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Detective Richard E. McGilvery | Rutgers University Police Department, New Jersey Rutgers University Police Department, New Jersey

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Richard E. McGilvery

Rutgers University Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Friday, October 6, 1978

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Age: 33

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Detective Richard McGilvery was accidentally shot and killed when his revolver fell out of his holster, hit the ground, and discharged, striking him, while he was chasing a burglary suspect on the Douglass Campus.

Detective McGilvery and his partner were responding to a break-in in progress on Nichol Street. They split up and at 10:55 pm, his partner heard a single gunshot. He was transported to Saint Peter's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:43 pm. A single bullet had pierced his liver and lung.

Detective McGilvery had served with the Rutgers University Police for seven years. He was survived by his wife and young son.

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RIP Detective McGilvery. I graduate Rutgers and thank you for your service to the entire Rutgers community. Your memory lives on. Please watch out for us down here from your beat up in heaven.

Sgt Ari Maas
NYPD
February 5, 2013

 

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