Name : Padian, Harry J. 

Rank: Ptl.

Shield #: 9516 Command: 032 Pct.
Date of Death: 1938-07-17   Cause of Death: Shot by prisoner
 Patrolman Harry J. Padian was shot and killed by a prisoner while assigned to the 32nd Precinct. At about 6:45 p.m., July 6, 1938, Patrolman Padian was assigned to guard prisoners in the Harlem Hospital in Manhattan. In overpowering a prisoner, who had wedged his head between the upright bars of his bedstead and was twisting his neck in an attempt to commit suicide, and while extricating the prisoner?s head, the latter wrested the patrolman?s revolver from its holster. During a struggle for the weapon, Patrolman Padian was fatally shot and died the following morning.

He had been with the NYPD for 25 years. He was 53 years old.
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Comments from Friends    
Rest in peace brother.

rest in peace.
— sjs
Posted: December 6, 2006, 11:59 am

Rest in Peace. God Bless You and you Family.
— Anonymous
Posted: July 17, 2011, 8:14 pm

Ptl . Padian, it always amazes me when I hear of a person that wants to end their own life but causes so much pain and sorrow to others before they die themselves. You may have passed but you will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Harry.
— Tommy
Posted: July 17, 2013, 5:32 am

Harry we continue to pray for you. Rest in Peace.
— Tommy
Posted: July 17, 2014, 10:11 am

Harry we continue to pray for you. Rest in Peace,
— Tommy
Posted: July 14, 2015, 7:06 am



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