National Affairs: Americana

¶In less than seven hours of Spillane-like night duty, Manhattan Detective Walter C. Bentley 1) was attacked by an assault suspect, who slugged him with a 5-ft. iron pipe, 2) carefully shot his attacker in the right knee with his service revolver, 3) took his prisoner to the station house and was then treated at St. Luke's Hospital for bruises of both shoulders, 4) reported back to duty, 5) jumped into the Hudson River in near-freezing temperature and rescued a drowning man, 6) retired to a hospital again to have a gash in his...

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