Detectives' Endowment Association, Inc. — Paul DiGiacomo, President

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Official Line of Duty Deaths

Henry R. McDevitt

Henry McDevitt

Rank: Detective

Shield Number: 3726

Command: 048 Precinct

Date of Death: 06/26/1977

Cause of Death: Assault Injuries

Detective McDevitt and his partner were on a burglary in progress run.  Detective McDevitt’s partner took the front door while he went to access the apartment via the window, using the superintendent’s step ladder.  Detective McDevitt fell from the very top of the ladder and shattered his knee.  He died weeks later when a blood clot from the knee reached his heart.


Detective McDevitt, known to his friends as Pappy died doing what he loved-he loved the job.  He was with the NYPD for 13 years.  He was 43 years old and left behind a wife and 5 sons.

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