Name : Starrett, Saul B. 

Rank: Sgt.

Shield #: 565 Command: 050 Pct.
Date of Death: 1953-09-02   Cause of Death: Electrocution
     
 Sergeant Starrett has been called to 238th Street and Kingsbridge Avenue (Bronx), where a rainstorm accompanied by heavy winds had knocked down the power line creating a dangerous condition for residents of the area. While directing patrolmen in closing off the area to passerby and traffic, Sergeant Starrett was hit by a live power line. A charge of 2,500 volts of electricity entered his body and he was unable to let go of the wire when he attempted to disengage it. Another Patrolman (Jeremiah Dunleavy, 50th Pct) swung his nightstick, knocking the wire from the Sergeant?s grasp, but he had already lost consciousness. Although Emergency Squad 8 administered oxygen and artificial respiration, he was pronounced dead two and a half hours later.

Sgt Starrett was 38 years old and resided in the Bronx. He is survived by his wife and three children. Sgt Starrett was appointed June 5, 1940 and promoted to the rank of Sergeant on June 16, 1952.
  
 
     
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Comments from Friends    
     
Rest in peace brother.
— JOM

rest in peace.
— sjs
Posted: November 24, 2006, 6:23 am

I found this when searching for articles about my grandfather, Jeremiah Dunleavy II, who passed on today. May both of these NYPD officers rest in peace.
— Jeremiah Dunleavy IV
Posted: August 14, 2010, 7:52 pm

Sgt Starrett, you may have passed but you will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Saul B , you are always in our prayers.
— Tommy
Posted: September 2, 2013, 3:12 am

Dear Brother Starrett: Please know that your name is read aloud each year at the Annual Shomrim Society Memorial Service. You are among the list of permanent heroes of Shomrim. You made the ultimate sacrifice and for that you will never be forgotten and you are always in our hearts. We know that God has taken you to his side.
— Will Sekzer - Shomrim Historian
Posted: June 24, 2014, 12:33 am

 


 

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