Name : Blumburg, Harry 

Rank: Ptl.

Shield #: 604 Command: 010 Pct. (todays 17 Pct)
Date of Death: 1924-08-22   Cause of Death: Auto on patrol
     
 Patrolman Harry Blumburg, 10th Precinct, while on patrol duty and riding on department motor patrol at Fifty-first Street and Park Avenue was struck by an automobile and received injuries from which he died.

Patrolman Blumburg was appointed on July 7, 1920.
  
 
     
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Comments from Friends    
     
Another forgotten NYPD hero, Harry's grave is in Acacia Cemetery on Liberty Avenue In Ozone Park Queens NY. each year we remember Harry at the 106 Pct on the day he gave his life for the good people of NYC. Harry was the first Jewish officer to give his life in the line of duty. thanks to the caretaker at the cemetery for upkeeping Harry's Grave PO Kenneth T Zorn 106 Community Affairs
— PO Kenneth T Zorn

rest in peace.
— sjs
Posted: December 7, 2006, 12:22 pm

Samuel Rosenfeld was the first Jewish Police Officer in New York City of record who was killed in the line of duty. He was shot during a holdup in 1918. Submitted by Harold Schiffer, Past President Shomrim Society. Besides Harry Blumberg and Sam Rosenfeld, there have been at least 21 Jewish Members of the service to have been killed in the line of duty. Their names are displayed on monuments at both Old and New Montefiore Cemetery on the grounds of the Shomrim Society. May all their memories be for a blessing.
— Harold Schiffer
Posted: January 9, 2011, 10:41 pm

Ptl Blumburg. you may have passed but you will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Harry.
— Tommy
Posted: August 22, 2013, 7:23 am

A/LT DANOR (SCHOOL SAFETY AGENT L-3) ALONG WITH A/LT MICHAEL HENNESSY (MTA BUS) HAVE TAKEN CARE OF PO BLUMBURG'S GRAVE SITE FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS. BEFORE THAT MY LAST PARTNER A/LT DEVINE(MAY HE REST IN PEACE) KEPT A FLAG ON HIS GRAVE SITE FOR THE LAST 15 YEARS
— A/LT DANOR
Posted: May 25, 2014, 7:04 pm

Dear Brother Blumberg: 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, 12:43 am

 


 

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