Det- Sgt- Martin Corcoran #469

Detective-Sergeant Martin J. Corcoran #469

Name: Corcoran, Martin J.
Star: 469
Rank: Detective Sergeant
District / Unit: 042 Precinct
End of Watch: 13-Aug-1917
Incident Details: Detective-Sergeant Martin Corcoran was assigned to the 42nd Precinct.

On June 6, 1917, Detective-Sergeant Corcoran was fatally injured while arresting Albert Johnson and William Pisano.  The officer spotted the two burglars after they had committed a home invasion.  When Johnson saw Detective-Sergeant Corcoran, he opened fire and fatally wounded him.  Detective-Sergeant Corcoran was able to return fire before dying; injuring Johnson.

Albert Johnson was found guilty and sentenced to death.  William Pisano was found guilty of burglary.

Detective-Sergeant Corcoran was laid to rest in St. Joseph Cemetery.