The Detectives’ Endowment Association, Inc. — Michael J. Palladino, President

The DEA Honor Roll

Official Line of Duty Deaths

Timothy J. Connell

Timothy Connell

Rank: Detective

Shield Number: 496

Command: 050 Pct. Det. Squad

Date of Death: 07/12/1924

Cause of Death: Shot - Robbery

Detective Connell was shot and killed while attempted to arrest four men for robbery.

 

Detective Connell and his partner were on patrol when they observed a vehicle on Jerome Avenue, The Bronx, which they became suspicious of.  They followed the car until it stopped in front of a saloon at 1301 Jerome Avenue.  The four men exited and entered the saloon and announced a hold-up.  Detective Connell and his partner entered behind the man and a gun battle ensued.  Detective Connell was struck in the face and side, and died from his injuries.  Detective Connell’s partner continued to engage the suspects in a gun fight, but was unable to apprehend any of them.

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