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Thomas Woolsey Thorne

Death: Mar 20, 1885

Birthplace: Newburgh

Nationality: United States

Thomas Woolsey Thorne

Date of Death : Mar 20, 1885
Birth Place : Newburgh

Thomas Woolsey Thorne was an American law enforcement officer and police inspector for the New York City Police Department. He is credited for breaking up the Daybreak Boys, a gang of river pirates active along the New York waterfront during the 1850s, by closing their dive bar headquarters in Slaughter House Point. He is also one of the commanding officers during the Draft Riots of 1863, in charge of the City Hall Police, and helped defend the New York Tribune.

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