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Name : Thorpe, Robert J. 

Rank: Det.

Shield #: Command: 020 Pct.
Date of Death: 1900-08-13   Cause of Death: Stabbed
     
 Patrolman Thorpe was stabbed three times and severely beaten by an angry mob after he arrested a local prostitute for loitering. Friends of the suspect approached Patrolman Thorpe at the corner of West 41 Street and Eight Avenue. Patrolman Thorpe refused to let the woman go and attempted to place one of the men under arrest. A large crowd formed and Patrolman Thorpe was beaten severely and stabbed by one suspect. Responding Patrolman dispersed the crown, and with the help of some citizens was able to re-arrest the escaped prostitute.

The suspect that stabbed Patrolman Thorpe fled to Washington, DC, where he was arrested August 26, 1900. The suspect was returned to New York City and was sentenced to life in prison on November 2, 1900.
  
 
     
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Comments from Friends    
     
Rest in peace brother.
— JOM

REST IN PEACE.
— sjs
Posted: December 21, 2006, 6:40 am

Det Thorpe, you may have passed but you will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Robert J.
— Tommy
Posted: August 13, 2013, 4:03 am

 


 

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