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Dec. 19, 1881
Caucasian Male / 28 yrs. of age
New York Municipal Police Dept.
Homicide - Gun
On The Job:
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Mon. Dec. 19, 1881
Patrolman Thomas Norton was shot and killed while attempting to arrest another officer for extortion. He had responded to the back of a store on Delancy Street after it was reported a man was attempting to extort another man. While attempting to remove the officer he was shot in the neck. His assailant was sentenced to four years for his conviction of manslaughter in the third degree.
Patrolman Norton had served with the New York Municipal Police Department for two years and was assigned to the 10th Precinct.