Det- Sgt- Joseph Urban #518

Detective-Sergeant Joseph H. Urban #518

Name: Urban, Joseph H.
Star: 518
Rank: Detective-Sergeant
District / Unit: 035 Precinct
End of Watch: 05-Dec-1917
Incident Details:

Detective-Sergeant Joseph Urban, 39, was assigned to the 35th Street.

On December 1, 1917, Detective-Sergeant Urban was investigating a string of neighborhood robberies.  The detective-sergeant was mistaken for a burglar when he entered the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company — after hours — and was shot by an officer.  Detective-Sergeant Urban was transported to St. Elizabeth's Hospital where he died on December 5, 1917.

The shooting was ruled accidental. 

Detective-Sergeant Urban was laid to rest in St. Adalbert Cemetery.