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Detective Kathleen M. Reilly | Nassau County Police Department, New York Nassau County Police Department, New York

Detective

Kathleen M. Reilly

Nassau County Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Monday, December 25, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 1 year

Badge # 265

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Incident Date: 12/25/1967

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Detective Kathleen Reilly was struck by a vehicle and killed while assisting a disabled motorist on the Meadowbrook Parkway.

She was the first female officer ever appointed to the department and also the first female detective. Detective Reilly had been employed with the Nassau County Police Department for one year.

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Your instinct to help strangers, those you knew nothing about, mirrors the importance of Christmas Day. You were a savior in your own right and you will always be remembered for your ultimate sacrifice while in the service of helping others. Rest in Peace Detective Reilly and Merry Christmas.

PO R Miller
NCPD
December 25, 2013

 

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