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Detective William T. Gunn Park

235 Ct. bet. Hillside Ave. and 87 Ave.

Queens

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

This site is named for William T. Gunn, Jr. (1961-1992), a New York Police Detective who was shot in the line of duty and died as a result.

Raised in Bellerose, William Gunn joined the New York Police Department in 1982. He received nine commendations during his seven years of service, including an award for meritorious police duty. Gunn worked most of his time on the force in Queens, but in 1988, he was assigned to Brooklyn’s 67th Precinct detective squad. On January 20, 1989, Gunn was shot by a fugitive while trying to give assistance to fellow officer. Injured, Gunn fell into a coma and passed away on November 27, 1992.

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Detective William T. Gunn Park Weather

  • Tue
    Light Snow
    26°F
  • Wed
    Blowing Snow
    30°F
  • Thu
    Chance Light Snow
    29°F
  • Fri
    Chance Flurries
    34°F

7-day forecast

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