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Joseph A. Faurot
Birth: Oct. 14, 1872
Death: Nov. 20, 1942

New York City Police detective who introduced the use of finger-printing in the United States. He was the first to use fingerprints to identify a criminal, and the first to obtain a conviction with fingerprint evidence. Faurot rose to become a deputy police commissioner before his retirement in 1926.  (bio by: Anonymous) 
 
Burial:
Peacedale Cemetery
Highland Falls
Orange County
New York, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Dec 21, 2003
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Joseph A. Faurot
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- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Nov. 20, 2013

- R I P
 Added: Oct. 14, 2013
Thank you for your service, your leadership, and your courage.Thanks for being part of NYC's police department! Commissioner Faurot, thanks for the discovery of fingerprinting, remembering you after 70 years ago today, may you rest in peace!
- MFPS
 Added: Nov. 20, 2012
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