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Police Officer Michael New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer

Michael "Mickey" Reidy

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Friday, January 23, 1987

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 6 months

Badge # 31505

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Convicted of Murder

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Police Officer Mickey Reidy was shot and killed in the stairway of his apartment building during a robbery attempt.

Officer Reidy began to struggle with the suspect and attempted to arrest him but was shot several times. Although mortally wounded, Officer Reidy was able to return fire but did not strike the suspect. The suspect was arrested three days later and after trial was convicted of Officer Reidy's murder.

On July 25th, 2003, the corner at which Officer Reidy was killed was officially renamed Police Officer Michael Reidy Pathway in his honor. Officer Reidy had only served with the New York City Police Department for six months and was assigned to the 41st Precinct. He was survived by his mother and five siblings.

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To the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Reidy: I just want to let you know that I mailed a "NO PAROLE LETTER" today, on behalf of Officer Reidy. I am very sorry for your loss. Please know that Officer Reidy's service and sacrifice will never be forgotten! ALWAYS A HERO! God Bless you all.

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Wife of Corrections Deputy
July 19, 2017


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