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Amsterdam constable’s 1883 death gets recognition

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Overdue recognition is being bestowed on an Amsterdam crimefighter whose death in the line of duty 130 years ago fell from local memory. Research by Amsterdam Historian Robert von Hasseln uncovered the death of Amsterdam Constable Madison Gage in 1883 — more than a year before the village of Amsterdam was incorporated into a city. Gage’s name will be added this week to the list of more than 1,300 other police officers who died on ...


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