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Name : Schiffies, Harry H. 

Rank: Ptl.

Shield #: 11003 Command: Motorcycle 1 (todays Highway Unit 1)
Date of Death: 1947-12-13   Cause of Death: Shot-Investigation
     
 Patrolman Schiffries was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle for going through a red light.

Patrolman Schiffries stopped a vehicle at the corner of Seventy-Sixth Street and Park Avenue after he observed the car pass through a red light. After Patrolman Schiffries approached the vehicle, one of the occupants opened fire, striking Patrolman Schiffries in the chest.

Patrolman Schiffries was taken to New York Hospital where he died from his wounds.

Two years later a suspect was apprehended and charged with murder.

Patrolman Schiffries was posthumously awarded the New York City Police Department?s Medal of Honor.

Patrolman Schiffries had served with the New York City Police Department for 9 years and was survived by his wife and daughter. He was assigned to the Motorcycle Squad 1, the present day Highway 1.
  
 
     
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Comments from Friends    
     
Rest in peace brother.
— JOM

REST IN PEACE.
— sjs
Posted: November 29, 2006, 12:43 pm

Ptl Schiffies, you were killed by a man that was going to get a summons and be on his way. A violation was committed and you paid with your life. Even though you have passed you will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Harry H., we pray for you.
— Tommy
Posted: December 13, 2013, 3:45 am

 


 

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