George W. Trenchard

  • Birth unknown
  • Death 2 Jun 1853
  • Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
  • Plot Lot 2415, Section 2
  • Memorial ID 57426902

New York Municipal Police Force, New York


Shadow Trenchard succumbed to burns and injuries received three days earlier when he was assisting the fire department fight a fire on Essex Street. He fell through grating into the basement of the house where he struck his head and received severe burns.

Shadow Trenchard was referred to as a "shadow," a designation conceptually similar to that of a Detective, but one that predated the use of the term Detective in the New York City police.

Shadow Trenchard was an attaché to the Chief's Office. He was survived by several children.


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  • Created by: T.V.F.T.H.
  • Added: 21 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 57426902
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George W. Trenchard (unknown–2 Jun 1853), Find A Grave Memorial no. 57426902, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by T.V.F.T.H. (contributor 46496806) .