P.O. John Quinn #2797

Name: Quinn, John
Star: 2797
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: 041 Precinct
End of Watch: 22-Nov-1903
Incident Details:

Police Officer John Quinn, 37, was assigned to the 41st Precinct.

On November 22, 1903, Officer Quinn attempted to place Gustav Marx, 21, under arrest when he was fatally shot.  Marx was wanted for murder and robbery charges.  Marx drew a weapon and began firing; fatally wounding Officer Quinn.  A detective opened fire and shot Marx.  Officer Quinn was transported to Alexian Brothers Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Gustax Marx turned informant.  He identified two men – Harvey Van Dine and Peter Neidermeier – who were his partners in other crimes. Neidermeier and Van Dine fatally wounded Officer Joseph Driscoll on December 1, 1903, when he attempted to arrest them.  All three men hanged.

Officer Quinn was laid to rest in Mount Olivet Cemetery.  He was survived by his wife, Kate; and children, James, George, and Katie.