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John F. Dickson

Born: Nov 30, 1821

Death: Sep 12, 1880

Birthplace: New York City

Nationality: United States

John F. Dickson

Date of Birth : Nov 30, 1821
Date of Death : Sep 12, 1880
Birth Place : New York City

John F. Dickson was an American public servant, law enforcement officer and police captain with the New York City Police Department. He and drillmaster Theron S. Copeland led a police squad during the New York Draft Riots which were dispatched against rioters attacking African-Americans. He was also the longtime head of the Tombs Police Court and one of the oldest serving police officers on the police force at the time of his death in 1880.

Also known as


  • John Dickson
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