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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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When I go to Gate of Heaven Cemetery I always stop by your grave Mike, just to say hello.I did so last week…this is the 30th anniversary of the year of your death... 1987. I find it so hard to comprehend that it is 30 years! I often think of you & what it would be like if you were still here with us on Earth. You would probably be enjoying retirement from the NYPD with me. Your friends & family continue to remember your kind spirit & heart. Unfortunately your life was taken much too quickly but you will never be forgotten. I do hope to see you again some day. Please continue watching over all of us.

Sgt Kathy Heavey
May 7, 2017


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