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Name : Kavanagh, Edward J. 

Rank: Ptl.

Shield #: 2424 Command: 007 Pct.
Date of Death: 1907-11-14   Cause of Death: Shot-Robbery-Pursuit
     
 Officer Kavanagh was shot and killed during a pursuit of a robbery suspect. He had been with the NYPD for two years. He was 30 years old.  
 
     
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Rest in peace brother.
— JOM

REST IN PEACE.
— sjs
Posted: November 2, 2006, 6:03 am

God watch over your soul.
— Phil S.
Posted: November 14, 2006, 2:59 pm

Ptl Kavanagh. you passed chasing a perp that was a danger to the public with a total disregard to your own safety and paid the ultimate price. Even though you are gone you will never be forgotten, we pray for you. Rest in Peace Edward J.
— Tommy
Posted: November 14, 2013, 4:53 pm

Edward we continue to pray for you. Rest in Peace.
— Tommy
Posted: November 11, 2014, 5:11 am

The events leading to the death of Ptl Kavanagh began with a purse snatch at Myrtle Av and Duffield St. The victim chased the thief and was joined by several passersby. The perpetrator, later identified as William Morse, drew a revolver and fired at those chasing him striking one. Ptl Kavanagh on a foot post nearby heard the shot and joined the pursuit. He was able to grab hold of Morse who fired one shot which struck the officer under the left arm, he fell gravely wounded. A citizen took the officers weapon and fired five shots at Morse, but missed. Morse continued to flee, throwing away his weapon, he was captured by the pursuing crowd and severely beaten with bricks. additional officers responding rescued Morse from the attack. Morse was convicted of the murder of Ptl Kavanagh and executed in the electric chair at Sing Sing.
— john
Posted: November 14, 2014, 8:27 am

 


 

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