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Patrolman Charles B. Reilly | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman

Charles B. Reilly

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Monday, April 5, 1926

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 14 years

Badge # 6322

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Executed in 1927

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Patrolman Reilly was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for robbery.

Patrolman Reilly was on his patrol post on East 105th Street, Between First Avenue and Second Avenue, Manhattan, when he heard a man order several people to put their hands up. Patrolman Reilly approached the suspect from behind and tackled him. During the struggle, Patrolman Reilly was shot in the head and killed. The suspect was also wounded, but fled.

Responding officers were able to track the blood trail left by the suspect to an apartment, where they placed the suspect under arrest. He was convicted of murdering Patrolman Reilly and executed on July 21, 1927.

Patrolman Reilly has served with the New York City Police Department for 14 years and was survived by his wife and three children. He was assigned to the 13th Precinct, the present day 23rd Precinct.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 86th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
April 5, 2012

 

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