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- Sep. 01, 1923 -
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New York City Police Dept. Patch
Resided: NY, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Sep. 01, 1923
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 24 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: New York City Police Dept.
1 Police Plaza Path  
New York, NY   10038   USA
(646)610-5000
County: New York
Dept. Type: Municiple/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 10550
On The Job: 3 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: NY   USA   Sat. Sep. 01, 1923
Summary: Patrolman John Egan was shot and killed as he attempted to break up a disturbance at a party.

Patrolman Egan was on duty and assigned to plainclothes duty to keep watch on several locations that the police had received complaints about, including a locations that there was a large party at. During the night the Patrolman Egan attempted to eject a disorderedly man. A third man interfered and was able to gain control of Patrolman Egan's service weapon during a struggle. The man fired four shots and Patrolman Egan attempted to regain control of the weapon, fatally wounding patrolman Egan in the heart.

The suspect was arrested and later convicted of Second Degree Murder and sentenced to twenty-five years to life in prison.

Patrolman Egan was posthumously awarded the New York City Police Department Medal of Honor for his actions.

Patrolman Egan had served with the New York City Police Department for three years and was survived by his wife and twin so

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