Name : Moruzzi, Humbert 

Rank: Ptl.

Shield #: 2209 Command: 008 Pct.
Date of Death: 1938-04-17   Cause of Death: Shot-Robbery in progress
     
 Patrolman Morruzzi was shot and killed while making an arrest when he interrupted a robbery in progress at a club on West 3rd Street. At about 4:20 a.m. April 12, 1938, on radio motor patrol duty with another patrolman, in response to a radio signal, proceeded to a restaurant at 47 West 3rd Street, Manhattan, where three men, armed with revolvers, had assaulted another man and a woman in the perpetration of a holdup. Upon entering the premises, an exchange of shots ensued and Patrolman Moruzzi was seriously wounded. He was taken to Columbus Hopsital where he succumbed to his wounds five days later. The three bandits were shot and arrested and three revolvers were recovered by other patrolmen.

Patrolman Morruzzi was assigned to the Mercer Street Station (8th Precinct).
  
 
     
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Comments from Friends    
     
Rest in peace brother.
— JOM

rest in peace.
— sjs
Posted: December 6, 2006, 11:51 am

PO Moruzzi you may have passed but you will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace
— Tommy
Posted: April 17, 2013, 5:22 am

On Feb 15th 1940, John Kulka and Bertal Thingstead were executed in the electric chair at sing sing prison for the murder of Ptl Moruzzi.
— jim
Posted: April 17, 2014, 2:33 am

Humbert we continue to pray for you. Rest in Peace.
— Tommy
Posted: April 17, 2014, 9:37 pm

Humberto we continue to pray for you. Rest in Peace.
— Tommy
Posted: April 20, 2015, 6:52 am

 


 

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