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Name : Enright, Hugh J. 

Rank: Ptl.

Shield #: Command: 024 Pct. (todays 17th Pct)
Date of Death: 1904-03-20   Cause of Death: Shot-Burglary-Arrest
     
 Patrolman Enright was shot and killed attempting to apprehend two burglary suspects. The two suspects had been spotted breaking into a bakery at 901 Third Avenue in Manhattan by a private security officer. He signaled for assistance and pursued the suspects who were fleeing in a horse brawn wagon. Patrolman Enright joined the pursuit and the suspect abandoned the wagon at the corner of East 51st Street and Third Avenue. They fled on 51st Street, one suspect going east and the other west. Patrolman Enright pursued one suspect east on 51st Street when the suspect turned and fired shots from his revolver, striking Patrolman Enright in the stomach and killing him.

Another Patrolman who heard the shots ran to assist and pursued the suspect until he was shot and wounded twice by the suspect.

Three other officers pursued the suspect to a basement at the corner of 1st Avenue and 51st Street where they exchanged shots with the suspect. The suspect was apprehended in the basement of the location after being wounded by the gunfire.
  
 
     
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On Apr.23, 1906, Michael Bursch, who killed PO Enright was sentenced to Life in Prison.
— Jack

REST IN PEACE.
— sjs
Posted: December 21, 2006, 6:18 am

REST IN PEACE.
— sjs
Posted: December 21, 2006, 6:18 am

I honor the memory of my mother's father and ask his blessing..
— Joseph A. O'Hare, S.J.
Posted: May 14, 2007, 4:14 am

May he rest in peace and always watch over his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his great-great grandchildren who all grew up hearing stories of his heroism.
— Gregory J. Scesney
Posted: August 5, 2007, 10:30 pm

You passed on trying to apprehend one of the lowest forms of life. You are not forgotten. Rest in Peace , watch over all of us and especially you family.
— Tommy
Posted: March 20, 2013, 6:49 am

Hugh, we continue to pray for you. Rest in Peace.
— Tommy
Posted: March 20, 2014, 6:44 am

Hugh we continue to pray for you. Rest in Peace.
— Tommy
Posted: March 16, 2015, 6:57 am

 


 

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