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Policeman William H Healy

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Policeman William H Healy

Death of Policeman Healy - Policeman William H Healy, who was injured after receiving some blows of the fist. It is alleged that arrestee Thomas Dillen at the time of his arrest on the 27th of October 1873, on Hampstead Street, (A street formerly located around Broadway Market area of what is now Southeastern District it was the Eastern District at the time of both Patrolman Healy and Baldwins deaths) The arrest of Thomas Dillen was for being drunk and disorderly. Patrolman Healy was sick at the time of his assault with Tuberculosis (at the time it was known as Consumption), so he was a little weak at the time of the attack and as a result he later died from his wounds.  His end of tour, date of death was 11 Nov 1873. He was the second Officer to have died as a result of an arrestee resisting arrest and fighting the police in that area. The first was Patrolman Thomas Marshal Baldwin. At this time we have no further information, other than the loss of a Brother to an assault brought on by a suspect's resisting arrest. 


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Also see Baldwin also killed in 1873 around the same area, while resisting and officers arrest.


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More details

End of Watch 11 Nov 1873
City, St. Hampstead Street
Panel Number N/A
Cause of Death Fight
Weapon - Hands
District Worked Eastern

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