Probationary Police Officer Neil McGroary

Probationary Police Officer Neil McGroary

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, September 22, 1991

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Neil McGroary

Police Officer Neil McGroary died after suffering a heart attack while in the Police Academy.

Officer McGroary collapsed after finishing a mile and a half run along the FDR Drive that is required to be completed before graduating the Police Academy. He was taken to a local hospital, where he passed away.

Officer McGroary had served with the New York City Police Department for six months.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Officer McGroary,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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September 22, 2021

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