Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
How old is old? My 2nd gr grandfather was in the NYC police dept
(a translator) about 1860 and died in 1864. I once went to 1 Police
Plaza to see if there were any records of him - death benefit, anything.
The NYC Police Department was reorganized well after that, and I was
advised to write to the governor as the next 'version' were state police
before there were state police. The present NYC Police Department
was much younger, but I don't know the specifics.
There are, however, coroner's records, >from at least as far back as
1900, in the Municipal Archives, I believe.
"I was wondering whether the NYC Police Department would have old
records and/or archives for our view in cases such as a family member
having a tragic death,where the cause of death was Undetermined on
the death certificate."