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James Z. Bogart

Born: Mar 26, 1821

Death: Mar 28, 1881

Birthplace: United States of America

Nationality: United States

James Z. Bogart

Date of Birth : Mar 26, 1821
Date of Death : Mar 28, 1881
Birth Place : United States of America

James Z. Bogart was an American law enforcement officer and police captain with the New York City Police Department. A member of the old Municipal police force, he joined the Metropolitan Police Department upon its formation in 1857. From his official appointment on April 23, 1857, Bogart rose from roundsman, to sergeant and finally captain within only a few years. He served in a number of important posts throughout the city, including the Twelfth, Twenty-Second and Thirty-First Precincts. During the New York Draft Riots in 1863, Bogart led a police force made up of reserve members from the Thirty-First Precinct and the Broadway Squad against rioters looting the home of J.S. Gibbons, a cousin of New York Tribune editor Horace Greeley, at Lamartine Place near Eighth Avenue and Twenty-Ninth Street. After a half hour of fierce fighting, particularly among the female rioters, the battle was broken up by a detachment of soldiers who fired a volley into the crowd striking police and rioters alike. One patrolman was killed and two were seriously wounded by the attack. He was also the precinct captain of Twenty-Second station at the time of his retirement on June 6, 1870.

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