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Name : Mangen, James F. 

Rank: Ptl.

Shield #: 1496 Command: 144 Pct.
Date of Death: 1910-10-26   Cause of Death: Head Injury-Rescue
 earlier while rescuing two young children from a house fire. Patrolman Mangan observed a fire in progress at 1718 Eight Avenue in Brooklyn. When he arrived at the house he was met by a frantic woman who told the officers that her two children were trapped inside the house on the third floor.

Patrolman Mangan raced into the house and was able to fight his way through thick smoke and rescue one child, a three year old male. After safely returning that child to his mother, Patrolman Mangan re-entered the burning house to find the other child. Patrolman Mangan was able to locate the two year old girl. He began to carry her down to the street level when he was overcome by the smoke and heat. Patrolman Mangan fell from the second floor landing down to the first floor. Patrolman Mangan was able to shield the girl from the fall, but in doing so, struck his head when he fell, causing a skull fracture.

Arriving Firemen found Patrolman Mangan unconscious, with the girl safely in his arms. HE regained consciousness long enough to tell the firemen that the heat and smoke were to much, but died shortly after.
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Comments from Friends    
Rest in peace brother.

rest in peace.
— sjs
Posted: December 18, 2006, 10:58 am

That is an amazing story. Your a hero. I remember you
— Forrest
Posted: November 1, 2012, 8:57 am

Ptl Mangen, you died while preserving life. You showed a total disregard for your own life to save others you didn't even know. You will never be forgotten , we pray for you. Rest in Peace James F.
— Tommy
Posted: October 26, 2013, 5:48 am

James we continue to pray for you. Rest in Peace.
— Tommy
Posted: October 22, 2014, 6:27 am



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