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Sergeant Frederick T. Reddy | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Sergeant

Frederick T. Reddy

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 16, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: 28 years

Badge # 1258

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to 25 years to life

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Sergeant Frederick Reddy and Police Officer Andrew Glover were shot and killed after being ambushed during a traffic stop on East 5th Street, near Avenue B, in the Lower East Side.

The officers stopped behind a car that was double parked. As they approached the vehicle the man inside of the car opened fire, killing both officers.

Eight days later the suspect was spotted by officers conducting a stakeout of a lower west side apartment building. As they went to seize the suspect he produced a hand-grenade. A detective grabbed the grenade and wrestled it away from the suspect.

The suspect was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and sentenced to 25 years to life on November 22th, 1976.

Sergeant Reedy had been with the agency for 28 years and was survived by his six children.

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End of Watch: Tuesday, September 16, 1975
Cause: Gunfire

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It was my honor to research newspapers, books and magazines and finally find your 1975 ID Card Photo and make sure your photo was put on this site. I wanted to put a face to your heroism in the Line of Duty. I did the research because you are a brother officer and no matter how many years past, you will always be remembered. Rest Easy Hero.

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit
February 5, 2016

 

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