Samuel J. Battle was the first African American appointed as a New York City Police Officer in 1911. Battle faced harassment and racism, but it never stopped him from doing his duty of protecting the citizens of New York City. Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia appointed Battle to Parole Commissioner. After forty years of service, Battle retired from the New York City Police Department in 1951.
Battle died in New York City on August 7, 1966 at the age of 83.
via NYPD Online
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