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The Trial
Police officer Thomas J. Norton shot and killed on
December 18, 1881, in the line of duty by an off duty
rogue policeman, Bernard F. Fitzpatrick.
The following newspaper articles were
researched and found on
They track the trial of Bernard Fitzpatrick
for the murder of policeman Thomas J. Norton.
Thomas J. Norton
Born 1853      
Died December 18, 1881
The New York Times. New York
Thursday, January 12, 1882

The Grand Jury yesterday presented an indictment
for murder in the first degree against Bernard F.
Fitzpatrick, the Police officer who shot and killed
Police Officer Thomas J. Norton on the night of
the 19th ult. Frank McCormack and John Kennedy
have been indicted as accessories to the murder.
Recorder Smyth has under consideration a motion
to admit Fitzpatrick to bail.