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John J. Gaffney
John J. Gaffney
Name:John J. Gaffney
Rank:Detective
Badge:NA
End Of Watch:Saturday, December 7, 1912
Age:38
Service:12 Years
Cause:Gunfire
Incident Date:1912-12-06
Narration:
Detective Gaffney succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous night as he and another officer attempted to question three men in the Central Railroad yards at Lafayette Street. The officers were following the three men when one of the men suddenly opened fire on them, striking Detective Gaffney in the abdomen. The other officer returned fire but did not strike the suspects. Detective Gaffney was transported to St. James Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds the following night at 1830 hours. Detective Gaffney had been with the agency for 12 years and was assigned to the Detective Bureau.

John J. McGovern
John J. McGovern
Name:John J. McGovern
Rank:Police Officer
Badge:NA
End Of Watch:Sunday, October 13, 1912
Age:33
Service:2 years, 6 months
Cause:Gunfire
Incident Date:1912-10-13
Narration:
Officer McGovern was shot and killed while questioning three suspicious men across from the Webster Street School on Crane Street. As he spoke with two of the men the third man stepped behind him and shot him in the back four times. Officer McGovern had been with the agency for 2.5 years and was survived by his wife and two children.

John Sebold
John Sebold
Name:John Sebold
Rank:Police Officer
Badge:18
End Of Watch:Tuesday, March 9, 1886
Age:32
Service:2 Years
Cause:Animal Related
Incident Date:1886-02-27
Narration:
Patrolman Sebold succumbed to injuries sustained one month earlier when he attempted to stop a runaway mule team. He fell underneath the wagon and was dragged 100-feet. He sustained severe injuries and died just over one month later. Patrolman Sebold had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his wife and two children. One of his sons, Philip, became Chief of the Newark Police Department in 1945.

Alfred Negron
Alfred Negron
Name:Alfred Negron
Rank:Police Officer
Badge:NA
End Of Watch:Tuesday, April 14, 1885
Age:NA
Service:NA
Cause:Stabbed
Incident Date:1885-04-14
Narration:
Patrolman lyons died of injuries he received when he was stabbed in the abdomen. Patrolman Lyons was standing on his post talking to a woman when he observed a man across the street strike a woman in the face. Patrolman Lyons crossed the street, knocked the man to the ground, and returned to the woman he was talking with. He had re-engaged her in conversation, when the man whom he had struck crept stealthily up behind him in the shadow of a fence. His companion, noticing that the man was holding a knife in his hand cautioned Patrolman Lyons and Patrolman Lyons had just turned his face to the suspect, when the man sprang upon him and stabbed him in the stomach. Patrolman Lyons was removed to St. Michaels Hospital where he remained until he succumbed to his injuries.

Stanley J. Brock
Stanley J. Brock
Name:Stanley J. Brock
Rank:Police Officer
Badge:NA
End Of Watch:Tuesday, August 8, 1876
Age:NA
Service:NA
Cause:Gunfire
Incident Date:1876-08-08
Narration:
Officer Brock was shot and killed while investigating a burglary at a home at Clinton Avenue and Murray Street. The two suspects were apprehended and sentenced to death. On the morning of the execution date one of the men committed suicide. The other suspect was hung.

Benjamin Ellsden
Benjamin Ellsden
Name:Benjamin Ellsden
Rank:Police Officer
Badge:NA
End Of Watch:Thursday, July 13, 1876
Age:39
Service:2 Weeks
Cause:Gunfire
Incident Date:1876-07-13
Narration:
Officer Ellsden was shot and killed when he and another officer attempted to serve a warrant at the home of three brothers. The brothers opened fire on the officers with revolvers, killing Officer Ellsden and wounding his partner. The three suspects then ran to a nearby factory to seek revenge on the man who had sworn out the warrant. On the way to the factory they fired their weapons indiscriminately, killing two citizens. Once they arrived at the factory they ran out of ammunition. The factory workers then chased the three to the river bank and stoned them before drowning them in the river. Officer Ellsden had served with the agency for only two weeks.

Maxwell Badgley
Maxwell Badgley
Name:Maxwell Badgley
Rank:Police Officer
Badge:NA
End Of Watch:Monday, October 23, 1854
Age:50
Service:NA
Cause:Stabbed
Incident Date:1854-10-23
Narration:
Officer Badgely was stabbed to death by a prisoner who was attempting to escape custody. Officer Badgely and two other officers were escorting four prisoners to the jail following a hearing before a judge. The prisoners were handcuffed in pairs, left wrist of one prisoner to the right wrist of another prisoner. As Officer Badgely turned a corner near the jail with the first pair of prisoners and out of sight of the other two officers, Officer Badgely yelled for help. As the other two officers rushed to his aid they found that he had been stabbed in the chest. Although both prisoners attempted to flee the scene, one of them fell preventing the pair from making their escape. Officer Badgely identified the prisoner who stabbed him just before he died.