Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 years, 9 months
Badge # 2178
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Sentenced to 120 years
Police Officer Anthony McLean was shot and killed while checking a building. He and his partner were assigned to check four buildings for a young girl who had been reported missing.
At approximately 0100 hours Officer McLean entered a building to conduct a search. While searching one of the stairwells, Officer McLean interrupted criminal activity on the second floor. One of the men involved opened fire on Officer McLean, striking him in the neck, just above his vest.
Officer McLean was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries approximately two hours later. The missing girl turned up at another family member's home.
The suspect was apprehended a month later in Philadelphia. In 1989, he was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to a minimum of 120 years in prison. At the time of the incident, he was out on patrol for another murder he had committed in 1979.
Officer McLean had served with the New York City Housing Authority Police Department for 2 years and nine months. He was survived by his fiancée, parents, and four brothers.
He was a U S Army veteran, having served with the elite special forces.