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From NYPD Angels

Name : Hoban, Christopher
Rank: P.O.
Shield #: 25547
Command: Manhattan North Narcotics
Date of Death: 1988-10-18
Cause of Death: Shot-Warrant execution

On October 18, 1988, at 7:00 P.M., Police Officer Christopher Hoban and another undercover narcotics officer entered an apartment on West 105th Street in Manhattan to make a narcotics buy. Inside the apartment, the undercover officers were confronted by a man who suspected them of being police officers. A struggle began and shots were fired. During the exchange of gunfire, one was killed and Officer Hoban was struck twice. Police Officer Hoban was rushed to St. Luke's Hospital where he died of his wounds. The other suspects were sentenced to 25 years to life. Officer Hoban had been with the NYPD for four years. He was 26 years old.

Note: Officers Michael Buczek and Christopher Hoban were killed within hours of each other in seperate shootings in Manhattan. This was the first time in NYPD history two officers were killed in seperate incidences on the same day. "


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