P.O. Daniel Quilty #61

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Lest We Forget P.O. Daniel Quilty #61

 

'Lest We Forget'
Police Officers Who Have Made The Ultimate Sacrifice
While Serving The Yonkers Police Department

Police Officer Daniel Quilty #61
Appointed: December 1, 1913
Date of Incident: October 8, 1936
End of Watch: October 15, 1936

P.O. Daniel Edward Quilty

Yonkers Police Officer Quilty was appointed to the department on December 1, 1913. On October 8, 1936, at 2:00 a.m., Ptl Quilty and his partner discovered a hotel fire. As Quilty and his partner roused the tenants, his partner was overcome by smoke. Ptl Quilty, weighing only 150 pounds, carried his 220 pound partner from the building to safety. Although he knew he had strained himself, he was aware he had ruptured his appendix. One week later, on October 15, 1936 Ptl Quilty, who had been the treasurer for the P.B.A. for eleven years, died. He was 50 years old and left behind his wife and three children. "Lest We Forget"