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New Hero Search John B. Goldhammer - Feb. 19, 1909 (8957)

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New York City Police Dept. Patch
Resided: NY, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Feb. 19, 1909
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 34 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: Detective Sergeant
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 133
On The Job: 12 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: NY   USA   Fri. Feb. 19, 1909
Summary: Sergeant Goldhammer was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest a suspect wanted for several robberies. Sergeant Goldhammer, disguised as a civilian, went to the suspect's home a 1270 First Avenue, Manhattan, to attempt to locate the suspect. When he arrived the suspect answered the door. When Sergeant Goldhammer attempted to arrest him the suspect fled into his apartment and picked up a .32-caliber revolver from his room. While struggling with Sergeant Goldhammer the suspect fired one shot, killing him.

The suspect was arrested without incident by the first officer who responded to the report of the shooting.

Sergeant Goldhammer had been with the agency for 12 years and was in charge of the Rackets Squad. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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