Name : Cosgrove, James 

Rank: Ptl.

Shield #: 10545 Command: Motorcycle 4 (Highway Unit 3)
Date of Death: 1966-10-08   Cause of Death: Auto Accident
 Patrolman Cosgrove was killed when his police motorcycle was struck by a drunk driver on Westside Highway. He was attempting to pull over a speeding vehicle when another vehicle entered the highway and struck him. He was assigned to Highway Unit 4.

Patrolman Cosgrove had been with the NYPD for three years. He was appointed June 26, 1963. He was 26 years old.
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Comments from Friends    
To The Love Of My Life. I will never forget you. I'm sorry that our children (all four of them) never had a chance to know what a wonderful dad you were. You always found time for them. I thank God for our wonderful children. Our twin daughters, Kelly and Karol, who were 4 years old at the time, our son, James who was 3 years old, and our son, John who was 1 1/2 years old.
— Carol Cosgrove

I did not know officer Cosgrove, i wasnt born until 1974, but i was reading what his widow had written, and it was truly heart-breaking. Your family is always in my prayers.
— Christina

rest in peace.
— sjs
Posted: November 3, 2006, 5:58 am

My family has always said, James Cosgrove was a wonderful loving man who enjoyed joking and laughing.I never meet him but my grandmother says my uncle looks just like him. I wish I could have meet you Grandpa. - Love you- signed your first grandchild
— Meredith Wolff
Posted: September 9, 2009, 9:54 pm

Hello my name is John. I had family down at the Old Mill. I was told James was my mothers uncle. Please Mrs. Cosgrove or any other family member possible contact me at
— John
Posted: September 26, 2009, 6:57 pm

I worked with Jim in the 79 in the early sixties before he went to Motorcycle, Jim was what we all called a stand up guy, who would always be there-no matter what. Jim, and his pal Frank Fish, who also left all of us way to early, were good cops to have on when you were working.
— Denis O'Hara
Posted: December 23, 2009, 5:24 pm

Ptl Cosgrove, you left behind a family at the hands of a drunk. In Hwy that was always a real fear especially on midnights. You will never be forgotten. We pray for you all the time . Rest in Peace James.
— Tommy
Posted: October 8, 2013, 6:47 am

James we continue to pray for you. Rest in Peace.
— Tommy
Posted: October 6, 2014, 8:20 am



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