patrolman louis balzano

harbor unit

april 10, 1950


On Easter Sunday, April 10, 1950, PATROLMAN LOUIS BALZANO walked across the 39th Street Ferry Slip in Brooklyn, to make his hourly ring, but the planks on the decaying pier gave way and the patrolman fell through, struck his head and disappeared under water. His brother officers dove into the bay to save him, but Patrolman Balzano could not be revived.