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Jack Maple

Jack Maple, a 27-year New York City police veteran who co-created the CBS drama “The District,” died Saturday at his Manhattan apartment following a lengthy battle with colon cancer. He was 48.

A leading crime-control strategist, Maple was born and reared in Queens, New York, and began his law enforcement career by working as a New York City transit cop. In 1993 he was named New York deputy police commissioner.

In the 1990s he created Comstat, computer-generated maps that spot crime trends. He was hired by major cities such as Philadelphia and Baltimore as a consultant. His memoir, “The Crime Fighter: Putting the Bad Guys Out of Business,” was published in 1999.

In “The District,” Craig T. Nelson portrays Jack Mannion, a Washington, D.C., police commissioner based on Maple.

He is survived by wife Brigid and three children.

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