Police Officers Who Have Made The Ultimate Sacrifice While Serving The Yonkers Police Department
Police Officer Dennis McElroy #38 Appointed: December 1, 1909 End of Watch: October 25, 1916
Yonkers Police Officer Dennis McElroy joined the department on December 1, 1909. He was assigned to both foot patrol and as a fill-in on mounted duty. On October 25, 1916. Ptl. McElroy had just finished roll call for the midnight tour. He and others were to be delivered to their posts by horse and wagon. A short distance from the precinct, after climbing down from the patrol wagon, Ptl. Dennis McElroy was struck by a vehicle and killed. He was 40 years old and left behind his wife and small daughter. "Lest We Forget"