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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.

— 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

Dear Brother Schiffries: 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, 1:02 am

Harry we continue to pray for you. Rest in Peace.
— Tommy
Posted: December 10, 2014, 4:11 pm

I am the granddaughter of Harry Schiffries. Since my mother, his daughter, passed in 2009, I have found memorabilia relating to his death. It is so horrific that he never got to be a part of my life. My grandmother, his wife, was extremely close to me and my family. She carried on her life with such dignity, always cherishing the positive moments.
— Judy
Posted: December 23, 2014, 2:59 pm



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