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Robert J. Thorpe

  • Birth unknown
  • Death 13 Aug 1900 New York, USA
  • Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
  • Plot Lot 28307, Section 136
  • Memorial ID 57435624


Patrolman
Robert J. Thorpe
New York City Police Department, New York


Patrolman Robert Thorpe was stabbed three times and severely beaten by an angry mob after he arrested a local prostitute for loitering. Friends of the suspect approached Patrolman Thorpe at the corner of West 41 Street and Eight Avenue. Patrolman Thorpe refused to let the woman go and attempted to place one of the men under arrest. A large crowd formed and Patrolman Thorpe was beaten severely and stabbed by one suspect. Responding Patrolman dispersed the crown, and with the help of some citizens was able to re-arrest the escaped prostitute.

The suspect that stabbed Patrolman Thorpe fled to Washington, DC, where he was arrested August 26, 1900. The suspect was returned to New York City and was sentenced to life in prison on November 2, 1900.

Patrolman Thorpe was assigned to the West 47th Street Station and was survived by his sister.


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  • Created by: T.V.F.T.H.
  • Added: 21 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 57435624
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert J. Thorpe (unknown–13 Aug 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 57435624, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by T.V.F.T.H. (contributor 46496806) .