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- Sep. 21, 1952 -
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New York City Police Dept. Patch
Resided: NY, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Sep. 21, 1952
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 45 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: New York City Police Dept. - NY
1 Police Plaza  
New York, NY   10038   USA
(646)610-5000
County: New York
Dept. Type: Municiple/Police
Hero's Rank: Detective
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 2068
On The Job: 14 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: NY   USA   Sun. Sep. 21, 1952
Summary: Detective Philip LaMonica was shot and killed while attempting to arrest three notorious criminals who had escaped from the federal prison in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. The three had also held up several banks and gun shops.

Detective LaMonica and several other officers, went to an apartment at 500 West 140th Street in Manhattan to arrest the suspects. When they arrived, shots were fired and Detective LaMonica was shot twice. The second shot to hit him killed him instantly. The second shot was fired from another patrolman and hit Detective LaMonica after ricocheting off the weapon of one of the suspects.

Detective LaMonica had served with the agency for 14 years and was assigned to the 42nd Detective Squad. He is survived by his wife.p

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