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Apr. 14, 1941
Caucasian Male / 35 yrs. of age
Ossining Village Police Dept.
Homicide - Gun
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Mon. Apr. 14, 1941
Officer James Fagan was shot and killed while he and another patrolman were attempting to arrest three convicts who had just murdered Guard John Hartyre of the New York State Department of Corrections during a prison break from Sing Sing Prison. One of the convicts was shot and killed and the other two were arrested.
The two who were arrested were convicted of murdering Guard Hartyre, sentenced to death, and both were executed on June 11, 1942. Neither prisoner was tried for murdering Officer Fagan.