pay. 

Michael BRODERICK of the Eighth Precinct lost ten days pay for being 
intoxicated while on duty. 

GEORGE F. ROSELEN of the Fifteenth Precinct had three charges against him - 
two for being off post and a third for striking a fellow officer.  He was 
fined ten days' pay in all.

JOHN H. WHITE of the Eighteenth Precinct will lose ten days' pay because he 
was in a liquor store when he should have been on post.. 

Five days pay will be withheld from JOHN M. CURLEY of the Eighteenth Precinct 
because he was asleep on his post and failed to turn up at the relieving 

SEARGEANT JOHN LOWE of the Fifteenth precinct, failed to comply with an order 
from Headquarters to detail some officers to another precinct, and was ? 
mulcted? two days' pay therefor.

precinct were jointly charged with failure to make a prompt entry on the 
station house blotter of the assault on his wife with an ax of PATRICK HAYES 
on the 4th inst., and the further charge of tardiness in reporting the 
tragedy at the Central Office was made against GAUS.  SEARGEANT SUTTON 
escaped with a reprimand, GAUS wa fined two days' pay, and Collins lost one day. 

Patrolman JAMES L. CLARK, of the Seventeenth Precinct was docked for five 
days' earnings because he undertook to give counsel to a prisoner and thereby 
"divulged the business of the department".

20 September 1889
Before the Commissoner:
Policemen who fail to live up to the requirements of their duties
Thirty four cases of official dereliction came before Police Commissioner 
Bell today and the offending bluecoats suffered some severe penalties.  Two 
of the men will be seen no more on the force.  William BRIDGES of Sixth 
Precinct had only been on the force two months, but there were three charges 
against him and he was summarily dismissed.  One offense was drunkeness and 
another absence from post and the third was disobedience to superior 

Thomas J. MANNING of the fourth precinct also had three charges against him, 
being off his post, sitting in front of a liquor store and failing to 
promptly report at the station house.  He saved himself from dismissal by 
resigning.  He had been only five months on the force. 

James BROWNSWORTH, a special officer of the Thirteenth Precinct had his 
appointment revoked because he stood passively by while fellow officers were 
trying to quell a street fight and refused to give his assistance.

John P. WAKELY of the Eleventh Precinct, was fined 10 days pay for being 

Hugh MCCABE of the Eleventh Precinct left the trial room on Friday last and 
failed to report promptly at his station house and was fine three days pay 
today in consequence. 

Joseph KAISER, of the fourth precinct, was fined seven days pay for being in 
a liquor store and Office R. H. Quinn of the Second Precinct received the 
same dose for the same offense. 

The other cases were reprimanded or let off with light penalties of one and 
two days fine.

26 September 1889
A Policeman’s Bad Scrape
Arrested on Charges of Abducting a Girl From Her Home
At 1:40 o’clock this afternoon Patrolman Charles A. VELKIN,
a married man, attached to the Leonard Street, New York, station
was put under arrest by Superintendent MURRAY on the
charge of having abducted an 18 year old girl from her home in New Jersey.

14 October 1889
His Bonds Forfeited
Ex-Policeman WASSERMAN, who is charged with defrauding
Chinese laundrymen, failed to appear before Justice TIGHE
to-day and his bonds were forfeited.

13 Jan. 1893 Friday

Commissioner HAYDEN to-day promoted Roundsman Owen ROONEY, of the 
Fifteenth precinct to be a sergeant, and assigned him to take the place of 
Sergeant RIEMELS, who is now in charge of the new mounted squad in the 
Seventeenth precinct.  Patrolman Patrick HACKERT, of the Twelfth precinct, 
was made a roundsman and assigned to the Fifteenth precinct.  
Twenty-two new patrolmen were appointed to-day and assigned as follows:

A.J. MC DERMOTT, 33 years old, assigned to the Twentieth precinct
Emil WRIGHT, 26, to the Seventh
A. SIEFERT, 26, to the Thirteenth
G.J. GROSEL, 27, to the Twenty-first
T.F. BYRNES, 25, to the Eleventh
P. LOLAN, 29, to the Twenty-first
W.H. CHAMBERS, 26, to the Tenth
Charles HOFFMAN, 30, to the Seventeenth
John DOWNING, 26, to the Twelfth
John T. PINDER, 30, to the Sixteenth
R. O'DONNELL, 25, to the Fifteenth
James KELLY, 26, to the Fifteenth
James OLIFFE, 23, to the Third
James BOLTON, 30, to the Tenth
Albert HILL, 24, to the Twentieth
James MC HALE, 25, to the First
Harry NODINE, 29, to the Nineteenth
Michael FOX, 29, to the Twenty-second
James MURPHY, 33, to the Fifteenth
John H. FERGUSON, 32, to the Sixteenth
John TAMMANY, 31, to the Twenty-first

They all appear to be intelligent young men and give promise of making good policemen.  
An examination will be made on the 18th inst., for roundsmen's positions, 
the applicants to be limited to four years' service.  
Capts. MC KELVEY, DRUHAN and KITZER  will constitute the Examining Board. 

14 January 1893
James MAC HALE, appointed on the police force yesterday, reported at the 
station house under the influence of liquor.  He has been suspended, pending 

17 January 1893
O.J. TEMPLE, of 13 Lafayette Avenue, who was formerly a sergeant on the police 
force and others, have made complaints at the Mayor's office against an 
employment agency on Fulton Street, charging that it has received their 
money under false pretenses.  The Mayor will investigate.

20 January 1893
Police Commissioner HAYDEN today transferred Sergeant ZIMMERMAN from the 
Thirteenth to the Sixteenth precinct.  He changes places with Sergeant REARDON, 
who goes to the Thirteenth precinct.  Charges were preferred against 
Policeman John POWERS of the Fifteenth precinct, for going to a ball.  
POWERS fractured his leg by falling while he was dancing that evening.

24 January 1893
Bridge Policeman John BURNS was a prisoner in the Oak St. Station, 
New York, last night.  Policeman HEFFERNAN, of the Fourth Precinct, 
arrested him at the Catherine St. ferry last evening, upon the complaint 
of Lizzie MC CROVY, of 133 Madison St.  She charged him with having insulted 
her while in a state of intoxication and went to the station house to make 
her charge before the sergeant at the desk.
Burns was relieved from his post at 8 o'clock and going to the headquarters 
of the Bridge police, reported, and took the Catherine St. for home.  
He lives at 136 West Twenty-eighth St. New York.  The MCCROVY woman was on 
the ferryboat, and all the way across he is accused of using insulting 
language to her.  Several of the passengers noticed that the man was under 
the influence of liquor.
Burns was taken to the Tombs police court this morning and arraigned 
before Judge White but the plaintiff did not appear to press charges.  

26 January 1893
SERGEANT FOSTER The well Known park official was suspended for ten days, 
without pay for and assault and abuse against Matthew LAWLOR.  There 
was a hearing before Park  Commissioner BROWER this morning there was 
enough evidence agaist FOSTER to sustain the charge.

27 January 1893
Patrolman John KELLY of the Second precinct, had a serious charge made 
against him to Commissioner HAYDEN today.

28 January 1893
Deputy Police Commissioner DALLON is confined to his home with a severe cold, 
and is also suffering from a severe attack of neuralgia.

Saturday, February 18, 1893
Brown's Widows.
When Patrolman Charles L. BROWN, son of Capt. William BROWN, of the 
Eighth precinct, died Feb. 4, 1892, he left two widows, consequently 
he was a bigamist.  He lived with his first wife, Annie, at 218 
Forty-fourth street, for a number of years, and they had seven 
children.  He was a member of the police mutual aid; and his widow 
was entitled to $1,000 from the association.  He deserted her, 
however, and married another woman, Catherine BROWN, and in his will 
he left the pension fund to her, notwithstanding the fact that his 
first wife after he left her, kept his assessments paid up. 
Frederick L. JENKINS, the treasurer of the Police Mutual Fund 
Association, paid the money over to the City Court, and both women 
have sued for it, and the evidence was heard by chief Judge CLEMENT, 
in the Special Term, yesterday afternoon.

25 February 1893
Roundsman Peter J. DOWNEY, of the First precinct, has been transferred to the 
Fourteenth, and Roundsman KLEIN, of the Fourteenth, takes his place.  
Roundsman CLANCY has been transferred from the First precinct to the 
Eighteenth, and Roundsman MURPHY, of the Eighteenth, goes to the First.  
These changes are said to be in the interest of the department, on account of 
the frequent petty robberies in the First precinct.

28 February 1893
Officer Peter LANGAN,  of the Eleventh precinct, was tried before 
Commissioner HAYDEN to-day and dismissed from the police force for having 
raised a row in the barroom of Tivoli Hall, at the corner of Fifth avenue 
and Second street.

4 March 1893
Patrolman J.W. MUNRO of the 4th precinct tendered his resignation from 
the force Thursday to Commisioner Hayden, and it was immediately accepted.  
MUNRO was appointed July 1884, and has been before the Commissioner before 
on charges.  He is a Scotchman and his wife has recently fallen heir to 
some property.  This he gives as a reason for resigning.

7 March 1893
Police Inspector WILLIAMS of New York indignantly denies the story that 
he is going to resign.

14 March 1893
Police Commissioner HAYDEN to-day made twenty-one probationary 
policemen full-fledged patrolmen, they having served the allotted period.  
At the police trials to-day a number of delinquents were fined for 
neglect of duty.

23 March 1893
The Langan Case
The case of Peter LANGAN, recently a patrolman attached to the Eleventh 
precinet, against Charles FELTMAN, George MEYER nad James THORNE, was 
dismissed by Justice TIGHE in the butler street police court this morning.  
Langan attended the Ball of the Joseph Society at the Tivoll, corner of 
second street and Fifth Avenue, on the evening of Feb. 2.  The following 
morning there was a fight in the barroom, during which the officer discharged 
his pistol.  He claimed that he was assaulted by FELTMAN, who is the son of 
the owner of Tivoll, and by the other two men, who were waiters.  He was 
terribly beaten; and, when appeared in the police court to make his 
complaint, he was so swathed in bandages that his left eye only was visable.
Charges were preferred against the officer, and he was tried before 
Commissioner HAYDEN and dismissed.  He has since brought suit, and the action 
is now pending in the Supreme Court to compel the Commissioner to reinstate 
him.  LANGAN was not in court when Justice  TIGHE called the case this morning.

6 April 1893
Note** there is a big ink blot, there will be a ?? for missing letters

                     MORE POLICEMAN
   The Force Further Increased and All Vacancies Filled
 Police Commissioner HAYDEN to-day appointed forty-nine new policeman as 
probationers, who will serve in that relation for the next six months. 
Their names are:
 William McDONALD
 Michael KELLY
 William BRUCE
 William B.HOLDER
 James LIDDY
 William SIMPSON
 Dominick O'CONNOR
 Thomas GORMAN
 Ernst Van BERGEN
 William LYNAN
 John ?????????
 Thomas LYNCH
 Myron B.FRUDE
 Martin ???ULEY
 Daniel ??????
 Wesley CAZINE
 Patrick DOHERT
 William McCORMACK
 James QUINN
 The above appointments, together with the forty-nine appointed last week, 
brings the total force up to 1,225.

19 January 1894
Sergeant Benjamin SPRECKLER of the Eleventh precinct while making a tour of 
his precinct about 2 o'clock   this morning met a policeman in uniform 
walking with a man and a woman.  All three were intoxicated.  The Sergeant 
arrested the three.  At the station house the policeman described himself as 
Henry SCHMIDT of 521 West 142d street, New York City.  He was, he said a 
policeman belonging to the steamboat squad of New York City.  His companion 
said his name was Henry CLARK, of Catharine street, New York.  The woman was 
Carrie WILLIAMS of Rockaway.   In the Butler street court his morning they 
pleadged not builty to the chare of intoxication and were held in $200 bail 
each for examinatin next Tuesday.

Police Commissioner HAYDEN to-day appointed thirty probationary policemen, as 
a first installment of seveny-five extra men which the Legislature has given 
him power to appoint. 
 The names of the appointees are: 
 James F. WHALEN, 
Thomas F. WALL, 
 George F. PRICE, 
Robert BOLLES, 
James E. TISDALE, 
Charles KAVANAGH, 
August F. BEHAN, 
George SCHIDT, 
Michael QUINANE, 
H. N. HEYN, 
James F. HOGAN, 
Ralph A. WILSON, 

9th Jannuary 1894
Police Commissioner HAYDEN to-day dismissed John MCHUGH, of the Second 
precinct, and Martin MILMORE of the Twentieth precinct, from the force on 
charges of intoxication.

16th January 1894
Police Commissioner HAYDEN today dismissed from the force Patrolman 
James MCCLOSKEY of the twelfth precinct, for striking a prisoner in 
the face while in front of the sergeants desks, he himself being under 
the influence of liquor at the time.

4th February 1894
George URAN, of the Navy Yard, has been appointed on the New York police force.
William THOMAS will get his place at the yard.
A Policeman Under Charges

Two charges were made against Policeman
LANGAN to-day. Commissioner HAYDEN
will examine into the case next Tuesday.

His Mother Said To Be In A Dying State The police at the First precinct 
station are trying to solve the mystery surrounding the
pecuilar actions of Officer MAXWELL this morning. He came to the station 
house this morning, accosted the different officers 
present with a cheery Good morning,changed his clothes in the 
dormitory, and reported for duty. He is stationed at the
telegraph desk.About 8:40 o'clock he jumped up suddenly and announced to 
Sergeant DODGE that he wanted to go out doors for a while.The sergeant responded
that such a thing was impossible. "But I must."said MAXWELL. His superior officer
remonstrated with him, but MAXWELL said that he would go anyway, with or without 
premission. The sergeant laid his hand in a kindly manner on MAXWELL's shoulder and
asked him to remain.The man now was in a highly excited state, and with the words,
"Oh I must go," rushed past the officer, and since leaving the station 
has not been seen or heard from since.The occurence was related to 
Capt. CAMPBELL,who has preferred charges against MAXWELL
to the Commissioner for leaving his post and disobedience to orders.
The accused officer resides at 47 Little street,and lives with his mother, 
as he is unmarried.At the station is was said that MAXWELL has
not been at his home for nearly two weeks, and that his mother was in a 
dying condition.The supposition is that he has been on a spree,
and it is known that when in such a condition he acts like an insane person.

25 July 1898
Crazy Policeman-Sad Fate of Officer LOFTUS, Well Known in Greenpoint.
Everybody will be sorry to hear that Policeman Edward LOFTUS, of Greenpoint,
has gone insane.  He lived with his wife and family at 159 India street.
He was appointed on the force on January 9th, 1890, and was assigned to duty
in Greenpoint.  Not long ago he was transferred to the Bedford avenue station.
On Saturday he was found at Greenpoint and Manhattan avenues, opposite the
police station, surrounded by a large crowd.  He was singing the latest
songs, and passing his hat around for pennies.  The crowd attracted
Policeman VANCE and Roundsman MALLEY, who took LOFTUS into custody.  He was
in citizen's clothes and was not recognized as a member of the force until
he was arraigned before Sergeant MONTAGUE, charged with disorderly conduct.
His actions caused the sergeant to think the man insane, and Police Surgeon
Charles TERRY, who was summoned, examined LOFTUS, and decided that he was
mentally unbalanced.  LOFTUS was detained at the station for the night, and
on Sunday was taken to the Flatbush Hospital, where a more thorough
examination will be made as to his condition.
It is said he had been acting strangely of late, and on Thursday night
handed his keys and shield to the sergeant at the desk in the precinct to
which he belongs, declaring that he was going to resign, as he had fallen
heir to $1,000,000.  He was not seen again by any of his friends until
Saturday night.  The police have learned that the demented officer had been
going among the residents of Long Island City soliciting money, which he
said was for a widows' and orphans' fund for the families of the men of the
Seventy-first Regiment who were killed at Santiago.  How much money he
obtained in this way is not known.
It is stated at the Sixty-first Precinct that Officer LOFTUS was a well man
up to the time of the recent parade of the city police, about June 1st. He
marched in the parade from the Battery to Fifteenth street, thence back to
Fourteenth street, where the parade was dismissed.  The day was a hot one
and the sun shone with uninterrupted brilliancy.  On returning home to India
street, Officer LOFTUS felt very tired.  He could not eat anything and was
unable to sleep that night.  His head bothered him.  He was never the same
man after that day, and in the opinion of his family, over-exertion at that
time was the cause of the loss of mind.  A number of officers dropped in
that parade and were carried away in the ambulance.  He is a brother of
Father LOFTUS of the Roman Catholic Church at Fort Hamilton.

1 August 1898
Detective Peter KELLY will go on his vacation next week.  He will located
with his family at Rockaway Beach where he will remain for two weeks.

2 August 1898
Policeman Reinstated.
They are Men in Towns Taken In by the Recent Consolidation
Justice GARRETSON, in the Supreme Court on Monday granted a number of writs
of mandamus against the New York Police Board, directing the Police
Commissioners to reinstate as members of the police force men who were
policemen in the outlying towns which became portions of Greater New York,
but who were removed after consolidation.  The decision was based on the
opinion of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court in the RAU case.  RAU
was removed by the Police Board on the ground that he was legislated out of
office by consolidation.  The Appellate Division held that, under the
charter of the Greater New York, RAU should have been retained as it is
provided that the police force in all the consolidated portions shall become
members of the municipal police force.
On this opinion Justice GARRETSON directs the reinstatement of the removed
policemen at a salary of $800 a year.  The men also receive $50 costs each.
They are:
MILLS, John H. of Arverne
MC GRATTAN, Andrew, of Far Rockaway
BRUCE, Milburn
KREUSCHER, of Rockaway Beach [perhaps KREBS to KREUSCHER all of Rockaway Beach ?]

5 August 1898
KEEGAN Retires.
Policeman Bernard KEEGAN has taken advantage of the retirement provision of
the charter of the city and has been retired on his own petition on
half-pay.  KEEGAN has been attached to the Astoria precinct most of the time
in recent years.  He was one of Long Island City¹s first patrolmen, having
been appointed twenty-eight years ago.  An officer who has served for
twenty-seven years on the force can be retired on his own petition on half-pay.

8 August 1898
A Policeman Hurt.
George W. MC PHAIL, a policeman attached to the Eighth Precinct, Borough of
Manhattan, who lives at 166 West One Hundred and Twenty-Second street, while
riding a bicycle on the new track at Point View, College Point, fell from
his wheel and dislocated his right hip.  He was attended by Drs. OBERLY and
FEENEY and afterward was sent to Bellvue on a launch. MC PHAIL was out to
college Point on an outing.

16 August 1898
In Winter Uniforms.
In This Garb Were the Brooklyn Police Obliged to Appear on Monday.
Brooklyn patrolmen were not at all pleased on Monday when in response to an
order from the Mulberry Street Headquarters they were required to report to
their respective inspectors in their winter uniforms.  The perspiration
rolled down their faces as they formed in line in their heavy garments.
They could not understand why the winter inspection was ordered at so
unseasonable a time.
Not only were the men on duty required to report, but those on vacations,
and this was, in many cases, a hardship for some of the latter.  Buckskin
gloves were part of the inspected outfit.  The Brooklyn police are afraid
that they will be ordered to buy new overcoats to correspond with those
which are worn in Manhattan.  They have requested to be allowed to wear
their last year¹s coats, but have received no encouragement.

24 August 1898
More Policemen Paid.
Ex-District Attorney Daniel NOBLE this Wednesday morning received from
Auditor CLAIRE checks for the payment of the back salaries of eleven Long
Island City Policemen.  This is their salary for the last six months of
1897.  The eleven men are:
DUNCAN, William J.
DUNN, William J.
BROWN, Joseph
FLANAGAN, Charles A.
FLAHERTY, Nicholas
GRAHAM, Herbert
COSGROVE, Terence F.
WHEELER, George S.
There should have been a check for Peter KELLY , but it did not get along
with the others.  Auditor CLAIRE will look it up.

16 September 1898
Bicycle Policeman John G. KRUEGER was seen on Leonard street on Thursday
afternoon.  He is regularly attached to the bicycle squad of the Police
Department, main headquarters, 1786 Broadway, Manhattan and Brooklyn
headquarters at the Fifty-fifth Precinct Station House.  Thursday was
Officer KRUEGER's first trip on Leonard street.  He says there are eighty
five men in the squad.  In Brooklyn there are now twenty-four men and one
roundsman, LAKE.  Ten of these men were detailed from Manhattan Borough and
he is one of them.  He says that there are two details of duty for the
bicycle policemen, 10 am to 5 pm and 5 to 11 pm.  Mr. KRUEGER's uniform is a
very neat and attractive one.  Duties will be continued during the winter.

28 September 1898
Officer Henry F. BUSCHMANN, who was one of the two Long Island City
policemen transferred to Jamaica in the shakeup the other day, is sick with
typhoid fever at his home on East avenue.

10 February 1905
Captain Charles BEDELL, of the Bath Beach station, who has sent in his 
application for retirement, has been on the Brooklyn police force 
thirty-one years. He is 57 years old,i n good physical condition apparently, 
and retires because he is discontented in consequence of the uncertainty 
in the department, growing out of the shifting going on. He threatened 
to retire several times.
Captain BEDELL is a Republican in politics. He was appointed a captain 
by Commissioner WELLES in 1896, after serving a number of years in 
the detective bureau. He has an excellent police record. It is said 
he has accumulated a fortune of $30,000, and with the income from 
this, and his $1,350 a year, he will be able to live comfortably for 
the rest of his life. A daughter of Captain BEDELL is married to a 
millionaire manufacturer in Pitssburgh, Pa., where she lives.

Captain James G. REYNOLDS, who has been summoned before the surgeons, 
has not been in robust health for a long time. He has been under the 
doctor's care for stomach trouble, but has not lost any time on account 
of his ailment. His eyesight has failed him, and he is forced to wear 
glasses. Captain REYNOLDS is 55 years old. He was appointed a patrolman 
in 1873, and was subsequently made a detective. The office of captain 
of the detective bureau was created for him during the administration 
of Mayor WURSTER.

Captain Christian REIMELS, also summoned before the Examining Board, is 
one of the later captains. He was promoted to the position of captain 
less than two years ago. He is 56 years old, and has been on the force 
since December 1878. REIMELS had charge of the mounted squad for some time.

27 February 1905
Police Captain BEDELL  Will Retire Wednesday
Capt Charles BEDELL,  of the Bath Beach station, will retire from the
police force on Wednesday, his vacation ending on that day.  Capt.
BEDELL,  when summoned to appear before the Board of Surgeons for
examination, preferred to ask for retirement rather than to undergo the
test.  He has been on the force 30 years and has a clean record.

11 March 1905
Court Officer Thomas SHANLEY, who had been attached to the Court of 
Special Sessions every since it was established and had been almost 
continuously in detailed positions from the time he became a policeman, 
over 35 years ago, died this morning at his home, 219 Myrtle Avenue, 
from a complication of diseases. He had been in poor health for several 
months, but kept on duty until about 2 weeks ago, when he reported sick. 
He was 64 years old and before joining the police force was a journeyman 
mason and a member of the Volunteer Fire Department. His wife died about 
2 years ago, and from that time his health began to fail.

7 April 1906
Boatmen of Newtown Creek, near the foot of Manhattan avenue, discovered 
yesterday the body of William MCLAUGHLIN, a former policeman, of 181 
Huron street, who disappeared nearly four months ago.  MCLAUGHLIN lived 
with an unmarried sister.

9 April 1906
 Irene, the 7-year-old daughter of Patrolman Michael BENTLY of the 
Williamsburg squad, who died last Friday night, was buried this morning 
from her home, 134 Diamond street.  The interment was made in Calvary 
Cemetery under the direction of John MCELROY.  The little one was ill 
only a few days.

Police Inspectors Thomas DRUHAN and Elbert O. SMITH, who were retired 
by Commissioner MCADOO on grounds of physical disability, have been 
restored to duty, and the question now arises as to where they will be 
assigned to duty, as there are now no vacancies in the inspectors' 
ranks.  The last two men promoted to inspectorships are NALLY and 
SWEENEY.  When a contingency of a similar kind occurred before, two 
inspectors were reduced to the rank of captain.  Should Commissioner 
BINGHAM decide to reduce NALLY and SWEENEY to make room for DRUHAN and 
SMITH, there will probably be a suit for reinstatement.

Three young men, employes of the Long Island Railroad, were before 
Magistrate FURLONG in the Gates avenue court to-day on a charge of 
playing baseball in the street.  The policeman could produce no 
evidence to prove his charge and the men were discharged.
 The prisoners, who gave their names as Daniel TAYLOR, Harry GRAHAM and 
Henry DODGE, told Magistrate FURLONG that they were working in the 
railroad yards at Atlantic and New York avenues, when a ball was 
suddenly thrown over the fence.  TAYLOR picked up the ball and threw it 
at GRAHAM, who in turn threw it over the fence into the street.  
Policeman ROONEY then appeared and accused the men of playing ball and 
arrested them.
 Magistrate FURLONG told ROONEY he had no business to go into the 
private grounds of the railroad company, and then discharged the prisoners.

16 April 1906
Deputy Commissioner O'KEEFE and Borough Inspector CROSS started this 
morning from headquarters to make a tour of inspection of the 
It was announced by Secretary KIRSCHNER to-day that Patrolman  William 
HUGHES, of the Flatbush station, had been dismissed from the force by 
Commissioner BINGHAM for absenting himself from duty without leave.
The rules of the department are that any policeman absenting himself 
for five consecutive days may be dismissed.
HUGHES was under charges of abducting a girl under 17 years and failed 
to appear for trial.

17 April 1906
Deputy Police Commissioner O'KEEFE to-day dismissed several of the 
charges against policemen.
He fined Sergeant Sol C. HAUPTMAN, of the Stagg street station two 
days' pay.
John A. HAGAR and James CROWLEY, who are attached to the Williamsburg 
Bridge Squad, two days' pay for laxity of service.
William BIGALL, of the Ralph avenue station, and Jefferson CARNEY, of 
the Greenpoint avenue station, were each fined five days' pay for being 
found off post.

23 April 1906
Michael BURSCH, who killed Policeman ENRIGHT, March 20, 1904, at 
Fifty-first street and First avenue, Manhattan, while the officer was 
attempting to arrest him for burglary, was to-day sentenced to Sing 
Sing for life, by Justice O'GORMAN in the criminal term of the Supreme Court.

3 May 1906
They are telling another story on Policeman Clarence VINING in the Fourth
 avenue station.  On Wednesday his brother policemen saw him bring in his
own child as lost.  Yesterday they declared he was so thoroughly impressed
by the eloquence of Mrs. VINING that he held up every unprotected child
he saw in the street, for fear it might be one of his own.
  A two-year-old girl, so the other policemen declared, came toddling up to
VINING at Thirty-eighth street and Fourth avenue, crying:
"Dada, take baby home."
  The good man stopped and pondered and then sent a boy hot foot to find
Mrs. VINING.  She ran the whole mile from her home to find her husband
squandered candy on a little stranger.
  The police declare that VINING muttered something about having been
married three times before, and find it hard to keep track of his youngsters.

5 May 1906
Patrolman John J. PATTERSON, of the West 152d street station, Manhattan, 
Was found dead in bed in his home, 2089 Amsterdam avenue, this morning
with a bullet hole in his right temple.  He is supposed to have committed 
suicide, but neither his wife nor brother officers know of any reason why he
should have done so.  He was 24 years old and had been married but a short

13 May 1906
Not in Disgrace, But to Keep Coney's Lid Down This Summer
The Coney Island police force was increased last night by the arrival of 
one roundsman and sixty-three patrolmen from the various precincts of
Brooklyn and Manhattan.  The new men are part of the force that will be
on duty at the Island throughout the summer, under command of Capt.
Patrick HARKINS.

The men sent to the Coney Island station from Brooklyn are:
Roundsman John HOGAN and 
Patrolman Thomas C. ADAMS, from the Fourth avenue station;

Patrolmen Walter O'DONNELL 
Daniel O'ROURKE, Fifth avenue;

Patrick O'HARA, 
Charles W. TRAIN, 
James GALLAGHER, Hamilton avenue;  

Lawrence KEYS, Bergen street;
Cal McCARTHY, Amity street;

Eugene CONLAN, 
Fred COOTS, 
Patrick CUDMAN, 
Caspar JONES,
Joseph F. FREEL, Adams street;

Joseph HANNELBERG, Fulton street;

Joseph F. GREEN, 
Patrick DONNELLY, Liberty avenue;

George W. JOHNSON, 
Fred EHLER, Gates avenue;

Paul BRADLEY, Ralph avenue;
M. B. ROYCE, Classon avenue;

Martin W. WOOLF, 
Edward WHALEN, Flushing avenue;

James J. COLLINS, Lee avenue;

Joseph J. HOFFMAN, 
Garfield A. WALES, 
George SKIVENS, 
Daniel THALL, 
Jefferson KEARNEY, 
Jeremiah REGAN, Greenpoint avenue;

Joseph R. LEONARD 
Daniel WATERS, Herbert street;

Edward L. DU BOIS, 
William JONES, Bushwick avenue;

George H. SCHULTZ, 
Charles E. CARLTON, Hamburg avenue;

George W. HACKETT, Fulton street.

From Manhattan these men are detailed:
John F. McGANN, 
Clarence J. MEEHAN,
Patrick SHEA, 
Julius SCHEFFLER,    
Charles A. PETERSON, 
Martin CAHILL, 
Richard OWENS,  
Michael O"BRIEN, 
Patrick CUTTER, 
James E. BROWN, 
Abraham HARRISON, 
Charles ROBINSON, 
Charles A. SAYER,   
Edward J. GLEASON 
Joseph ALEER.
  Police Capt. Ernest LINDEMAN, of the Sheepshead Bay station, also
received twelve more patrolmen for the Sheepshead Bay section for the
Those transferred to Sheepshead Bay are:
Thomas P. DINNEAN, Fletcher FAIRCHILD, John McCORMACK, from Manhattan;
John J. QUINN and Peter McCLELLAN, from Liberty avenue station;
George P. FOLSEY, Bergen street;
George GARCIA and Lewis J. VALENTINE, Adams street;
Martin J. HANLEY, Gates avenue;
Charles BERINGER, Lee avenue;
Herbert J. GREENE, Hamburg avenue;
Joseph HAINES, Flatbush.
Thomas J. CALLAHAN, who has been doing detective duty at Coney
Island, was remanded from plain clothes and transferred to the Bath
Beach station.

15 May 1906
Alleging that Police Captain David EVANS of the Prospect Park 
station, has betrayed the trust of a dying woman and is unlawfully
withholding a police endowment policy made out shortly before her
death by Sophie L. MATTERN, matron of the Fourth avenue station,
heirs of the woman intend bringing suit in the civil courts to recover 
the endowment, which amounts to $558.50.  Mrs. MATTERN died
in the Norwegian Hospital a year ago, of paralysis.  Two days before 
her death she changed the name of the beneficiary in the endowment
policy from that of her niece, Sophie MALONE, of Pittsburg, to Capt.
 Mrs. MALONE and friends of Mrs. MATTERN, who was somewhat of a 
mystery in the department, as it was considered her education and
bearing fitted her for higher things than the position she held, declare
that the change in the policy was made to expedite a settlement of the
estate when Mrs. MATTERN realized that the end was near.  Capt.
EVANS thinks differently.  When seen by a reporter he said that when
Mrs. MATTERN was taken sick he had her removed to the hospital,
saw that she received the best of treatment and at her request agreed
to settle her affairs.
"I will willingly place the money in the hands of the Greenwood Cemetery
authorities to keep Mrs. MATTERN's grave green forever, " he said, but
I will not give up any of it to the grasping interest claiming to represent
her heirs."  
 Capt. EVANS further stated that Mrs. MATTERN said when she made
the change in the policy that she had neither seen nor heard of Mrs.
MALONE for many years, and that she wanted the captain to keep the
balance of the policy after the bills for the funeral had been paid.
"So far as the beneficiary money is concerned," said Capt. EVANS, 
"after paying the funeral and incidental expenses, there is little more
than $200 left.  Two police commissioners have decided that I have a
right to use the money as I see fit, but if I felt that I was doing wrong in
keeping it, their opinion would make no difference, and I would give it
to Mrs. MALONE.
"As things are, however, I feel that I have a perfect claim to it.  This
endowment was made over to me by Mrs. MATTERN, when she knew
quite well what she was doing and never until now has one word been
said about my being 'a dummy beneficiary,' whose duty it was to turn
over to Mrs. MALONE the remainder left after paying out the funeral
Besides bringing suit for the recovery of the endowment, counsel for
Mrs. MALONE will lay the matter before Commissioner BINGHAM and
demand an investigation.

17 May 1906
Police Commissioner BINGHAM transferred eight captains yesterday 
afternoon and assigned to duty two inspectors who had been retired by 
Commissioner MCADOO during his term of office, on the grounds of 
physical disability, and were reinstated by the courts.

The assignments were:
Inspector Thomas L. DRUHAN:  Eleventh Inspection District, Brooklyn
Inspector Elbert O. SMITH: Fifth Inspection District, Manhattan
The transfers were:
Capt. John BUCHANAN: Rockaway Beach Station to Sub-station Harbor 
Squad, East 122d street, Manhattan
Capt. John W. CONNOR: acting inspector Eleventh Inspection District, 
Brooklyn to Elizabeth street station, Manhattan, as captain.
Capt. Edward GALLAGHER: acting inspector Fifth Inspection district, 
Brooklyn, to East 104th street station, as captain.
Capt. Herman SHLOTTMAN: Elizabeth street station to command of Harbor Squad
Capt. Robert A. TIGHE: from Harbor Squad to Rockaway Beach station.
Capt. James MCGLYNN: Kingsbridge station to West 125th street station.
Capt. James THOMPSON: West 125th street station to Kingsbridge
Capt. John TAPPAN: East 104th street station to Glendale, Queens
After making public the assignments and transfers, Commissioner BINGHAM 
said that they were made "for the good of the service," and that he had 
no comments to make.
To make room for the reinstated inspectors, Commissioner BINGHAM was 
forced to send Acting Inspectors CONNOR and GALLAGHER, whom he was 
trying out, back to the commands of precincts.  He kept both men in 
Manhattan.  The four moves made the other transfers necessary, except 
in the case of Capts. THOMPSON and MCGLYNN.  The latter goes back to a 
precinct which he formerly commanded for some time.

22 May 1906
For exceptional bravery in rescuing persons from drowning in the waters
about this city, and imperilling their own lives in doing so, Deputy Police
Commissioner WALDO pinned medals on the breasts of eight officers
in Police Headquarters, Manhattan, to-day.  Two of the policemen so
honored are attached to Brooklyn precincts.
-Roundsman Michael J. O'LOUGHLIN, of the Ralph avenue station, who
received one of the gold medals, has been rewarded probably more than
any other member of the police force.  He has been presented with thirty
medals for risking his life to save others, and one of these which was 
presented to him with the highest praises by Congress, he prizes highly.  
O'LOUGHLIN jumped overboard at the foot of Kent avenue in June last,
near the B.R.T. power house, to rescue an old man who had fallen
overboard.  He had a hard time getting the man ashore, and in doing so
swallowed a large amount of water which had been contaminated.  This
made him ill, and he was in the hospital for eight weeks in a serious
-Matthew McGRATH, of the 152d street station, also was highly commended
by Deputy Commissioner WALDO for jumping into the Harlem River after a
drowning man.  If help had not arrived McGRATH and the man he was
saving would have both gone to the bottom.
The following patrolmen received gold medals and $30:  
-Daniel SHAW, Church street station; 
-Matthew McGRATH, 152d street station; 
-Aruthur(sic) T. ENNIS, Headquarters, Brooklyn; 
-Michael J. O'LOUGHLIN, Ralph avenue station.
-Patrolmen Patrick F. MURPHY, 
-Charles M. COUGHLIN 
-Joseph WEEKESSER, of the Harbor Squad, 
-Michael W. CONNELLY, of the Jefferson Market Court Squad, 
received bronze medals and $20.
  Police Commissioner BINGHAM returned to the city to-day after an
absence of nine days, spent in studying police conditions in Western
cities, but took no part in the presentation of the medals.

The marital affairs of Bicycle Policeman Adam WIESSHEIER and his wife,
Clara, were aired again to-day when WIESSHEIER was before Deputy
Commissioner O'KEEFE, charged by Capt. FOODY with entering a
private residence without a warrant and arresting his wife and a man.
 This act, the captain maintained, was a violation of the rules, which
prohibits a policeman from entering a residence and making an arrest
without a warrant.  The case was dismissed by the Commissioner.
 WEISSHEIER's wife left him early in April.  Suspecting that she was
living with one Benjamin MAY at a boarding house kept by Mrs. WHITE
at 122 Lefferts place, he went there early on the morning of May 7 and
with the aid of a ladder got into a second story window and arrested his
wife and MAY.  They were discharged the next morning in court.
 Mrs. WHITE told the Commissioner to-day that when the couple hired a
room from her they represented themselves as man and wife.  
WEISSHEIER has instituted divorce proceedings.

Roundsman TOMING, of the Prospect Park station, was badly hurt to-day
in a drill on the Prospect Park Parade Grounds.  His horse became
unmanageable and finally dropped to the ground suddenly, badly
crushing the officer.  The horse fell on top of him.
 Police Surgeon Albert FORD attended the injured man, who sustained
serious internal injuries and concussion of the brain, besides many
contusions.  He was unconscious for three hours, but was revived by
surgeons at Seny Hospital, to which he was removed.

30 May 1906
An old case that has been hanging fire for six years came up this morning
in the trial room of Police Headquarters before Deputy Commissioner
O'KEEFFE, when Patrolman Michael J. LYNAN was charged with
extorting $50 in 1900 from Frederick HEINMAN for not placing him
under arrest for operating a slot machine in his saloon at Lockman street
and East New York avenue.
The complaint was made six years ago before Commissioner YORK, who 
adjourned the case until the criminal courts, to which the matter had been
taken, disposed of it.  The jury disagreed and the indictment against LYNAN
was quashed.
LYNAN contended this morning that Commissioner YORK had dismissed
the case, but the police records had no account of it.  He had none of his
witnesses present to-day and the case was adjourned until Tuesday next.

1 June 1906
 Michael J. FLANNERY, a patrolman who has served ten years on 
the Prospect Park squad and seven years in the Flushing Avenue 
Precinct, was retired on half pay yesterday, owing to ill health.  
He is now living in Georgia.

6 June 1906
  Patrolman Henry SCHWAB, of Bedford avenue station, was the
victim of a practical joker, it was learned to-day and until yesterday
the incident worried him.
  Last Sunday was his day off and with Patrolman Edward DREXLER
he went to Long Beach to fish, parking his car in a lot. Two friends
who followed him waited until he was out of sight and then made out
a ticket telling him he violated the parking law and to deposit $5 in
a tin cup at the end of the road.
  When the end of the road was reached Patrolman SCHWAB went
looking for the cup.He was unable to find one and so he drove home.
He wanted to go fishing in the same place to-morrow, but feared
the police of Long Beach would be watching for him and arrest
him for failing to obey the instructions.
  Then he was ''let in'' on the joke.

25 June 1906
   Patrolman Charles A. ISAACSON, of the Brownesville station, was badly cut 
about the head and body and his uniform torn in stopping a runaway horse 
yesterday afternoon. The animal was standing in front of 560 Blake avenue, 
when it took fright and dashed off in the direction of Atlantic avenue. 
The owner, A. HILLMAN, of 280 Grand street, was in the house at the time. 
The horse was frightened by the blowing of a whistle on one of the elevated 
trains nearby.
   At the corner of Riverdale and Vesta avenues, the policeman saw the 
runaway and grasped the bridle. He was dragged over fifty feet by the 
frightened brute. After being attended by Surgeon PARKER, of St. Mary's 
Hospital, the policeman was taken to his home, 206 Bainbridge street.

28 June 1906
   A kerosene lamp which exploded shortly after 10 o'clock last night in the 
apartments of Mrs. Henry ASHLEY, a negress, on the top floor of 144 Willoughby 
street, caused a $2,000 fire that would probably resulted fatally for at 
least four people if it had not been for the heroism of Policeman TYRELL, of the 
Adams street station. A passer-by discovered smoke coming from the house and 
notified the policeman, who was a block away. TYRELL started on the run for the 
place and was joined by Patrolman RUDDY.
   When they reached the house flames were shooting out of the windows. While 
RUDDY went to send in an alarm TYRELL ran into the house. It was with extreme 
difficulty that he made his way through the halls, which were filled with 
smoke. The tenants on the first and second floors were aroused and then TYRELL 
stumbled up to the top floor, occupied by Mrs. Fannie SUMMERS and her three 
small children. They were sound asleep. Waking the woman, TYRELL told her to keep 
quiet and that he would take care of her three children.
   The officer guided the woman to the rear window. Below was Policeman RUDDY 
and some citizens. TYRELL told them to get a blanket and catch the woman as 
she dropped out of the window. It was impossible to go through the halls. The 
blanket was secured. The woman didn't hesitate to drop. She landed right in the 
center. One of the men lost his hold and she fell heavily to the ground, 
fracturing her right shoulder.
   Making his way into the bedroom TYRELL took the children in his arms and 
one by one dropped them out of the window into the outstretched blanket below. 
They all landed safe and sound and were taken care of by neighbors. TYRELL 
then rushed to the street through the halls, but in doing so was painfully burned 
about the face and hands.
   Anna WHITE, 22 years old, and Fannie SIMMONS, 21 years old, who lived on 
the second floor, jumped from the window and both sustained fractures of right 
   Mrs. ASHLY when she reached the sidewalk became hysterical. All were 
attended by Ambulance Surgeon SANDER, of the Cumberland Street Hospital. The WHITE 
and LENNON girls were removed.
   The flames were quickly conquered when the firemen arrived.

29 June 1906
   The two-platoon system was denounced at a meeting of the members of the 
Patrolmen's Wives' Benevolent Association, of Greater New York, at a session 
held at the Murray Hill Lyceum yesterday afternoon. The women adopted a 
resolution declaring their organization was ready and willing to do anything 
to help the Patrolmen's Association in the present emergency.

   Patrolman Harold Lee HERRICK, of 173 Seventh street, who was appointed to 
the police force September 21, 1905, resigned yesterday. He says the 
two-platoon system doesn't give him enough time with his wife and child.
   HERRICK gave up a $1,100 job to take one at $800 as a policeman. He was  
attached to the Tenderloin station. He is the first policeman to quit the 
force, giving the present platoon system as an excuse.

25 October 1906
Patrolman Bernard DOYLE, of the Liberty avenue station, who on Aug 5 took a 
trip in the police automobile without permission and ran into a "yap" 
wagon, was fined thirty days' pay by Commissioner BINGHAM yesterday.

26 October 1906
Police Capt. Alexander PINKERTON, transferred by Bingham's colossal shift 
of yesterday from the Dixtieth precinct to the Coney Island station receive 
a floral horseshoe of pink and red roses from his former subordinates this 
morning.  The horseshoe is a handsome specimen of the florist's art, 
standing seven feet high.  PINKERTON expects to make good at Coney Island.
There were  flowers on desks in many other police stations this morning 
when the captains arrived.  Most of the precinct commanders moved into 
their new quarters last night.  In many cases the men were really sorry to 
see their captains go.

30 October 1906
Patrolman George  MYERS of the Fourth avenue station, today shot a vicious 
dog which was snapping and snarling in front of 873 Fifty-fourth 
street.  The bullet went through the animal's head and lodged in the 
"cop's" foot.  MYERS was taken to the Norwegian Hospital.

5 November 1906
Commissioner BINGHAM announced the following transfers this morning
which go into effect at 6 o'clock tonight:
Sergeant John DWYER, from Adams to Fulton street; 
Sergeant Charles NICHOLS, from Vernon avenue to Williamsburg Bridge; 
Sergeant James LYNCH, from Williamsburg Bridge to Vernon avenue.

There were also nine roundsmen involved in the transfer, as follows:
Edward HAYES, Prospect Park to Fifth avenue;  
Thomas FOX, Fifth avenue to Prospect Park; 
Willard MILLER, Hamilton avenue to Glendale, Queens;
Morris COHEN, Glendale to Hamilton avenue; 
William McKONE, Astoria to Flushing; 
John BARRY, Hunter's Point to Flushing; 
James EDWARDS,Richmond Hill to Williamsburg Bridge; 
James McCALLEY, Jamaica to Far Rockaway.

Ten patrolmen were also transferred by the same order.

13 November 1906
Eighteen new detective sergeants reported for duty this morning to 
Acting Captain McCAULEY, of the local detective bureau.
For the past few months Acting Captian McCAULEY has been making requests 
to Commissioner BINGHAM to furnish more more for this department, 
especially Italian detectives, and today is the first time his 
requests have been complied with.
The new men are:

Thomas F. MURRAY, Fiftieth precinct
John J. MAHONEY, Eighty-fourth precinct
Salvatore SANTORO, Sixth precinct
Frank McLAUGHLIN, Fortieth precinct
Frank J. LISANTE, Twenty-second precinct
William A. WOOD, Thirtieth precinct
John J. QUIGLEY, Forty-fourth precinct
Francis J. CARNELLI, Eighth precinct
William A. ASIP, Fifty-first precinct
Robert W. CLARK, Fifty-second precinct
Frank J. MAGRINO, Eighth precinct
Louis ROSS, Twenty-ninth precinct
Frank HAGGERTY, Thirty-fifth precinct
John R. CROWLEY, Forty-seventh precinct
James A. DONLON, Ninth precinct
Frederick LYNCH, Fifty-fifth precinct
William WALSH, First precinct

14 November 1906
Philip C. PREGENZEL, a fireman attached to Engine Company 144, Coney Island, 
was called before Fire Commissioner LANTRY yesterday, and in the presence 
of Chief CROKER and others of the department complimented for his bravery 
in saving two lives at Coney Island.  The Commissioner pinned on PREGENZEL's 
breast the Congressional medal which had been awarded him by the 
Volunteer Life Saving Association.
PREGENZEL, when in swimming at the Island on Aug. 2, 1904, rescued 
Mrs. Annie GERAGHTY, of 3017 West Twenty-third street, Coney Island, 
from drowning.  He nearly lost his own life in so doing.  On Aug. 23, 1905, 
PREGENZEL rescued ex-Police Capt. Adolph HASSLACHER from the water off Sea Gate.

23 November 1906
Deputy Commissioner O'KEEFFE received a letter to-day from CHARLES H.TAG,in 
which a check for $10 was enclosed for the Police Pension Fund.Mr.TAG said he 
sent the money in recognition of the act of Patrolman J.CANTWELL,of the 
Fifty-sixth precinct,who at the risk of his life,saved a woman and two 
children from death at the hands of a reckless driver.

26 November 1906
 On their own application,three sergeants of police were retired today on 
$1,000 per annum.
They were Sergeant James E.KENNY,of the Vernon avenue station,
Samuel HANCOCK,of Glendale station,and Robert HALFPENNY.

5 December 1906
On List  For Captains
     The new Civil Services list for police captains, good for four 
years, was made known to-day.  Many Brooklyn men are on the list of 282 
successful candidates in the examinations.  In point of service as 
sergeants, three years, 66 are not eligible for promotion.  The foremost 
Brooklyn men on the list are:
9-----LAHEY, William J-----------------------------90.55
13----HUGHES, Edward P--------------------------89.23
15----FRANK, Samuel------------------------------89.10
17----O'CONNOR, John F--------------------------88.98
18----DULF??, John---------------------------------88.85
19----POST, James H--------------------------------88.79
24----MURPHY, Thomas H-------------------------88.58
28----HARRINGTON, George E--------------------88.10
29----O'CONNOR, Joseph--------------------------88.10
31----GILLESPIE, James----------------------------88.00
32----COMBOY, F.J.--------------------------------87.91
34----WALDEN, George J---------------------------87.38
35----BURNS, Edward J-----------------------------87.43
37----MURPHY, M.J.--------------------------------87.49
38----GALLAGHER, Dennis--------------------------87.43
41----BOURKE, Edward J.----------------------------87.30
48----CONEYS, W.J.---------------------------------86.98
50----CONLIN, J.J.-----------------------------------86.95
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52----TRUMOR, Joseph W----------------------------86.90
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56----DONAHUE, Thomas----------------------------86.79
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60----WHEELWRI????, James-------------------------86.70
61----SHEEHAN, Patrick J.---------------------------86.63
63----DOOLEY, William J-----------------------------86.56
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67----GROSBACK, Phillips---------------------------86.33
70----MCCAULEY, Thomas--------------------------86.25
71----COLEMAN, William A--------------------------86.10
72----DAVIS, Daniel-----------------------------------86.08
73----MCCARTHY, James-----------------------------86.03
74----BREEN, Henry----------------------------------85.94
78----SCHMIDT, John--------------------------------85.85
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84----DOLAN, Bernard-------------------------------85.70
85----MAST, Morris----------------------------------85.68
86----KENNEDY, James A---------------------------85.65
88----PACHININ, Anthony---------------------------85.60
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102---COOPER, James A-----------------------------85.25

7 December 1906
Grafting Reporter and Policeman Sentenced
     Charles R. PRICE, for years Police Headquarters' reporter for the 
"Daily News" and Policeman John J. BRYAN, formerly attached to the 
Leonard street station, were sentenced to-day in the Court of Special 
Sessions, Manhattan, to pay a fine of $250 each or twenty days in the 
Tombs prison on the charge of a violation of Section No, 53 of the Penal 
Code in having made a corrupt bargain, the object of which was to make 
Policeman James A. DONOHUE, a roundsman for $200.
     The courtroom was crowded with policemen who were interested 
chiefly because Third Deputy Police Commissioner MATHOT was the 
complainant.  He broke into a room occupied by PRICE at 299 Mulberry 
street, on May 31, and after a chase caught BRYAN.
     District Attorney JEROME made a plea for clemency for both men, 
saying that in the case of BRYAN he had served fifteen years on the 
police force, saved human life and won a medal of honor.  In PRICE's 
case he said that the wife and children of the defendant and his aged 
mother were the main suffers of his guilt.
     The accused will appeal.

Retired Policeman Drops Dead in Home
     Michael BOWE, 54 years old, of 344  Thirteenth street, was found 
dead this morning by his wife, who discovered him lying on the floor in 
the rear parlor of their home.  Death was the result of apoplexy, from 
which he has been a sufferer for two years.  BOWE was a retired 
policeman.  He had an excellent record.
10 December 1906
Deputy Police Commissioner Arthur J. O'KEEFE blossomed out as an energetic 
orator when he addressed the captains of Brooklyn and Queens at the State 
street headquarters. Mr. O"KEEFE was very much in earnest and told the 
captains a few plain facts which didn't make them feel any better. The Deputy 
made it plain he wanted them to attend more strictly to their duties, and 
pointed out some of the evils which he wanted to remedy right away.
Mr. O'KEEFE's recommendations were as follows:
First - Captains must be more courteous to citizens in general.
Second - They must pay attention to reports and complaints.
Third - They should look over their precincts at frequent intervals.
Fourth - They should be on the watch for prize-fighting.
Fifth - They should see that theatres do not violate the law, especially as 
to Sunday concerts.
Sixth - They should suppress rowdyism.
Seventh - They must make fuller and more complete reports to him and a 
recommendation or two wouldn't be amiss.
Eighth - They must be just in the matter of Sunday closing of stores.
Ninth - They must be on the lookout for gambling.
Tenth - They should not plead that they cannot accomplish work without the 
assistance of plainclothes men, who are not known to the persons in the 
precinct whom the police are after when they never ask for such men to be 
assigned to them.

11 December 1906
-Peter J. REILLY, a policeman at the Flatbush avenue station, who on Nov. 7 
walked into the station house and laid his shield on the desk before the 
sergeant, saying he was going to resign was before Deputy Commissioner 
O"KEEFFE this morning in the trial room at Police Headquarters.
O'REILLY was asked by the Commissioner what he meant by resigning from the 
force one day and returning two days after. Not receiving a satisfactory 
answer he fined O'REILLY three days pay.

-Officers Christopher F. RYAN and James H. LIDDY were charged with being off 
their posts and in a saloon. Each was fined ten days' pay. 

-Patrolmen Thomas E. HULBERT, of the Astoria station, had his sentence 
suspended after O'KEEFE learned he had performed meritorious acts of the time 
of the SLOCUM disaster. HULBERT was charged with being absent three hours 
after roll call.

-Although William STEVENS, of the Liberty avenue station has only been on the 
police force since May he has had six complaints made against him. He was in 
the court to-day for being absent from duty for twenty-six hours. O'KEEFE 
reserved decision, and his dismissal from the force is expected.

-When F. E. BUCKLEY, of the Richmond Hill station, was asked why he had failed 
to discover a broken fire box he presented a diagram of his beat to the 
Commissioner. It showed that his beat was over four miles long and over fifty 
fire boxes were located in his territory. After the Commissioner had 
carefully perused the diagram he remarked to BUCKLEY: "The only way to cover 
your beat is to be a bird and  fly around it. I dismiss the complaint. You 
may return to your station."

13 December 1906
Police Commissioner BINGHAM today announced that he had promoted to the rank 
of sergeant Roundsman, James CLARE, of the Amity street station, and 
Detective George H. BUSBY, of the local headquarter's staff.
CLARE'S name has been on the eligible list for more than a year, but it was 
said that because he had never reported a patrolman, MCADOO refused to 
appoint him. CLARE explained this morning that his district was small and 
that they men under him were especially capable patrolmen. He was sent to the 
Stagg street station.
Sergeant BUSBY was assigned to the Parkville station.

14 April 1907
As a result of an Italian row in Washington Square Park, Manhattan,
yesterday afternoon, one policeman was killed and another so seriously
wounded that his death is hourly expected.  
The victims were George M.SECHLER, married, 30 years old, 302 Bridge street, 
Alfred SELLICK, single, 39 years old, of 304 South Third street.  
SECHLER died a few hours after the shooting in St. Vincent's Hospital, Manhattan.

The third victim was Charles VINCENZO, 19 years old, of 163 Prince street, 
Manhattan.  He was the innocent cause of the trouble.  When he jostled 
against Salvatore GOVERNALE, 25 years old, single, of 23 Cornelia
street, Manhattan.  GOVERNALE became angry at the shoving he
believed was intentional and drawing a revolver began firing.  Two shots
went wild, but the third struck VINCENZO in the groin.

GOVERNALE took to his heels and in his flight almost ran over Policemen
SECHLER and SELLICK, of the Mercer street station.  They followed him 
and were almost up to him when he turned into a dark hallway at 23
Thompson street.  The Italian, crouching in the shadows could not be
seen by the policemen as they entered and SELLICK received a bullet 
in the right lung.  SECHLER, when he saw his companion fall, grappled
with the Italian and in the struggle was shot in the stomach.  He did not
let his man go, however, and held him until other policemen arrived.

The two wounded policemen, together with young VINCENZO, were
taken to the St. Vincent's Hospital.  Word was sent to police headquarters
in State street and a messenger from the Adams street station conveyed
the news to Mrs. SECHLER.  She arrived at the hospital just before her
husband died.  To-day at the hospital little hopes are held out for the
recovery of SELLICK.

20 April 1907
Here are the inspectors upon whom the axe fell:
William W. MCLAUGHLIN, sent from the Detective Bureau to command of
Westchester precinct as captain.

MURPHY, sent from the Eighth District of Brooklyn to command the Adams
street station as captain.

Adam A. CROSS, sent from the Borgough Inspectorship of Brooklyn to command
of the Hamburg avenue station as captain.

Donald A. GRANT, sent from the Flatbush Inspection District to the command
of the West One Hundredth street station, Manhattan, as captain.

James KANE, sent form Chief Inspectorship of Queens to command of the West
Twentieth street station as captain.

George MCCLUSKY, sent from the Second Inspection District to command of the
West Thirtieth street station, Manhattan, as captain.

John WIEGAND, from Police Headquarters, Brooklyn, to command of City Island

Stephen O'BRIEN, from Coney Island Inspection District to command of the
West Thirty-seventh street station, Manhattan.

The blow was hardest to MCLAUGHLIN, known as the "millionaire cop," who has
been head of the Detective Bureau and was sent to command a dreary
Westchester station. He has a magnificent house at 60 East Eighty-third
street, Manhattan. MCLAUGHLIN was dismissed from the force on June 10, 1895,
but reinstated a week Later.
Not long ago he was a deputy chief. Today he is back where he was a
generation ago. He still receives the salary of a deputy chief, $5,000 a
year, as does Chief Inspector Moses CORTRIGHT. So powerful, was believed to
be the position of MCLAUGHLIN that few thought BINGHAM would dare to degrade
him. MCLAUGHLIN is eligible to retire on a pension.
Adam A. CROSS, who is also wealthy, lost the important Brooklyn and Queens
berth. He was dismissed in 1903, but restored after a fight in the courts.
CROSS, it was reported, was selected at a secret meeting of the inspectors,
to represent them in Albany, but he found a way of evading this duty. Up to
the last moment his fellows believed he he would discharge his obligation,
but in his place he sent BALDWIN.
Inspector Thomas MURPHY was sent to captain's duty in the Adams street
station. He swaps jobs with George R. HOLOHAN, who is regarded as a stanch
friend of Senator MCCARREN.
The blow was more than heavy to Donald GRANT, in charge of a Brooklyn
district. Recently his son was killed by an automobile in Manhattan. He goes
to the West One Hundredth street station, across the river.

MCCLUSKY takes charge of the Tenderloin, perhaps the most responsible
precinct in the city. It is said tht BINGHAM has put him in the Tenderloin
as a final test. BINGHAM has no liking for "Velvety George."
Apart from other influencing reasons in three cases, the reduction of
inspectors was inspired by the belief it would bring about their
resignations. O'BRIEN, MURPHY and WIEGAND are eligible for retirement,
having served the required quota of twenty-five years and having attained
the age limit of fifty-five years.
WIEGAND is a veteran, but it is thought he will be ready to leave active
work on a pension. MURPHY's and O'BRIEN's resignations are also counted as
Suceeding these men deposed from their commands are: Henry BURFEIND, from
the captaincy of the West 100th street station to the First inspection
district; John H. RUSSELL, from the West Thirty-seventh street precinct to
the Second inspection district; Joseph BURNS, from the Westchester precinct
to the Third inspection district; James F. THOMPSON, from the West Thirtieth
street precinct to the Seventh inspection precinct; George R. HOLAHAN, from
the Adams street station to the Ninth inspection district; John J. O'BRIEN,
from the Hamburg avenue station to the Eleventh inspection district, and
Patrick J. HARKINS, from the West Twentieth street station to the Fifteenth
Inspection district. Inspector FLOOD succeds CROSS in charge of Brooklyn and Queens.
Moses W. CORTRIGHT remains as Chief Inspector, and the assignmants of WALSH,

The following lieutenants of the Detective Bureau were sent to Brooklyn
Joseph O'CONNOR, to the Fifth avenue station.
John F. O'CONNOR, to the Liberty avenue station.
Cornelius SULLIVAN, to the Fifth avenue station, to patrol duty.
John D. MCGUINNESS, to the Amity street station, to patrol duty.
William SAVAGE, to the Coney Island station, to patrol duty.
William H. FUNSTON was sent to the Coney Island station. FUNSTON was
assigned on several occasions to escort noted foreign dignitaries about, not
only New York City, but the country at large, among them being Prince Henry
of Prussia, Prince Louis of Battenberg and the Chinese Ambassador. FUNSTON
was a favorite with President ROOSEVELT.
Lawrence J. COLLINS, to Sheepshead Bay station.
Thomas F. BRENNAN, to the Liberty avenue station, to patrol duty.
Thomas J. MUNDAY, to the Snyder avenue station, to patrol duty.
James MCCAFFERTY will have temporary charge of the Detective Bureau, taking
the place of MCLAUGHLIN. He has a splendid record.

Inspector Patrick J. HARKINS, who was made acting inspector of the Fifteeth
Inspection District by Gen. BINGHAM yesterday, was at his headquarters at
Sheepshead Bay early this morning, and received numerous congratulations and
floral gifts. Last year the new inspector was captain in charge of Coney
Island, and he made a host of friends while in charge of that precinct.

Otto REIMS, of West Fifth street, Coney Island, was held in $1.000 bail in
the Coney Island court today on a charge of felonious assault. Conrad
RUHNETEL, of East Twenty-third street, Sheepshead Bay, told Magistrate
VOORHEES that he was having a discussion with the accused early this morning
over the transfers of the police captains when REIMS drew a knife and gashed
his right cheek and cut his clothing. The prisoner denied the charge.

1 May 1907
George G. HALL, a retired policeman, died on Monday in his fifty-ninth 
year.  He was a resident of Brooklyn for thirty-five years.  The 
funeral services will be held to-night at the home of his sister, 2354 
Pitkin avenue.  Interment to-morrow afternoon at Evergreen Cemetery 
under direction of Peter J.GEIS, of 470 Marcy avenue.

2 May 1907
Saying that the arrest was a very foolish one, Magistrate FURLONG in 
the Gates avenue court to-day dismissed the case against Abraham VON 
HOUTEN, 21 years old, of 21 Ocean place.  VON HOUTEN was arrested by 
Policeman ENGLISH, of the Brownsville station, as he was walking along 
Eastern Parkway, near Rockaway avenue, last night in company with a 
young woman.  ENGLISH claimed that VON HOUTEN was loitering and was 
very impudent when told to move on.
	VON HOUTEN told the court that he was seeing Miss Mildred SANDERS, 
daughter of an East New York minister, to her home, having just left an 
ice cream parlor, when the officer came across the street and arrested 
him for no apparent reason. He then told the policeman he would like 
his number, as he proposed to report him, whereupon, he says, the 
policeman struck him and placed him under arrest.  He was corroborated 
by Miss SANDERS, who took the stand and told how she had met VON 
HOUTEN, with whom she was acquainted, as she was doing an errand for 
her mother.  She said that VON HOUTEN had not had any words with the 
officer, nor had he been loitering around.

3 May 1907
Police Commissioner BINGHAM to-day announced the list of men to whom 
will be awarded medal for bravery.  
James A. SCOTT, retired, formerly connected with the Tenderloin precinct, 
	stands first on the list.  
Rhinelander medal will go the Patrolman Henry HEART
Bell medal to Patrolman David J. RALY
Meyer medal to Patrolman Watter [Walter?] McDOUGH
Brooklyn Citizens' medal to Patrolman Patrick J. KELLY.  
Sergeants MALLEN and CASEY are named as the honor men at the Central office.
The records of the officers will be announced to-morrow.

	When Magistrate FURLONG  in the Gates avenue court to-day called the 
case of Police Capt. William KNIPE, charged with assault by his 
15-year-old son, John, and his daughter, Grace, 17 years of age, Capt. 
KNIPE was not on hand to answer to his name, nor was there any one 
present to represent him.  The case was held over for a few minutes to 
get into communication with the captain, but when called the second 
time, again there was no answer.
	Court Officer CALE told the magistrate that possible the captain was 
being detained by attendance at the drills of the police squads for the 
coming police parade.
	Magistrate FURLONG retorted sharply: "The mandates of the criminal 
courts must be obeyed before any police drills are looked after.  I'll 
set this case over to Monday and if the captain does not answer to his 
name at 9 o'clock, I'll issue a warrent for him and have him brought to 
court.  Case adjourned to Monday."
	The testimony in the case was all in at the last hearing a week ago, 
but the magistrate reserved his decision on it and was to have 
delivered the decision to-day.

9 May 1907
Demoted Inspector Is Suffering From Heart Trouble -- Declared Unfit.
To Be Presented to T.J. QUILTY Instead of David J. DALY.
Police Capt. Adam A. CROSS, reduced from inspector on April 19, has 
retired from the department.  His retirement goes into effect on May 
12.  Physical disability is the cause.  CROSS is suffering from heart 
trouble.  He called on Gen. BINGHAM yesterday afternoon and want to 
quit on the spot, but on account of a mix-up in the police pay rolls, 
if such was done, the commissioner prevailed upon him to wait until the 
end of the week.  In the interim CROSS is on leave of absence.  He has 
gone out of town.

Gen. BINGHAM announced to-day that he will not award the Isaac BELL 
medal for bravery to Mounted Policeman David J. DALY.  A letter from a 
citizen stated that he has as much to do with the stopping of a runaway 
team attached to a fire engine as the "cop" did.  BINGHAM had a talk 
with the man and that settled all doubts.  Bicycle Policeman Thomas J. 
QUILTY, who stopped a runaway horse drawing a cab, in which were a man 
and woman, last June, at Forty-fifth street and Broadway, Manhattan, 
will get the BELL medal.

13 May 1907
Police Capt. J.B. FERRIS, announced Commissioner BINGHAM this 
afternoon, has asked to be retired.  He is at the head of Madison 
street precinct, Manhattan, and has been on the force thirty-three 
years.  He has a summer home in Center Moriches, and his residence in 
Manhattan is at 223 West 127th street.  He was appointed to the old 
Central Park police on Oct. 7, 1873, and was made a sergeant on Feb 7, 
1883.  He has been captain since January 6, 1903.

16 May 1907
After Beating Children He Attacks Men and Women Who Make Protest.
Thumped Into Submission and Quickly Suspended.
	Policeman Henry McQUADE, of the East Fifty-seventh street station, 
Manhattan, was arrested shortly after 9 o'clock this morning and at 
once  suspended from duty by orders of Police Commissioner BINGHAM.
	McQUADE after leaving the station this morning started for his home at 
1918 Third avenue.  Going up that thoroughfare as he neared 
Eighty-third street, he saw a crowd of young boys playing on the corner.
	He ran in among them, it is charged, without a word of warning and 
began to kick right and left, knocking the little fellows in all 
	On the corner nearby stood a group of men who became indignant at the 
officer's action.  He was in full uniform.  When he noticed these men 
he staggered and seeming to select Julius TARMARIUS, 19 years old, of 
520 East Eighty-third street, for his victim, grabbed him by the hair 
and after hitting him in the nose with his fist, pulled out his 
revolver and began to beat him over the head.
	A big crowd gathered around and women began to shout, "Shame!"
This further angered McQUADE, and, giving TARMARIUS a shove, he sent 
him toppling over into the gutter and turned his attention to the women 
in the crowd.
	At this moment Policemen KLINGEL and McMAHON, of the East Eighty-eighth 
street station, arrived and went after the wild policeman.
	McQUADE saw them coming and with the revolver still in his hands fired 
two shots at the officers.  The shots missed, and KLINGEL and McMAHON 
closed in on him.
	With their night sticks they did very effective work and soon felled 
their brother officer.  He was taken to the Eighty-eighth street 
station house, where Sergeant CASEY stripped him of his shield.
	CASEY then telephoned to Police Headquarters and notified Commissions 
Police Surgeon GORMAN was sent to the station house and on examining 
McQUADE reported him drunk.
	On hearing this BINGHAM immediately ordered his suspension from the 

30 May 1907
The retirement of Lieut. William J. ZWINGMAN, of the Flatbush precinct, 
was announce this afternoon.  He will receive a pension of $815.  He 
was appointed to the force in 1891.

2 June 1907
Few of those who come in contact with Lieutenant John DULFER, of the
Fifth avenue precinct, either in a social or business way, are aware
that for nearly twenty years he was an acrobat of international fame.
	Lieutenant DULFER has entertained audiences by his acrobatic feats,
both in the country and abroad. Under the name of Herman, he formed
a partnership with two other acrobats, also known as the Hermans,
and the three toured this continent and Europe, playing some of the
largest amusement places in both countries. DULFER, who was born in
Germany, is a graduate of the University of Heidelberg. Long before
leaving college he showed an aptitude for athletic work, and while
he studied there his athletic feats were the talk of the town. When
he came to this country, he became associated with the Hermans, and
the first performance the young acrobats gave was at the old Academy
of Music, Manhattan. The trio then went to Chicago, where they
performed at the La Salle Theatre. DULFER then left the Hermans and
went to Europe touring the continent in company with another acrobat
with great success. He returned to America and joined the Police
Department. Lieut. DULFER served in the Brownsville precinct the
greater part of his police career. He was recently transferred to
South Brooklyn.

11 June 1907
James GANNON, once a police captain, now knows how a man feels when
he realizes that the cops are after him. They're after GANNON now,
but can't get trace of him. GANNON, when dismissed for failure to
suppress a disorderly house in the Manhattan Tenderloin, opened a
saloon at Twenty-ninth street and Sixth avenue. For some time it has
been suspected that gambling was carried on in the place. A raid was
made last night. The police found a double roulette wheel and a
quantity of chips. GANNON slipped away during the raid.
	The police arrested the bartender , Patrick DACEY, charging him with
being a "suspicious person with gambling paraphernalia on the
	Another gambling raid was made on a four-story house in West
Twenty-sixth street, where the police got three men besides
recovering a roulette wheel and table, and a faro layout. The
prisoners said they were Joseph COYNE, "Fred" CARTER and John
MATHEWS, a negro.
	COYNE was charged with keeping and maintaining a gambling house and
the other two men, the negro being the doorkeeper, were charged with
aiding and abetting COYNE.
	Detectives also made a raid on two alleged disreputable houses. One
was in Thirty-third street, between Sixth (cut off).

17 June 1907
Four Police Lieutenants Transferred By Bingham
Commissioner BINGHAM to-day transferred Lieut. Richard BERKELEY
from the Sixteenth precinct to the Seventy-seventh;
Lieut. Peter CARTER to Inspector FLOOD's office;
Lieut. Alfred THOR from the Seventy-seventh to the Sixteenth, and Lieut.
Thomas FLANNERY from the Twenty-sixth to the Twenty-seventh precinct.

19 June 1907
Ten Policemen On Carpet
There was a short calendar at the trials at Police Headquarters
yesterday afternoon. Deputy Commissioner O'KEEFFE had only
twenty cases to dispose of, and about half of these were
adjourned for one week. No heavy fines were imposed, all the
charges, except two, were trivial. 
The exceptions were the cases of :

Patrolman John HANSON of the Ralph avenue station
According to Captain COONEY, HANSON was absent from the
station house without leave for five days. When the five days were
up HANSON sent his shield to the station house, saying that he
was sick of the job and resigned. Deputy O'KEEFFE recommended
has dismissal from the department.
	Patrolman Joseph J. MCCAFFERTY, of the Bergen street station.
The charge against MCCAFFERTY was that he was absent twenty-
four hours from the station house without leave, and when he showed
up and was asked the cause of his absence, it is alleged, he said to
Lieut. Burke: " Ah, cut it out! To h___ with it!" and threw his shield on
the desk." Are you sick of your job now, MCCAFFERTY? " asked 
Commissioner O'KEEFFE.
" No," answered the patrolman, " I was disgusted that morning, but I
have changed my mind since."
Deputy O'KEEFFEE didn't know exactly what to do with MCCAFFERTY.
He asked Capt. MAUDE if MCCAFFERTY was a drinking man, and the
Captain said he never appeared at the station house under the influence
of liquor." I will look into the case," said Deputy O'KEEFFE, "and see what
I will do with you, MCCAFFERTY, but I don't think you will amount to much
in the department, as you don't seem to have any ambition. I will reserve
decision in your case.
	The other eight patrolmen tried were fined one day each for slight infractions
of the rules.

John J. FLOOD, a young lieutenant attached to local police headquarters, to-day
thanked his lucky stars that there were no tattoo marks on his right arm, for if
there had been he might have had considerable diffuculty proving that he was a 
single man. Even as it was the young sleuth put in a nervous half hour.
It all happened this way:
FLOOD, who is considered one of the Beau Brummels of the Detective Bureau,
was given an assignment by Capt. MCCAULEY to watch for pick pockets on
Fulton street. As FLOOD was standing at Smith and Fulton streets about 10:30
a young woman, very much excited, rushed up to him and, grabbing him by the
arm, shouted: " I have you at last, you wretch! You will desert me and our baby!"
This was a poser for FLOOD and he told the woman that she must be crazy;
that he had never seen her before and she must be mistaken. But the woman
would not be pacified and clung to him, exclaiming that she wanted him to come
home. As a large crowd had gathered by this time, FLOOD told the woman that 
if she didn't stop bothering him he would arrest her, as he was a policeman
and didn't know her." Well arrest me, if you wish; but I will never let you go 
after searching for you for a year," answered the woman. As there seemed to be
no alternative, and the woman becoming more boisterous, the lieutenant took her
to police headquarters. There she told Capt. MCCAULEY that FLOOD was her
husband and had abandoned her and her two-year-old child,Mabel, in Newark
a year ago. "I have been looking for him ever since and I saw him for the first
time since he left me, this morning on Fulton street;and I was bound not to let
him get away.Things were looking pretty bad for FLOOD and he protested to 
Capt. MCCAULEY that he never saw the woman before and that there was no
truth in her statement that he was married to her. Just as Capt. MCCAULEY
was on the point of believing the woman's story she said: " I would know him
in a thousand, and to prove that I am not mistaken he has a star tattooed on
his right arm near the elbow. With a sigh of relief FLOOD whipped off his coat
and rolled up his sleeve and disclosed his arm, on which there were no mark
of any kind. " Well-well-well!" exclaimed the young woman. " I guess I have made
a mistake, and I am awfully sorry that I accused an innocent man;but, Mr. FLOOD,
you do look a whole lot like my husband. FLOOD told her that he didn't mind but
he. was awfully glad that he didn't have a star on his arm. The woman said she was
Mrs. Winifred MURPHY, of 1236 Broad street, Newark. Lieut. FLOOD is said to be
engaged to a most estimable young lady of Flatbush.
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2 February 1909
Sargt. DONOVAN Transferred
Joseph J DONOVAN of 151 Garfield Place, who was recently promoted by 
Commissioner BINGHAM to the rank of sargeant, has been transferred from the 
Prospect Park station to the Fourth Avenue station.  This morning his 
associates at the park presented to him a floral horseshoe.

19 February 1909
Police Captain Bernard GALLAGHER of the Amity Street station has been 
served with summons and complaints in two suits brought against him by 
Charles K TERRY, counsel for Patrick McNAMARA of 98 Baltic Street, and 
James O'NEILL of 116 Baltic Street, each of whom want $5,000 on account 
of alleged false imprisonment.  The case will be of particular interest 
to the police, because it deals with the question of arrests of "suspicious 
persons."  There is no offense known to law which gives warrant to 
the arrest of people because they may be "suspicious persons," yet almost 
every twelve hours there is some person arrested somewhere in the city 
on that charge, and so the charge is placed down in the police blotters.

In the case of McNAMARA and O'NEILL it is said they were arrested on 
suspicion (sic) of having some connection with the theft of coffee from some 
of the storehouses in the Amity Street police district.  They claim that they 
had no knowledge of such a thing, but were locked up as "suspicious persons." 
Some of their friends secured the aid of Justice McINERNEY of the Court of 
Special Sessions and he accepted bail.  As is usual in such cases, the bond 
was kept by the justice's clerk and a receipt was placed in the hands of the 
friends of the imprisoned pair to be presented to the police of the precinct, who 
usually surrender the prisoner or prisoners.  In this case, it is alleged, Captain 
GALLAGHER declined to accept Justice McINERNEY's order and said that he did not know 
Justice McINERNEY, or that he was a justice of the Special Sessions. 
That, at least, is the contention of the plaintiff's (cut off).

1 MARCH 1909
  Police Thomas SMITH'S death on Saturday night was due to an accident, so 
headquarters detective declare, after an investigation. It is held SMITH was 
not murdered by toughs, but fell down a flight of stairs in the rear of 295 
Bridge street during an attack of vertigo.
  SMITH lived at 136 Fourth avenue. His daughter, Mary, 18 years old, is 
blind, and two of his sons, Joseph and James, are not in the best of health. 
He was 51 years old and had been a policeman for twenty-three years.
  The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock under direction of 
Undertaker FARRELL, of 101 Third avenue.

1 March 1909
   Policeman Edward MACHEL, 22 years old, of 34 Hausman street, who is 
attached to the Greenpoint avenue station, proved himself a hero yesterday 
afternoon when at the risk of his life he attempted to stop a runaway horse, 
which dashed down Monitor street just when that thoroughfare was crowded with 
children coming from Public School 110.
Today the young policeman, who has been in the department not quite a year, 
is lying at his home in a critical condition, suffering from internal 
   MACHEL is detailed to the school post in the afternoon. School 110 is one 
of the largest in the city and has an attendance of 2,000 pupils. It is the 
duty of the policeman to see that the youngsters get across Nassau avenue 
safely. Yesterday afternoon just as the scholars were pouring from the 
building a big bay horse attached to a provision wagon standing in front of a 
grocery store at Russell street and Nassau avenue, during the absence of the 
driver, became frightened at a passing car and ran away.
   The animal tore along Nassau avenue and turned into Monitor street, MACHEL 
ran up the street, allowing the horse to come alongside of him, and made a 
leap, grabbed the bridle and clung to it. The horse kicked the policeman in 
the groin. Although in terrible pain the plucky bluecoat tightened his grip 
on the bridle and was dragged along for more than a hundred yards.
   Just as his weight began to tell on the horse, the wagon collided with 
another vehicle coming in the opposite direction. MACHEL was thrown between 
the two wagons, and the wheels passes over the prostate body. He lay on the 
street for about a minute before he was picked up unconscious by two teachers 
and carried to a nearby drug store. From there he was taken to his home, 
where he is being attended by the family physician.
   When MACHEL was thrown to the street the horse detaching itself from the 
wagon, ran a half mile to Graham avenue and Frost street, before being 
stopped. In continuing its wild course the horse knocked down two school 
children. They were not hurt.

30 March 1909
   The six captains retired yesterday afternoon by Police Commissioner 
Ernest LINDEMANN, of the Richmond Hill station, appointed on the force 
Nov. 25, 1874. At that time he was 27 years old. He was promoted to roundsman 
Feb. 10, 1877, sergeant on June 22, 1890, and captain on July 8, 1902
John W. PARRETT, of the Atlantic Avenue station, appointed a patrolman on 
Aug. 20, 1880. He was 34 years old then. He was promoted to roundsman on Mat 
11, 1894, to sergeant on Oct. 8, 1895, and made a captain on Oct. 31, 1905
William CRUISE, of the Lea Avenue station, appointed a patrolman March 20, 
1873. He was 28 years old at the time. He was made a roundsman on May 25, 
1880, a sergeant Dec. 3, 1889, and a captain Oct. 31 1905
Patrick SUMMERS, of the Fourth Avenue station, appointed to the force Feb. 
10, 1878. He was 29 years old at the time. He was promoted to roundsman on 
Jan. 8, 1887, sergeant May 1, 1888, and made captain Sept. 17, 1902
John W. WORMELL, recently detailed to the Central Office, was appointed on 
Sept 27, 1866. He was 29 years old at that time. He was originally appointed 
on the Metropolitan police force and served there three years and six months 
and six days. He became a roundsman in 1870, a sergeant in 1875, and on Oct. 
31, 1905, he was made a captain.
John COONEY, of the East Sixty-seventh Street station, Manhattan, 
appointed on Aug. 11, 1870. He was made a roundsman in 1882, a sergeant in 
1887, and a captain in 1900.

3 MAY 1909
 Policeman John MCTERNAN of the Amity street station was lectured by 
Magistrate GEISMAR in the Fifth avenue court to-day when the "cop" made 
charges against James FAGAN and Owen MCKENNA, both of West Foty-third street, 
Manhattan. The men were arrested on the elevated platform at Fifth avenue and 
Sixteenth street. MCTERNAN showed his face, which he said came in contact 
with the fists of the two men. One cheek was a little reddened. For 
disorderly conduct each prisoner was fined $5 and the policeman's assault 
charge was dismissed.

12 May 1909
NOFSKY and KELLY, of Stagg Street, Carry Invalid City Marshal From Blazing 
Frame Building at 122 Graham Avenue.
Child Thrown From Third Story Window Caught by " Cop. "
Families Escape Over Roofs and are Helped Down Fire Escapes, Reserves Hold 
Excited Crowds in Check, No One Knows Origin of Blaze.

   A half dozen daring rescues, in which Policemen NOFSKY and Kelly, of the 
Stagg street station, and a number of fireman attached to Engine Company 58, 
which was first to respond to the alarm, were exciting features of a 
spectacular fire that swept through a four-story frame building at 122 Graham 
avenue early today.
   Conspicuous bravery was exhibited by the two policeman, who, in addition 
to smashing in the front door of the burning edifice and warning several 
families to hasten to safety, carried City Marshal Harry STURTZ, who was 
confined to his bed with pleurisy, out through a front window on the first 
                            POLICEMAN'S HEROISM.
   The most remarkable saving of life was accomplished by NOFSKY, who turned 
from his efforts in behalf of the sick city marshal in time to catch little 
Lindy SCHREIBER, as her body was plunging downward from the third floor of 
the building, whence her father, in a frenzy of fear and desperation, had 
thrown her. At the imminent risk of breaking both his arms, the " cop " 
braced himself and waited with arms outstretched as the little girl, 
screaming, fell into them with terrific force.
   NOFSKY was standing on a narrow ledge outside the windows on the first 
floor when the girl's scream attracted his attention. He barely had a 
fraction of a second 's time in which to grasp the situation. When the girl 
crashed down upon him both went down on the ledge, but neither was hurt to 
any extent. But for NOFSKY'S heroic and remarkable action the child would 
have met instant death on the pavement below.
   The blaze created the wildest excitement in the neighborhood, which is 
thickly populated by Jews. A crowd that overran the sidewalks across the 
street from the fire grew to such proportions that it became almost 
unmanageable, and the reserves from the Stagg street station, under Capt.
HUGHES, were called upon to keep the excited onlookers in check beyond the 
fire lines.
   The fire was of unknown origin. The first intimation of it reached two 
citizens, whose names could not be learned, who while waiting for a car, 
heard the cries of "Help" and "Fire," They looked up Graham avenue and saw a 
big four story frame building wrapped in smoke and ran to a nearby box and 
turned in the alarm. Policeman NOFSKY and KELLY were around the corner when 
they heard the bell of the fire-alarm ring and hurried to Graham avenue.
                     " COPS " WARN TENANT
   The policemen smashed the front door of the building and flames and smoke 
poured out into the street. The hall and stairway was a mass of flames and 
the "cops" fought to get upstairs. Seeing their efforts were in vain they 
rushed next door to 124 Graham avenue, broke open the door and ran up the 
roof. This house is one story higher then the one in which the fire was, so 
the policemen dropped from it to the next roof. They smashed the skylight and 
warned the families on the top floor and then proceeded to the first floor, 
where they found City Marshal Harry STURTZ was laid up with pleurisy.
   Wrapping the invalid man in blankets NOFSKY carried him to the front 
window, crawled along the ledge on to a small shed over the store of 124 
Graham avenue and brought him to safety. NOFSKY then heard a shrill cry from 
above and saw the body of a child falling through the air. He braced himself, 
and at the risk of breaking his arms caught the form of a little girl who 
proved to be Lindy SCHREIBER, whose father, Isidor SCHREIBER, had temporarily 
lost his mind, seeing he was trapped by fire, and hurled the little girl out 
of the window.
                           MORE RESCUES
   The families living on the top floor, Hyman WESHNER, with his wife and 
three children, and Mendal SCHUPER, with his wife and four children, escaped 
to the roof and made their way through the adjoining house to safety, Isidor 
SCHREIBER and his wife, and Thomas CRYSTAL, with his wife and two children, 
on the third floor, were carried down the rear fire escape by the two 
policeman and fireman attached to the hook and ladder company 58, captained 
by CLOONEY, who were the first to respond to the alarm.
   The ground floor of the building was occupied by the Samuel WARSHAVSKY'S 
furniture store which was nearly totally destroyed. The damage is estimated 
at about & 3000, and the loss of life was only prevented by the quickness of 
two policemen.
   The fire was soon under control and was in charge of Battalion Chief 
LANGDON until Deputy Fire Chief BURNS arrived and directed the work of the fireman.

2 January 1910
NICHOLAS CARROLL, for tewnty-five years a member of the police force,died at 
his home,216 Twentieth street,Friday night,after a weeks illness.He was born 
in Brooklyn,and was the son of MARGARET and the late JOHN CARROLL. A widow,
two sons and two daughters survive.A solemn mass of requiem will be sung for 
the repose of his soul to-morrow morning at the Church of St.John the 
Evangelist, after which interment will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery, 
FERDINAND F.SULLEY, of 684 Fifth avenue, has charge of the funeral arrangements.

RICHARD P.McGANN,son of MARY and the late RICHARD McGANN,died Friday at his 
home,821 Sterling place,of heart trouble.He was in his thirty-seventh 
year,and was for many years engaged in the hotel business with his father.His 
father was a police sergeant before he went into the hotel business.Mr.McGANN 
was well known in the Eighteenth Assembly District,and a member of many 
social and fraternal organizations. He was a follower of JOHN H.McCOEY, the 
present County leader. He is survived by his mother and five brothers, JOHN 
T,a patrolman; JAMES D,who is connected with the Bureau of Franchises. 
WILLIAM C,a lawyer formerly connected with the office of CHARLES H.HYDE; 
HARRY E,a lawyer with the firm of McCLOSKEY,BELFER &FLASH; and PETER.L,a 
contractor. A solemn mass of requiem will be celebrated at 9:30 o'clock, 
tomorrow morning at St.Teresas Church and burial will be made in Holy Cross Cemetery.

1 May 1910
       Barren Island, the place of smells, which takes the city's refuse into 
the maw of its disposal plant and transforms it into fertilizer, was 
yesterday afternoon the scene of another disaster that resulted in loss of 
life and wholesale injury.  An explosion of steam pipes in the plant of the 
New York Sanitary Utilization Company scattered boiling oil, refuse and heavy 
pieces of iron and steel in all directions.
       Anthony CARDITZ, 21 years old, was so badly injured he died an hour 
after being removed to St. Mary's Hospital, Kitrian LEXCOSAT, 19 years old, 
is in St. Mary's hovering between life and death, and John SORVONA, 27 years 
old, is in Kings County Hospital, his condition equally as serious.
       In addition to the men most serously injured fully a score suffered 
more or less from the accident.  John WATERS, 32 years old, was badly scalded 
about the body; Carl HOGG, 44 years old, was burned about the head and body; 
Matthew HUBBARD, 40 years old, a negro, was burned about the head and 
Patrolman Isaac VANHUTON, of the Carnarsie police station, was cut on the leg 
while trying to  pull a heavy piece of machinery off CARDITZ.  The "cop" 
risked his life to help the wounded man, as CARDITZ was held under a heap of 
wreckage.  In trying to remove him VAN HUTON dislodged some of the debris and 
it  came tumbling down on him.
       The severity of the explosion can be judged by the fact that two large 
portions of the roof of the building in which the trouble occurred were blown 
hundreds of feet away into Jamaica Bay.  Hugh pieces of metal that had formed 
a part of condensers or of the plant's digestors were blown equally as far.  
The explosion was heard for miles around and at the time a boat from the 
harbor patrol was near the island.  Acting Captain MCKEOWN was in command and 
immediately made a landing.  Together with the members of his crew he 
assisted many men out of the wrecked building.  He also telephoned to 
Brooklyn for assistance, and soon ambulances from Bradford Street, St. Mary's 
and the Kings County Hospitals came clanging up to Carnarsie Landing.  
CARDITZ and the other badly injured men were conveyed across the bay in the 
patrol boat and hurried to the hospitals.  Surgeon O'KEEFE burried away with 
CARDITZ and LEXCOSAT to St. Mary's Hospital; Surgeon ELLSBACH took SORVONA to 
Kings County Hospital, and Surgeon BEST, of Bradford Street dressed the 
injuries of the men who did not need to be removed.
       What caused the explosion is not known.  It is thought, however, some 
of the steam pipes entering a condenser were weakened through constant usage 
and unable to stand the heavy strain to which they are subjected.  An effort 
was made to get a statement from the officials of the utilization company 
following the explosion, but they refused to talk.
       Great excitement prevailed on the island following the explosion.  The 
members of the families of the men who worked in the plant hurried to the 
scene from all directions and it was with difficulty that many of the 
excitable Polish women could be restrained from entering the place when they 
could not find those they sought.  
       Capt. DULFER, of the Canarsie station, with a squad of his men, 
reached the scene as soon as he could cross the water.  They quieted the 
panic-stricken men and women and helped care for the injured.  Patrolman 
VANHUTON was with this squad and proved to be the hero.  When his leg was 
injured he bound knotted handkerchiefs around the limb so as to stop the flow 
of blood from the lacerations, and then continued his efforts to get CARDITZ 
from beneath the machinery that was crushing out his life.  Patrolman William 
MATTHEWS also performed good work and rescued several men.

4 May 1910
POLICEMAN JOHN FARLEY DIES FROM PNEUMONIA.   After being confined to his home 
less than four hours, Policeman John FARLEY, of the Greenpoint Avenue 
Station, died early last evening of pneumonia.  Dr. MCLEOD, who attended 
Farley, said his death was one of the most sudden he had ever known, although 
declaring the policeman must have attended to duty under a great strain for 
some time.  From 8 o'clock Monday night until 2 o'clock yesterday morning 
FARLEY was on post.  He was supposed to return for duty at 2 o'clock 
yesterday afternoon and about 10 minutes before that time reported to Captain 
COLEMAN and asked to be excused for illness.  The man's ashen face convinced 
the local police head that he was in a bad way and he sent him home.  
       FARLEY went to bed and from that time until he died Dr. MCLEOD was in 
constant attendance.  He did all that he could for the policeman, but, 
without avail, and he passed away with his faithful wife and children at his 
       FARLEY was 38 years old and during his term on the force had always 
been regarded as a brave and efficient policeman.  He had the respect of all 
the citizens of the section.
       The Greenpoint station was thrown into great gloom by the announcement 
of FARLEY's death.  All of the men who can possibly be spared will attend the 
funeral, which will be held either tomorrow afternoon on Friday morning from 
his late home at 11 India Street.

6 May 1910
There will be twenty-four divisions in the police parade on May 14 
over the usual route in Manhattan, and twenty-three more honor men will take 
part.  Particular distinction is given to Patrick MCMAHON, of the Charles 
Street station, who a year ago entered the basement of the building 404 West 
Street, Manhattan, to remove a package of dynamite.  The dynamite exploded 
and McMAHON was an invalid for seven months.  
The other new men in the honor company will be :
Lieut. John F. DWYER, 
Sergeants James NARNEY 
Harry DOBERT; 

Bicycle Policeman 
John P. TAAFFE; 

Patrolmen :
James A. MULROY, 
Thomas BURNES, 
William A. GAVAGAN, 
David J. FOLEY, 
Louis MOSES, 
Joseph RYAN, 
James IVORY, 
Washington I. HEGEMANN, 
George E. KINGSTON, 
James HUGHES, 
Valentine R. RAYNOR, 
Denis O'MEARA, 
Elmer J. KELLEY, 
Charles L. MCKIE, 
Frank E. FUREY,
       Commendation is given twenty-six patrolmen, three mounted policemen, 
two detectives and two sergeants.  the names of seventy-eight men appear on 
the list of those who have performed "excellent police duty."  
       The parade will form at Astor Place and Lafayette Street.  Thence it 
will pass to Broadway, north to Twenty-third Street, east to Madison Avenue, 
north to Fortieth Street, west to Fifth Avenue and then south to the 
reviewing stand in Madison Square.
       The police dogs will be led in the parade.  There will also be members 
of the Harbor Squad, the Bridge Battalion, the Marine Signal Corps, the 
Telegraph Bureau, the Motorcycle and Bicycle squads, the patrol wagons and 
the mounted men.

8 May 1910
Next Saturday the police parade will be held from Astor Place and Lafayette 
Street to Broadway, to Twenty-third Street, to Madison Avenue, to Fortieth 
Street, to Fifth Avenue, to Madison Square, where Mayor GAYNOR will pin 
medals on the twenty-three honor men who head the parade.  There are four 
Brooklynites to be honored.  They are:
Patrolman James A. MULROY, of the Bergen Street station, who after 
being shot by an Italian, pursued him and assisted in his capture at 288 
Fourth Avenue, on Oct. 14, 1909.
Patrolman Thomas BURNS, also of Bergen Street, who aided in capturing 
the Italian after Mulroy was shot.
Patrolman Valentine R. RAYNOR, of Hamilton Avenue Station, who made a 
number of rescues at a fire at 211 Columbia Street on April 10, 1909.
On the list for commendation are three Brooklynites: 
Sergeant Joseph A. BETZ, of Herbert Street station, 
for stopping a runaway horse at Humbolt  and Herbert Streets on May 5, 1909.
Sergeant Michael WALSH, of Adams Street station, for rescues at a fire 
at 251 Court Street, on Oct. 9, 1909.
Patrolman Owen COMISKEY, of the Bergen Street Station, for stopping a 
runaway horse at Seventh Avenue and Second Street, on May 28, 1909.
Patrolman John DOLAN, of Prospect Park station, for stopping a runaway 
horse in Coney Island Avenue, on July 11, 1909.
Patrolman Thomas J. NOSKY, of Stagg Street station, for rescues at a 
fire at 122 Graham Avenue, on March 12, 1909.
Patrolman Thomas J. CARROLL, of Miller Avenue station, for stopping a 
runaway horse at Broadway and Lorimer Street, on Oct. 15, 1909.
Patrolman Joseph P. HOYNES, of Coney Island Station, for stopping a 
runaway team in Surf Avenue on Jan. 29, 1909.
Patrolman Frank J. BROSSMER, of Grand Avenue station, for stopping a 
runaway team in Atlantic Avenue, on Aug. 27, 1909
Patrolman Clarence VINING, of Fourth Avenue station, for saving two 
children from drowning in Sunset Park on Jan 24, 1909.
Patrolman Charles M. EAST, of Lee Avenue station, for rescuing a child 
from fire at 41 Lorimer Street, on Aug. 9, 1909.
Patrolman Thomas F. LAFFEY and John J. MOONEY, of Butler Street 
station, for rescues at a fire at 251 Court Street, on Oct. 9, 1909.
Here are the Brooklyn men who have performed excellent police duty:
Sergeant Archibald MCCAULEY, of Stagg Street station, action at fire 
at 189 Manhattan Avenue, on October 11, 1909.
Sergeant John S.E. MCNAUGHTON, of Prospect Park Station, for stopping 
a runaway horse in the park on Aug. 5, 1909, and one in Nostrand Avenue on 
Sept. 15, 1909.
Sergeant William H. THOMPSON, of Parkville station, for stopping a 
runaway horse in Thompson's Walk, Coney Island, on Sept. 13, 1909.
Bicycle Policeman John C. LASS, of Sheepshead Bay station, for 
stopping runaways in Ocean Parkway, during  July, 1909.
Bicycle Policeman John E. CONE, of Fifth Avenue station, for action at 
fire at 547 Fourth Avenue on May 25, 1909.
Patrolman Thomas J. CARROLL, of Hiller Avenue station, for action at a 
fire at 189 Manhattan Avenue on Oct. 11, 1909.
Patrolman Ernest R.F. JHMKEN, of Gates Avenue station, for stopping a 
runaway horse in Bedford Avenue on Jan. 7, 1909.
Patrolman Thomas F. SMITH, of Parkville station, for the arrest of a negro in 
Flatbush Avenue on May 22, 1909.
Patrolman Charles GIFFORD, of Hamilton Avenue station for action at a 
fire at 116 Van Brunt Street, on Aug. 31, 1909.
Patrolman James J. KELLY, of Gates Avenue station, for action at a 
fire at 411 Sumner Avenue, on Nov. 2, 1909.
Patrolman John COULTER, of Liberty Avenue station for stopping a 
runaway horse at Park Place and Bedford Avenue, on May 31, 1909.
Patrolman Thomas F. MULLANEY, of Gates Avenue station, for an arrest 
at Lewis Avenue and Kosciusko Street on Jan. 1, 1909.
Patrolman Joseph LYNCH, of Flushing Avenue station, for stopping a 
runaway horse at Myrtle and Clermont Avenues, on Oct. 27, 1909.
Patrolman James DOLLARD, of Herbert Street station, for  attempt to 
stop a runaway horse at Grand Street and Graham Avenue on June 27, 1909.
Patrolman Charles S. HERTING, of Flatbush Station, for stopping a 
runaway horse at Flatbush Avenue and Kings highway on May 19, 1909.
Patrolman Claude M. SMYTHE, of Fort Hamilton, for an arrest at 8924 
Fifth Avenue on Sept. 3, 1909.
Patrolman Thomas F. QUINN, of the Hamburg Avenue station for action at 
a fire at 965 Broadway on June 10, 1909.
Patrolman Thomas SHANESSY and Theodore SNEDEKER, of Bedford Avenue 
station, for an arrest in Grand Street, on Dec. 2, 1909.
Patrolman James A. CODY, of Bergen Street station, for stopping a 
runaway in Amity Street on July 3, 1909.
Patrolman Robert WOOD, of Grand Avenue station, for stopping a runaway 
horse at Greenpoint Avenue and Franklin Street on Dec. 23, 1909.

26 May 1910
       Nineteen policemen were before Trial Commissioner WALSH at the State 
Street headquarters yesterday on charges of violating the rules of the 
department.  Decision was reserved in most of the cases.
Arthur A. ROBINSON, Jr., of the Astoria Station, assaulted a citizen 
on May 29 and failed to make an entry in his memorandum book.  The 
complainant was Inspector Thomas J. KELLY.  Decision was reserved.
Charles EISELE, of the Vernon Avenue station, used profane language to 
a citizen on April 6.  Complainant, Inspector Patrick J. HARKINS.  Complaint 
John P. WERLE, of the Clymer Street Station, absent from post, failing 
to make entry in his memorandum book and failed to prevent breaking of glass. 
Complainant Capt. Stephen O'BRIEN.  Adjourned.
Lieut. Thomas F. KANE, of the Bergen Street station, failed to send 
report about complaint against policeman to Police Commissioner.  
Complainant, Capt. Bernard J. HAYES.  Decision reserved.
John W. DONALDSON, of the Brownsville station, absent from roll call 2 
A. M., April 3, reporting at 3:30 A.M.  Complainant Lieut Patrick BRADY.  
Decision reserved.
Charles H. HAYES, of the Hamburg Avenue station, absent from post on 
April 2.  Complainant Sergt. James E. MCGRATH.  Decision reserved.
William A. HENREHAN, of the Grand Avenue station, in conversation with 
a citizen on April 2.  Complainant Lieut. John J. WOOD.  Decision reserved.
Albert A. MORRISON, of the Fifth Avenue station, failed to make arrest 
in accident case on April 2.  Complainant Lieut. Richard J. HANSBERY.  
Decision reserved.
Frederick HANSEN, of the Astoria station, absent from precinct and 
riding on train on April 4.  Complainant, Sergeant Frank C. STONE.  
Decision reserved.
Thomas CARROLL, of the Coney Island station, absent from school on 
April 3, complainant, Sergeant George F. MENEGAY.  Decision reserved.
Godfrey L. JENSEN, of the Sheepshead Bay station, absent from post and 
in restaurant on adjoining post on April 2; complainant Sergeant Frank 
KENNEY.  Complaint dismissed.
Harvey J. KIEFER, of the Miller Avenue station, absent from post on 
April 3, complainant Sergeant Joseph KAISER.  Reprimanded.
Edward U. KEEGAN, of the Miller Avenue station, absent from post on 
April 9; complainant, Sergeant Edward MILLER.  Decision reserved.
Samuel A. PINNEL and Samuel SILVERSTEIN of the Fulton Street station, 
did not properly patrol post on April 6; complainant, Sergeant John WILSON.  
Decision reserved.
Michael HORAN, of the Bergen Street station, failed to patrol post on 
April 7; complainant, Sergeant James J. SHEEHAN.  Decision reserved.
       Leonard J. PRESTON, of the Fifth Avenue station, absent from post and 
in store on April 6; complainant, Sergeant Frank J. KUNIE.  Reprimanded.
Walter S. CHAPMAN, of the Brownsville station, absent from outgoing 
roll call on March 12, reporting on March 24; complainant, Capt. Isaac FRANk. 
 Decision reserved.  

10 July 1910
Dragged more than a block by a madly dashing horse, Detective Joseph DONELON, 
of the Brooklyn Bureau, clung to the animal's neck until he had brought it to 
a stop within one hundred feet of police headquarters today.
DONELON, although tossed about by the animal in its efforts to free itself of 
the burden, which was stopping its wild run, escaped with hardly a bruise.
The horse was attached to a light wagon owned by the Somerset Laundry of 478 
Bergen Street. Frank MORAN, the driver, had left it in front of 328 Jay 
Street, near Willoughby, to make a delivery.
The clanging of the fire gong at Fire Headquarters, half a block away 
frightened the animal and it started toward Fulton Street.  It had not gone 
fifty feet before it was hitting its highest speed.  Witnesses who saw the 
animal approach Fulton Street say it was going at close to a two minute clip.
Patrolman Arthur OWENS, of the Adams Street station, was at Fulton and Jay 
Streets, on his way to the station house.  He made a dive for the horse's 
head, but by a sudden turn the animal cleared the bluecoat and continued on 
its way.  OWENS recovered his balance, and caught the tail board as the wagon 
went by.  He was just swinging up as the wagon hit the car tracks on Fulton 
Street and lurched sideways.  OWENS' hold was broken and he was thrown into 
the gutter, landing on his left side.
The horse continued on its way.  At Livingston Street it crossed in front of 
a Third  Avenue trolley car, just grazing the fender by inches.  Detective 
DONELON was crossing Schermerhorn Street when he heard the clatter of hoofs 
behind him.  One glance showed him the situation.  Running to the middle of 
the street, he jumped and caught the horse around the neck.  Swinging his 
feet from the ground he put all his weight in bending the animal's neck.
At State Street he was able to turn the horse into the gutter and bring it to 
a stop against a trolley pole.
OWENS had picked himself up and followed the animal.  He had sustained 
numerous bruises and contusions and an ambulance was called from the Brooklyn 
Hospital.  Dr. PABST found him suffering from a sprain of the left wrist, 
contusions of the elbow, and shock.  He dressed the man's injuries, and OWENS 
was sent home. The horse and wagon were not damaged.

Lacerations of the forehead were sustained yesterday afternoon by Sergeant 
Edward J. MCGANN, 45 years old, of 368 Gates Avenue car at Throop Avenue.  
MCGANN is attached to the Gates avenue police station.  He was attended at 
St. John's Hospital, reported sick and left for home.

Joseph W. SWAN, 47 years old, of 69 Hancock Street, Everett, Mass., who is 
charged with kidnaping his six-year-old son, Robert, from his divorced wife 
in Boston in May, 1908, and going to Brazil, where the two had been for the 
past two years, was taken to Boston today.
SWAN is anxious to get back to Boston, and said yesterday had the police not 
arrested him here he would be in Boston now.  He said he left Rio Janeiro 
with full knowledge he would be arrested just as soon as he set foot ashore, 
but he made up his mind to see his mother, who is now in her eighty-sixth 
yar, and very feeble, no matter what the cost.  SWAN believes Massachusetts 
justice will be lenient with him owing to the fact that he notified the 
Boston police before sailing from the South American port that he was about 
to embark for this country.

13 July 1910
 "Between a lieutenant with a soft voice, a sergeant who gets hot and a 
problem in fractions, what chance has a patrolman got?" queried Trial 
Commissioner WALSH at Police Headquarters today during the hearing of the 
charges against Patrolman Patrick F. HOGAN, of the Bergen Street station.
  HOGAN was charged by Sergeant James J. SHEEHAN with being absent from the 
crossing at Public School 47, Dean Street near Third Avenue, at noon on May 25.
  "Were you absent from the crossing?" asked Deputy WALSH.
  "Sure, I wasn't even on that post," replied HOGAN.
  Then he explained he was told to cover one post and part of another until a 
certain time, when he was to take still another post.  He did not understand 
that the post including the school crossing was assigned to him.
  Sergeant SHEEHAN said he thought the patrolman might have misunderstood the 
orders.  He explained that the lieutenant who turned out the platoon that 
morning had a very soft voice.  Lieut. Thoms F. KANE is the soft-voiced policeman.
  SHEEHAN further explained he had covered the school crossing for an hour 
and five minutes and was very hot when he g??? HOGAN the complaint.
  Commissioner WALSH reserved decision.

Policeman Patrick J. DONOVAN, of the Bedford Avenue station, added his name 
to the list of lifesavers early today, when he recued eight persons from a 
burning building at 305 Wythe Avenue.  DONOVAN was badly burned about the 
face and hands in making the rescues and had to be attended by an ambulance 
  The "cop" had been on strike duty at the Havemeyer Sugar Refinery and 
shortly before 9 o'clock this morning was relieved.  While walking through 
Wythe Avenue, on his way to the station house, he saw the cobbler shop, kept 
by John PASSANTE, on the ground floor of the three-story double brick 
tenement, at 305 Wythe Avenue, ablaze.  DONOVAN kicked at the door of the 
shop to arouse PASSANTE.
  PASSANTE occupied the rooms in the rear of his shop.  He lives there with 
his wife and three children, and his mother and two sisters.  DONOVAN 
continued to kick the door until it broke open.  He was met by a rush of 
flames and smoke, but forced his way through them to the rooms in the rear of 
the store.
  In the first room he found PASSANTE's mother and her two daughters.  They 
were all unconscious from the effects of the smoke.  The "cop" groped his way 
to the bed, and finding the three persons unable to help themselves, he 
placed the old woman and her youngest daughter under his arms and carried 
them to the street.   DONOVAN then returned to the room and took the other 
daughter to a place of safety.
  DONOVAN made his way into the burning rooms for the third time.  He found 
PASSANTE and his wife in a semi-conscious condition, attempting to make their 
way to the street.  Mrs. PASSANTE had her a 4-months-old child under her arm.
  As the "cop" entered the room, Mrs. PASSANTE fell to the floor, unable to 
make her way any further.  DONOVAN took the woman and her child to the 
street.  When DONOVAN reached the street he was suffering greatly from 
inhaling smoke and was hardly able to stand.  Nevertheless he again entered 
the building when he learned from Mrs. PASSANTE her other two children were 
still in the burning building.
  On his hands and knees DONOVAN again groped his way into the rooms of the 
PASSANTE family.  He crawled to the rear room and reaching over the bed 
pulled the two children to the floor.  He then dragged them to the street.  
While making his way from the room with the two children DONOVAN was badly 
burned about the face and hands.
  It has been PASSANTE's custom to place a lighted candle on a small table 
near his bed each night.  Last night his sisters put their celluloid hair 
combs on the table near the candle and it is believed by the police that 
during the night PASSANTE in turning knocked over the candle and set the 
combs on fire.
  When the other tenants in the house were aroused by the noise DONOVAN made 
in kicking in the door, they rushed from the house panic stricken.  They were 
so frightened none of them went to the "cop's" aid in rescuing the members of 
PASSANTE's family.  When they learned the house was on fire the excited 
Italians began wailing and crying.
  An alarm of fire had been sent in, but the firemen were so hampered by the 
excited Italians they could not work until after the arrival of the reserves 
from the Bedford Avenue station, who cleared the streets.  The fire was 
extinguished after doing damage amounting to $1,000.
  Capt. DOOLEY made a special report of DONOVAN's bravery.

28 July 1910
Lieut. Ladlslaus STRANSKY of the Ralph avenue police station was called
before Deputy Commissioner REYNOLDS yesterday afternoon to explain why
he had confined a citizen in a cell over night.  The complaint was made
by Inspector HARKINS.

Edward MC AVEY, of 242 Patchen avenue, was taken to the station house on
the night of May 31 by Harry OSBURN, proprietor of a private detective
agency, and one of his men, Ridgewood PHILIPS.  They charged MC AVOY
with petit larceny.  STRANSKY detained him until next morning, at which
time he was taken to a magistrate's court in Manhattan and held for
Special Sessions.
MC AVOY had been employed by the Metropolitan Hardware Company.  He is
alleged to have taken articles from his place of business.
After hearing the testimony of the two detectives and MC AVOY, all of
whom claimed they had been spoken to very harshly, Lieut. STRANSKY
admitted he had detained MC AVOY on the complaint of the detectives.
Commissioner REYNOLDS, after lecturing the detectives, reserved decision.

The charges against Policeman Thomas F. MC HAFFY of the Hamilton avenue
station were dismissed after the testimony of half a dozen witnesses had
been heard.  Commissioner REYNOLDS finding the evidence insufficient to
convict.  MC HAFFY was charged with arresting a Mrs. BRANDLES without
cause.  This was his first charge of any account during the twenty years
he has been on the force.  Several other minor cases were heard and the
complaints in many instances were dismissed.

Thomas BYRNES of the Fulton street station was fined one day's pay for
reporting too late at the Classon avenue station to take a prisoner to
court.  He said the alarm clock failed to "alarm".

21 January 1916
Deputy Police Commisioner Leon S. GODLEY conducted trials of police 
delinquents today in Poplar street headquarters. The cases disposed of were:

Thomas F. DUNN, Lee avenue station, improper patrol, decision reserved
George MADLER, Amity street, seen coming from a bakery, five months probation
William J. MC CORMICK, Liberty avenue, improper patrol, two months probation
James T. FAGIN, Classon avenue, improper patrol, five days suspension
William MC CLARY, Adams street, standing in restaurant, five months probation
John F. CANTELL, George W. HOLLAND, Matthew E. BONGARD, George D. HAMMOND, 
Walter J. MOLAN and John J. MC KELLOP.all of Parkville precinct, absent from 
patrol and relieving posts, all put on two months probation
Christopher GROTE, Ralph avenue, standing in cigar store, two days suspension
Henry J. BOLBERG, Ralph avenue, standing in vegetable store, three months probation
John MCKAY, Jamaica precinct, sitting in police booth with hat and coat off, 
	two days suspension
Andrew WIELAND, Ralph avenue, improper patrol, two days suspension
John J. PATTON, Ralph avenue, improper patrol, four days suspension
William J. TJARKA, Fourth avenue, improper patrol, decision reserved.

9 February 1916
Searching For Burglars, Policeman Falls 20 Feet
Policeman KEMMER of the Bedford avenue station, early to-day heard sounds 
in a factory building at 74 North Ninth street.  He effected an entrance, 
and with the aid of his flashlight proceeded to investigate.  The flashlight 
gave out while he was in the building and he fell down an open elevator 
shaft into the cellar, twenty feet below.
A passerby heard his groans, and called another policeman, who found KEMMER 
in agony.  Dr. JAKOFF of the Eastern District Hospital was called and KEMMER 
was found to have a dislocated hip, lacerated face and bruises about the body.  
He was taken home.

15 June 1918
Edwin D. BROSNAN, of 381 Third street, a patrolman attached to Traffic D, and 
for years stationed at Fourth and Flatbush avenues, has resigned from the 
Police Department to accept an appointment as second lieutenant in the United 
States Army.  He is temporarily assigned to Newport News.
He is the son of John BROSNAN, a clerk of the Supreme Court, a veteran of the 
Civi War and holder of a Congressional medal for bravery.  The newly 
appointed lieutenant is a veteran of the Spanish-American War, in which he 
was sergeant of Company C, of the Fourteenth Regiment.
One brother, John BROSNAN, Jr., is now in France attached to the Medical 
Corps.  Another brother, William Leo BROSNAN, is a first-grade detective 
attached to the Sixth Branch and is well known in and around Borough Hall.

8 July 1918
AHEARN - On Sunday, July 7, 1918, Patrolmen Patrick F. AHEARN, of the 99th 
Precinct, N.Y.C.P.D. Beloved husband of Mary C. Kennedy AHEARN. Relatives 
and friends are invited to attend the funeral from his late residence, 172 
Jefferson Ave., on Wednesday, July 10, thence to the Nativity R.C. Church. 
Interment at Calvary Cemetery (Baltimore papers please copy.)

Patrolman Patrick Francis AHEARN, born in the Thirteenth Ward, Manhattan, 
the son of Owen and the late Hannah Lenihan AHEARN, died yesterday, after 
several weeks' illness, at his home, 172 Jefferson Avenue. He was appointed 
to the police force on Jan. 26, 1905, and had been stationed the greater 
part of the time at the Flushing Avenue Station. He was a member of the 
Patrolmen's Mutual and Benevolent Association and the Church of the 
Nativity, where mass of requiem will be celebrated on Wednesday. In 
addition to his father he is survived by a widow, Mary C. KENNEDY; one son, 
Francis; three daughters, Florence G., Marguerite V. and Marle; three 
brothers, Dennis F., William and Eugene, and three sisters, Mrs. Anthony 
MILLER, Miss Margaret AHEARN and Mrs. Charles HETRICH. Interment will be 
made at Calvary Cemetery under direction of William Dunigan & Son, of 201 
Park Avenue.

18 October 1918
    Policeman Michael J. MORGAN, attached to Inspector McDONALD's personal
staff at Brooklyn Police Headquarters, died today at his home, 294 Pulaski
street, after a few days illness of pneumonia, the result of influenza.  he
is survived by his mother.
    Policeman MORGAN, on June 26, 1916 disguised as a sailor and after
bootleggers, was shot in the stomach by Frank BURROWS, who was later sent by
Justice CROPSEY to State Prison for six and a half years.  As the result of
the wound, MORGAN was confined to the hospital for four months.  The bullet
was never extracted.
    Policeman MORGAN received special commendation for the Police
Commissioner for his daring and for his courage in holding on to his
prisoner despite the fact that he was wounded.  He was known as a man always
ready and a man to whom no duty was too dangerous to handle.  He was 29
years old.

26 January 1919
    Trial Commissioner John J. WALSH took a departure from his usual course 
of procedure in the police trials before him at local headquarters to-day, and 
instead of the light sentences and reprimands he generally administers to 
offenders, he became severe, fining many guilty "cops" from one to five days' pay. 

    One case which occupied much of the time during the morning and was 
carried over to the afternoon is that of Patrolman Freerick R. FITZGERALD.  Acting 
Capt. GALLAGHER, his commanding officer, charges him with failure to make an 
arrest for violation of the liquor tax law in the saloon of Thomas J. HIGGINS, 
172 Court street, at 3 A. M. Dec 25; also for destroying property in the same 
place, for making an arrest without cause, and for making a false statement in 
the Butler street station the same morning.  The "cop" arrested HIGGINS on a 
charge of robbery and the complaint was dismissed in the Butler street court.  
FITZGERALD was represented by Lawyer James W. RIDGWAY.

    Sergeant Michael McGUIRE, of Glendale, was fined three days' pay for 
failing to procure a new overcoat as directed.

    Doorman George F. DORACH, Richmond Hill, was fined one days' pay for 
failing to report at Inspector KELLY's office promptly and then coming in citizen' 

    Frank WRIGHTMAN, Bedford avenue station, was found in a restaurant on his 
post at 8:25 A. M. Jan. 15, by Lieut. CULLUM.  He had been on the force ten 
years and in the last seven years has not been "up" on a single charge.  He 
escaped with a reprimand.

    James T. BRADY, Gates avenue station, was found by a sergeant in a fruit 
store on his post on Jan. 10, when he was supposed to be patrolling a crossing 
in front of Public School 44, Throop and Putnam avenues.  He was docked five 
days' pay.

    Commissioner WALSH asked Sergeant TOMPKINS, the complaining officer in 
the case against Policeman Eugene FRANKLIN of the Butler street station, if it 
were true that he went into a candy store to mail a letter on Jan. 9, as the 
defendant said.
    "Yes, Mr. Commissioner," he replied.  "He had the letter all right, but 
there was also a mighty pretty Miss behind the counter."  FRANKLIN was 

August 30 1919
Patrolman William PEPPER, of the Bathgate ave. Station, the Bronx, has been 
awarded a Congressional medal for conspicuous bravery in saving 2 boys from 
drowning, Aug. 28th, 1918.
The lads, Milton SMITH, 12 and Howard SCHAUB, 14, neither of whom could swim 
much, ventured out in Long Island Sound off Throggs Neck, beyond their depth. 
The policeman heard their screams and pulling off his shoes and coat jumped 
in. He brought them both ashore afer a hard struggle.

22 January 1922
 Martin J.SOMMERS- a patrolman for the past twenty-four years,attached to 
Ninety-second Precinct, died yesterday at his home, 23 Russell street, at the 
age of 49 years. He is survived by his widow, Sadie; his mother, and two 
brothers. He was a member of Patrolmen Behevolent Association, Municipal 
Police Mutual Association, and member of Admiral Schley Naval Squadron,16. 
United Spanish War Veterans. The funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. 
Saturday. Interment under police and Spanish-American War escort, will be at 
Lutheran Cemetery.

7 October 1922
Capt. Martin J. ROWE, commanding the Wilson Avenue stations is away on his vacation.  
Lieut. CONNORS is acting captain during his absence.

Patrolman August RUEDI of the Wilson avenue station is the "Beau Brummel" of 
the Bushwick section according to the bluecoats of the Wilson avenue precinct.

Patrolman William DEHNKERT, attendant at the Glendale station is busy filling 
in the ground in the front of the stationhouse.

Patrolman Richard E. DALTON, attached to the Traffic Squad E, has not been 
seen around the Ridgewood court in weeks.  Dalton is a terror to all who 
violate the highway laws in Richmond Hill.

Lieut. Henry EBERT, attached to the Glendale station is back from a  vacation 
spent motoring in Canada.

Patrolman William F. MAHONEY, of the Wilson Avenue station, spent his 
vacation at home.

Patrolman BIERMAN attached to the Glendale station is going to take the next 
examination for sergeant according to reports.

Patrolman Frederic YOUNG, of Glendale station had his hands full early the 
other morning when a trolley car jumped the rails and plunged into a cigar 
store in Ridgewood.  After extricating the victims.  YOUNG send a 
call for an ambulance.

Sergt. Charles MAURER attached to the Glendale station is one of the best 
like bosses in the department.  It is said that MAURER has never filed 
a complaint against any of his men.

Detective Sergt.  Michael STIENLE of the Eleventh Branch Detective Bureau, 
is back on the job again after enjoying a honeymoon up-State.

Patrolman George SWEENEY, who for many years did detective work in the 
Eastern District, is now attached to the Stagg street station.

Detective Charles BATTALORA, of the Clymer street station is still 
bring them in.  Last week he arrested three men for grand larceny and 
one for felonious assault.

21 October 1922
     Sergt SCHIEFFER, attached to the Wilson avenue station, is some orator, 
according to is associates.
     Sergt. Charles MAURER, attached to the Glendale station, is one of the 
best liked bluecoats in the department.
     Patrolman Henry FORST, of the Wilson avenue station, is one of the old 
Vernon avenue men and is well known in the Broadway section, where his post 
is located.
     Detectives Leonard WOODLE and James DRUM, of the Wilson avenue station, 
recovered some automobile accessories stolen from a garage in the precinct 
the other morning.
     Sergt. Arthur WAGNER was received with open arms by the attaches of the 
Wilson avenue station the other day, when he reappeared for duty after an 
absence on sick leave.
     Lieut. Rudolph E. SCHALLOW, the smiling desk man at the Wilson avenue 
station, is one of the most studious men in the department.
     Mounted Patrolman Edward RECKMAN of the Glendale station appeared at the 
Ridgewood Court the other day with his right arm in a sling.  He refused to 
be interviewed.
     Dick DALTON, of Traffic E, one of the athletic policemen of Queens, has 
begun training to compete in the police games in Madison Square Garden in 
     Lieut. Thomas CLANCY, of the Jamaica station has returned to his desk 
after a pleasant three weeks vacation, most of which he spent with his family 
in Richmond Hill.

15 September 1923
Police Captain Edward J. Quinn was the guest of honor
at a dinner given to him at Mechanics Hotel, Coney
Island, on Sept. 7, by Inspector Sackett and the staff of
the Eighth Inspection District.
	That the officers and patrolmen held Quinn in the
highest esteem was demonstrated in the course of the
evening when Lieut. Hugh O. Wunsche, the toastmaster,
referred to the guest of honor and presented the speakers.
	In behalf of the staff, Inspector Sackett presented
to the Capt. Quinn a solid gold cigarette case, which the
men felt would properly care for the good brand the
captain smokes.The Inspector said he was very sorry to
lose the services of the captain. He regarded him as one
of the most efficient ever assigned to an inspection
district office.
	Deputy Inspector August Kuhn also spoke in eulogy
of the new captain, and he was followed by Capt. Oscar
Himmell, of the 76th Precinct; Capt Lawrence Patterson,
of the 68th Precinct; Capt William Sullivan, of the 70th
Precinct; Lieut. Adam McMullen and Lieut. Bernard Rorke.
	A feature of the evening was the response in behalf
of the patrolmen made by Patrolman George Leonard,
who is the delegate in the Patrolmen's Benevolent Assoc.
from the 70th Precinct. Leonard is assigned to Inspector
Sackett's office.
	Those who attended the dinner appeared in civilian
clothes. Capt. Quinn became a member of the deparment
in 1902 and was promoted sergeant seven years later. He
was promoted to lieutanant in 1913 and was a lieutenant
in charge of the work of the Police Reserve for some time.
He became a captain on Aug 29.
	The patrolmen present were: John F. Allen, Thomas
J. Craddock, John J. De Witt, William H. Beake, John J.
Haslach, William F. Kenny, James M. King, Peter F. Lamb,
William A Lau, Frank C. Lemmon, George R. Leonard,
Patrick F. Monahan, Leo R. Parks, George R. McGill,
Charles A. Stone, George J. Treubert, Max Wolif (?).

Acting Capt. Patrick BREDY, from 72nd Precinct to 95th
Precinct, assigned to duty as captain.

Lieuts. Denis R. HOURIGAN, from 37th Precinct to
6th Inspection District, assignment to desk duty continued.

John CASEY, from the 6th Inspection District to
37th Precinct, assignment to desk duty continued.

Sgt. Julius WEINER, from Detective Div. to Headquarters Div, 
designation as Acting Detective Sgt,2nd Grade, revoked.

Acting Detective Sgts--Second Grade--
from Detective Div to Headquarters Div, designation as Acting Detective Sgts., 
2nd Grade, revoked:

William A. Best, 
William R. Black, 
John J. Hutton,
Patrick J. Walsh, 
Delancy C. Miller, 
Alexander F. McCabe,
John D. McGahan, 
William S. Hart, 
Michael J. Moore,
Walter E. Cloonan, 
William Daley, 
John F. Winters,
Christopher F. Reilly, 
Chester A. Hagen, 
Dennin M. Coogan,
Edward G. Morris, 
Edward A. Campbell, 
Howard V. Conway,
Thomas J. Heaney, 
James A. Connors, 
William L. Rehahn,
William C. Tyndall, 
John D.L. Gough. 
Edward N. Taylor,
Edward C. Schoell, 
Joseph D. Quinn, 
Charles P. Wilhelm,
James H. Redmond, 
Richard A. Helwig,  
James E. O'Brien,
Frederick Lohmeyer, 
John C. McGuire, 
John Giba, 
James S. Thorpe, 
Alexander Innes, 
John T. Gegan, 
William F.Fallace, 
Ralph G. Dunham, 
Joseph A. O'Donnell, 
William J. McCahill, 
Howard Bolger, 
Henry A. Mellon (?), 
Andrew Gelderman, 
Denis F. McClunn, 
Jacob Hartnett, 
Frank J.Lynch, 
Thomas F. Leahy, 
Joseph P. Cunneen, 
Harvey J.Kiefer, 
Harry Hoert, 
Patrick J. Flynn, 
Richard O'Hara,
Joseph Van Vort, 
Henry J. Schrieber, 
Henry J. Goodwin,
George M. Peebles, 
John Reitenberger, 
Thomas F. Lynch,
William P. Dolan, 
Willaim Bannon, 
Thomas P. Williams.

	Lieut. Bernard GAFFNEY, from 51st Precinct to 31st
Precinct, assignment as Special Duty officer continued.

Dennis H. MITCHELL, from 21st Precinct to 23rd Precinct. 
Michael F. SULLIVAN, from 23rd Precinct to 21st Precinct.  
John T.J. MAHER, from 31st Precinct to 51st Precinct, 
	assignment as Special Duty Officer continued.
John BRIDGROOM, from 72nd Precinct to Traffic Precinct A,
	assignment to mounted duty continued.

Lieut. Peter McGUIRK, from 26th Precinct to 8th Inspection District, 
	assigned to desk duty, assignment to signal monitor duty discontinued.

Acting Detective Sgt--Second Grade--
John J. BARRY,from Detective Div, Main Office Div, to 31st Precinct,
	designation as Acting Detective Sgt 2nd Grade revoked.
	Capt. Patrick J. RANDLES, Detective Div, on his own
application, at $2,000 per annum. Appointed March 5, 1896.
	Lieut. Daniel MORIARTY. 9th Inspection Dictrict, on his
own application at $1,650 per annum. Appointed April 5, 1895.
	Patrolman Patrick J. McAREVEY, Traffic Precinct A,
on his own application, at $1,440 per annum. Appointed Oct 12, 1897.
	The following Probational Patrolmen have qualified
at Patrolmen were appointed and assigned as indicated:
	Samuel GOLDMAN, 15;  James B. JOHNSTON  1;
Joseph V. LEONARD,  91;  Frank J. MURPHY, 83rd.
	The following applications for full pay while on
sick report are approved:
Patrolman Michael J. Oates, 45th Precinct;
James McElroy, 45th; 
Joseph Mansfield, 53rd; 
John P. Stafford, 53rd; 
Thomas J. Kiloran, 56th; 
Terrance B. Donelon, 57th; 
William Coperwitch (?), 57th;
John Anglin, 65th; 
Henry Moler (?), 74th

Many expressions of regret were heard on
Tues. night, when news that Lieut. Daniel MORIARTY,who had been doing 
"aviation" duty in the 9th Inspection District, had retired from the 
department. Dan, as he was familiarly known to his "boys", was formerly in
charge of the old 12th Detective District, with head-quarters in the old 
Vernon Ave. station.

In the absence of Capt. David KANE, of the Ralph Ave. station, who is 
spending his vacation touring the the State, Lieut.Charles F. GALLAGHER 
is in command of the "Tenderloin" precinct of the borough. Like his commander, 
the genial "acting captain" spends most of his time patrolling the precinct. 

Detective James J. GOVERN of the 11th  Detective District, is rapidly 
becoming the "Hornsby" of the police department.  Jim keeps plugging day 
and night, with the result that he is among the leaders with a fine 
batting average of arrests and convictions. 

Detective Sgt. Albert J. FARRINGTON and his man "Friday", were observed 
questioning seven men who were seated in an old automobile in Gates Ave, near 
Tompkins, on Tues. morning.  After seeing credentials, FARRINGTON and BEYER 
were convinced they were not "stick up" men, and they were allowed 
to proceed with the work of reading gas meters. 

Detective Walter SEIMS of the Wilson Ave station has a prize poodle dog 
in his home on Linden St. Wally declares he is to enter the dog in 
the show for a prize during winter months.

Patrolman Thomas JOHNSTON, of the Gates Ave station, is wearing a new 
pair of "specs".  The new glasses make the fourth pair Tom has tried in the 
last few months. Gradually he is getting closer to the "Lloyd" type and 
the boys at the "summer home" are awaiting the next set.

The officers on duty in the 95th Precinct are anxiously awaiting a visit 
from their old commander, Capt. William H. SULLIVAN, who was recently forced to 
retire because of the age limit. Billy was considered an "ace" among his 
subordinates and they all are hoping that is succeeding in his new undertaking. 
Detectives James J. MURPHY and Joseph FENNELLY, of the Atlantic Ave 
station, were kept on the "hop" recently when they found a baby abandoned 
in a nursery on Herkimer St.  The infant was a "dead ringer" for the 
missing Lillian MacKENZIE, and it was several hours before the parents of 
the kidnapped infant were convinced that it was not their child. 
Looked promising for a time.

7 September 1923
	Inspector John D. COUGHLIN of the Detective
Bureau, Police Headquarters, is confined to his
home at 1195 Boston Rd, the Bronx, by an attack
of grip. Inspector COUGHLIN for many years was
the head of the Brooklyn detectives and he figured
in many important cases.

8 September 1923
	While making an arrest shortly before noon today,
Patrolman Frank J. ERTOLA of the Third Inspection District,
shot Joseph WILLIAMS, 30 years old, colored, of 239 West 
141st street, Manhattan, in the stomach.  WILLIAMS was charged
with selling policy slips.
	Patrolman ERTOLA, who is married and lives at 113 Lincoln avenue,
Jamaica was hurt in the scuffle with his prisoner.
He was thrown to the sidewalk and suffered a dislocation of
the right elbow.  Both men were taken to the Harlem Hospital.
They are not in a serious condition.

29 September 1923

	At a regular meeting of the Sergeants'
Benevolent Assoc., held at Terrace Garden,
recently, the following resolution was unanimously
	Resolved; That the Sergeants' Benevolent
Assoc. of the Police Dept. , City of New York, do
hereby unanimously approve of the action of the
Patrolmen's Benevolent Assoc.  of the Police
Department in submitting to the voters of the greater
city the question as to whether patrolmen of the first
grade should not be granted a sarlary of not less than
twenty-five hundred dollars ($2,500); and be it further
	That the Sergeants' Benevolent Assoc. do hereby
place themselves on record as being willing to co-operate
with the Patrolmen's Benevolent Assoc. and all other
bodies or organizations likewise interested with a view
to bringing about the successful adoption of said amend-
ment to the Constitution of the State of New York; and
be it further resolved,
	That a copy of this resolution be spread upon the
records of the Sergeants' Benevolent Assoc., another
copy be sent to the Patrolmen's Benevolent Assoc.,
and a copy be given to the press.
	Sergeants' Benevolent Assoc.
	WALTER W. JOYCE, President
	CHARLES W. FLOOD, Secretary

	Promotion to sergeant...Police Department:
James BREE,  91.22
Christion L˜lÔfMMER, 91.22
Charles R. BEACH, 91.22
Franklin S. TRAVER, 91.22
William F. COULTER, 91.20
Charles J. STUCKLE, 91.20
George O. MORRISON, 91.20
John DALY, 91.20
Martin CONNEELY, 91.17
James J.  ELLIS, 91.15
William C. J. STRUTZENBERG, 91.12
Eddie BRADY, 91.10
John P. DONNELLAN, 91.10
A. SCHLIPF, 91.10
Anthony STIEFVATER, 91.10
Charles E. QUEITZSCH, 91.10
Thomas F. GIBNEY, 91.10
W.C. SCHFARZ, 91.10

Promotion to Lieutenant---Police Dept:
Michael J.A. GLEESON, 85.52
Daniel J. O'SULLIVAN, 85.52
Frederick A. LOWE, 85.50
Joseph KOUBSKY, 85.40
Patrick S. HICKEY, 85.37
John ROONEY, 85.37
Charles F. VOSBURGH, 85.30
Daniel J. PRENDERGASF, 85.30
Amander O. HAYES, 85.30
Louis HYAMS, 85.27
James J. SHEEHY, 85.27
Robert H. McGILL, 85.25
Francis J. KEAR, 85.25

17 OCTOBER  1923
Police Commissioner Richard E. ENRIGHT yesterday
issued these orders affecting Brooklyn and Queens
members of the Police Dept.
	Patrolmen pensioned on Police Surgeons'
Edward LOUGHLIN, Snyder Ave station, $1140 per annum
Richard M. McKENNA, Greenpoint station,$580 per annum
John CLANCY, Greenpoint station, $1140 per annum
Michael J. BRENNAN, Newtown station, $710 per annum

	Leaves with pay:
Deputy Inspector John KELLY, of the 13th Inspection
	district, Queens, for 2 days, from Oct 17, to be
	deducted from vacation

Sick Leave Granted:
Patrolman Alexander C. RUSSELL, of the Classon Ave
	station, for 60 days from Oct 13

Fined on Charges:
Patrolmen John P. KENNEDY, Fort Hamilton Station,
	Aug 2, absent from out-going roll call, two days
Charles MARTENS, Sheepshead Bay station, July 26,
	loitering and in conversation with patrolman, 1 day
Charles MEISENZAHL, Brooklyn Ave. station, August,
	failed to promptly return to precinct from court,
	2 days
Sidney B. WALKER, Snyder Ave station, Aug 6, absent
	from post, 2 days
Morris SCULLY, Snyder Ave station, Aug 16, absent from
	reserve duty, 2 days
John GILROY, Atlantic Ave. station, July 27, absent from
	post, 2 days
George FERGUSON, Poplar St. station, July 23, absent
	from reserve duty, one day
John SAYWELL, Poplar St. station. July 5, absent from
	inspection of uniforms and equipment, 1 day
	July 23, absent from reserve duty, 1 day
Louis H. MEERBOTT, Ralph Ave station, July 18,
	improper patrol, 2 days
John C. PFAU, Wilson Ave. station, May 28, failed
	to be properly uniformed, 1 day
	May 28, made false statement to captain, 3 days
Frank A.SHEA, Wilson Ave station, Aug 13, wore collar
	of coat unhooked, one-half day
James McAVOY, Lee Ave. station, June 22, improper	
	patrol, left post without permission, 5 days
Leo J. NADOLSKI, Bushwick Ave., Aug 7, absent from
	post,  2 days
Herman W. TORRENCE, Bushwick Ave station, July 23,
	absent from outgoing rollcall,  1 day
Michael J. GEOGHAN, Bedford Ave station, June 1,
	absent from special reserve duty,  1 day
Anthony P. SPINNINGER, Bedford Ave. station, Aug 14,
	absent from post, signalled from wrong box,  2 days
Christian FRITZGER, Herbert St station, Aug 15, absent
	from post,  2 days
Daniel A. WALSH, Greenpoint station, Aug 8, improper
	patrol,  1 day
Mark McTIGUE, Flushing station, Aug 6, removed dept
	bicycle from precinct without permission, 1 day
Henry W.O. ROENICH, Flushing station, Aug 5, failed
	to take motorcycle from precinct garage to street
	before starting motor,  1 day
William A. GORDON, Glendale station, Aug 8, Glendale
	station, Aug 8, absent from reserve duty,  2 days
George ROSCHER, Richmond Hill station, absent from
	post, seated in garage, hat and coat off, apparently
	asleep,  5 days

Suspended Without Pay
Frank MULLANEY, Classon Ave station
Edward TRACY, Wilson Ave station
15 February 1926
Ehlinger Rescues Mother and Child Hit by Trolley.
Patrolman Emil EHLINGER, of Wilson avenue station, saved the lives of 
a mother and her son to-day and was himself painfully injured by a 
trolley car which was about to run them down.
EHLINGER was on traffic duty at Belvidere street and Broadway, 
guarding children  crossing that intersection on there way to P.S. 
24, a block away.  Mrs. Tilly COHEN, of 57 Sumner avenue, with her 
son, Irving, 6 years old, started to cross near where EHLINGER was 
standing and did not see a Reid avenue trolley car approaching.
The trolley was close on mother and son when EHLINGER jumped forward 
and pushed them off the tracks, throwing both down on the street, but 
out of the path of the car, which struck him a glancing blow and 
knocked him down.  An ambulance surgeon treated all three for bruises 
and lacerations.  Mrs. COHEN and her son went home and EHLINGER 
reported sick and went off duty.

27 February 1926
   Two bail bonds, amounting to $1,500, furnished to secure
the release of ex-Patrolman Peter RIETER, of 5202 Fourteenth
avenue, charged with having burglar's tools and narcotics in his
possession, were forfeited in Flatbush court late yesterday
afternoon when REITER failed to appear for examination.
   The bonds were furnished by Joseph SHEIBEL, of 455
Bushwick Ave.
   RIETER was arrested about a week ago by Patrolman 
BERNSTEIN of Parkville station at the door of a synagogue
at Fifty-second street and Fourteenth Ave.

Official Order From Manhattan Headquarters Shifts
Brooklyn Members of Force.

An official order issued at Manhattan Police Headquarters
is effective to-day.  It concerns the transfer and temporary 
assignments of many Brooklyn members of the force.
Patrolmen-Michael F. MALONEY, Bath Beach, to Traffic A, Manhattan.
Lawrence O'CONNELL, Fourth avenue, to West 123rd street, Manhattan.
Edward C. CONE, 4th ave, to 2d Division, Manhattan, assigned to plain clothes.
Francis X. MALONEY, Flatbush, to West Thirtieth street,Manhattan.
John F. MARRIMAN, Grand avenue, to Flushing.
Rudolph C. HOFFMAN, Brooklyn avenue, to West 123rd street, Manhattan.
John A. LOVETT, Stagg street, to Corona.
Robert H. WOOD, Greenpoint, to West Thirtieth street, Manhattan.
Paul DILLON, Flatbush, to Ralph avenue.
Sergeant Patrick J. MURNANE, Lawrence avenue to Thirteenth Division, 
	Public Office Squad, to duty in office of the U.S. Attorney, 
	Hoboken, for fifteen days.
Patrolman Charles E. FIELDS, to office of Inspector Post, Vernon avenue, 
	to duty in plain clothes.
Patrolman Walter V. AMBRAZ, to office of Inspector Post, Vernon avenue, 
	to duty in plain clothes.
Patrolman Harry W. GOODALE, Classon avenue, to duty in raided premises squad, 
	for eighteen days.

From commands indicated to Tenth Division, Traffic:
	Christian H. WALDECK, Coney Island:  
	Alexaner H. QUILLAN, Lawrence Avenue;  
	John GERRITY, Hamilton avenue;  
	Frederick C. GOCH, Bath Beach;  
	George W. LENNON, Brooklyn avenue.
    Thomas HEMINGWAY, Lawrence avenue, to Eleventh Division, assignment to 
	duty in Automobile Bureau continued.
    Patrolman Alfred E. HUGHES, Canarsie, to Thirteenth Division Public Office Squad, 
	to duty in office of the U.S. Attorney, Manhattan.

From commands indicated to Thirteenth Division, Division of Transportation, 
to duty in Automobile Repair Shop.

   John J. MURPHY, Bath Beach; 
Walter T. MANLEY, Fourth avenue; 
Victor J. BIEBREY, Fifth avenue; 
Hugo KROMBOLZ, Brooklyn avenue; 
Daniel C. MALONEY, Flatbush; 
John J. FISCHER, Canarsie; 
Jacob A. WAAG, Prospect Park; 
Phillip D. MILLER, Liberty avenue;
James C. CONWAY, Brownsville; 
John A. O'CONNOR, Poplar street; 
Arthur L. ZUCK, Ralph avenue; 
John BREITENBACH, Jr, Ralph avenue;
William BARENFANGER,Ralph avenue;
William G.WEBER, Ralph avenue; 
James J. McCONNELL, Poplar street.

Patrolmen Daniel F. LEARY, Grand avenue; 
Charles MENNINGER, Lawrence avenue, to Thirteenth Division, Division of Transportation.

Patrolmen Michael RADIGAN, Fort Hamilton; 
Robert K.RICHARDSON, Prospect Park; 
John W. CREAMER, Lawrence avenue, and George GRANGE, Clymer street, 
all to the Thirteenth Division, Building and Repair Bureau.

Patrolman Thomas McNAMARA, Ralph avenue, to office of Property Clerk, 
	Poplar street headquarters.
Patrolman Joseph ENGLERT, Ralph avenue, to office of Propert Clerk, Manhattan.
Patrolman John CROZIER, Brownsville, to office of Chief Inspector, Manhattan headquarters.

Patrolmen James G. CLEARY
Patrolmen James E. DEVINE, Wilson avenue, to office of Deputy Chief Inspector, 
	assigned to duty in plain clothes, Manhattan.

Patrolman Ernest T. ENKE, Ralph avenue, to office of Chief Clerk, Manhattan, 
	assigned to clerical duty.

Patrolmen Joseph I. COONA, Greenpoint
Patrolmen John C. PFLEIDERER, Lawrence avenue, to office of Chief Clerk, to 
	duty at Old Record Room, Manhattan. 

9 May 1928
Capt. MILLER Dies after Operation:
Police Capt. Willard MILLER, in command of Liberty Avenue Station, died last 
night in St. Mary's Hospital, from the effects of a mastoid operation, 
performed last Thursday.
Born in Brooklyn in 1874, Capt. MILLER was appointed to the Police Department 
on Dec. 15, 1896.  He rose steadily in rank and about a year ago, when there 
was a shakeup at Liberty Avenue Station, Inspector Lewis J. VALENTINE 
appointed MILLER an acting captain and placed him in charge of the precinct.  
Shortly afterward his appointment as a captain was approved.
Taken ill some weeks ago, he was recently taken to St. Mary's Hospital and 
last Thursday, Dr. DELLEY, his personal physician, performed the mastoid 
operation.  Although the operation appeared to be successful, Capt. MILLER 
never regained consciousness.  he lingered in a coma until last night, when 
he died quietly and suffering no pain.
He is survived by his widow, Mary E. RYAN-MILLER, two children, Willard F. 
and Winifred C., his mother, two sisters and one brother.
Services will be held Saturday mourning from the R. C. Church of the 
Resurrection, Gerrittsen Avenue and Avenue W, where a solemn requiem mass 
will be celebrated.  Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

13 May 1928
	An official order issued at Manhattan Police Headquarters, effective 
yesterday, reveals that 51 Brooklyn policemen were found guilty of charges 
and fines imposed.  Two Brooklyn sergeants and one lieutenant were found 
guilty of violation of the rules and regulations of the department.
	The order also shows that one sergeant and one lieutenant were reprimanded by 
the Police Commissioner.  Two sergeants were found not guilty of charges made 
against them by superior officers.

Lieut. Patrick LYNAM, attached to Gates Avenue Station, was fined two days pay.
Sergeant John J. LOWEY, Poplar Street Station, fined 20 days pay 
James MCDADEN, Stagg Street, five days.

Lieut. Patrick LYNAM, attached to Gates Avenue Station, was reprimanded on a 
charge of violating the rules and regulations.  

Sergeant Michael BOWNES, Gates Avenue Station was the Sergeant who was 
reprimanded by the Police Commissioner for violating the rules of the department.

Sergts. Edward MORRIS, 4th Avenue Station,
Charles STUCKLE, Gates Avenue Station, were found not guility of 
charges made against them.

The order shows that 25 Brooklyn patrolmen were reprimanded for various 
infractions of the rules of the department.

Following are the Brooklyn patrolmen who were found guilty of various charges 
and fines imposed accordingly:

Patrolmen, Anthony DIMALO, of Coney Island, one day; 
Abraham EHRLICH, Fort Hamilton, 30 days; 
John J. KENNEDY, Fort Hamilton, on half day; 
James J. SCHRIEBER, Fort Hamilton, one day; 
Charles W. SUSKOW, Bath Beach, one day; 
John H. ESMOND, Bath Beach, one-half day; 
Lawrence BECK, 4th Avenue, three days; 
Richard J. GALVIN, 4th Avenue, one-half day; 
James O'ROURKE, 4th Avenue, one-half day; 
Lawrence BECK, 4th Avenue, five days; 
William G. DELANEY, 4th Avenue, two days.
William A. DRAKE, 4th Avenue, one day; 
Eric H. LONGQUIST, 4th Avenue, ten 
days; John P. MCCARTHEY, 5th Avenue, one day; 
Anthony ORHELIEN, 5th Avenue, two days; 
Martin R. TERRILL, Lawrence Avenue, one day; 
James D. O'SHEA, Brooklyn Avenue, one day; 
Gustave A. PETERSEN, Flatbush, ten days; 
Bradely E. ROCKEFELLER, Atlantic Avenue, two days; 
Edmund G. PAVEILICK, Hamilton Avenue, one day; 
Edward J. MECHAN(?), Hamilton Avenue, one-half day; 
Frank FLORS, Butler Street, one day.
James L. SHANNON, Butler Street, one day, 
Clarence C. CLARK, Bergen Street, one day; 
George NOLL. Brownsville, one day, 
Thomas F. WHITE, Brownsville, thirty days; 
Thomas F. WHITE, Brownsville, fifteen days; 
Henry A. HUGHES, Poplar Street, one-half day, 
Herbert H. CAIN, Poplar Street, ten days; 
William J. FRANK, Poplar Street, two days; 
Frank MCCAY, Poplar Street, one day;  
Walter J. DILLMAN, Poplar Street, one -half day; 
Salvatore RIZZO, Poplar Street, two days; 
Francis J. WOHL, Classon Avenue, two days; 
William A. GORDON, Classon Avenue, ten days; 
Louis SCHWARTZ, Classon Avenue, one day; 
John P. MORAN, Classon Avenue, thirty days; 
Fred CORNELL, Classon Avenue, one-half day.
John CLEARY, Gates Avenue, one day; 
John WILZMAN, Wilson Avenue, two days; 
John A. ZACKER, Wilson Avenue, one day; 
Joseph E. SMITH, Wilson Avenue, twenty days; 
John C. EDWARD, Clymer Street, one day; 
Bernard J. WAGNER, Stagg Street, half day; 
Joseph JUNGERMAN, Greenpoint, half day; 
John J. O'BRIEN, Greenpoint, one day; 
Thomas C. MURPHY, Greenpoint, one day; 
Thomas READY, Herbert Street, one day.

19 May 1928
Police Lieut. Francis MYSTRICK, attached to the Herbert st. station, a member 
of the dept. for 26 years, will relinquish his duties on May 21, and retire 
to his farm on Long Island.

Lieut. Michael CORMEY, of the same station, has been in the dept. for 44 
years. It was reported he would resign on May 31, but he merely smiles at the 
thought that he will quit and say nothing. Twenty five years ago he was a 
well known athlete, winning 5 out of 7 firsts in the athletic meet held 
between the N.Y. and Boston police depts.

Detective Lieut. James McCOOEY, in charge of detectives of the Stagg st 
station, has been reserved, reticent  and yet cheerfully contented these past 
few days. His brother officers, after some quizzing, learned he is the father 
of a future detective who arrived at his home in Flatbush some days ago. 
Their congradulations, though belated, were heartly given. 

Police Sergeant Benjamin BAILIE, of the Bedford ave. station, spends his time 
off completing his summer home at East Windham N.Y. When it is finished his 
friends in the dept. will be invited to spend week ends there. 

24 May 1928
         The happiest member of the N.Y. Police Department today is Patrolman 
Salvatore Di LORENZO, of 2010 16th. st., attached to the Fort Hamilton 
station, because King Victor Emmanuel of Italy has bestowed upon him the 
silver medal for civic valor, according to cable dispatches from Rome.
          Patrolman Di LORENZO, in the Police Department for 1 1/2 years, was 
patroling his post out in the Fort Hamilton district last night when a 
reporter for this newspaper told him of the King's award.
         The youthful policeman was a bit skeptical at first, but when 
convinced that a report of the award had been received here, he gave vent to 
his joy. Back at the station he was congradulated on all sides. The official 
notification has not yet been received ar his house.
         King Victor Emmanuel's citation of Di LORANZO is the result of a 
heroic act by the patrolman Jan 18. He saved the life of  2 year old Adelaide 
LAMBERT, of 341 86th. st., believed dying from deadly phlegm filling her 
throat and lungs, by placing his lips against the child's and with his breath 
relieving the little patient. The child was out of danger when an ambulance 
surgeon arrived.
         The mother of Adelaide had found her choking and gasping at 3 
o'clock in the morning and becoming frantic lest her daughter die, raised a 
window and sreamed for help.
         Patrolman Di LORENZO heard the mother's shrieks and rushed into the 
house. Despite the danger of contagion the patrolman worked swiftly over the 
child 15 minutes. 
         Police Commissioner Joseph A. WARREN cited patrolman Di LORENZO for 
his act, and the young man received commendations from his superiors in the 
department and fellow patrolman for intelligent, fearless effort that saved a 
child's life.
         Partolman Di LORENZO, who is married, was born in Palermo Sicily. He 
came to the U.S. when he was 12 years old. Before becoming a patrolman Di 
LORENZO was a milkman. 

 May 1929
      An official order issued at Police Headquarters, Manhatten, today 
revealed that one Brooklyn patrolman has been awarded honorable mention, 3 
patrolman given commendation and 8 named for excellent police duty.
      Patrolman William E. KELLY, of the Empire blvd. station, was awarded 
honorable mention. Last Jan 31, he was shot and killed at 926 Nostrand ave. 
His name will be placed on a tablet in Manhatten Police Headquarters and his 
widow will be given the award, a gold medal.
      Patrolman Salvatore DiLORENZO, of the Fort Hamilton station, received 
commendation. He was called, Feb. 18, last, to 341 86 st. where he drew 
phlegm from the throat of a baby dying of dyptheria, DiLORENZO was recently 
given a medal by the King of Italy for the act.
      Patrolman Dennis W. O'HARRA, Bath Beach station, was awarded 
commendation for capturing a hold-up man in an apartment at 6601 12 ave., Oct 7

      Those named for excellent police duty were:
Patrolman John DRISCOL. Bath Beach staion, for stopping runaway horse
Patrolman Milton WOLF, Sheepshead Bay station, catching suspicious 
		character, at 2179 Ocean pkwy.
Patrolman Harry F. JOHNSON, Ralph ave. station, stopping runaway horse
Patrolman George JACOBI
Patrolman Edwin CARNEY, both of Wilson ave . station,  catching man with gun
Patrolman Philip MEYER, Wilson ave. station, catching a burglar on patrol Jan 19.
Patrolman George W. WOLFF, Wilson ave. station, saving people at a fire.

1 June 1928
       Funeral arrangements will be completed today for the late Wiliam 
SCHNEIDER, a retired patrolman, of 4134 Ithaca street, Elmhurst who
dropped dead of heart disease on a Manhatten bound I.R.T. subway train as 
it pulled into Court House Square station, Queens, yesterday morning. 
      SCHNEIDER had served on the metropolitan force for 25 years, and 
retired 10 years ago. He was 60 years old. He retIred from the 26th. Precinct, 
       He is survived by his widow Sarah; a daughter Grace; 2 sons 
John and Joseph; 2 brothers Frederick and Andrew, and 2 sisters, 
Mrs. Peter LUTZ and Mrs. Frank RHEINISCH. 

4 June 1928
       About the same time tomorrow that services will be conducted for 
Joseph McGRATH, slain so nof?  ex-police Liet. John J. McGRATH, Joseph F. 
McKENNA, 26 years old, of 6211 8th. ave. will be arraigned in Brooklyn 
Homocide Court charged with the murder of his friend.
        McGRATH, whose bullet riddled body was found early Saturday morning 
at Bay Ridge Parkway and Narrows ave., will be buried from the home of his 
father, 4718 6th. ave. A high mass of requiem will be said at St. Michaels 
Church, 4th. ave. and 42nd. st. at 10 A.M.
         At almost the same hour McKENNA will hear the police reconstrution 
of the murder unfolded. According to the police, McKENNA confessed the crime 
when arrested late Saturday night and taken to the Fort Hamilton station. 
Police, working under the supervision of Capt. John J. RYAN of the eleventh 
division: Inspector John J. SULLIVAN, and Lieut. Ray HONAN  also arrested  
Francis EICHER , 25 year old, of 722 51st. st. EICHER is being held as a 
material witness.          McKENNA was held without bail

Tears trickled down the face of Charles LOHR, of 6125 Cooper ave. 
Ridgewood, as he shook hands with the men attached to the Greenpoint police 
station and bade them good-bye. For more then 10 years he served as the 
doorman at  the house. Last night he finished his 26th. year in the 
department, hung up his uniform and is going to take things easy for a while.
When LOHR became a patrolman he was sent to do duty at the old 
Hamburg ave. station. From there he was sent to Herbert st. and then to the 
Greenpoint station, where he became the doorman.
"It was tough in the early days," said LOHR. "I don't ever 
remember using my nightstick. I was a husky boy well able to take care of 
myself and I made many a prisoner behave himself with my fists. But things 
have certainly changed. You have to always be on the alert now. You haven't a 
chance against the gunmen of today."
LOHR. who is a Spanish American war veteran, who has many 
important arrests to his credit. But he is of the modest type and refuses to 
discuss these arrests.
"Why dig up past history," he said "I merely did my duty as a 
patrolman. It was what I was being paid for.
 "No, I am not going on a farm and waste my time away. For a 
while I will rest up. I will visit some of the places I have been anxious to 
see for a long time. When I feel I have enough rest I will open up a butcher 
shop in Ridgewood. 

      MINEOLA  June 5? Arthur LARCHAN, ex-motorcycle policeman at Vally 
Stream, was given a suspended sentence by County Judge lewis J.SMITH here 
today as a result of his recent conviction on the charge of extortion.
       LARCHAN, who was then a policeman is alleged to have stopped Charles 
MEYERS of bellrose, for speeding last October and saying to him "you know 
what this'll cost you."
        A few days later LARCHAN is said to have accepted $10 from MEYER in 
the presence of a witness, in return for which LARCHAN gave MEYER 2 tickets 
to the local Police benefit "so that it will look all right."
         Several citizens of Vally Stream testified to LARCHAN's good 
character at the policeman's recent trial. In view of this and because of the 
small amount of money involved, Judge SMITH said he had decided not to impose 
a severe penalty.

Patrolman Vincent PARRY, pf Gates ave. station, is confined to his 
home today suffering 2 badly discolored eyes and other injuries following a 
fist fight early yesterday with August GABRIEL, 19 years old, of 379 Greene 
ave.  The latter was held in $1,000 bail on a charge of felonious assault 
preferred  by Detective Daniel MURPHY before Magistrate Jacob EILPERIN in 
Gates ave. police court yesterday. He will be given an examination on 
Thursday. Patroman PARRY said He found GABRIEL lighting matches on the street 
in front of a garage on DeKalb ave. When he questioned GABRIEL, it is 
alleged, the latter assaulted him.

5 June 1928
Police Lieut. Matthew D. KELLY, of Gates ave. station, off duty, 
was riding in an automobile which was in a collision with another car driven 
by John ERICKSON, of 9315 75th. st., at 3rd. ave. and Butler st. KELLY was 
attended for lacerations and left for his home at 1622 East 18th. st.

9 June 1928
The Patrolmen's Benevolent Association announces with deep regret the deaths 
of the following members:
John E. NELSON               48th pct, on Apr. 7, 1928
Edward J. McCABE            rtd., on Apr. 19, 1928
John T. NILON                    rtd. on Apr. 24, 1928
Henry C. BEHAN                43rd. pct. on Apr. 2, 1928
Sebastian KENNY              48th. pct on Apr. 14, 1928
Henry P. LAMBERT            rtd, on Apr. 28, 1928
William AULD                     trf. "A" on May 2, 1928
John J. HOGAN                  28th. pct on Apr. 27, 1928
Charles J. KING                  18th div. on Apr. 26, 1928
Michael FEENEY                18th. div. on Apr. 22, 1928
Patrick NUGENT                  rtd on May 11, 1928
John FLEMMING                  rtd on March 28, 1928
James MURPHY                  rtd on May 19, 1928
James E. MEAGHER           rtd. on May 5, 1928
Henry W. VAN COTT           rtd on May 21, 1928
Thomas C. DOWD               4th. pct. on May 17, 1928
Patrick J. BOYLAN              rtd on May 22, 1928
Patrick H. COLEMAN           rtd on March 5, 1928

Joseph P. MORAN President

14 June 1928
     Ater dilberating for more than 2 hours, the jury in the Queens ex-State 
trooper, brought in a verdict of guilty of murder  in the 2nd. degree.
     HAMILTON was indicted for murder, first degree, it being charged that, 
on the night of April 18, last, he went to the home of the family of his 
County Court, which for 2 days had listened to the presentation of the case 
against J. Warren HAMILTON, estranged wife, at 7 Doxey pl., Woodhaven, where 
he met his wife's father and 2 brothers, and that he shot and killed Chester 
DULONG, 19 year old brother of his wife.
      Hamilton admitted the killing, but pleaded both intoxication and 
      The charge of Judge Frank F. ADEL was completed at 5:45. The jury then 
went to dinner and resumed deliberations before 7 o'clock. At 9:30 the Jurors 
came into the court.
       In giving his pedigree to the clerk, HAMILTON said he was a mariner. 
He gave his home address the State Trooper Headquarters at Bayshore.
       Judge ADEL set June 21 as a date for sentence. As HAMILTON was led 
back to jail, his mother, Mrs. Frances HAMILTON, fainted, but soon recovered.
typed as printed

       Three Brooklyn policeman were among the 13 members of the Police 
Department awarded medals of honor by Mayor James J, WALKER yesterday. 
The 3 were :

Patrolman James L. VOYLE, attached to the 41st. precinct, given the 
Automobile Club Of America medal for the arrest on Aug. 17, 1927, 
of a man charged with murder at 118 Myrtle ave.
Sergt. Albert A. SORENSON, of the 16th. precinct, was awarded the 
Brooklyn Citizens medal on honor. On aug 7, 1927, at 4719 8th. ave., he 
captured 2 holdup men. 

The 3rd. medal went to Patrolman James J. REEDY, 45th. precinct for having 
killed a bandit at Pearl and Willoughby sts., July 2, 1927. 
Among the 13 awards 7 were posthumus and went to relatives of men who 
were killed in action. 

16 June 1928
DONLIN and WELDON Point to Swift Prosecution of George BISHOP in 1912
The arrest, prosecution and conviction of Martin Luther MILLER, negro,
who on March 19 shot and killed Helen KIMBALL, school teacher, who was
alone in her apartment, though disposed of expeditiously, did not set a
record in Brooklyn's police solutions of crime, according to James
DONLIN and John WELDON, on the staff of Inspecter John J. SULLIVAN, in
charge of Brooklyn detectives.
The detectives cited the famous hammer murder of Oct. 18, 1912, when
George BISHOP, also a negro, killed Mrs. Margaret BELL, of 59 Fort
Greene place, which they helped solve.  BISHOP, who was a butler in the
BELL home, was electrocuted at Sing Sing seventy-one days after the crime.
The KIMBALL murder was solved largely through the work of Detectives
DONLIN, WELDON, and Thomas CROAK and Charles PRITTING, likewise on
Inspecter SULLIVAN'S staff.
The four detectives to-day were debating major crimes in Brooklyn of the
past several decades in the detective bureau at Police Headquarters when
the subject of record convictions in murders arose.
Detectives CROAK and PRITTING said the conviction of MILLER was about
the record one in this borough when their companions in the MILLER crime
solution harked back to the fiendish murder of Mrs. BELL.
BISHOP had been discharged as butler in the BELL home and subsequently
was in the act of stealing jewelry when discovered.  He picked up a
hammer and assailed Mrs. BELL with it, causing her death.
MILLER, likewise, was in the act of robbery, according to his story,
when discovered by Miss KIMBALL, who he shot to stop her screams and
prevent detection, the police said.
Detective WELDON took the final statement of BISHOP at Sing Sing, in
which he insisted that a man named LEONARD, of Philadelphia, killed Mrs.
BELL.  The detective had been sent to get the statement by Supreme Court
Justice James CROPSEY, who at that time was District Attorney.  Shortly
after BISHOP was executed.  A maid of Mrs. BELL was the chief witness
for the State in prosecuting BISHOP.

OFF THE RECORD   [Police doings]
Patrolman George WEBSTER, of the Coney Island station, reported back for
duty last Monday, after an absence of five months due to sickness.
While away he underwent three major operations.  He was welcomed back by
Capt. James H. GILLEN, who detailed him to his old post as custodian.

Fifteen years a patrolman, assigned to the Coney Island station, Fred
NIEBUHR was last Monday transferred to Traffic Squad F. in command of
Capt. Thomas RORKE, who, up until the time of his promotion a year ago,
was a lieutenant at the seaside police station.  The transfer of NIEBUHR
was voluntary and many Coney Islanders were saddened at the news that he
was no longer in their midst.  Newspaperment, covering Coney Island,
were indeed sorry to see him leave the resort, as he is a policeman with
a nose for news and always courteous in dealing with them.

Patrolman Jacob BERENDT, of the Coney Island station, received
congratulations of his superior officers last Tuesday in saving the life
of a young woman who attempted suicide by inhaling illuminating gas.
His first aid treatment was said by the ambulance surgeon who treated
the woman to have been responsible for her having regained her senses.

Police Capt. James H. GILLEN, of the Coney Island station, last Sunday
detailed Patrolmen Charles LAUNEY and Nathaniel HEUTTE to plainclothes
duty.  He instructed them to put an end to peddling at the resort and
the shining of shoes on Sunday.  The patrolmen were quite successful,
for they brought to the station house more than seventy peddlers and
bootblacks.  The majority of the offenders were children under 16 years
old.  They were permitted to go home with their parents and guardians,
after warning that repetition of the offenses would mean sterner treatment.

There is hardly a man in the Fire Department who is loved by the men
more than Battalion-Chief James CONNOLLY, of the Thirty-fifth District.
It has been said by the men in this district that they have yet to hear
him say an unkind word about them.  He is always ready to praise them,
telling of the fine work they are doing.

Lieut. James WOODS, who was knocked out by smoke in a fire in a tenement
building in South Fifth street, near Marcy avenue, a month ago, has
fully recovered and is now away on his vacation.  At the time he fell he
was attached to Engine Company 216.  He was just filling in, his regular
company being 237.  It is said that, because he remained in the basement
with his men, he prevented the flames from spreading and enabled those
living in the house to reach the street safely.

When it comes to playing pinochle, Fireman Leo TIEURET, of Hook and
Ladder Company 108, admits he knows a thing or two about the game.  His
associates say is a champion.  He merely smiles the compliment away.

Police Capt. Hugo WUENCH has given much encouragement to rookies.  When
they become discouraged at something goes wrong he is found at their
side, telling what to expect in police life and how to greet each
disappointment with a smile.  He is in command of the Herbert street station.

The friends of Patrolman Billy HOLLAND, of Stagg street station, are
getting a laugh at his expense.  And all because he was rather sleepy
when he was making out an "aided" card recently.  He charged a man who
had fallen in his home with suffering from a fracture of a glass eye.
Thus the laughter.

A week of plainclothes work certainly kept Patrolmen John GREY and
Martin McKEON, of Clymer street station, moving lively during the past
week.  They were seen snooping about the district at all hours of the
day and night.  But all they found, so it is reported, was a few store
doors open, the owners having forgotten to lock them properly.  They are
back in uniform again.  If the smiles on their faces indicate anything
they are not the least bit sorry to be back at regular police work.

It is a fine assortment of wearing apparel that Capt. William DUGGAN,
commander of the Gates avenue precinct, possesses.  Neat suits, flashy
shirts, with scarfs to match, and a ruddy complexion.  A fine appearance
and a genial personality.

Detective Daniel CONNOLLY, of the Ralph avenue station, is still
searching for the culprit who switched bundles on him the night of the
detectives' dinner.  When Dan reached home in Richmond Hill, he found an
old pair of overalls in the box instead of his new "Tux."

Detective Thomas J. CAVANAUGH, of the Ralph avenue precinct, is still as
enthusiastic as when he was a rookie.  He was observed patroling
Broadway at 4 A.M., Thursday.  It is, indeed, a fine way of keeping the
criminals away.

Detectives James DRUMM and James F. KANE, the Atlantic avenue sleuths,
had a busy week, with several cased in the Gates avenue court.  The
evidence was there, too, and the prisoners were held for trial.

17 June 1928
Names of Policemen Given Out in Official Orders at Headquarters
The names of thirteen Brooklyn patrolmen who were fined and forty who
were reprimanded were given out in last night's official orders at
Police Headquarters.  The fined patrolmen and their precinct stations
Edwin HANRAHAN, Coney Island, two days; 
Tomaso ALLOGGIO, Bath Beach, one day; 
Jean KANSON, Sheepshead Bay, 30 days; 
George HARRIS, Lawrence avenue, one day; 
John FARRELL, Flatbush avenue, three days; 
Martin HASSETT, Butler avenue, one day; 
Joseph ODZE, Liberty avenue, one-half day; 
John WEIMAN, Classon avenue, two days; 
John MOLINI, Classon avenue, one-half day; 
George HAVERLEY, Ralph avenue, one day; 
Harry HAUBENREICH, Ralph avenue, one day; 
James DRUNO, Stagg avenue, one day, 
Joseph FRANCYK, Greenpoint, three days.

   The reprimanded patrolmen and their stations are:
Coney Island - 

Fort Hamilton - 
William B. KELLY,
Nathan GOLDMAN, 
John TRAVIS and 

Bath Beach -
Charles SUKOW 
Herbert BEICH; 

Grand avenue -
Joseph HENEY,
John TORRY, 
Edward PANTER;
Liberty avenue -
George F. WAGNER; 

Gates avenue -
Charles SALZANO; 
Ralph avenue, 
William LANGDAN,

Wilson avenue -
Charles COYNE;

 Greenpoint -
William O'CONNOR, 
John J. O'BRIEN, 
Donald WHITE, 
Lawrence WEBSTER, 
William JARRETT 

Sheepshead Bay -
Joseph RYAN; 

Fourth avenue -
William DELANEY, 
Patrick MAHER;  

Fifth avenue -
Joseph MURRAY, 
Benjamin CARMAN, 
Louis ULRICH; 

Lawrence avenue -

Flatbush avenue -

Hamilton avenue -
William H. MANN 
Edward DRIGLIO; 

Empire boulevard -
Lawrence W. DAGGER; 

Butler street -
George WEST 
Andrew BLATZ.

Prisoner Accused of Wounding Neighbor
Ralph AMTUZZI, 28 years old, of 55 Taft Place, was to appear today in Gates 
Avenue court on charges of felonious assault and violation of the Sullivan 
Act as the result of an early morning altercation with his neighbor, Joseph 
FRANKEO, 45, of 45 Taft Place.
FRANKEO is in Cumbreland Hospital with a bullet in his leg, received when 
AMTUZZI fired a .38 revolver at him, police say. 
The shooting took place in front of FRANKEO's home shortly after midnight.  
AMTUZZI ran off after the shot, while Patrolman John MORAN, of the Classon 
avenue station, attracted by the report gave chase.
He caught his man after they had exchanged several shots none of which took effect.

23 June 1928
On Traffic Duty
Forty patrolmen were assigned to duty in Traffic F, conprising the
district west of Washington avenue, Brooklyn, this week.  Forty-five men
were detailed to Traffic G, Eastern Brooklyn, and forty men were
detailed to Traffic E in Queens.

The total of 250 patrolmen were allocated to the Traffic Division,
bringing the strength, including all ranks, to 2779 men.

Despite his oratorical and sharp-shooting propensities, Patrolman David
FAY, attached  to the West Thirtieth street station, Manhattan, and who
lives at 201-12 Thirty-third avenue, Bayside, will not desert his chosen
FAY, who captaind the varsity debating squad of City College's evening
session to victory over a team from the University of Pennsylvania,
recently scored 87 in the Police Department shooting class.  The score
qualifies him as a sharpshooter.
"When a man does anything at all out of the ordinary every one expects
him to continue to be unusual," FAY said.  "They expect him to do tricks
and unearth startling things about himself.  I'm just a cop with a
leaning towards study, that's all.  And I like to argue."
FAY is 27, has been on the police force four years and was attached to
Traffic "C" until his transfer several months ago.  He entered City
College two years ago, matriculating for a bachelor of arts degree.  His
career before joining the police force included selling leather, firing
a freight engine on the New York Central, testing circuits for the Bell
Telephone Company and clerking in a bank.  Until he was 17 he studied in
St. Joseph's Monastery in Baltimore.
FAY can read Greet in the original, and although he finds it a bit
difficult rates it as "good mental exercise."
FAY is married and has two children, Madelyn, 5, and Agnes, 2.

OFF THE RECORD [N.Y.P.D. doings]
Detective Charles HEMINDINGER, of Clymer street station, is undecided as
to his vacation.  He likes fishing and is thinking of spending his time
on Jamaica Bay.  Then, again, he admits he has put in a heavy winter and
may go to the mountains for a rest.

Detective Daniel McCARRON, of Stagg street station, has just returned
from an enjoyable vacation at the seashore.  "Had a fine time and I am
now ready for some hard work," is his comment.

Newspapermen never fail to receive a pleasant greeting from Lieut.
Charles KELLEY, who does aviation duty between Stagg and Herbert street
stations.  He has become known among the press men as the man who wears
the smiles that won't come off.

"Ed" TALLMAN, of the Gate avenue squad, has been dubbed the
"patent-leather kid" by his co-workers in the Thirteenth Detective
District.  Always slick and perfectly immaculate in dress and
incidentyly in his particular vocation, 'Ed' well deserves the

Detective Elliotte HOLMES, of Ralph avenue station- no relation to the
famous "Sherlock" - is spending a quiet vacation among the livestock,
etc., at Miller's place, on Long Island.

Harry WIDDER, of Wilson avenue squad, will soon live up to his nickname
of the "Flying Dutchman."  WIDDER is completing arrangements to purchase
an airplane so as to make better time commuting  from his home in Queens
to Wilson avenue station house and also to cover the broad expanse of
his precinct.

Friends of "Bill" BROSNAN are speculating on the time when "Gold Tooth"
will equip himself with a new cigar.  "Bill" and that same old cigar
butt have been together so constantly during the last decade that some
Brooklynites would not recognize them if they were seen apart.

For the comparatively short time that Detective ANDERSON, of the Poplar
street station has been on plain clothes duty, he is showing great
aptitude for the job.  Only a few days ago, on a hot tip of a possible
murder in a fashionable hotel on the Heights, ANDERSON and his partner,
"Bill" KENNA, cleared up the mystery within a few minutes by
establishing that the victim had met death from natural causes, a
conclusion that was later confirmed by a medical examiner's autopsy.

Detective James DIAMOND, of Poplar street station, distinguished himself
once more by the speed with which he cleared up a kidnaping case in
which a young girl was the victim.  DIAMOND had the girl in custody and
the culprit arrested within forty-eight hours after he was assigned to
the case.

Another man on the force whose consistently good work is attracting the
attention of his superiors is Jerry MURPHY, of Butler street station.
In the years that he has been working in the district he has acquainted
himself with the movements of most of the members of the underworld who
live in the territory located along the waterfront.

Friends of Detective "Cal" McCARTHY, of Hamilton avenue station often
"kid" him on his love for fish.  It has never been made clear, however,
whether his "love" is confined to angling from the pier with a pin hook,
or whether his diet consists of twenty-one meals a week on the
inhabitants of the sea.

Patrolman Thomas GUIDER, of the Fourth avenue station, started his
vacation yesterday.  He will tour New York State and Canada.

Touring New York is a popular pastime with patrolmen on vacation.
Nearly all of the men at the Fort Hamilton station who are on leave are
spending their vacations that way.  Among them are :
Patrolman John BARRETT, 
Patrolman August WILKINS, 
Patrolman James BRIERTON, 
Patrolman Louis CHRISTIANSEN, 
Patrolman Joseph WORKMAN, 
Patrolman John E. MURPHY, 
Patrolman Herbert ETHERBRIDGE, 
Patrolman Alfred PANARELLI and
Patrolman Raymond MULVEY.

Patrolman MULVEY, of the Twentieth Precinct, is reported to be
assiduously practicing horseback riding while on his vacation.  Looks
like a mounted man in the making.

Since he has been chosen by the King of Italy and MUSSOLINI for the
Order of the Chevalier, Patrolman Salavtore [sic] DI LORENZI, hero
policeman, of the Fort Hamilton station, who saved a child from choking
to death from diphtheria has been dubbed "Count" DI LORENZO.  And the
nickname has stuck.

29 June 1928
Queens Patrolman, Jilted by Fiancee, Succumbs to Self-Inflicted Wounds
The bullet which Alexander D. HALL, middle-aged policeman of Bayside,
sent into his head after he had shot and killed his former fiancee, Miss
Hilda FENN, 24 years old, of 417 West Forty-fourth street, Manhattan,
last night, to-day caused his death at Roosevelt Hospital.  The
policeman died without regaining consciousness.
HALL, who had been a widower for several years, was said to have been
infatuated with Miss FENN.  He had asked her to marry him and the suit
progressed favorably until a month  ago when the girl returned HALL's
ring and asked him not to come to see her any more.
At the West Thirteenth street station, to which HALL was attached, his
fellow officers said that the broken engagement had seriously upset
HALL.  He became morose and drank heavily, they said.  Then he began to
report himself sick.  He was off duty at the time of the shooting yesterday.
HALL encountered Miss FENN in front of 415 West Forty-fourth street.
She was with a sister and Mr. and Mrs. Edward MALONEY when HALL
appeared. He fired four shots point-blank at the girl.  As she fell to
the street HALL leaped into a cab and bid the driver to take him
uptown.  As the frightened chauffeur hurried to comply with the request
he heard another shot.  Turning, he found HALL had sent a bullet through
his own head.  Patrolman MERANBLE, who was pursuing the cab, arrived and
ordered HALL taken to Roosevelt Hospital.
HALL lived with a sister at Crocheron avenue and Stone street, Bayside.
He also kept a room in the FENN home, which he had used.  He joined the
Police Department in February, 1907.  His son was at one time a member
of the force.

7 July 1928
Policeman Is Held on Woman's Charge of Stealing $154.
Charged with taking $154 from the handbag of Mrs. Marie PARRETT, a nurse of 
1852 Broadway, early today, Patrolman Clement DRUMONDO, 29, attached to the 
Sheepshead Bay station, who lives at 1630 West Second street, was placed 
under arrest by order of Capt. Charles BARRETT, of the Sheepshead Bay station 
and taken before Magistrate RUDICH in Coney Island court today on a charge of 
grand larceny.  He pleaded not guilty and was held for a hearing in $2,000 
bail for next Tuesday. 
Mrs. PARRETT says she was at the home of another nurse, Mrs. Julia MUZZY of 
480 Kings highway, last night when a call came from a patient in another part 
of the borough.  Benjamin BERNARD, husband of a patient, who lives in the 
same house as Mrs. MUZZY volunteered to go along, Mrs. PARRETT says.
     When they got to the street, Patrolman DRUMONDO, who knew BERNARD, asked 
them where they were going and offered to get a taxi for them.  He called a 
taxi driven by a friend, Isadore FREEDMAN, of 1901 Ocean parkway, and got in 
the front seat with FREEDMAN, taking Mrs. PARRETT on his lap, according to 
her story.  BERNARD and Mrs. MUZZY sat on the rear seat.  During the ride, 
Mrs. PARRETT says, DRUMONDO made improper advances to her anD when she 
resisted, told her, BERNARD and Mrs. MUZZY to get out. 
     They did so, and then Mrs. PARRETT found her handbag gone.  The taxi 
turned about and went back the way it had come.
     Riding in another taxi back to the place where they had picked up the 
patrolmen, they asked him if he had seen the pocketbook.  He said he had not. 
 A little later they found it, empty, on the stoop of the BERNARD home, and 
notified police of Sheepshead Bay Station.  Detective John MC DONALD 
questioned FREEDMAN, who said he saw the pocketbook on the floor after the 
party had left the taxi and witnessed the patrolman taking out money and 
papers from it.
      Deputy Commissioner John A. LEACH suspended DRUMONDO.  The accused 
patrolman was handcuffed to a police sergeant in court.

Capt. Joseph BETZ in command of the Greenpoint station house is away on his 
annual vacation.  He is taking a rest up State.  Acting Capt. John PUTZ is 
now in charge of the precinct.

Sporting a fine coat of tan, Detective James SHEEHY, of the Clymer street 
station, has returned from a vacation upstate.  He is one of the hardest 
working detectives in the department.

Patrolman Henry ESSEX, of the Bedford avenue station, will leave today for 
Tannersville, where he will spend his vacation at the police camp.  He says 
he is looking forward to a pleasant time.

Patrolman John PITT, who is attached to Inspector Edward SHEIVEY's staff, 
returned to his post a few days ago after spending a delightful vacation in 
Virginia.  He brought back the tidings that Gov. SMITH is exceedingly popular 
in the Southern State.

Acting on the receipt of numerous complaints, Capt. William KEYES, in command 
of the police of the Bath Beach station, has declared war on drivers of 
commercial automobiles who operate their machines along Bay Parkway in 
violation of city ordinances.  During the past week his men have served more 
than a score of summonses on drivers for infractions of the ordinances.

The Coney Island police station now has its full complement of men.  Forty 
additional men were assigned to the resort precinct last Saturday, bringing 
the total number to 320, exclusive of the 100 men detailed to traffic duty.

Patrolman Arthur MANNES, who formerly did plainclothes work, has been 
assigned to desk duty at the Coney Island station for the summer by Capt. 
James H. GILLEN.  He assists the lieutenant on duty.

Police Lieut. Max BEKKER, of the Clymer street station on Tuesday started on 
his vacation.  "I am going to spend my time on the water and give all my time 
to fishing", he said.

During the absence of Police Captains John QUIRK, of Stagg street station, 
and Hugh WENSCH, of Herbert street station, Lieuts. John DONOHUE and John 
ROGERS filled in on Tuesday, and it was a busy day for them.
     They had just entered themselves in the "blotter" when they were called 
upon to supervise the investigation of the murder in the lot at Porter and 
Meeker avenues.  They kept working until late at night without even getting a 
chance to get a bite to eat.

After being confined to his home for the past five days with a heavy cold, 
Police Lieut. Michael TWOMEY, of the Herbert street station, is back on duty. 
 He says he is feeling fine again.

A promotion of considerable satisfaction is that of Sergeant William SHEARER, 
attached to Brooklyn avenue station.  He joined the force in May, 1907, and 
for eighteen years was attached to headquarters in the detective division.

Patrolman Elmer KOESTING and James O'BRIEN both of Brooklyn, have received 
gold medals and honorable mention for bravery in a special order issued from 
Police Headquarters commending 102 officers and men for meritorious service 
during the past year. KOESTING, who is attached to Poplar street station, was 
commended for heroic work done while saving the lives of a woman and child at 
a fire.  O'BRIEN's citation followed his saving the life of  a laborer who 
was buried beneath tons of debris in a building crash on Eastern parkway.  He 
is attached to Classon avenue station

Patrolman George WHITE, of Butler street station, has been commended by his 
superior in detecting an automobile at Livingston and Bond streets which had 
been stolen an hour and a half before in Jamaica.  Two men caught in the 
machine are being held for the Grand Jury. 

Begins 36th Year As Police Surgeon
     Dr. Daniel J. DONOVAN, chief surgeon of the police department, is 
beginning his thirty sixth year in the department.  As organizer of the 
system whereby policemen in need of a blood transfusion my obtain blood from 
their comrades, Dr. DONOVAN is well known in Brooklyn and Queens.
     Appointed in 1893 when he was 27 years old, he was promoted to deputy 
surgeon, and two years ago to the post of chief  surgeon.  He is the medical 
director of the Police Academy and has standardized the physical requirements 
for drivers of taxicabs.
     Dr. Donovan lives at 790 Riverside drive, Manhattan. 

9 July 1928
Policeman Saves Man, Gassed
Finds Painter Unconscious, From Fumes and Applies First Aid
Police Sergt. Louis GOLDBERG, of the Atlantic Avenue Station, saved a man's 
life yesterday.
He was on patrol at Lincoln place and Troy avenue when he was told by Vito 
CATANVERA or 164 East 10? th street, the Bronx, that there was a 'dead' man 
in the bathroom of an apartment on the second floor of 1251 Lincoln place.  
Sergt. GOLDBERG hurried to the house and found Morris GLASSER, 40, of 224 
Clinton street, Manhattan, apparently dead from gas in the room in which he 
had been painting.  His brush, striking a gas jet connection, opened the pipe.
Dragging the prostrate man to a fire escape, Sergt. GOLDBERG applied the 
'prone pressure method' of resuscitation.  The victim had been revived when 
Dr. ADAMS arrrved from St. John's Hospital.  The doctor commended the police 
sergeant and said he had saved GLASSER's life by his prompt and efficient 
action.  GLASSER was taken to Kings County Hospital.

2 August 1928
MINARY as Fire Hero
JAMES MINARY, rookie policeman of the Bedford avenue station, received a
round of congratulation to-day from his fellow officers on his
life-saving work yesterday morning.  He rescued four from a burning
building at 51 Grand street, but was taken to St. Catherine's Hospital
as a result, suffering from smoke suffocation.  He returned to duty this morning.

3 August 1928
GILBERT HOLMES, 28 years old, of 216 118th street, St. Albans, is being
held in the Tombs pending extradition to Connecticut on a bigamy
charge.  Until July 10 HOLMES was a member of the police force.
According to DOROTHY STEFFY, 15 years old, HOLMES married her in her
home in Cheshire, Conn., on July 11, his wife HARRIETT, whom he married
in 1921, being still living.  An abduction charge in connection with his
latest marriage was dismissed by Magistrate MCQUADE in Yorkville Court.

4 August 1928
Policeman Badly Injured As Motorcycle Hits Car
Motorcycle Patrolman GEORGE PROBECK, of Greenlawn, is in a serious
condition at Huntington Hospital to-day as the result of a collision
with an automobile last night driven by FRANK WEHR, of Huntington Station.
PROBECK is sufering [sic] from a fractured left leg, a badly crushed
right leg and lacerations of the body and head.  He was unconscious when
brought to the hospital.

10 August 1928
Accused Man, held for Assault Flatly Denies Attempt to Kill Wife.
     Dying in Kings County Hospital today, with a bullet wound in the neck, 
Mrs. Sophia SAFOSCHNIK, told police that her husband Patrolman Edward 
SAFOSCHNIK, of the Brownsville station, shot her in their home, 469 Van 
Sicklen ave. , last night, when she plead she was too hot and tired to iron 
one of his shirts.  In New Jer....ave. court today, SAFOSCHNIK demanded an 
examination.  He was held in $2,500 bail for a hearing on Aug. 16.  The bail 
was furnished by a friend.  
     Doubt was cast on Mrs. SAFOSCHNIK'S story when, in court, Joseph 
MARGOLIS, attorney, of 656 Su.... avenue, representing the accused patrolman, 
told the court that Mrs. SAFOSCHNIK had retracted her earlier story to 
detectives of Mi..... avenue station.  
     MARGOLIS said the wounded woman, in a talk with Assistant District 
Attorney John ENO , ......night , told him she attempted a suicide and was 
wounded when husband tried to wrest the .... from her.
     SAFOSCHNIK who has been on the police force eighteen months, was placed 
under suspension by The Deputy Police Commissioner J....A. LEACH.  He said 
his wife shot herself when he refused to give her wine. 

17 August 1928
Patrolman Benjamin IANNICELLI, of the Coney Island station, 
died yesterday of spinal meningitis in Coney Island Hospital.
He had been a member of the Police Department for the past 
twenty months and was stricken last Saturday while on his 
vacation. He was twenty-four years old and lived with his 
parents at 1437 Seventy-fifth street.
A detail of one sergeant and eight patrolmen from Coney Island station, 
under command of Capt. James H. GILLEN, will serve as an escort 
to the funeral cortege to-morrow. 
Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.

18 August 1928
Tried to Earn Extra Money During Vacation
Electrocution was the fate met yesterday by Patrolman William DELAVERGNE of 
the Patchogue Police Department while he was trying to make a little extra 
money to give his wife and children a longer vacation.
DELAVERGNE was strapped to a pole near a high tension. In some way, there was 
a short circuit and 2,300 volts passed through his body. The patrolman, who 
worked formerly with the Patchogue Electric Company as lineman, resumed work 
Wednesday when his vacation started, to earn extra money.
DELAVERGNE was 31 years old. He had been on the force almost a year.

21 August 1928
 Pair Eloped, Says Young Woman's Father
Peter MARINO, father of Angelina MARINO, 20 years old, of Meadow Avenue, 
North Merrick, reported to Police Chief P. A. SEAMAN today that his daughter 
had run away with motorcycle Patrolman Bion DE MOTT, 32, of the Hempstead 
police force, father of four children.
A telegram from his daughter, which reads: "Don't worry. Everything all 
right. Letter will follow." The telegram was posted from Glen Cove.
DE MOTT was immediately suspended pending charges. Since he failed to report 
for duty today this may be one of the charges included.
Some time ago a conference between the patrolman and the girl's father and 
the girl was held.DE MOTT has been separated from his wife for two years.

While crossing Ocean Parkway, near Avenue O, on his way to the scene of an 
automobile collision, patrolman John M. DOWNING, 29 of 1123 Fifty-eighth 
Street, was struck by a motorcar driven by Joseph BRICKERNER, of 423 Avenue 
F. Dr. TAUBE, of Coney Island Hospital, treated him for laceration of the 
right hand and bruises of the right leg. DOWNING reported sick and went home.

A live-wire at the Coney Island police station is Patrolman Arthur MANES. He 
has been assigned to desk duty until after the Mardi Gras, assisting the 

28 August 1928
Patrolman MAHAN Roused From Slumber on Fourth Avenue Train by Pickpockets - 
Catches One, Other Escapes
Two men who robbed a policeman while he slept in a Fourth avenue subway 
train early today were attacked by their victim, whose revolver they had 
taken, as they started to alight at the Ninety-fifth street station.  One 
man was captured, the second escaped.
	Patrolman Peter J. MAHAN, of Fifth avenue station, was tired after a hard 
night's work when he boarded the train shortly after midnight for his home 
in Woodside.  He was in civilian clothes.  He sank into sound slumber, and 
rode all the way to the Queens Plaza terminal.  He still slept as the train 
proceeded back.  Near Prospect avenue, he was roused from his sleep by the 
fumbling of fingers in his pockets.  Awaking to find he already had been 
relieved of his revolver, he feigned sleep while the pickpocket took his 
$50 wrist watch and $6 in cash.  Then he kept a vigil over them out of 
slightly open eyes as they remained in the car, passing several stations.
	As the suspects started out at the terminal, MAHAN leaped at them, battling 
the two men and managing to cling onto one while the other slipped his grasp 
and fled.  In the scuffle, MAHAN's stolen gun was dropped to the trackbed.  
After the scrap, he handcuffed his prisoner and took him on a hop to the 
tracks, regaining his weapon.  But the watch and cash had disappeared with 
the fugitive.
	The man under arrest, identifying himself as Charles WHITE, 39, of 307 
Seventy-second street, faced arraignment today in Fifth avenue court on a 
charge of grand larceny.  MAHAN was cut under an eye in the scuffle.

29 August 1928
Accused of permitting liquor to be made in a house owned by him, 
Patrolman Patrick REGAN, of Liberty avenue station, is looking for another 
job today.  His dismissal was announced yesterday by Police Commissioner WARREN.  

At the same time, he announced the promotion of ten detectives from third to 
second grade.  
The promoted ten were:
Detective Anders I. PETERSON, Second Detective Division;
Detectives William J. CREREND and Joseph G. REESE, of the Third Dective Division;
Detectives Charles L. McGOWN, John B. KAISER, Irving FREY and Charles B. FOLEY, 
	of the Fourth Detective Division;
Detectives George V. GRUNDELMAN and Patrick J. MEEHAN, 
	of the Eleventh Detective Division; and
Detective Max BOHAIN, of the Fourteenth Detective Division.

6 September 1928
Returns  from Police Camp
       Warrant Officer John MARTIN, attached to Bridge Plaze police court, 
has returned from two weeks vacation spent at the Police Camp at 
Tannersville, N. Y.

Patrolman on Vacation
       Patrolman John TAUKUS, of Clymer street station, is spending his 
vacation at the Police Camp at Tannersville, N. Y.

Patrolman KYLE inCanada
       Nelson Hamilton KYLE, Jr., of 53 Willoughby street, one of the most 
popular young patrolmen of the Coney Island station, has left for an extended 
tour through the principal (sic) cities of Canada.

8 September 1928
Accused of Assault on Freeport Men
       Daniel Van NOSTRAND, Nassau County policeman, stands indicted in 
Mineola to-day by the county Grand Jury on charges of second degree assault and 
oppression. Bernard KOENKE, of 263 Pennsylvania avenue, Freeport was indicted 
with him on the assault charge.
       The complainants were William SPRAGUE, of 26 Wallace street, and Henry 
JAFFE of North Main street, both of Freeport. Last Sunday, in South Bayview 
avenue, Freeport, these two were in a fight with the policeman, who was in 
uniform but off duty, and with, KOENKE. They allege that both KOENKE and VAN 
NOSTRAND attacked them with the butt end of VAN NOSTRAND's pistol.
       VAN NOSTRAND was appointed county patrolman February, 1926, and has 
been attached to the Merrick precinct. Police Chief Abram W. SKIDMORE suspended 
him, pending outcome of the charges. 

Policeman Hurt
       Patrolman Benjamin WILDER, 49, of 536 Logan street, attached to 
Hamilton avenue station was enjoying an automobile ride night when his automobile 
was in a collision with another at King and Conover streets. WILDER suffered a 
fracture of the left leg and was taken to his home.

Sergeant Charles MAAS Expires in Jamaica Drug Store
Won Hero Medals
Stopped Two Runaways and Made Fire Rescues
       Sergeant Charles MAAS, who spent twenty-six years in the New York 
Police Department, and for ten years conducted a detective agency at 158-28 
Jamaica avenue, Jamaica, suddenly became ill yesterday afternoon in a drug store on 
Hillside avenue, near 163d street, Jamaica. He died before the arrival of a 
doctor, who said death was probably due to a stomach ailment.
       MAAS was well known as an advocate of a bread and water diet to keep 
men out of prison. He first attracted attention about twenty-eight years ago 
while on duty when, at great risk of his life, as a citation shows, he stopped a 
runaway team of horses attached to a victoria in which were two women. Before 
stopping the team MAAS was dragged from his mount.
       Three years later he was again cited when he halted a runaway horse 
drawing a carriage in which were a governess and an eight year old boy. In 1907 
MAAS was again in the spotlight as the hero of a tenement fire, which he 
discovered in Clinton street, Manhattan. The lives of forty persons were endangered 
by this blaze, which gutted the structure.
       MAAS aroused the tenants and then found three children in one of the 
rooms. After assisting them to the street, he returned and saved a young woman. 
He was delirious and partly blind for a time as the result of this fire, and 
it was believed that his hands would have to be amputated, but they soon 
       MAAS was one of the founders of the Honor Legion in the police 
department. He also was active in the Queensboro Lodge of Elks, Danton Lodge 1017, F. 
A. & M., and the Abraham Lincoln Chapter, Steuben Society.
       His body was taken from Robins Morgue, Jamaica, to his home at 77 
150th street, Jamaica. Although funeral arrangements have not been made, it is 
believed that MAAS will be buried with honors of the police department.
       Surviving him are his son Charles W. MAAS, a fireman attached to 
Engine Co. 305; and three daughters, Magdalene MAAS, of Jamaica; Mrs. Harriet ROBB 
and Mrs. Edna SPRENGEL, both of Rockville Centre.
       James W. BARRETT, city editor of the New York World, was a 
brother-in-law of the deceased.

11 September 1928
Officer Who Checked Bridge,Retires After 44 Years
George LAUTERBORN,who joined the Brooklyn Police force May 24,1883,
to-day put in his papers for retirement on Sept 15,after forty-five 
years of continuous service.He says here after his time will be devoted 
to cheering the Yanks to victory in the American League and then in 
the World Series.
When LAUTERBORN joined the force Brooklynites were riding to work in 
horse cars and on bicycles with big front wheels,and a trip to Manhattan 
had,until shortly before,been considered quite a journey.Then the Brooklyn 
Bridge was completed and opened to traffic.
Then the new and young policeman-he is now seventy-four years old-was
assigned to patrol the great span.For years he continued on duty at the 
bridge,being taken into the consolidated New York force when the two cities 
combined their gooverment in 1899.
When he retires,the veteran Brooklyn patrolman will receive $1,200 a year.
He is now serving in the office of the Chief Clerk of the department in 
A son,Frank, is assigned to the Bureau of Information in the same headquarters.
He served with the American Expeditionary Forces in France,was gassed, and 
won high commendation for his faithful performances of duty as a soldier. 
A second son,Matthew,who was also a member of the police force, died two years ago.
LAUTERBORN'S home is at 283-12 Newgall street,Rosedale,Long Island.

WILDER Funeral Halts, Inquiry Into Murder   
    Investigation into the murder last Friday night of 
State Trooper, Carl T.WILDER, 27, on a country road between Tuxedo Park 
and Greenwood Lake,halted temporarily to-day while the funeral was  
held at Monroe,where he lived.
    For the past few days,it was learned the inquiry centered in 
Long Island,where the State Troopers,aided by Detectives BRIERTON and 
POWERS and others of the Astoria Station,questioned for several hours 
the young wife of a prominent Long Island City Physician, whose name 
they refused to reveal.
    This woman, it was said,was a personal friend of the man sought in 
connection with the killing,the owner,according to the troopers,of a 
resort near Greenwood Lake, and said also to be a bootlegger.

12 September 1928
 Patrolman Henry BODE,of the Clymer street station, this afternoon rescued 
Mrs.Dora MENDELMAN 40,of 41 Tompkins avenue,from probable death in flames.
The woman came rushing out of her home in a blaze after her clothing ignited 
about 1:30 o'clock.
   BODE snatched up a hall rug and wrapped it around the woman,quickly 
extinguishing the fire.
   Mrs.MENDELMAN had been cleaning a bed with gasoline when the fluid 
suddenly exploded.

14 September 1928
While Patrolman Jerry BROSMAN,killed in Fordham Hospital early Thursday,
was accorded an inspector's funeral in the Bronx today,detectives worked 
on a tip given them by a gunman's sweetheart that may put them on the track 
of the trio who murdered the patrolman.
The girl is supposed to have telephone to District Attorney McGEEHAN saying;
''He didn't play fair with me and now I won't with him.I hope you catch him 
and the two rat with him''.
An attorney who had been to the hospital too see a client informed the 
District attorney that he had seen an automobile parked near the Southern 
Boulevard entrance.Requiem mass was sung for the patrolman,who was fifty-three 
years old and a father of seven children, at Our Lady of Sorrows Church,
2414 Marion avenue,the Bronx,followed by interment in Calvary Cemetery.

Policeman Guarding School Children, Badly Hurt by Horse
Patrolman Charles JOHNSON,34,of 12 Clifford place,Greenpoint late to-day
suffered a possible fracture of the right leg when a runaway horse dragged 
him an entire block from Wythe to Ken avenue on South Sixth 
before Joseph PONDERMAN,26 of 1004 East Forty-third street,an employe of the 
Brooklyn Edison Company,came to the rescue.
JOHNSON was watching the school crossing at P.S.166, South Eighth 
street and Bedford avenue,when he saw the horse tearing toward him pulling a 
wagon,said by the police to be owned by Samuel NORCUS,of 67 Heyward street.
The policeman rushed six children to the sidewalk out of the 
animal's path
and leaped for the bridle as it passed.The horse turned into South Sixth 
street and at this point the Brooklyn Edison Company employe,who was working 
some distance away saw the patrolman's plight.PONDERMAN seized the other side 
of the horse's harness and brought the animal to a halt.
Dr.WALLACE of St.Catherine's Hospital attended both men and then 
ordered JOHNSON home.PONDERMAN remained at work after attended for cuts and bruises.

15 September 1928
Climbs Clothespole to Shoot Man in Payroll Holdup
Patrolman James O'DONNELL of Brooklyn to-day is in line for a promotion 
as a result of his activities in Manhattan yesterday,when,cling to a clothes line 
pole with one arm he shot and killed, at a distance of 125 feet,Carmella 
SPINELLI,21, paroled convict.
     Another result of O'DONNELL's  shot was the recovery of $537 in 
cash,payroll of the White System Clothing Company which had been snatched 
from the hands of Miss Ruth FELDSTEIN,18.
     Three men approached Miss FEJDSTEIN at Lafayette and Bleecker streets 
when she had the payroll money.One struck her a stunning bloow and 
another,SPINELLI,snatched the pay-envelope.Patrolman O'DONNELL saw it and 
gave chace, through croweded streets and into a tenement house,the chase 
led.When SPINELLI disappeared O'DONNELL went into a back yard,climbed fifteen 
feet up the pole and fired when he saw SPINELLI on a roof. The money was in 
his pockets.

17 September 1928
Flushing Woman Denied Plea to Attend Funeral of Husband
  Patrolman Michael C. LEONARD, 42, of 33-73 190th street, Auburndale, 
Flushing, Queens, who was slain by his young wife in a drinking brawl, will 
be buried in Pennsylvania tomorrow, the seventh anniversary of their wedding, 
after funeral services are conducted by his pastor-brother.
  When this was decided today, former Judge Edgar HAZLETON dropped plans to 
petition Queens County Court to permit Mrs. Dorothy C. LEONARD, 26, to leave 
her cell to attend the funeral.  He planned, however, to urge her second 
plea, that she be permitted to have her sick son, Robert, fifteen months old, 
in her cell, to nurse him back to health.
  Mr. HAZLETON proposed to carry this request to Commissioner PATTERSON of 
the Department of Correction in Manhattan this afternoon.
  Queens records today disclosed one apparent precedent.
  On May 25, 1921, County Judge HUMPHREY now Supreme Court Justice, granted 
application to Mrs. Sarah BUKOWSKA to have two children, two monghs and three 
years old, in prison with her while she was held on a charge of grand 
larceny.  Three days later she was discharged.
  Another child, Doris, four, was expected to provide corroborating testimony 
to the self-defense plea indicated as Mrs. LEONARD's defense.
  Doris already has substantiated her mother's story, police disclosed by 
telling them: "Father hit mamma, and mamma cut him."
  LEONARD's body was removed today from the funeral establishment of THomas 
G. FOGARTY, 22 Madison Avenue, Flushing, to be taken to Rock Lake, Blossberg, 
Pa.  Then tomorrow the Rev. Benedict LEONARD, pastor of St. Juliana's church, 
will offer a solemn requiem mass at 10 am and interment will follow in St. 
Juliana's cemetery.
  Except for the imprisoned widow and children, Father LEONARD said in 
claiming the body, he is the closest relative of the slain patrolman.         
        Third Recent Tragedy
  It is the third tragedy in recent weeks in which a wife killed her husband 
at home with a knife.  One of the others also was in Queens, the second in 
Brooklyn.  Jealousy figured in the other cases, in which the killing is 
claimed by the women to have been accidental during struggles.
  Mrs. LEONARD, like the other knifing wives, asserts the killing was 
unintentional and grieves over the mate she sent to death.
  Frantic with remorse, according to police, Mrs. LEONARD tried to commit 
suicide after ascertaining her husband was dead.
  She yanked out his service revolver and aimed it at her heart but as she 
started to pull the trigger thoughts of her children flashed through her mind 
and turned the gun aside, the bullet imbedding in the sideboard.
  Patrolman JACOBS of Flushing station, hearing the shot as he approached the 
LEONARD home, raced in and wrested the weapon from Mrs. LEONARD's grasp.
  "I always said I could not live without Mickey," was her explanation of the 
           Illness Caused Drink
  Police say she also revealed the tragedy had its starting point in worry 
over the sick baby, causing her to drink.
  LEONARD, coming home Saturday with his pay-check, after their return from a 
vacation trip, was partly under the influence of liquor police say, but after 
he and his wife each took a drink from the bottle he had brought home, he 
chided her for drinking.  That started the quarrel.
  Twelve hours of interrogation were required before Mrs. LEONARD bared her 
version of the tragedy.
  Then she was arraigned yesterday before Magistrate DOYLE in Flushing court. 
 He held her without bail for hearing Thursday.
  Her mother, Mrs. Daniel O'KEEFE of 81 Payson avenue, sat tearfully through 
the arraignment and tried to console her daughter.
  She described their happy married life and LEONARD's kindness to his wife, 
her parents and his children.
  "I cannot understand this terrible thing," she said.
  Former Municipal Justice Edgar HAZLETON, who represented Mrs. Ruth BROWN 
SNYDER of Queens, executed for the murder of her husband, entered a plea of 
not guilty on behalf of Mrs. LEONARD.
   The knife with which the policeman, who was attached to tenth precinct, 
Manhattan, was killed, is a meat knife.  The two other recent husband 
killings were with bread knives.  All three tragedies occured in kitchens, 
and all three wives have made confessions.
  Mrs. LEONARD said she snatched at the knife and struck with it after her 
husband had twice knocked her to the floor.  She had become angry at his 
scolding, and challenged him with his own drinking.
  Their marriage culminated a romance that started when each admired the 
other as he patrolled his beat and she walked to an office where she was 
employed as stenographer.  A mutual friend later introduced them.
          Had Fine Record 
  She is described as attractive, he as tall and handsome.  His police record 
of seventeen years is characterized as excellent.
  Their children are being cared for by John J. LEONARD, of 33-5(?) One 
Hundred and Ninetieth street, Flushing.
  A brother of LEONARD is the Rev. Benedict LEONARD, stationed at Blossberg, 
Pa.  A brother of Mrs. LEONARD, Charles O'KEEFE, is a detective in Manhattan. 
 He also was in court to console Mrs. LEONARD.
  An autopsy disclosed the wound was in LEONARD's heart, yet he staggered 
from the kitchen to a sunporch before collapsing.

24 September 1928
Police Lieutenant Hurt
Police Lieut. Edward FREESE, of the Miller Avenue station was alighting from 
a Jamaica Avenue trolley car at Miller Avenue when he was struck by an 
automobile owned and driven by Robert SKINNIDER, of 352 Fifty-ninth Street.   
FREESE suffered a fracture of the right arm.  He was attended by Dr. RUSSELL, 
of Bradford Street Hospital.  The lieutenant reported sick and went to his 
home at 9433 Eighty-fifth Road, Woodhaven.

Motorcycle Policeman Hurt
Motorcycle Policeman Charles DECHON, of Motorcycle Squad No. 2, was operating 
a police Department  machine in Prospect, near Eleventh Avenue, when he was 
in a collision with an automobile owned and driven by Ermano DEMATTIO, of 149 
Harrison Avenue.  The policeman was attended for (rest of notice cut off)

3 June 1929
Chief of Manhattan Force Goes on Vacation First
   Inspector August MAYER, chief of the detective force of Manhattan, will
retire from the police force after one month’s vacation starting today. He has
been allotted a pension of $2,700 a year.
   Mr. MAYER, who lives at 137 Riverside Drive, is 50 years old and has been
an inspector since Dec. 21, 1928. Commissioner WHALEN had promoted him from a
lieutenancy. Inspector MAYER, as a sergeant with Sergt. Grover BROWN, made
sensational raids on the financial district several years ago and exposed the
workings of bucket shops. They also exposed several big bond thefts.

5 June 1929
Emergency Squad Runs Four Miles in Six Minutes
   Joseph CARLIN, a factory engineer, returning home from his office late
yesterday afternoon, found his wife, Anna, 39 years old, lying in an
unconscious condition on the floor of the living room of their home at 6611
Fort Hamilton Parkway.
   He notified the Harbor Hospital and in a few minutes an ambulance,
accompanied by Dr. NOBHAN arrived at the house. After an examination, Dr.
NOBHAN said one of the woman’s lungs had collapsed and she had suffered a
stroke. He told CARLIN that his wife was dying from lack of oxygen and advised
him to call a police emergency squad. He said if the squad arrived in time
there was a faint hope of saving the woman’s life.
   A patrolman put in a call for the police emergency squad of the Grand
avenue station, which is about four miles from the Fort Hamilton Parkway
address. Six minutes later the squad, headed by Sergeant Edward MOORE, brought
its automobile to a halt in front of the CARLIN home.
   Within the house the policemen administered oxygen to the unconscious woman
and about half an hour later she was revived. Dr. NOBHAN predicted that she
would live, and joined with Mr. CARLIN in praising the squad for its speed and

6 June 1929
   A Brooklyn patrolman, one from Queens and a Queens detective were among the
sixteen members of the police force who received medals and $25 in gold
yesterday from Commissioner WHALEN for saving lives from the waters around New
York during the past year.
   The awards are made annually by the Life Saving Benevolent Association of
Greater New York. Patrolman Henry E. CAMPING of the Empire boulevard station,
and Patrolman Francis McDONALD of the Richmond Hill station, received bronze
medals as did Detective Hugh SULLIVAN of Astoria. The year’s gold medal went
to Patrolman William NEWMAN of the Ma -.[no more of article available]

Patrolman RUSSELL Held for Shooting at Watchman
   Patrolman Cornelius RUSSELL, 35, of Newtown station, was held today in
Ridgewood court without bail, charged with felonious assault. The complainant
was Thomas TULLY, a watchman at Mount Zion Cemetery, Maspeth, who testified
RUSSELL fired three shots in his direction.
   RUSSELL insisted he was merely doing some target practise in preparation
for the department’s required pistol practise, and that he selected the
neighborhood of the cemetery as a place where he would annoy no one, but since
TULLY had made an affidavit he was taken into custody by Capt. Jacob ROSS of
Newtown station. He was held for examination Friday.

10 June 1929
Commander of Fourth Avenue Station on Force Since 1896
   Capt. Edward F. HAYES, commanding officer of the Thirty-second Precinct,
Fourth avenue police station died suddenly shortly after 8 o’clock last night
at his home, 217 Temple street, Astoria.
   Capt. HAYES was commanding officer at Fourth avenue station for the past
five years and was one of the most popular officers of the department. He
joined the police force as a patrolman in 1896 and nine years ago became a
captain. He was on duty yesterday and returned home after the close of his
tour apparently in the best of health.

11 June 1929
Nassau Officer in Hospitals Since Attack on July 22 Last
   On the night of July 22 last, in some underbrush at Woodmere, Policeman
John KENNEDY was mysteriously shot. The bullet lodged in his spine and there
it had been ever since until removed yesterday by Dr. Benjamin W. SEAMAN, of
Mineola, and Dr. Carl HETTESHEIMER, of Hempstead.
   KENNEDY was first in the Far Rockaway Hospital and later in the Nassau
Hospital here, where the operation was performed yesterday. He had undergone
several blood transfusions, fellow officers volunteering their blood.
Physicians had been afraid to remove the bullet before today, fearing the
man’s death. Last night KENNEDY’s condition was reported as "fair."
   The bullet was handed over to Harold R. KING, chief of county detectives.
Mrs. Rose HILKOWITZ of the Bronx, is in Queens County jail in Long Island City
in connection with the case.

13 June 1929
Denies Firing at Watchman in Cemetery and Court Finds No Evidence
[See June 6, 1929]
   A charge of felonious assault against Patrolman Cornelius RUSSELL of the
Newtown precinct was dismissed by Magistrate Thomas F. DOYLE yesterday in
Ridgewood for lack of evidence. The patrolman, who is 35 years old and has
been five years on the force, was accused by Thomas TULLY, of 44-15
Fifty-third avenue, Long Island City, a watchman at the Mount Zion Cemetery at
Maspeth, of having fired a number of shots at him in the cemetery.
   The patrolman declared that he had been shooting at a target. He brought a
newspaper with a number of bullet holes in into court and exhibited this as
his target. He said he was in a little frequented section of the cemetery.
   Captain Jacob ROSS, in command of the Newtown precinct, appeared in court
and testified to Russell’s good record.
   RUSSELL still faces a police trial before Deputy Commissioner John A. LEACH
on the assault charge. The dismissal of the charge by Magistrate DOYLE will
make this latter hearing a mere formality, however, and he will be cleared by
the commissioner, it was said in police circles.

15 June 1929
Echo of War Forces Him to Retire on Advice of Physicians
   Captain James B. NESTOR, popular East Side police captain, retired this
week from the Police Department after twenty-two years of service, most of
which was spent on duty in Manhattan’s Ghetto where the Captain was well liked
by the residents as well as by the men in his command.
   Captain NESTOR was obliged to retire because of ill health which resulted
from service in the A. E. F. in France, where he saw much action at the front.
   The Captain has been a Brooklynite for many years, residing at present at
151 Remsen street. Most of his service in the Police Department was put in at
the Elizabeth street police station, Manhattan, where he did duty as a
patrolman. When promoted to Captain, he was placed in charge of the Police
Academy, where he aided in turning out one of the largest classes of rookie
patrolmen, 2,500 in number, in one year during the McLAUGHLIN administration.
   Captain NESTOR plans taking things easy for a while and will sail for an
extended trip to Europe in a few weeks. He was transferred to the Brooklyn
Bridge station at his own request a few weeks ago, but was forced to retire
from the force on the advice of physicians.

   Police Capt. Edward F. HAYES, who died last Sunday, was buried this week
with full department honors. Capt. HAYES, who was in command of the
Thirty-second Precinct at Fourth avenue and Forty-third street, was known by
the men in his command as "a most humane man."
   He was fifty-seven years old when he died and was appointed to the police
force in 1896. When promoted to captain in 1920, he was placed in charge of
the Bedford avenue station, where he remained until five years ago, when he
was transferred to the Fourth avenue station.
   Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Inspector SHELVEY, commander of the Tenth
Division, was in charge of the funeral, while Captain MASTERSON directed the
police escort.
   In the cortege, headed by the Police Department Band, were forty department
officials, including inspectors, captains, lieutenants, sergeants and
patrolmen. Captain HAYES leaves his wife, Mrs. Emma HAYES, two sons, Edward,
Jr., and John HAYES, and a daughter, Mrs. Mary CLANCY.

Police News
POLICE DELEGATE AMONG BIG LEADERS One of the outstanding candidates in The Standard Union’s gigantic $55,000 campaign is Francis E. IOOSS, of 1912 Fifty-third Street. He is a native of the Greater City and has served on the police force since June 10, 1912. He is now on the list for promotion to sergeant. As a member of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association and a delegate representing the members of the Thirtieth (Bath Beach) precinct, he has been active in promoting police welfare activities. He is a member of Archbishop John Hughes Council 104, K of C., of the Greater New York Police Organization, Police Mounted Association; Holy Name Society, Church of the Holy Ghost and also the Holy Name Society of the Police Department. He is one of the Sharpshooters of the department, scoring ninety-two in the last pistol practice. Mr. IOOSS is in the very front line of the big contenders for the $10,000 model home, being supported by a legion of loyal friends. 17 June 1929 5 BROOKLYN, QUEENS POLICE AMONG 12 TO OBTAIN PROMOTION WHALEN Announces Changes to Captaincies for Two Lieutenants Police Commissioner WHALEN today announced the promotions of two lieutenants to be captains, four sergeants to be lieutenants and six patrolmen to be sergeants. They were: -Lieutenants William H. AMMANN of Snyder avenue station, who lives at 1959 East Eighth street, and -Henry MALLEY, of the Sixteenth Division of Queens, who lives at 205 William street, Long Island City, to be captains. Sergeants Emil JOHELKA of Morrisania precinct; -Patrick O’BRIEN of West 136th street station, Manhattan; -Edward GRADY, of Richmond Hill station and -Edward E. SIEGENTHAL of Poplar street station, to be sergeants. Patrolmen David KELLY of Beach street station, Manhattan Patrolmen Bierson DORSS of Traffic Precinct A Patrolmen Charles HERRSSHAFT of Bath Beach station Patrolmen William SAGER, of the Telegraph Bureau in Manhattan Patrolmen James P. ROGERS of the Telegraph Bureau in the Bronx Patrolmen Daniel C. MURPHY of the Bureau of Criminal Identification at police headquarters, Manhattan, to be sergeants. 18 June 1929 DETECTIVE SOLVES BATH HOUSE MYSTERY AT ROCKAWAY BEACH Abandoned Clothing Belonged to Drowned Man and Visiting Couple What promised to be a mystery for Rockaway police when the clothes of two men and a woman for which apparently there were no claimants were found locked in lockers in Curley's baths, Beach 116th street, Rockaway Park, Sunday, has been cleared up by Detective Michael CARNEY of the Rockaway Beach precinct. CARNEY found that the clothing of one of the men belonged to Edward KEARNS, 5020 Thirty-ninth place, Long Island City, who was drowned Sunday while bathing at the foot of Beach 119th street, Rockaway Park. The other clothing proved to be the property of a married couple who had met friends on the beach Sunday and had failed to return to Curley's baths till midnight. Finding the establishment closed the couple went home in an automobile and returned yesterday to Curley's and claimed their garments. 22 June 1929 TWO PATROLMEN SUSPENDED, ARRESTED FOR STREET BRAWL Picked Quarrel in Sheepshead Bay Restaurant Two patrolmen off-duty, Albert ADINOLFI, of 5711 Sixth avenue, attached to the Fifth avenue station, and Matthew PARKER, of 636 Rogers avenue, Atlantic avenue station, were arrested early today and held for examination on a charge of disorderly conduct before Magistrate BLANCHFIELD in the Coney Island court. They were charged with engaging in a free-for-all fight on the streets of Sheepshead Bay. When department officials heard of the incident, the men were deprived of their shields. ADINOLFI and PARKER, with parties of friends, were dining at Zippo’s restaurant at 2112 Emmons avenue, Sheepshead Bay in civilian clothes, when a quarrel between them started; they adjourned to the sidewalk to debate the matter further. Patrolman Michael HARRINGTON of the Sheepshead Bay station broke up the scrap and arrested the two men. When Deputy Chief Inspector Thomas P. CUMMINGS in charge of Brooklyn arrived, he ordered the men held for examination and Fourth Deputy Police Commissioner John A. LEACH ordered the men suspended from the force. 29 June 1929 Judge Paroles Patrolman in Larceny Case Charged with petty larceny, Patrolman John B.MOLINI, of the Classon avenue police station, was taken to Gates avenue court to-day before Magistrate BLANCHFIELD and paroled in the custody of his attorney, Harold L. TURK, for examination July 8. MOLINI, who is 28 years old has been on the police force for five and a half years and lives at 1044 Forty-first street. He was arrested this morning at the Classon avenue station house by detectives Joseph REILLY and John BRENNAN, also of the Classon avenue station. Two affidavits were produced in court, one filed by Detective Joseph REILLY and the other by Charles TILGNER, an assistant engineer on the Board of Education. The affidavit filed by REILLY charges that on July 10, he was passing by the premises of 55 Fort Greene place when he noticed a crowd gathered in front of that address. He investigated and charges that he found MOLINI standing on the running board of a truck operated by a negro. The truck, REILLY says, was loaded down with steam radiators and piping valued at about $50, which had been taken from the premises of 55 Fort Greene place. MOLINI, REILLY says, told him that he had permission to carry the material from the house and drove away. When the loss of the radiators and piping became known it was revealed that the premises at 55 Fort Greene place is condemned property and is to be the site of the new Brookltn Technical High School. It was reported to Inspector David KANE, of the 13th Inspection District, and an investigation was conducted which resulted in the arrest of MOLINI. 6 July 1929 Lieut. KENNEDY Transferred Police Lieut. Joseph KENNEDY, who for a number of years was attached to the Stagg street station and was later transferred to the Atlantic avenue station, is doing duty at the Herbert street station now. More Brighton Police Capt. James H. FILLEN, in charge of the Coney Island police, has promised George GREEN, president of the Brighton Beach Chamber of Commerce, that he will assign additional patrolmen to curb existing nuisances at Brighton Beach. 7 July 1929 PATROLMAN’S SON ACQUITTED BY JURY Daniel P. HANLON, 19, of 508 Monroe street, Cedarhurst, son of County Patrolman Michael P. HANLON, has been acquitted of driving while intoxicated by a jury before Justice NEU in the Lynbrook court. A clash between two physicians over evidence of HANLON’s alleged intoxication featured the trial. The jury deliberated twelve minutes. Dr. E. K. HORTON of Rockville Centre testified he thought HANLON was intoxicated when he examined him in the South Nassau Communities Hospital. Defense Counsel Norman F. LENT of Lynbrook obtained admission from Dr. William S. HORTON [names as written in article] of Lynbrook, that a person suffering from fright might exhibit symptoms of alleged drunkenness such as HANLON exhibited. POLICEMAN LOSES VERBAL BOUT ON WHALEN-MODEL UNIFORMS Throws Up Sponge After HIRSHFIELD’s Hook on Spats Magistrate David HIRSHFIELD, sitting in Adams street court, today relieved the tedium of his duties by engaging in a verbal tilt with an unidentified mounted policeman. It was a slow battle with Magistrate HIRSHFIELD forcing the action. The first round opened with the magistrate dancing out of his corner at the sight of a handsome mounted cop standing about six feet two inches who had entered the court seeking information. Magistrate HIRSHFIELD led with, "Are you a Northwest mounted policeman?" The cop ducked and answered, "no, your honor, I am a member of the New York City police force." Judge HIRSHFIELD crowded in close and sent in a slam at the new WHALEN designed uniforms. "What’s that makeup you’re wearing? It looks like that of a Northwest Mountie, but I suppose it’s the new outfit designed by WHALEN and to be financed by charity?" The cop was visibly disturbed and countered heavily with self-respect. "No sir, if your honor please," he declared stoutly. "I bought and paid for this uniform myself and I’m not looking for anyone to buy my clothes." The sartorial critic shifted his attack to the cop’s Sam Browne belt. "That belt of yours is pretty nice." Magistrate HIRSHFIELD admitted, "but I don’t believe you could draw your gun very fast." The magistrate had grown careless and now was fighting the cop’s kind of battle. As quick as a flash, the cop whipped out his gun and answered lightly, "Oh, it’s easy for me, Your Honor, I used to be a State Trooper." Magistrate HIRSHFIELD appeared considerably shaken and sent over a verbal blow, started low, plainly meant to end the battle. "Let’s see," he asked, "have you got your spats on?" This was too much for the cop. He left the arena in confusion. Outside the courtroom the cop was asked his name. He replied, "Good night, I can’t give you my name. I don’t want to get into trouble with that guy." 12 July 1929 37 PROMOTIONS ANNOUNCED ON POLICE FORCE Eight Named Captains, 13 Lieutenants and 14 Sergeants Police Commissioner Grover WHALEN has announced the promotion of eight lieutenants to be captains, thirteen sergeants as lieutenants and fourteen patrolmen as sergeants in the departments. The men will officially receive their promotions at a ceremony late to-day in police headquarters Those promoted to the captaincy are: James F. MOONEY, Greenwich street station John L. LAGARENNE, West Thirtieth street Francis J KEAR, East Fifth street Joseph A. MURRAY, Fourth Division Charles O. NELSON, East 104th street Peter MCGUIRK, East Sixty-seventh street Charles L. NEIDIG, Eleventh Division Harry TAYLOR, Deputy Chief Inspectors office in Staten Island. These men will receive salary increase of $1,000 each, bring their pay to $4, 500 each year. The sergeants promoted to lieutenancies, with a salary increase of $500 a year, bring their income to $3,500 are: William A, MURTAGH, Traffic C John R. HANKEN, Morrisiania Alexander W. FRASER, Kingsbridge Joseph REIT, Glendale Queens Earl J. MAYO, Cannarsie John A. GREEN, Wakefield James J. DEVENY, Traffic A Thomas BRADY, Prospect Park George NEARY, Traffic E William WEBER, Fourth avenue Brooklyn August F. COOK, Astoria Arthur WERTHEIM, Traffic F Edward LYNCH, Fourth avenue The patrolmen promoted to the rank of sergeant with a salary increase of $500 to $3,000 yearly are: John D. TRACY, Highbridge Harold FINAN, Motorcycle Squad 2 Emil KOCHMAN, East 104th street detective Emanuel ZWERLING, Highbridge Michael SULLIVAN, chief inspector’s office Richard AUSTIN, Gates avenue James F. BENNETT, chief inspector’s office Thomas J Henry, West Sixty-eighth street Henry HOFFMAN, Mercer street Rudolph A. MENTEN, Traffic division Manhattan Thomas J. HENRY, Telegraph Bureau, Brooklyn John J. MCCAMBY, Traffic F Charles BAUER, Traffic Division Manhattan. PATROLMAN TOUWSMA DISMISSED BY BOARD AT HEMPSTEAD TRIAL Attorney Says His Client Will Fight Village Fathers' Verdict After a trial which was labeled by the "star witness," as a "nut party," Patrolman Charles TOUWSMA was found guilty of misconduct and dismissed from the police force by the Hempstead village board, sitting as a police commission, last night. In rendering the verdict of the village fathers, Mayor W. Taylor CHAMBERLIN stated that it was the unanimous opinion of the trustees that TOUWSMA was guilty and that he had shown himself unworthy to be a police officer. John H. SHULTZE, attorney for the accused patrolman, moved for a stay of the judgment on the grounds that the board had no jurisdiction and that the trustees were prejudiced because TOUWSMA had haled them into court on a writ of certiorari relative to the trial held April 23 when he was demoted from the rank of sergeant. He also told the village trustees that another writ of certiorari would be sought to set aside the verdict of the village board last night. 22 July 1929 POLICE LIEUTENANT IS PROMOTED, DEMOTED, ADVANCED AGAIN IN DAY Lieut. John L. FEELEY, of the Hempstead Police Department, was promoted, demoted and promoted again yesterday. When he came to work he was a lieutenant. At 8 o'clock, when Chief Phineas A. Seaman left for Corland to attend the State Police Chiefs' convention, Lieut. FEELEY was made acting chief. However, at 4 o'clock it was discovered that the lieutenant on the desk had a day off, so Acting chief Feeley became Acting Lieutenant FEELEY. At midnight the lieutenant again changed roes, resigned as acting lieutenant and becoming acting chief again. He will keep this role for the remainder of the week. PATROLMAN IS HURT ON ERRAND OF MERCY Joseph MCGOWAN Knocked Down by Automobile Bound on an errand of mercy, Patrolman Joseph MCGOWAN, attached to Miller avenue station, was crossing Jamaica avenue at Euclid avenue, shortly before 8 A.M. to-day to aid an motorcyclist who had fallen from his machine, when he was knocked down by an automobile. The auto was operated by Charles LEGINELLI, of 160 Somers street, and was being driven east on Jamaica avenue. George HUCK, 32, of 8602 Eighty-ninth avenue, Queens, was the motorcyclist. He has a possible fracture of the leg and a sprained ankle. MCGOWAN has both hands and knees badly lacerated. An ambulance surgeon from Trinity Hospital aided both and they went home.Brooklyn Standard Union July 22, 1929 - News COP IS ACCUSED BY CONTRACTOR AFTER ATTACK Patrolman Burns Indicted for Assault on Hugh RILEY Patrolman Charles BURNS, of the Thirty-first Precinct, Avenue U and East Fifteenth street, was arraigned to-day before County Judge George W. MARTIN on an indictment charging him with assault in the second degree. He was held in $1,500 bail. The charge against BURNS grows out of an alleged attack upon Hugh RILEY, a mason contractor, of 19 Lake avenue, on the evening of April 21, last, in the station house at Avenue U and East Fifteenth street. In the Magistrate HIRSHFIELD, RILEY's complaint against Patrolman BURNS was dismissed. RILEY then insisted upon submitting his complaint to the Grand Jury, with the result that the indictment charging assault has been returned against BURNS. On the afternoon of April 21, last, Patrolman BURNS arrested RILEY and Edward CANGELY, of 5 Ebony street, who were in an automobile at the time. He charged that they were intoxicated. They denied they were intoxicated. RILEY alleged that, while he was being led into a cell in the station house, BURNS struck him a violent blow in the face, knocking him to the ground and making him unconscious. RILEY said his first recollection after the blow was to awake to find his face being bathed and his eye swollen and discolored. Later RILEY was confined to the hospital for eleven days. BURNS denies that at any time he struck RILEY. It has been admitted, however, that when RILEY was taken to the station house he had no mark on his face. It has not been denied that when he was released under bond his eye was discolored and swollen. 28 August 1929 COURT RAPS POLICEMAN FOR FRIVOLOUS ARRESTS "Why don't you get thieves and those persons who 'skin' the public at Coney Island games instead of bringing these people into court for playing ball on the beach and doing acrobatic stunts?" So Magistrate David HIRSHFIELD in the Coney Island court yesterday afternoon asked Patrolman Richard REILLY, of the Coney Island station, who appeared against six young men whom he had summoned to court for infractions of the ordinances regulating the beach. Patrolman REILLY made no reply to the question. The magistrate suspended sentence in the cases. MARCH 1931 9 January 1931 MANY CHANGES IN UNITS, FIGURING IN FRAMEUP EXPOSE Emphatically denying that it was in any sense a shakeup, Police Cmmissioner MULROONEY this afternoon issued orders for the most widespread shifts since he took command of the force last May. Eight Deputy Inspectors and nine police captains were transferred arund the greater city,precincts from the upper Bronx to the outer most reaches of Queens being affected. The Commissioner insisted that the transfers were in no way connected with the vice inquiry or the trails of the accused former members of the vice squad,now in progress. It was noted,however, that the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth division which have figured prominently in the vice trails are all involved. THOSE AFFECTED Deputy Inspectors were transferred as follows: Camille C.PIERNE,from the Fourth to the First Division in Manhattan. James J.MIKENZIE, from the Eighth in the Bronx Edward J.LENNON, from the Sixth Division to the Fifth in Manhattan. John REDDEN,from the Seventh Division in the Bronx to the Fourteenth in Brooklyn, which takes in the Willamsburg and Greenpoint sections. Jay J.DONALD,from the Eighth in the Bronx to the Seventh in the same brough. James J.FITZPATRICK from the Thirteenth Division,including Bushwick and Stuyvesant sections,to the Sixteenth Division in Long Island City. Edward A.BRACKEN,from Fourteenth Division in Brooklyn to the Fourth in Manhattan. Thomas B.LEAHY,from the Sixteenth Divison to the Sixth Division in Manhattan. CAPTAINS SHIFTED George H.MARXHAUSEN,from the East Twenty-second street station in Manhattan to Wakefield station in the Bronx. John J.McMANUS, from the Amsterdam avenue station to night duty in the Chief Inspector's office. Patrick DINAN, from the Wakefield station in the Bronx to Bayside,L.I. George H.KAUFF, from Coney Island to the Grand avenue station in Brooklyn. Joseph D.MARTIN, from Grand avenue station to the Classon avenue station, in Brooklyn. Walter J.ABRAMS, from Classon avenue station to Coney Island. Ralph MICELLI, from Bayside to Traffic E, Manhattan. William J.KEYES, from Brooklyn Headquarters to night duty in the Chief Inspector's office. George W.HEITZMANN, from Traffic E to Traffic D in Manhattan. 10 January 1931 DEATH CLAIMS PAID John CUMMINGS,treasurer of the P. B. A.,has announced that he has paid the following death claims during the month of December; Mary O'CONNELL, beneficiary,Thomas O'CONNELL,retired,died Nov.21, $200 Elizabeth KING, beneficiary, William G.KING,died Oct 30, $200. Elizabeth KENNEDY,beneficiary, John KENNEDY,retired,died Nov 27, $200 Estate of Isaac H.WEINER,retired,died May 29,$200 Mary A.TOOMEY,beneficiary,Jeremiah TOOMEY,retired,died Oct 21, $200 Estate of Charles GUTGSELL,retired,died Dec 3,$200 Estate of Michael REILLY,Twenty-second Precinct,died Nov14, $300 Minnie G.SENK,beneficiary, Walter H.SENK,Motorcycle No.2,died Nov,22, $300 JohnJ.McMANUS,beneficiary,Bernard McCORMACK, retired,died Dec4, $200 Lena TOBIN,beneficiary,William TOBIN,Seventh Precinct,died Dec 2,$300 Lillian CUNNIFF,beneficiary,Harold CUNNIFF,Traffic A, died Dec 5, $300 Marion HOGAN,beneficiary,Daniel J.HOGAN,retired,died Dec 7,$200 William McGRANE,beneficiary,Thomas H.KANE,retired,died Dec 14, $200 Estate of Wilbur N.BACON,retired, died Dec 10,$200 Estate of Walter J.MURPHY,Eng. Sad.,No.2,died Dec 4, $200 Estate of Joseph GILKINSON, Quartermasters Division, died Nov 25, $300 Isabella KELLY,beneficiary,Thomas F.KELLY, retired, died Dec 16, $200 Annie DALY, beneficiary,Patrick DALY,retired,died Dec 7, $300 Pauline A.MAJOR, beneficiary, William T.MAJOR, Quartermasters Division,died Dec 6, $300. LEONARD TAKEN SUDDENLY ILL George R.LEONARD,second vice president of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, was taken on Monday in anambulance to Beekman Street Hospital from the Parole Commission's office in the Municipal Building, Manhattan, where he was stricken with a heart spasm. Vice-President LEONARD is one of the best known members of the Police Department. He has beena member of the P.B.A. for more than thirty-five years. His son,George R.LEONARD,Jr., is chief clerk of the Kings County Court. In all the movements looking to higher pay for the patrolmen, Vice-President LEONARD took a leading part. 20 January 1931 FREES MAN WHOSE AUTO KILLED COP John TESSEYMAN,28, of 242-26 135th avenue,Rosedale, after trail before Magistrate Thomas F.DOYLE yesterday in Jamaica Court was acquitted of a charge of automobile homicide. On Dec 18 last, TESSEYMAN drove an automobile which struck and killed Patrolman Howard BARROWS of Queens Village as he was directing traffic at Merrick road and Springfield boulevard,St.Albans. RESSEYMAN maintained a green traffic light gave him the right of way, and that the officer stepped into the path of the automobile. Mrs. Helen T.BARROWS of 105-20 Van Wyck boulevard, Jamaica, widow of the patrolman, testified as to his length of service with the police department. 24 January 1931 CAR TURNS OVER, COP IN ASTORIA BADLY INJURED Patrolman Fred SIEVERS, of Astoria station, was painfully injured yesterday when the department car he was driving turned turtle at 36 th avenue and 37th street, Astoria, as he swerved to avoid colliding with another car. SIEVERS was taken to St.John's Hospital, where his injuries were found to include a sprained neck, a fractured hand, a lacerated head, and cuts and bruises of the legs.He was treated and then sent to his home at 13909 91st avenue,Jamaica. 11 March 1931 PRAISE POLICE CAPTAIN Credited with knowing nearly every criminal in the city, Captain Joseph GASMAN, of Central Park station, Manhattan, is receiving congratulations from detectives of Clymer street station, where he was a lieutenant up to the time of his promotion. He has been with the detective division practically from the time he joined the department. 17 March 1931 M'LAUGHLIN, Vice Cop, Suspended Andrew G. MCLAUGHLIN, vice squad patrolman who refused Friday to answer questions concerning his bank and brokerage accounts when he appeared before Referee Samuel SEABURY in the magistrate's courts probe, was suspended by commissioner MULROONEY, charged with insubordination by Fourth Deputy Police Commissioner Nelson RUTTENBERG today and ordered to stand departmental trial Thursday. MCLAUGHLIN arrested Vivian GORDON, slain vice witness in 1923, and was charged by her with 'framing' and railroading her into Bedford Reformatory. The Commissioner asked him about his bank and brokerage accounts and MCLAUGHLIN refused to answer. RUTTENBERG then charged him with insubordination. 18 March 1931 FINAL TRIBUTE TO PATROLMAN Funeral services for Patrolman Frank BYRNES, 31, of 661 Flatbush avenue, who was killed Saturday when run over by a motor truck at Eastern Parkway and Atlantic avenue, were held today at the home of his brother, Daniel BYRNES, at 290 East Fifty-sixth street. Requiem mass was celebrated at St. Catherine's Roman Catholic Church at Albany avenue and Linden Boulevard, after which burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. A police escort was provided for the funeral, and the police band and police glee club took part in the obsequies. COMPLAINTS FAIL; POLICEMEN FREED The two policemen arrested in Queens Village on charges of women were discharged by magistrate Benjamin MARVIN in Jamaica court yesterday, after one refused to sign a complaint of disorderly conduct against one of the officers, and the second failed to identify the other defendant as the person who attacked her. Patrolman John RUGIS, 28, of the Queens Village station, and living at 962 Seneca avenue, Ridgewood, was suspended by Deputy Commissioner John A. LEACH on Monday night, after Helen MCGEE, 91-15 Winchester avenue, Queens Village, complained that a policeman and two other men forced her into an automobile and later threw her out. The woman yesterday failed to identify RUGIS as one of the assailants. Pauline REILLY, of 89-11 237th street, Bellerose, refused to sign a complaint of disorderly conduct against Patrolman Martin GILL, of the Hunters Point station, and residing at 248-17 Eighty-eighth road, Bellerose. Gill was suspended. 24 March 1931 EX-PATROLMAN DIES AT BROTHER'S RITES Southampton, L. I., March 24 - Word has been received here that Nicholas MAHER, 57, of Prospect street, died suddenly in Philadelphia, yesterday while attending the funeral of his brother, William, 60. Mr. MAHER at one time a policeman here, was a gardener. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Richard, 23, an assistant bookkeeper in the Southampton Bank, and George 22. HURT THREE TIMES WITHIN TWO YEARS Although he has only been a member of the Police Department two years, Patrolman John C. FELTZ, of Jamaica station, is for the third time a victim of the automobile. His first two experiences were with intoxicated motorists who ran him down, while the latest injuries suffered by him were sustained when an automobile on the running board of which he was riding crashed into a tree. Patrolman FELTZ was on a patrol at Jamaica avenue and 178th street, Jamaica, yesterday afternoon, when he noticed two different license plates on a green roadster. Commandeering another passing automobile, FELTZ gave chase to 184th street and 109th avenue, HOLLIS. Here, FELTZ alleges, the driver of the green roadster suddenly made a serve to the right, causing the machine on which FELTZ was riding to crash into a tree. CONTINUES CHASE Another patrolman continued the chase after the green roadster and caught up with it two blocks away. The operator said he is William JACKSON, 25, of 166-14 Bergen place; Jamaica. He had papers which show he is the owner of the roaster. FELTZ and his prisoner went to the Jamaica station, where the later was booked on charges of felonious assault and driving an automobile with improper license plates. MEDICAL AID FELTZ received medical attention from Dr. IMPERATO of Mary Immaculate Hospital for a sprained neck and a possible fractured left arm. The officer later went to his home at 148-44 Eighty-ninth avenue, Jamaica. Jackson was to be arraigned today before magistrate Benjamin MARVIN in the Jamaica court on the two complaints. 28 March 1931 TWO VICE COPS DISMISSED ON PROBE CHARGES LEWIS and MCFARLAND are Fired for Refusing to Answer SEABURY The sixth and seventh police officers to be dismissed from the department because of refusal to testify before the magistrates courts inquiry being conducted by Samuel SEABURY in Manhattan, were discharged this afternoon by Police Commissioner MULROONEY. They are Patrolmen William B. LEWIS and Edgar P. MCFARLAND of the First Division, vice squad, who were accused by Mrs. Genevieve POTOCKI and Ms. Marie BARRY of having beaten and framed them on a vice charge last February. They refused to testify before Referee SEABURY concerning the incident. Commissioner MULROONEY, after granting the men a departmental trial on their refusal, ruled their conduct was "prejudicial to good order and efficiency and they are consequently disqualified to continue in the Police Department." 1 April 1931 POLICE PROMOTIONS IN FORCE AFFECT BROOKLYN STATIONS Lieut. STREID Named Captain--Attached to 13th Division Police Commissioner MULROONEY announced to-day the promotion of one lieutenant to be captain, five sergeants to be lieutenants and thirteen patrolmen to be sergeants. Lieut. William STREID was promoted to a captaincy and attached to the Thirteenth Division with headquarters at 248 Vernon avenue, Brooklyn. The new lieutenants are: Michael McCARRON. Bayside station;" Matthew MANNING, Seventh Division; Bronx; William RICE, health squad, Brooklyn headquarters; James CULLEY, West Thirtieth street station, Manhattan, and Rudolph PETERS, policy academy. The new sergeants who will be on duty in Brooklyn and Queens are: James MURPHY, Bath Beach station; William NIBBS, Bergen street station, and William HOLLAND, Jamaica station. 4 April 1931 MOONEY RETIRES AFTER 30 YEARS Patrolman Thomas H. MOONEY, clerical man at the Flushing station, has been retired from active service upon his own request by Commissioner MULROONEY after nearly thirty years of service. He was appointed to the force on June 11, 1901, and his first assignment was in the West Thirtieth street station in Manhattan. He was soon afterward transferred to the mounted police and served in that division in Manhattan from 1904 to 1907, and then was transferred to the Whitestone station, now a part of the Flushing station. In 1915 he was transferred from mounted to bicycle duty, but remained in Whitestone, even after the merger of the old station with the Flushing station in 1916, until assigned to clerical duty on April 6, 1920. MOONEY lives at 12-02 148th street, Whitestone. 7 April 1931 PATROLMAN KELLY ON HIS HONEYMOON Patrolman James W. KELLY and his bride, the former Miss Helen McGONIGLE of Astoria, are in Atlantic City for their honeymoon. The couple were married Sunday in St. John's Church, Fifty-eighth street and First avenue, Manhattan. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry McGONIGLE of 28-28 Twenty-ninth street, Astoria. Her father is assistant to City Clerk Michael CRUISE. Patrolman KELLY is attached to the West Thirtieth street station in Manhattan. His home has been at 214 Beach Eighty-third street, Rockaway, and upon their return from Atlantic City, the couple will live in the Rockaways. 15 April 1931 COP ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING Suspended after a police surgeon had pronounced him unfit for duty, Patrolman John DILLON, 35, of Traffic B, in Manhattan, who lives at 107-46 109th street, Richmond Hill, was scheduled for a hearing in Flatbush court to-day on a charge of assault. Barney KOTINSKY, a taxicab chauffeur, of 746 Linwood street, charged that DILLON and a friend engaged his cab early to-day near Borough Hall and were driven to Eighty-fourth street and Fourth avenue, where the friend left them. DILLON, he says, then ordered him to drive him to Richmond Hill, but at Utica avenue and Eastern Parkway DILLON accused him of "piling up mileage," and getting out of the cab, attacked him. Several shots were fired by DILLON, it was said, none of which took effect, however, and finally another policeman came along and placed DILLON under arrest. He was taken to Empire Boulevard station, where he was pronounced unfit for duty by Dr. NAMMACH and immediately suspended by Deputy Commissioner John A. LEACH. 16 April 1931 MEDAL AWARDS TO BRAVE COPS Brooklyn and Queens Men Among 23 Officers Cited by MULROONEY Police Commissioner MULROONEY has announced the names of policemen who are to receive medals for conspicuous bravery during 1930. There are twenty-three officers named, including eleven men who were killed in the line of duty. The awards will be made by Mayor WALKER in front of the reviewing stand on Fifth avenue, Manhattan, the day of the Policy Department parade, set for May 2. Brooklyn and Queens officers who are to be decorated are: Detective Paul A. HIGGINS, Lawrence avenue station departmental medal of honor. April 6 he pursued three men escaping from a holdup in which a clerk had been shot. Although wounded, he shot two of the bandits, who later died. ONE AGAINST MANY Patrolman John DUKES, Motorcycle Squad 2, LeRoy W. BALDWIN medal. Dec. 20 he noticed six suspicious men in an automobile at East Fourth street and Ditmas avenue. He disarmed one man and arrested all of them. The men were shown to have committed a holdup. Detective Dominick GRIFFO, Fifth avenue station. Nov. 26, at 212 Twenty-second street, he cornered and arrested four holdup men, shooting two and beating the others into submission, although they were all armed. GRIFFO was off duty and in civilian clothes at the time. Patrolman Richard J. COUGHLIN, Motorcycle Squad 2 (posthumous award). Feb. 22 while attempting to arrest the occupants of an automobile was struck by another automobile at Nostrand and Newkirk avenues and died from his injuries two days later. Patrolman Walter C. DeCASTILLIA, Poplar street station (posthumous award). March 15 shot and killed by one of four men while guarding a payroll at 35 York street. ARRESTED ALL SIX Patrolman Charles A. HAUPERT, Jamaica station. Oct. 26 he learned that six holdup men had shot a lunch wagon operator in Flushing and escaped in an automobile. He saw the automobile and when the driver refused to stop gave chase and arrested the occupants, including the man who had done the shooting. The men who are to receive the awards will be lined up before the reviewing stand and their deeds published as each is decorated. Posthumous awards for the men on duty will be made to their nearest of kin. 22 April 1931 POLICE CAPTAIN DUFFY TO RETIRE Police Capt. Thomas DUFFY, 49, of 385 Grand street, to-day put in an application for retirement from the force which becomes effective to-night. He has been captain of the Far Rockaway police station. He was appointed to the force in 1905; made a sergeant in 1917; a lieutenant in 1923, and a captain on Sept. 12, 1930. When retired he will receive a pension of $2,500 a year. 28 April 1931 POLICEMAN FELLS HOSPITAL SUSPECT Patrolman Harry WALSH, of 101 McKinley avenue, Glendale, Queens, attached to Empire boulevard station, had a fight on his hands early to-day as he was carrying out his duties in the prison ward of Kings County Hospital. Felix DeMUNDO, a prisoner charged with grand larceny and confined to the hospital with pneumonia, decided he had had enough of prisons and hospitals, but Patrolman WALSH disagreed with him. While eight prisoners looked on, WALSH and DeMUNDO grappled with each other. Finally the policeman subdued DeMUNDO with a blackjack and the prisoner's residence was changed to the Raymond street jail, where he awaited arraignment. WALSH and DeMUNDO were treated for lacerations of the face in the hospital. COPS DO GOOD HIGHWAY WORK Police Captain Jacob ROS, of the 110th Precinct, Elmhurst, was given the thanks of Public Works Commissioner Halleran for assistance extended during the repair of cuts in the Queens highways. Commissioner HALLERAN had ordered that all highway cuts made by utility corporations should be repaired and none made on Saturday afternoons so as to impede the heavy traffic over the week-ends. Sixteen open highway cuts were reported to Commissioner HALLERAN Saturday noon hour by William P. DUNN, trouble shooter of the Highway Department. In the emergency, Capt. ROSS diverted traffic on the affected streets so that the excavations could be filled in and the roadway surface properly restored. Patrolman DIDEO also was thanked for his assistance. COP IS OVERCOME IN MYSTERY FIRE Fire Marshall Thomas BROPHY to-day was investigating the origin of a mysterious fire which started in the cellar of a house at 197 Kane street early to-day, in which one policeman lost consciousness from smoke during rescue work and ten families were ousted to the street. The fire was discovered by Patrolman Walter JOHNSON, 30, attached to Traffic A, Manhattan, while on his way with his mother, Mrs. Hilda JOHNSON, to his home at 22 Warren place. After instructing his mother to sound an alarm, Johnson entered the house, and soon had more than fifty persons safely out of the building. Anxiety as to whether a tenant was trapped on the fourth floor sent him in a third time, and he was overcome by smoke. He was rescued by Fireman John HART of Truck Company 110 and Robert KANE of Engine Company 204, who hoisted a ladder to bring him out. JOHNSON was treated by Dr. STEWART of Long Island College Hospital, after which he and his mother were able to proceed home. COP STABBED; SAVES WOMAN Patrolman Henry HESSLER, attached to the Ralph avenue station, had two wounds inflicted by a knife in his right leg to-day to show for his part in a fight with tenants in a boarding house who threatened to throw a woman out of the window. While walking along Broadway, HASSLER (typed as written) was attracted to the second floor of 1895 Broadway by the screams of Mrs. Anna CONLON. Rushing upstairs, he found Fred SETER, 22, and Richard FEENEY, 24, of 512 Sterling place, causing considerable disturbance in SETER's room, despite Mrs. CONLON's attempt to quiet them. They had threatened to throw her out of the window, she said, if she interfered with them. HASSLER pitched into the two youths, and was finally forced to use his nightstick to knock them out. When the fight was over, he discovered he had been stabbed twice in the right leg, and not knowing which one had done it, arrested both on a charge of felonious assault. They were to be arraigned in Gates avenue court to-day. HASSLER was treated by Dr. ZIMMERMAN of Bushwick Hospital. 5 May 1931 COP'S RIGHT TO BORO MEDAL HINGES ON ROBBERY TRIAL Four Men Accused Say Alleged Holdup Was Brawl Whether or nor a patrolman won promotion and the Brooklyn Citizens medal through bravery in a "speakeasy" brawl or in capturing single-handed four youths attempting a robbery, will be decided by a jury before County judge McLAUGHLIN. The ones charged with attempted robbery and now on trial are Raffaele De STEIO, 24, of 2349 Pacific street; Frank MARANO, 23, of 97 Williams avenue; Louis ROMANELLI, 22, of 271 Third avenue, and Frank GRANESE, 24, of 272 Third avenue. They are being defended by an array of counsel that includes former County Judge Reuben L. HASKELL, Alderman Walter R. HART, Samuel S. LEIBOWITZ and Ben ARON. Assistant District Attorney Samuel S. GOLDSTEIN is in charge of the prosecution. The alleged attempted robbery was staged on Nov. 26, last, in what has been referred to as a "speakeasy," at 212 Twenty-second street. The charge is that an attempt was made to take $60 from the owner. BULLETS DROP FOUR Whether there was a barroom brawl or a robbery in progress, the fact remains that there was "shooting" up worthy of the West of the covered wagon days. When the smoke had cleared, it was found that De STEIO, MARANO, ROMANELLI and MORIANO were suffering from bullet wounds. Patrolman Dominick GRIFFO, in citizen's clothes, was in the place at the time. It was GRIFFO's bravery, it is said, that frustrated the robbery in the face of the alleged bandits ?ire. As the story has been told, the four defendants entered, one of them flourishing a revolver, and made all stand with there hands raised above their heads. GRIFFO, whose identity was not known, had to obey like the rest. While one of the alleged bandits with drawn revolver held the patrons of the place at bay, the other three started the "searching party." Patrolman GRIFFO's revolver was taken. But taking advantage of an opportunity, GRIFFO snatched back his revolver and using as a shield the mad who had first relieved him of the weapon, GRIFFO fought it out with the alleged bandits and finally brought the four to bay and arrested them. For this exploit GRIFFO was promoted to the Detective Squad and awarded the Brooklyn Citizen's medal for bravery. The contention of the defense, it is reported, will be that there was no attempted robbery, but that the fight was started for the company of two girls who were in the place. 8 May 1931 PATROLMAN KILLED SPEEDING TO ANSWER BURGLAR ALARM Car Skids and Turns Over Four Times in Passing Another Patrolman John RINGHAUSER, attached to the Richmond Hill station, died early to-day in Jamaica Hospital from a fractured skull and other injuries received when a department car in which he was speeding to a place in Woodhaven, where a burglar was reported to be breaking into a house, skidded and turned over four times on Woodhaven boulevard near 107th avenue, Ozone Park. RINGHAUSER was driving along the boulevard. He caught up with another car ahead and attempted to speed past it. RINGHAUSER's machine slid off the shoulder of the pavement, skidded and rolled over four times. The policeman was taken to the hospital and died several hours later. The motorist who had been ahead of RINGHAUSER continued on his way, apparently ignorant of what had occurred. RINGHAUSER was 32 years old and leaves a widow and two children. He lived at 145-19 120th avenue, Richmond Hill. The burglary alarm turned out to be a scare. A detective who was sent to investigate reported no burglary had been committed. CAR OVERTURNS, COP IS KILLED Patrolman John RINGHAUSER, 32, of Richmond Hill station, was fatally injured last night when his police automobile skidded and overturned at the Cross Bay boulevard and 107th avenue, Richmond Hill. He died of a fractured skull in Jamaica Hospital. Patrolman RINGHAUSER lived at 145-19 120th avenue, South Jamaica with his wife and two children. He has been attached to the Richmond Hill station three years. 11 May 1931 COP MISTAKES WIFE FOR THIEF AND SHOOTS HER Had Been on Alert After Six Apartments Were Looted "If they come in here, I'll kill 'em." That was Patrolman Jeremiah CONNELLY's comment to his wife, Mary, last night, when she told him a sixth tenant in the apartment house at 345 Lefferts avenue, where CONNELLY lived, had been robbed yesterday. And CONNELLY put his service gun under his pillow to have it handy. Early this morning CONNELLY heard some one moving about in the apartment. He grabbed his gun, aimed in the dimness and fired. But it was a woman who screamed and a moment later the horror-stricken husband was lifting his wife from the floor. The bullet had struck her in the arm and had gone through her side. Mrs. CONNELLY was rushed to Kings County Hospital where it was said her condition is not serious. CONNELLY meanwhile explained the circumstances to detectives, who revealed to him what his wife hadn't known - that the two fugitives who had been allegedly robbing tenants in his house had already been caught, and that they were two young boys. The two, Joseph MASSINE, 15, of 538 East New York avenue and Vincent PARENTI, 13, of 381 Lincoln road, were arrested by Detective John HOGAN yesterday morning, charged with stealing $1,000 in jewelry and cash from the apartment of Lester SCHULTZ. The boys have confessed looting six other apartments in the house, HOGAN said. They are to be arraigned to-day. 13 May 1931 34 YEARS A COP, CARMODY QUITS Deputy Police Inspector Cornelius J. CARMODY, of the Tenth Inspection District, which takes in the Coney Island, Bath Beach, Fort Hamilton, Fourth avenue, Parkville and Sheepshead Bay stations, was retired from the force to-day by Police Commissioner MULROONEY at CARMODY's request on the grounds that "my health isn't the best and I have seen sufficient service." CARMODY has been in charge of the Tenth Inspection District for the past four years, the length of time he was an inspector. He was formerly a police captain attached to Snyder avenue station where he served for two years and is probably best remembered for the many years he put in as a lieutenant, at the Parkville station. CARMODY served on the force 34 years and 4 months. He has nine children and lives at 830 Seventieth street. One son, Cornelius CARMODY, Jr., is a detective at Poplar street station. CARMODY told newspapermen he was not going into business but would "remain retired." FIVE PRECINCT HEADS IN BORO SHIFTED ABOUT Thirty-four of Various Ranks Promoted - Vice Cop Dropped Police Commissioner MULROONEY announced thirty-four promotions to-day, all the way up the line from beat pounder to inspector, and balanced it off with a stiff shakeup at the top. He shifted six inspectors and two deputies and three captains. Several of them come to Brooklyn by the new order, or depart to other boroughs. The Commissioner in the same batch of orders dismissed from the department Patrolman Walter MITCHELL, vice squad cop whose methods were revealed by the Seabury investigators, and who was tried later in General Sessions for perjury and acquitted. There was sufficient corroboration of "Chile" Mapucha ACUNA's story concerning a phony arrest by MITCHELL at 4 West 114th street, Manhattan, in June, 1929, Commissioner MULROONEY held to warrant his dismissal. The transferred: -Inspector Joseph F. THOMPSON, Tenth District to Eleventh, Brooklyn. -Inspector David KANE, Eleventh to Fifteenth, Brooklyn. -Acting Inspector Thomas H.S. KELLY, 15th to 13th, as Deputy Inspector. -Capt. John O'SULLIVAN, from Snyder ave precinct, Flatbush, to West 13th street, Manhattan. -Capt. Henry E. KELLY, Herbert street to Coney Island, to succeed Capt.GILLEN, retired. Transferred to other boroughs: -Inspector Thomas F. WALSH, from First to Third District, Manhattan. -Inspector Joseph P. LOONAM, Fourth to Sixth, Manhattan. -Inspector Thomas McDONALD, Sixth to First, Manhattan. -Inspector Archibald McNEIL, Sixth to Fifth, Manhattan. -Deputy Inspector Thomas WYNNE Fifteenth to Sixteenth, Queens. -Captain George H. MARKAUSEN, White Plains road, Bronx, to West 20th street, Manhattan. The promotions were made from all ranks from patrolman to inspector, fourteen patrolmen becoming sergeants, ten sergeants rising to lieutenants, five lieutenants getting much-coveted captaincies, three captains taking up the duties of deputy inspectors and two deputies receiving command of districts as full inspectors. The difference in pay is as follows: Patrolman, $3,000; sergeant, $3,500; lieutenant, $4,000; captain, $5,000; deputy inspector, $5,400; inspection, $5,900. PROMOTIONS, TRANSFERS The promotions, with former assignments and new posts to which those affected will go, follow: Promoted to Inspectors: Edward J. LENNON, Fifth Division, to Fourth Division. James J. FITZPATRICK, Sixteenth to Tenth Division, Brooklyn. Captains made Deputy Inspectors: Edward J. HANLEY, of Old Slip Station, to the Fifteenth Division, Queens. James F. McGOEY, of West Thirtieth street, to the Tenth Division, Brooklyn. Edmund J. MEADE, of West Sixty-eighth street, to Fifth Division. Lieutenants made captains: John S. BURKE, Traffic G, to command Far Rockaway Precinct. Louis STILLMAN, Eighth Division, to Snyder avenue, Brooklyn. Bernard A. DEUTSCH, Detective Division, to Herbert street. Walter T. HOURIGAN, Detective Division, to Old Slip. George YOUNGE, Detective Division, to White Plains precinct. Sergeants made lieutenants: Hugo R. SCHUSTER, Central Park station, to Sixteenth Division, Queens. John J. HASLACH, remains in Chief Inspector's office. Francis McCLOY, remains in Fifth Division. John J. McGOEY, brother of the new deputy inspector, remains in office of Second Deputy Commissioner. Walter C. HARDING, West Twentieth street station, remains there. Michael GOLDEN, Bathgate avenue to Oak street. Edward WHITEMAN, Herbert street to Tenth Division, Brooklyn. Geoffrey SHEA, Poplar street, to Tenth Division, Brooklyn. David GERAGHTY, East Thirty-fifth street, to Fourth Division. Frank A. RILEY, Traffic A, to Traffic G. Brooklyn patrolmen made sergeants: Frank SARLO, Coney Island to Herbert street. Edward J. DOYLE, Prospect Park, to Poplar street. Thomas H. STEDMAN, Fort Hamilton to Clinton street. George J. MILLER, Miller avenue to Elizabeth street. Thomas A. HICKSON, Bath Beach, to Brooklyn avenue. Joseph FRIES, Classon avenue to Gates avenue. 18 May 1931 PATROLMAN KILLED SPEEDING TO ANSWER BURGLAR ALARM Car Skids and Turns Over Four Times in Passing Another Patrolman John RINGHAUSER, attached to the Richmond Hill station, died early to-day in Jamaica Hospital from a fractured skull and other injuries received when a department car in which he was speeding to a place in Woodhaven, where a burglar was reported to be breaking into a house, skidded and turned over four times on Woodhaven boulevard near 107th avenue, Ozone Park. RINGHAUSER was driving along the boulevard. He caught up with another car ahead and attempted to speed past it. RINGHAUSER's machine slid off the shoulder of the pavement, skidded and rolled over four times. The policeman was taken to the hospital and died several hours later. The motorist who had been ahead of RINGHAUSER continued on his way, apparently ignorant of what had occurred. RINGHAUSER was 32 years old and leaves a widow and two children. He lived at 145-19 120th avenue, Richmond Hill. The burglary alarm turned out to be a scare. A detective who was sent to investigate reported no burglary had been committed. NO HERO MEDAL FOR GRIFFO; HOLDUP STORY IS EXPLODED MULROONEY Acts as Jury Reveals He Was In Barroom Brawl Detective Sergeant Dominick GRIFFO, who was promoted from patrolman after he captured four alleged holdup men in a cafe at 212 Twenty-second street early in the morning of Nov. 26, will not receive the Brooklyn Citizens' Hero Award to-morrow as was scheduled. Police Commissioner MULROONEY announced this to-day following the action of a jury in Kings County Court yesterday in deciding that GRIFFO had participated in a drunken brawl in a speakeasy instead of preventing a holdup. MULROONEY SIFTS STORY Commissioner MULROONEY said he had examined the testimony in the case and with nothing prejudicial to GRIFFO, he was going to submit the minutes of the trial to the Honor Board for review before awarding the medal to GRIFFO. The officer, however, will be awarded honorable mention when awards are distributed to-morrow at the annual police parade. Detective GRIFFO testified the four had attempted a robbery in the "speakeasy" at 212 Twenty-second street, that he had subdued them with bullets from his revolver, using one of their number as a shield against their counter-attack, and arrested all four singlehanded. But the story of this alleged robbery as told by GRIFFO, Joseph MORLANO, the "speakeasy's stewart," as he described himself, and the last two women patrons, identified as Alice MERESCA and Muriel PHILLIPS, did not link together closely under a battering cross-examination by ex-County Judge Rueben L. HASKELL, Alderman Walter R. HART, Samuel S. LIEBOWITZ, and Ben ARON as counsel for the defendants. COP'S STORY SHATTERED In his summation to the jurors, it was admitted, HART ripped apart and scattered piecemeal the testimony of the different witnesses for the prosecution. An interesting development of the trial was the poorly concealed effort to put the entire burden of the alleged attempted robbery on DeSTEIO and MARANO, leaving ROMANELLI and GRANESE out as two who took no part except what they were compelled to do under the alleged threat of DeSTEIO that he would "blow their brains" if they did not search the patrons. This development brought a clash of interest among attorneys for the defendants with Judge HASKELL and Alderman HART fighting to prove that there had been no robbery and further that whatever took place, all four defendants were involved. Attorneys LIEBOWITZ and ARON went along the line that if there was an attempted robbery, their clients, ROMANELLI and GRANESE, were forced into taking part. While in his direct examination by Assistant District Attorney Samuel GOLDSTEIN, Detective GRIFFO had stated that ROMANELLI and GRANESE had searched for patrons after DeSTEIO had drawn a revolver and ordered all hands "to stick em up," he got away from that testimony under cross-examination by Attorney LIEBOWITZ, and said that ROMANELLI and GRANESE grew pale with fright when DeSTEIO threatened to "blow their brains out," if they did not search the patrons. Of the four defendants, the only one who took the stand was MARANO and his lawyer was Judge HASKELL. MARANO denied that here had been any attempt at a robbery. He said the trouble started when he tried to get a dance with the girl who was seated at the table with GRIFFO. He denied that DeSTEIO had a revolver. He said that he himself was struck over the head with a beer bottle and suffered a cut in which sixteen stitches had to be taken. TWO SUSPENDED VICE COPS BACK ON DUTY WITH FULL PAY ACUNA's Word Contradicted, Says MULROONEY Charges against two former patrolmen in the vice squad were dismissed today by Police Commissioner MULROONEY and the men were restored to duty with full pay from the date of their suspension. The exonerated officers are William G. SCHMITGES and Thomas F. HART, of the fifth Division, who were charged with making an improper arrest in January, 1929. Commissioner MULROONEY said the men had a direct case and that no "unknown" man had been used in making the arrests. The charges against them were based solely on the testimony of Chile ACUNA, former stool pigeon, he said, and were contradicted by the records of the principals in Harlem magistrate's court. The two officers were tried on charges growing out of the arrest of three women and two men. The arrests took place in an apartment which was well known as a disorderly house, Commissioner MULROONEY said, and had been under police observation for several days. Two of the three women arrested, he said, were diseased, while two men found in the place pleaded guilty to living in a disorderly house. One of the men was sent to the workhouse, he said, as a second offender. The two officers will receive back pay from the first of the year when they were dismissed. COP NEAR DEATH IN JAMAICA SPEAKEASY ROW OVER WOMAN Pal Faces Charges and Patron Is Shot Two patrolmen are suspended, one of them near death from a bullet wound in the neck, and a citizen is in Mary Immaculate Hospital with a bullet in his shoulder as the result of a fracas over a woman in "Sloppy Joe's," a speakeasy modeled after its Havana namesake, at 95-12 150th street, Jamaica, early yesterday. The wounded patrolman, William O'CONNOR, 25 of Traffic P was shot accidentally, according to patrons, when he tried to disarm his friend, Patrolman George E. MC DONALD, 28, of Jamaica, after MC DONALD had shot the patron, Mark COSTELLO, 45 of 192-89 Hollis Avenue. She was with COSTELLO, and another couple, Patrolman MC DONALD had gone over to their table and upbraided her for being out without her husband. And this impelled COSTELLO, witnesses said, to crash his chair down on MC DONALD's head. PROPRIETOR ARRESTED After the brawl was over another patrolman arrested "sloppy Joe's" proprietor, Joe HARRIS, also known as WEINSTOCK. He was held in $1,000 bail by United States Commissioner Nicholas M. PETTE, charged with possessing liquor and maintaining a nuisance. Hearing was set for June 1. Assistant District Attorney Stephen FRONTERA questioned sixteen witnesses to the affray, which burst forth at 4 A. M., and reconstructed from their stories the following account: O'CONNOR and MC DONALD entered the speakeasy together they said, and sat down at a table, but a moment later MC DONALD, got up and walked over to the table where Mrs. BOULTON sat with COSTELLO. Arthur COSGROVE of 104-05 120th avenue, Ozone Park, and COSTELLO's sister, Edna. MC DONALD spoke to Mrs. BOULTON, then returned to his own table. The two patrolmen a few moments later again went over to the table where she sat. Suddenly their voices rose in argument and neighboring couples turned to listen. They saw COSTELLO rise, grip his chair by its back and crash it down on MC DONALD'S head, they said. The glancing blow staggered him, but he recovered, drew his service revolver and fired a shot in the air. Those of the other patrons who hadn't already started for the door said COSTELLO raised the chair furiously and swung it again. there were two deafening reports. COSTELLO whirled about from the impact of a bullet in his shoulder. Patrolman CONNER, who had stepped close to MC DONALD, reaching for his gun, went down with a bullet in his neck. More couples raced for the door, others crouched under tables. Two women were screaming. The uproar brought Patrolman Edward MASTERSON from his post a few blocks away. Friends had already sent COSTELLO to Mary Immaculate Hospital. MASTERSON arrested the two patrolmen, and sent CONNOR to Jamaica Hospital, then looked around in the speakeasy, saw two barrels of alleged beer and arrested the proprietor. Deputy Police Commissioner John A. LEACH suspended both patrolmen pending investigation. HELD IN $10,000 BAIL MC DONALD was given a hearing in Jamaica Court today before magistrate Benjamin MARVIN on two charges of felonious assault and held in $10,000 bail for examination Wednesday. He pleaded not guilty to the charges, which were made in separate short affidavits by Detective John MAGNA, Jamaica precinct. Bail of $7,500 was fixed in connection with the charge as it related to the shooting of Patrolman William O'CONNOR, who is in Jamaica Hospital in a critical condition with a bullet wound in his neck, and bail of $2,500 was fixed in connection with the shooting of mark COSTELLO, 45, of 190-10 Woodshull avenue, Hollis, who is in Mary Immaculate Hospital with a bullet wound in his left shoulder. 19 May 1931 PATROLMAN SHOT BY VICE COP DIES Patrolman William O'CONNOR, who was shot in a dispute over a woman in "Sloppy Joe's" Restaurant, 95-10 50th street, Jamaica, early Sunday morning, died this afternoon in Jamaica Hospital, from the effects of a bullet wound in the neck and Jamaica detectives immediately started for the Brooklyn home of Patrolman George E. MC DONALD, Jamaica vice-cop, now free in $10,000 bail, on a charge of felonious assault to bring him back to face a charge of homicide. JURY CONVICTS VICE COPS IN POTOCKI CASE LEWIS and MCFARLAND Guilty of Assault - Face Five Years William B. LEWIS and Edgar P. MC FARLAND, former vice squad patrolmen, were found guilty today of assault in the second degree by a jury before General Sessions Judge NOTT. They face sentence of from two and a half years to five years in prison. The two former patrolmen were indicted on the testimony of Mrs. Genevieve POTOCKI, of 129 Cedar street, Manhattan, that they entered her home last September, beat and bit her and then arrested her and a friend, Mrs. Marie BARBETTI, on framed vice charges. Mrs. POTOCKI made her charges before Referee Samuel SEABURY in the Appellate Division's investigation of magistrate's courts. District Attorney CRAIN placed the information before the Grand Jury and the two officers immediately were indicted. Yesterday, Assistant District Attorney James Garrett WALLACE, in summing up for the prosecution, asserted that police witnesses for the two defendants constituted "a parade of perjurers." 21 May 1931 FORMER VICE COP ON TRAIL The State began presentation of evidence today against Patrolman Walter V. AMBRAZ, formerly of the upper East Side, Manhattan, Vice Squad, who went on trial yesterday before Judge NOTT and a jury in General Sessions, charged with perjury in a vice arrest. AMBRAZ is the seventh policeman to be tried on perjury or assault charges growing out of testimony given before Referee Samuel SEABURY in the Appellate Division's investigation of Magistrates courts. AMBRAZ is charged with having testified falsely in Women's Court last August after he arrested Mrs. Rosa Helen RICCHEBUONO on a vice charge in her apartment at 686 Third avenue. Judge NOTT, after the jury had been selected from a special panel yesterday, instructed the jurors to report to him immediately any anonymous letters or other communications they might receive in connection with the trial. FUNERAL RITES FOR SLAIN COP A solemn high mass of requiem will be said on Saturday morning for patrolman William O'CONNOR of Traffic P, who died Tuesday from a bullet wound in the neck, at the St. Gerard's R. C. Church of Hollis. Interment will follow in the St. John's Cemetery. O'CONNOR was shot early Sunday morning at Sloppy Joe's Restaurant, Jamaica, by Patrolman George E. MC DONALD, suspended vice cop of the Jamaica station. The shooting occurred, according to witnesses, when O'CONNOR attempted to intervene in a quarrel between MCDONALD and Mark COSTELLO, of 190-10 Woodhull avenue, Hollis. MCDONALD is being held by Magistrate Benjamin MARVIN in the Jamaica court to answer a charge of homicide on Monday. The patrolman's attorney, after the magistrate denied bail, went before County Judge Frank ADEL and secured the release of his client in $10,000 bail. O'CONNOR is survived by his parents, two sisters and a brother. 25 May 1931 Thomas GAFFNEY, a patrolman attached to the Fourth Avenue station of the New York Police Department, died yesterday at his home, 28 Fifty-seventh street. He is survived by his widow, Mary CARTER GAFFNEY; two sons, Francis and Bernard; a daughter, Marion, and a sister, Mrs. Regina ENRIGHT. The funeral will be held at 9:30 A.M. Wednesday with requiem mass at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Interment will be under direction of Joseph REDMOND. COP'S BURIAL ON WEDNESDAY Patrolman Thomas GAFFNEY, well known in the Police Department, having been for fifteen of his twenty-five years of service attached to the Fourth avenue station, will be buried Wednesday. Patrolman GAFFNEY died yesterday at Kings County Hospital of heart failure. He had been at the hospital for several weeks as the result of a bullet wound in his right foot which he received when he accidentally shot himself while at pistol practice at the police target range at the 106th Infantry Armory. The funeral will be held at 9:30 A. M. Wednesday from his late home, 428 Fifty-seventh street, with requiem mass at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Fifth avenue and Fifty-ninth street. 27 May 1931 OUSTED FROM POLICE FORCE, WAGES OWN WAR ON GANGSTERS Once a Copy Always a Copy, Says Capturer of Gunmen "Once a policeman always a policeman, whether or not you are in the department" This was the comment of Salvatore L. FRANZES today. He is out of the department after a four months probation period. But he is waging a warfare, all his own, against gunmen. After successfully passing the examination and making the list, he was sent to the Police academy. It was while there he was dropped because of some flaws discovered in his application. He was let out on May 5. Last Friday while in the vicinity of Metropolitan avenue and Rodney street he saw three men acting in a suspicious manner. He saw Patrolman James FERRARA, of Central Park station, who was on his way home and in civilian clothes. He told FERRARA of the action of the three men. FRANZES and FERRARA got Police Sergeant Francie GILL, of Bedford avenue station. The three men were arrested. Two of hem had guns. They were charged with violating the Sullivan law and attempted robbery. A payroll of $1,200, it was learned, was to be delivered at a nearby factory. It is said the three men were waiting for it. "This shows that FRANZES was alert, prevented a holdup and probably saved the life of some policeman or one of those carrying the payroll," said Ernest GILMORE GARDINER, who heads a committee of FRANZES neighbors who will make an effort to have him reinstated in the department. 16 June 1931 PATROLMAN BURNS FETED John BURNS, a patrolman attached to the Coney Island station, yesterday observed his thirty-eighth anniversary on the police force.He received the congratulations of his fellow bluecoats and during luncheon period was made the guest of honor at a little spread. Called upon to make a few remarks by Lieutenant Carl ANDERSON, BURNS declared that he hoped the next 38 years would be as pleasant for him as the past thirty-eight have been. NASSAU POLICE CHIEF REMOVED Chief of Police, Joseph LOCKWOOD of Lynbrook who has held that office for the past two years, was dismissed from the force to-day, following a metting of the Village Board. The charges against the chief were preferred by Mayor Howard WILSON, who alleged the chief was absent from duty four days without permission about three weeks ago. When the chief was given a hearing on June 5, the Village Board sitting as a police commission, he said he had had a nervous breakdown. At the time the board reserved decision. Chief LOCKWOOD says he will appeal from the decision. EIGHT POLICEMEN WIN PROMOTION Police Commissioner MULROONEY today announced eight promotions in the department. - Lieut.Bernard W.RORKE, First District Traffic, was made a captain. - Sergt. William F.CULLEN of Vanderveer Park precinct, was made lieutenant. - Sergt.Conrad H.ROTHENGAST, of Bronx Headquarters, was made lieutenant. The following patrolmen were made sergeants; - Thaddeus A.NEGGESMITH, Fourth Division - Daniel J.O'MARA, Traffic D - Joseph L.PATTON, Correspondence Bureau in Manhattan. - William T.CLANCY, Long Island City - Ferdinand W.WHITE, of Wadsworth avenue station,Manhattan. 20 June 1931 RETIRED POLICEMAN SENTENCED AS DRUNK Edward BRIODY, 48, a retired city policeman, was sentenced to serve thirty days in the workhouse by Magistrate DOWNS in Ridgewood court,Queens, yesterday, on complaint of his wife, Ethel, who lives with him at 111-08 Jamaica ave,Richmond Hill. On May 2, he was let off on three months probation with the injunction that he keep away from liquor. His wife told Magistrate he had violated that injunction almost every day since then. 23 June 1931 DEMOTED COP HURT RESCUING WOMAN Demoted from the rank of detective to patrolman a year ago, for losing his service revolver in a ''hold up'' at the dinner to former Magistrate Albert A.VITALE, Patrolman Arthur JOHNSON to-day rescued a woman from a burning room and was so badly burned himself that he was held in the hospital. JOHNSON was summoned to the home of Mrs.Madeline MARTIN, at 1931 Andrews avenue,the Bronx, when neighbors heard an explosion of naphtha. He found Mrs.MARTIN'S clothing in flames, and wrapped his raincoat around her. Upon reaching the hospital, the patrolman collapsed, and was ordered to bed. Mrs.MARTIN'S condition was critical. Maspeth Boys Go Camping Again With Sergt. Boelson Policeman Resumes Trips Over Week-Ends During His Vacation The first of Police Sergt.Otto BOELSON'S camping trips for boys living in the Maspeth district has been started.Each year the sergeant takes a group of boys to his camp outside of Southampton where he instructs them in the mysteries of fishing and botany. ''Teach the kids names of trees,show them the woods and instill in them the love of nature and growing things'', he asserts each year, ''and you will have fine citizens and worthwhile men''. Sergt.BOELSON'S annual vacation started last Saturday. He took eight boys with him on the first trip and returned with them yesterday.He will take eight more next week and so on until his vacation ends.The sergeant pays all expenses, only requiring that the boys learn the names of twenty trees before starting on the trip. Test on trees and the names and habits of fish in local waters are conducted for the sergeant by William BOWMAN, BOELSON'S neighbor and a nature authority. In Douglaston Manor, where BOELSON lives with his family, and where he spends the time between camp trips in working on his house and lawn, he is the idol of the boys. ''I am being a policeman in teaching the boys and making them understand nature'', he said; if you explain the habits of the animals and the fishes and show a boy the interesting things that are outdoors, you arouse a healthy interest that is going far to make him a fine man. I feel I am doing my duty as a police officer in contributing my bit to a boy's mental and physical growth.'' 11 July 1931 JAMES DUDDY, OLD DETECTIVE, RETIRED, DIES Veteran Sleuth Cited by Many Police Commissioners James DUDDY, a retired detective of the New York Police Department, who saw service under many police commissioners and who was commended for his services by Commissioners ROOSEVELT, BINGHAM and ENRIGHT, died yesterday at his home, 254 Seventy-third street. Detective DUDDY retired ten years ago while attached to the old 148th Precinct. He was widely known throughout the old Sixth Ward of Brooklyn. He was a son of the late John and Bridget COGAN DUDDY. He was a member of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association and the Police Veterans Association. He is survived by his widow Fanny STODDARD DUDDY; a son, James DUDDY, Jr.; three daughters, Mrs. Francis MORRIS, Mrs. Paul DWYER and Mrs. John BRADLEY and a sister, Mrs. Ann MONAHAN. The funeral will be held at 9:30 A.M. Monday with requiem mass at the Church of Our Lady of Angels, Fourth avenue and Seventy-fourth street, by the Rt. Rev. Mgr. O’HARA. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. COP SHOT IN UNDERTAKER SHOP; COMPANIONS TELL OF HOLDUP Empty Beer Containers and Shells Found by Investigators Patrolman John HOWELLS, attached to Traffic Squad O, was shot through the abdomen early today while he was in the company of a group of men in a room at the rear of the undertaking shop of Dennis KENNEDY at 5723 Roosevelt avenue, Woodside. He was taken to St. John’s Hospital, Long Island City where it was said his condition was critical. Detectives who questioned the men that were with HOWELLS said these men told them two holdup men had entered the shop early this morning, pointed guns at the group and demanded money. HOWELS had placed his service pistol in its holster on a table, they said. As he reached for the weapon, one of the holdup men shot him, according to his companions. Police officials began an inquiry and inspected the rear room where they said they found a number of pasteboard beer containers. Two empty .38 calibre shells were found in the basement where detectives said they had apparently been thrown through a trap door in the floor of the rear room of the shop upstairs. While the investigation was underway, however, a general alarm was sent out for two men described by HOWELLS’ companions as the holdup men. These were young men, dark complexioned, who wore caps and dark suits. 21 July 1931 PATROLMAN SHOT IN FLIGHT FROM CAFÉ BRAWL SUSPENDED Held in Hospital With Man He Is Accused of Wounding Deputy Police Commissioner LEACH announced today the suspension from the department of Patrolman Phillip FOX, 27, of the Rockaway Beach Station, Queens, now under arrest in the Norwegian Hospital on a charge of felonious assault. FOX was arrested following the shooting late last night of James GODFREY, 20, of 426 Forty-ninth street, who was critically wounded during an altercation in front of a café at 6120 Third avenue. GODFREY was shot in the stomach. FOX was shot in the right leg while being chased from the scene by Patrolman Thomas CARROLL of the Fourth Avenue Station. FOX was off duty at the time. After the felonious assault charge against FOX has been disposed of in magistrate’s court, he will appear before Deputy Commissioner LEACH on departmental charges. There are two versions given by witness of the shooting, police say. According to one, FOX had been drinking and had tried to force his way into the speakeasy despite GODFREY’s efforts to prevent his entrance, finally becoming enraged and shooting GODFREY at close range. According to the other FOX had been admitted to the speakeasy and had started an argument with GODFREY, during which he took out his gun and fired. After the shooting, FOX ran along Third avenue, with Patrolman CARROLL of the Fourth avenue station, pursuing. CARROLL was unable to catch him and finally fired at him after shouting several times. FOX fell with a bullet in his left leg and was taken to the station house where he was recognized as a policeman and arrested before going to the hospital. 23 July 1931 SQUIRREL BITES COP-DIES Patrolman Has Exciting Evening on Beat in Prospect Park Patrolman William DUNBAR, 30, of 1193 St. Marks avenue, had a 'hot time' in Prospect Park last night. He was not on his day off. He was on duty and preserving law and order among the thousands who went to seek relief from the heat. He was musing to himself how lucky he was to be stationed at the recreating centre and was 'pounding the pavement' near the bandstand in the music grove when an excited citizen rushed up and reported that a squirrel had been injured and was causing quite a commotion. Patrolman DUNBAR rushed to the scene of the excitement and took the squirrel in his arms to render first aid. The squirrel did not take kindly to the samaritan act of one of the city’s finest and promptly bit Patrolman DUNBAR on the left hand. In the excitement which followed, the animal was killed. Patrolman DUNBAR called an ambulance 'not for the squirrel which was now beyond aid' but for himself. Dr. ROSENBLUTH of Methodist Episcopal Hospital responded. SEVEN POLICE ARE PROMOTED Police Commissioner MULROONEY today announced seven promotions including one from deputy inspector to inspector. Deputy Inspector Lewis F. COSTUMA, executive officer of the Crime Prevention Bureau, was the chief promotion made. The new inspector, who lives at 560 West 170th street, receives an increase in pay from $5,500 to $5,900. Captain Joseph BANNON of the East Fifty-first street station, Manhattan, was made a deputy inspector, his salary increasing from $5,000 to $5,500 a year. Deputy Inspector BANNON lives at 8355 116th street, Richmond Hill. Lieutenant Charles P. MOONEY, in command of the detectives of the East Twenty-second street station, Manhattan, and who lives at 7122 Lubert street, Forest Hills, was made a captain. Sergeant Edward J. O’NEILL, Jr., of the East Sixty-seventh street precinct, was made a lieutenant. The following patrolmen were made sergeants: John E. BUTLER, of the East 126th street station; Frank E. DEHRLING, Liberty avenue station, and Walter P. MITCHELL, of Atlantic avenue station. 8 August 1931 POLICE RESPOND TO ARMY CALL Police Captain James J. GEGAN, in command of the Thirteenth Detective Division, has accepted a call to active duty in his army reserve rank of Major and will command the 314th Military Police Battalion during its two weeks of field training at Plattsburg barracks beginning tomorrow. Seven other New York and Long Island men will serve under Major GEGAN. They are: Captains Daniel W. LAKE, of 110-45 168th street, Jamaica; Francis A. TRAVIS of 179 Meserole avenue, Lambert L. HANSON, of 107-16 121st street, Richmond Hill, L.I. and Bernard F. BYRNE of 9418 Park Lane South, Woodhaven; First Lieutenants Joseph MOSES, of 116-39 197th street, St. Albans; Harold A. DEVINE, of 280 Carroll street, and Arthur L. SHEVLIN, of 88-52 205th street, Hollis. 10 August 1931 CHARGE AGAINST COP DISMISSED The indictment for assault -in- the second degree returned last April against Patrolman Victor G. LE FRANCOIS, attached to Traffic J. was dismissed today by County Judge Franklin TAYLOR. Edward D. KELLY, assistant district attorney, told Judge TAYLOR that every effort had been made to locate the witnesses, but they could not be found.Lawrence McGOLDRICK, counsel for LE FRANCOIS, moved for dismissal of the indictment for failure of prosecution. The case had been called to trial four times. The complainant was Max BERNSTEIN, of 1550 St. John's place, who alleged LE FRANCOIS had beaten him up, dislocating his shoulder in an apartment at 1 East Nineteenth street. A woman named Ollie RIVERS is said to have occupied the apartment. ACCUSE COPS OF BRUTALITY Two women who accuse police officers of brutality must tell their stories in Coney Island Court Wednesday. The women, Mrs. Hanna TENCE, 60, of 10 Frank court, Sheepshead Bay, and her daughter, Victorine, 23, were arrested by Sergt. Daniel DORIS of St. George, S.I., police station and Patrolman John HADFIELD of Sheepshead Bay station. The older woman is charged with disorderly conduct and the daughter with assault. They sent notes to Magistrate STEERS yesterday that injuries prevented their appearance in court. Mrs. TENCE said the trouble started with a neighbor, a Mrs. COSTELLO concerning the cleaning of a cesspool and the removal of rubbish. DORIS, Mrs. COSTELLO's brother, she said, threatened to arrest her and that Patrolman HADFIELD took her side until he learned that DORIS was a police sergeant. Then, she said, the two men forced their way into her home and broke furniture and beat her and her daughter. 11 August 1931 COP IN LIQUOR RAID CHARGES ENDS HIS LIFE SERGT. HERRSCHAFT, 20 YEARS ON FORCE, SENDS BULLET THROUGH HEAD Police Sergt. Charles HERRSCHAFT, 48, one of the nine sergeants of the Sheepshead Bay police station who were transferred after police arrested fourteen supposed bootleggers at Gerrittsen Beach the morning of July 26, was found shot to death this morning in the locker room of the Liberty avenue station. HERRSCHAFT, who had been in the Police Department for twenty years, was assigned to the Liberty avenue station two days ago. It was shortly after 7 a.m. today when a patrolman on the first floor of the building heard a shot from the locker room upstairs. He notified Sergeant Thomas HARDING, who found HERRSCHAFT sitting in a chair, a bullet through his head and his service revolver on the floor beside him. One cartridge had been exploded. 26 August 1931 COP OVERCOME AT FIRE RESCUE IN GREENPOINT COLLAPSES AFTER LEADING TENANTS FROM SKILLMAN AVENUE BLAZE Patrolman Edward DOUGHERTY, of the Herbert street station, is suffering from smoke inhalation today, as a result of routing out more than 100 persons in a frame tenement building in Old Woodpoint road, Skillman avenue and Conselyea street during a fire early today. DOUGHERTY was going along Old Woodpoint road shortly after 4 a.m. and as he crossed Skillman avenue, heard a slight explosion and then saw flames shooting out of the windows of a one-story frame building at 234 Skillman avenue, occupied by the William Crossbach Plating Company. When he reached the building, DOUGHERTY found the inetrior in flames. By the time he sent in an alarm the fire had spread to an adjoining one-story frame structure at 236 Skillman avenue, occupied as an office by the Pasquale Churchello Scrap Iron Company and was spreading towards a six-story frame tenement at 222 Skillman avenue. After rapping on the pavement with his nightstick, DOUGHERTY ran through the tenement building arousing the occupants. DOUGHERTY saw to it that they all reached the street in safety. By that time the tenement buildings along Old Woodpoint road and Conselyea street were filling rapidly with smoke. The policeman was at the point of collapse and staggered to a stoop on Conselyea street near Kingsland avenue, when the fire apparatus came along. He refused medical attention and remained on duty. The flames which scorched the rear of the buildings on Old Woodpoint road and Conselyea street could be seen by some of the patients in Greenpoint Hospital a block away, but at no time was there any excitement at the institution. The cause of the fire is undetermined and damage is placed at $80,000. 3 September 1931 12 DETECTIVES WIN ADVANCE Ploce Commissioner MULROONEY promoted twelve men of the detective division today for "Intelligent police work". Six were made first grade detectives tat $4,000 a year and six second grade at $3,200. The first grade detective and their new assignments are: Acting Lieut. James KINNEY, Manhattan Headquarters. Charles s. CORBETT, Homicide Squad, Brooklyn Maurice GAUGHRAN, Manhattan Headquarters. Michael MELIE, Manhattan Headquarters Morris NORWICKI, 5TH Street, Manhattan William A. COLBY, Simpson street, the Bronx. SECOND GRADE DETECTIVES : John W. HANNEN, Bomb Squad Alfred J. FERNAN, Manhattan Homicide John F. GALLAGHER, Queens Homicide Frank CRIMMINS, Inspector SULLIVAN's office. John L. WALBARN, Bureau of Criminal Identification. William J. CLARK, East 51st street, Manhattan. 8 September 1931 Patrolman Bernard CONROY, 24, of 600 West 176th street, Manhattan, attached to the Highbridge station, died in Rockaway Beach Hospital as a result of injuries suffered when he pushed his fist through a plate-glass window of a store on Rockaway Beach boulevard while fighting off an attack. CONROY and a friend, Vincent PAUL of 554 West 181st street were visiting when they were attacked by two men in front of the delicatessen of Mrs. Dorothy PUBLINER at 107-05 Rockaway Beach boulevard. Retaliating a punch, CONROY pushed his fist through he window. He lost considerable blood and was taken to the hospital, where blood transfusions failed to save his life. 15 September 1931 BROTHER POLICE IN SEARCH FOR KILLERS OF SERGEANT Witness Gives Good Descriptions of Thugs in Village Speakeasy All available members of the Mercer street, Manhattan, detective squad as well as a large number of plainclothes men from Police Headquarters were searching throughout the city today in an attempt to locate the three men who killed one police officer and wounded another after attempting to hold up a Greenwich Village speakeasy early yesterday. The police found a large number of witnesses who saw the killers, and obtained good descriptions of the men. But so far none of the witnesses has been able to identify any Rogues Gallery pictures. SHOT WITHOUT WARNING The dead officer is Sergeant Timothy MURPHY of the Mercer street stations, who had been on the force for twenty four years. He was notified of a holdup taking place in a small restaurant-speakeasy at 18 E. 31st street and went to the scene. As he went down the steps leading to the barroom the boards squeaked. The gunmen turned and fired at him, killing him instantly. The men then fled. Patrolman Fred KNOCKE saw one of the men and stopped him. The man fired at the officer, but KNOCKE grabbed his gun arm so that the bandit's aim was deflected and the bullet only tore through his arm. TRAIL IS LOST Charles FERN, of 133 East 71st street, owner of the restaurant, his wife and several guests all gave the police good descriptions of the men. Albert CLARK, a resident of the Albert Hotel, which is just across the street from FERN's place, saw KNOCKE shot as did the son of the proprietor of Romonoff's drug store at 60 University place. He seized the wounded officer's nightstick and pursued the fleeing gunman, but lost him at 5 West 9th street. 26 September 1931 COP KILLS HIMSELF IN MARITAL DISCORD Patrolman Robert McNAMARA, 34, attached to the Parkville station shot and killed himself with his service revolver because of marital difficulties win the kitchen of his home at 406 19th street, early yesterday according to police. McNAMARA has been separated from his wife for several months, police said, and his recent efforts to effect a reconciliation where unsuccessful. He was with several friends until a late hour Saturday night and when of them said, as they parted. "I'll see you again"; McNAMARA replied "You'll never see me again. So long". Less than an hour later he shot himself through his left temple. McNAMARA had been a policeman ten years. The couple had no children. 28 September 1931 CAPTAIN DAVEY FATALLY SHOT CLEANING GUN WIFE HEARS REPORT - FINDS VETERAN BOROUGH POLICEMAN DEAD ON FLOOR Funeral services for Police Captain Matthew J. DAVEY of the Oak street station, Manhattan, who accidentally shot himself while cleaning his service revolver in the bedroom of his home at 2950 Ocean avenue late Saturday night, will be held Wednesday morning. The funeral will take place form the home of his sister, Mrs. Robert J. KIND, 421 East 8th street. A solemn requiem mass will be celebrated at St. Mark's R. C. Church, Ocean avenue and Avenue Z., by Mgr. Daniel J. McCARTHY and interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Captain DAVEY arrived home about 6 o'clock Saturday night. His wife, Mrs. Vera DAVEY, bet (as written) him at the Prospect Park station of the B. M. T. Brighton line with the family car and drove him to the apartment. The captain removed his shoes, Mrs. DAVEY said, on the complaint that his feet were hurting him and then went into the bedroom to clean his revolver. Mrs. DAVEY was directing the dismantling of a radio in the preparation for their moving on the first of the month when she heard a shot. SHOT THROUGH THE HEAD She rushed into the bedroom and found her husband sprawled on the floor with a bullet wound in the right side of his head. Detectives James HIBARD and Patrick KNOWLES reported that on a nearby table were five shells which had been removed form the revolver, some oil and cleaning rags, which apparently had not been used. The shooting was listed as accidental. The ambulance surgeon from Coney Island Hospital reported that the bullet hole was a contact wound causing burns on the side of the captain's head. Capt. DAVEY was one of the most popular officers on the force. At the time of his death he was in charge of Oak street station, Manhattan. A few months priod to that he had opened the new Borough Park station but remained there only a short time. Captain DAVEY was well-known in Brooklyn. His wife Vera, was a nurse in the Coney Island Hospital before their marriage seven years ago. She told police that her husband had no worries and had appeared to very happy during the motor ride home from the subway station home. ON VALENTINE'S STAFF DAVEY, who was 46 years old, has been a member of the police department for 25 years and was regarded by his associates as a very efficient officer. As a lieutenant he was attached to the staff of then Deputy Chief Inspector Lewis J. VALENTINE, when VALENTINE was doing confidential work for Police Commissioner McLAUGHLIN. VALENTINE, now a captain, has been one of the principal witnesses during the past week at the investigation being made into city affairs by the Hofstadter Legislative Committee. He has testified to professional gambling taking place in Democratic clubhouses. DAVEY was not scheduled to testify before the committee, it was announced at the Seabury headquarters today. Capt. DAVEY was also on the staff of Inspector Thomas McDONALD while he was in charge of the 10 Inspection District. A year ago he was appointed a captain and assigned to the new Bronx Precinct, later being transferred to Borough Park and then Oak street. McNAMARA - Matthew on Sept. 27, 1931, Patrolman NYPD attached to the 70th Pct.; beloved husband of Helen ROMANICH, son of David and the late Margaret MURRAY McNAMARA, brother of Joseph, Thomas and Mrs. Fred GILMARTIN. Funeral Wednesday, 10:30 A.M., from residence of his brother, Joseph, 406 19th st., thence to the Church of the Holy Name, where solemn requiem mass will be offered. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery with full military honors. 1 October 1931 Two Advanced to Captaincies by MULROONEY Get Manhattan Commands - Two Made Lieutenants and Eleven Sergeants Police Commissioner MULROONEY announced today the promotion of two men to the rank of captain, two to the position of lieutenant and eleven from patrolmen to sergeants. The new captains are: William F. MCKIERNAN of the Charles street station. Edward H. WALSH, attached to Manhattan headquarters. A salary raise of $1,000 accompanies the promotion, making their annual wage $5,000. Those raised to the rank of sergeant, with a $500 increase, to a salary of $4,000, are: Thomas F. WALSH of the West Twentieth street station. Daniel LEAHY of the Clinton street station. The eleven patrolmen raised to sergeant with a salary increase of $500 to $3,500 a year are as follows: William TRAUTNER, East 126th street. John SWEENEY, Traffic B. August FLATH, Beach street. Patrick J. KNOWLES, Sheepshead Bay. Bernard BROBEN, Manhattan headquarters. John F. WHITE, hack license bureau. James MANNION, East Sixty-seventh street. Harry c. BILMS, Gates avenue. Patrick J. O'DONNELL, Mounted Squad 2. James A. O'DONNELL, empire boulevard. Alexander H. MCMANUS, Oak street. 2 October 1931 SERGEANT FINED; AUTOIST RELEASED An assault charge against William HANSEN, an investment broker, of 70-08 Fleet street, Forest Hills, was dismissed in Queens Special Sessions Court but the complainant Sergeant Theodore RAPHAEL, of Traffic N, must accept a thirty-day fine. The sergeant said that when he ordered a car driven by Col. Eugene E. BIBBS on March 2, U. S. field Artillery, into line, he heard an oath from one of the car's occupants. BIBB's wife, June, and HANSEN were also in the car. Sergeant RAPHAEL said he warned the occupants, that HANSEN protested, finally coming to blows when the argument waxed hot. HANSEN contended that when he protested against the officer's repeating the oath in the presence of a lady the police sergeant turned on him. 26 October 1931 9 DETECTIVES ARE PROMOTED Commissioner MULROONEY today promoted nine detectives in grade. Three of them are attached to Brooklyn precincts. They are: -Arthur GIDDERING, Borough Park station. -George LAU, Coney Island station. -Harold LATTINGER, Bergen street station. All three were raised from third to second grade and will thereby receive an increase in pay of $200 a year. The other appointed were: -Frederick RAIHLE and Charles MC GOWAN, East fifty-first street station, Manhattan. From second to first grade with an increase in pay of $800 a year. -Elmer J. MASON and Rudolph MCLAUGHLIN, East Fifty-first street station, Manhattan. From third to second grade with an increase in pay of $200 a year. -Peter A. NATON, Manhattan Headquarters, and Charles CARROLL, East 104th street, Manhattan, from third to second grade. 23 December 1931 LAWLER--On Dec. 23, John J., patrolman, N.Y.P.D., attached to 70th precinct, beloved husband of Josephine (nee RIORDAN), son of Lieut. Edward J. LAWLER of Police Academy. Funeral from his home, 965 Seventy-sixth st., Brooklyn, on Saturday, Dec. 26, at 9:30 A.M. Mass of requiem at Church of St. Ephrem, Fort Hamilton parkway and Seventy-fifth st., at 10 A.M. Interment Calvary Cemetery. 30 December 1931 COP ARRESTED OVER FLATBUSH FAMILY FIGHT Accused with Two Companions of Beating Sister-in-law's Boy Friend A policeman and two of his companions are under arrest today charged with beating up a man who is supposed to have been living with a sister of the patrolman's wife. The officer is Patrolman Ralph P. KEEFE, 35, of 165 East Eighth street, attached to the Parkville station. The others are : William TUOHY, 39 of 449 East Fifth street. John HEFFERMAN, 40, of 52 Kermit place. All three will be give a hearing in court today, charged with on the complaint of William Mahoney, 35, a milkman living at 4512 Clarendon road. According to the story pieced together by the police of the Snyder ave station, Keefe and Tuohy married sisters and a third sister had been living with Mahoney. This sister, it was reported, quarreled with Mahoney and left him. About 5 :30 A. M. today Keefe and Tuohy, accompanied by Hefferman, a friend, called at Mahoney's residence to get the girl's clothes, It was said. A fight started and Mahoney charged that was beaten about the head by Keefe. He notified the Snyder avenue station and the three men were arrested. Keefe, according to the police, asked permission at the station house to go into another room and slipped out of the building. Police searched all over Flatbush for him for two hours until he called the station house and the Lieutenant on duty, recognizing his voice, ordered him to come in at once. He came in and surrendered. 30 December 1931 Brooklyn Standard Union COPS HONORED Meritorious conduct brought commendations, citation for excellant police duty and honorable mention to 305 members of the police departmant today, including many Brooklyn members of the force. Five of the awards for distinction in the performance of duty were posthumous. Brooklyn and Queens commendations included: Sgt. Seigel GOLDSTEIN and Patrolman George SEAQUIST of Hamilton avenue station for capturing a man wanted for murder August 7. DETECTIVES John ALLEN, Henry E. HANSEN, Ambrose J. RIKEMAN Frank MORLOCK of the Lawrence station, for capturing two bandits before 875 Fifty-second street, April 1. John McDONOUGH Jr., and Edward Gaynor, Empire boulevard station, for capturing a May 23. Charles TRACY, Liberty avenue station, for capturing three men in a stolen auto June 21, wounding one. Joseph B. McCARTHY, Classon avenue station, for arresting a man wanted for two murders on June 3 at Second avenue and Forty-first street. William NEWBAUER, Poplar street station for wounding and capturing a gunman on Aug. 24. Frederick TRUMPF Patrolman Herbert GREEN of Flushing station for capturing four men-armed with a sawed-off shotgun and two revolvers, who were riding in a stolen auto in Elmhurst. PATROLMEN Edmund PROW William WESTMALL, Miller avenue station, for capturing 3 holdup man at Stone avenue and Broadway, June 11. William J. SHEA Thomas COLTON, Canarsie, for arresting three holdup men June 15 at Church avenue and East Ninety-third street, wounding two of them in the capture. Raymond,NICHOLAS, Forty-ninth street station, for mortally wounding a bandit on June 20. Charles W. KRAUSS Thomas SLOW, Bergen street station, for capturing a man June 24 at Fifth avenue and St. Mark's place who had shot a woman. Henry BERNER, Liberty ave station, for capturing one of five hold-up men June 28 at 972 Rockaway ave. Martin BYRNES, of the Tenth Division for rescuing a drowning man of Fourty-First street, June 29. Hary DUBERG, Astoria station, for rescuing two girls from drowning in Hewlett Bay, July 5. Lester FINK, Bedford ave station, for rescuing a man from the East River at the foot of South Fifth street, July 19. Lewis LEVINE, Classon avenue station, for capturing a murderer at 14 Park pl, July 20. VALIANT DEEDS Thomas CARROLL, Jr., Fourth avenue station, for arresting a man July 30, who had shot another at 6120 Third ave. John DUKES, of Motorcycle Squad 2, for capturing four men in a stolen auto on Ocean parkway. Joseph PREFER, Empire Boulevard station, for arresting two hold-up men Aug. 5 at 1046 Carroll st. Joseph COPELAND Frank ADAMS, of Queens, for rescuing a boy from drowning at Rockaway Beach Aug. 8. Francis McKEE, Empire Boulevard station, for capturing a holdup man Aug. 10 at 684 Ralph avenue. James A. DRISCOLL, Miller avenue station, for arresting two hold-up men before 73 Liberty avenue Aug. 23. John SCHREIBER, Fort Hamilton station, for saving a boy from drowning in New York Bay, Aug. 24. Rudolph HOEHE, of Motorcycle Squad 2, for capturing a reckless driver after having to shoot him Aug. 24. John SNELL, Richmond Hill, for saving a boy from electrocution, on a live wire at Rockaway Beach, Aug. 25. Robert J. SULLIVAN, Bedford avenue station, for arresting two hold-up men Sept. 4 at 125 South street. Charles F. WICKERN, Clymer street station, for capturing two hold-up men Sept. 18, at 710 Wythe avenue. John A. CASSIDY, Lawrence avenue station, for arresting two hold-up men Sept.29. Charles DRAYCOTT, Motorcycle Squad 2,for capturing a hold-up on Manhattan Bridge,Sept.29. Emmanuel DOMROE, Snyder avenue, for capturing a reckles driver in a stolen car Oct. 8 after several shots had been fired. Patrick O'ROURKE, Butler street station, for capturing two gunmen before 74 Columbia street Oct. 13. Edward BYRNES Michael O'CONNOR William BURKE, Butler street station, for capturing three hold-up men after a chase near Eleventh street and Seventh ave Oct. 17. Henry NOLL, Stagg street station, for arresting a holdup man Oct.26. Henry FINNEGAN, Miller avenue station, for arresting two hold-up men Oct.29. William REAL, Greenpoint station, for capturing two hold-up men Nov.5. Robert E. MAXWELL, Precinct K, for capturing two hold-up men Nov.6. EXCELLANT DUTY The following were awarded excellant police duty mentions: Patrolman Frank O'NEIL, now a detective, for arresting a man wanted for murder while off duty at 79 DeKalb avenue, Oct. 13. Patrolman Bernard GALLIGAN, Glendale station, for capturing a hold-up man May 16. Acting Captain John J. RYAN Acting Lieutenant Thomas REILLY Detective Joseh ARNOLD Detective William KIRWIN, all of the main office, for arresting four hold-up men at Eighteen ave & Fifty-second street April 1. Transcribers : Nina Craven Blanche Craton Susan Haas Gladys Jensen Robin Galage Joy E. Bold Nancy E Lutz Marilynn Wright Judy Buckney Rita Lloyd Jerilyn Krone Barbara Stein Jeanne Reilly RETURN to POLICE MAIN RETURN to CIVIL MAIN Back To BROOKLYN Main