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Police Officer Gary R. Farley | Nassau County Police Department, New York Nassau County Police Department, New York

Police Officer

Gary R. Farley

Nassau County Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, March 7, 1993

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 2736

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 3/5/1993

Weapon: Person

Offender: Fined $500

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Officer Farley suffered a fatal heart attack after being punched in the chest two days earlier at the scene of a domestic dispute. He began experiencing chest pains and collapsed the following day. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to the heart attack early the next morning. The suspect was convicted of obstructing governmental justice and fined $500.

Officer Farley had served with the agency for 7 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter. His son later joined the Nassau County Police Department.

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Was thinking of you and remembering that day when you got a call to the old ladies house where the kids took all her rose bushes and made a mess. She was so upset since that garden was her babies. You went to the local nursery, using your own money bought some replacements and planted them to surprise her. That was how you rolled!! I see your name on the film credits when you worked for Hollywood. I cannot ever forget that phone call while on maternity leave that you had been taken from us, they didn't want me to hear it on the news. I think of you a lot Gary and tell all my criminal justice students in North Carolina about our great department and you! Love you!

Tina and Tom Morris (both ret. NCPD)
Nassau County Police Department
March 18, 2016

 

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