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Name : McDonnell, Simon 

Rank: Ptl.

Shield #: Command: Elizabeth Street Station
Date of Death: 1897-12-07   Cause of Death: Animal related
     
 Patrolman McDonnell died after being kicked in the head by his police horse.

Patrolman McDonnell was riding in a horse drawn patrol wagon on Seventy-Second Street and East Drive in Central Park, Manhattan when the horse first began to kick, and then tipped over the patrol wagon. Patrolman McDonnell was thrown to the ground near the horse and kicked in the head. The force of the kick fractured Patrolman McDonnell's skull, killing him.

Patrolman McDonnell had served with the New York City Police Department for nine years. He is survived by his wife and 5 children. He was 37 years old.
  
 
     
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Comments from Friends    
     
Rest easy brother .You are not forgotten.
— Michael Weiss

You and your trusty sidekick horse are always in my thoughts Simon. Rest in peace. Frag
— Frag

REST IN PEACE.
— sjs
Posted: December 27, 2006, 6:29 am

Ptl McDonnell, you may have passed but you will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Simon, we pray for you.
— Tommy
Posted: December 7, 2013, 5:10 am

Simon we continue to pray for you. Rest in Peace.
— Tommy
Posted: December 3, 2014, 8:32 am

 


 

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