Name : Galbraith, William 

Rank: Ptl.

Shield #: 4518 Command: Mounted Unit
Date of Death: 1911-11-08   Cause of Death: Thrown from horse
 William Galbraith, a mounted patrolman attached to the Tremont Station, died in Fordham Hosital November 8, 1911 from a fractured skull caused by being thrown from his horse on October 31.

Patrolman Galbraith was 42 years old. He had been a member of the Police Department for 14 years having been appointed on January 28, 1897.
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Comments from Friends    
My great great uncle William was the son of James and Catherine Galbraith of Ulster County NY. He was one of twelve children, who was predeceased by his brother Hugh. Killed at the Battle of Honey Hill in the Civil War. Two heroes who had never met, joined now in heaven with the rest of their brothers and sisters.
— paul galbraith

rest in peace.
— sjs

Ptl Galbraith, you are an example that in police work the is not an assignment when on patrol that is without risk. Even though you passed you will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace William we pray for you.
— Tommy
Posted: November 8, 2013, 5:49 am

William we continue to pray for you. Rest in Peace.
— Tommy
Posted: November 6, 2014, 7:18 am

William Galbraith was my great grandfather. My father, Gerard Smith shared badge number 4518 and was the son of Veronica Galbraith. Gerardserved in the NYPD then became a NYS Trooper, retired to join the DEA and ultimately US Customs
— Peter Smith
Posted: May 26, 2015, 9:40 pm

Would like to contact fellow ancestors of William Galbraith . My Grandmother was IDA Galbraith who was Williams daughter along with Vera and Marie
— Arthur Raftery
Posted: December 17, 2017, 11:55 am

I would like to thank all those who worked to have William Galbraith recognized. His three young daughters Ida(my grandmother) Vera and Marie never grew to know their father. I am thankfull his loss is now being recognized.
— arthur Raftery
Posted: December 17, 2017, 1:56 pm



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