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Rensselaer Police Department

End of Watch: March 14, 1939 

Sergeant Frederick H. RabeRensselaer Police Department

Sergeant Rabe and Detective James Stevens were shot and fatally wounded while responding to a bank robbery committed by the Scarnici Gang from New York City. The two officers were shot as the gang attempted to come out of the bank. Detective Stevens died at the scene and Sergeant Rabe succumbed to his wounds six years later.

The leader of the gang was eventually caught in Poughkeepsie, New York, and sentenced to death.

Sergeant Rabe was survived by his wife and two children.

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End of Watch: May 29, 1933 

Detective James A. StevensRensselaer Police Department

Detective Stevens and Sergeant Frederick Rabe were shot and fatally wounded while responding to a bank robbery committed by the Scarnici Gang from New York City. The two officers were shot as the gang attempted to come out of the bank. Detective Stevens died at the scene and Sergeant Rabe succumbed to his wounds six years later.

Two of the suspects were shot and killed and several others fled and were never apprehended.

The leader of the gang was eventually caught in Poughkeepsie, New York, and sentenced to death. He was executed on June 27, 1935.

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End of Watch: January 30, 1932 

Police Officer William A. BarneyRensselaer Police Department

Officer Barney was killed in a motorcycle accident while on duty.

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End of Watch On This Date

August 12, 1954 

Patrolman Richard E. PelkeyLake Placid Police Department

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