Name : Fash, Arthur C. 

Rank: Ptl.

Shield #: 1506 Command: 052 Pct. (todays 100 Pct)
Date of Death: 1928-08-04   Cause of Death: Electrocuted
     
 While on patrol duty at Beach 96th Street and Rockaway Boulevard, Rockaway Beach, Queens, Patrolman Fash observed a broken live electric trolley wire hanging to the sidewalk. While attempting to safeguard pedestrians he came in contact with the wire and was electrocuted.  
 
     
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Comments from Friends    
     
Arthur Fash is my husband's grandfather and we have the article from the New York Times of his death. The article says he was attempting to move a baby carriage from underneath the wires. This occurred in Rockaway Beach during an August storm. I would liketo thank the creators of NYPD Angel! Its nice to see that those who gave their lives in the line of duty are not forgotten.
— Janet Fash

To janet Fash, Please contact me. I am the PBA Trustee for Queens South. I am trying to work out something for a plaque in the memory of Arthur Fash to be put in the 100 pct (this use to be the 52 Pct.) george Reynolds
— george Reynolds

rest in peace.
— sjs
Posted: December 8, 2006, 11:19 am

I wrote in my earlier comments that the New York Times stated it was a baby carriage that Police Officer Fash was attempting to move away from the live electrical wire - that is the family's version. In The Times Fash is spelled as Fach . The Sunday Times on August 5th , 1928, had this account: "Patrolman Arthur Fach of the Rockaway Beach Station was killed instantly when he tried to move a dangliong electric power wire at Ninety-sixth Street and Rockaway Boulevard with his wet nightstick. He died saving the life of Seymore Kranz, 19 years old, of 171 Beach 95th street, who was about to walk against the wire."
— Janet Fash
Posted: March 21, 2007, 6:52 pm

Ptl Fash , you passed while making sure the public was safe. You will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Arthur,
— Tommy
Posted: August 3, 2013, 8:22 am

 


 

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