Patrolman Michael J. Reedy

Patrolman Michael J. Reedy

Orangetown Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, August 2, 1973

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Michael J. Reedy

Patrolman Michael Reedy and Patrolman Thomas Kennedy were stuck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic at an accident scene on Route 303 near the intersection with Leber Road.

The officers and other emergency personnel were at the scene of a serious crash on State Rt. 303 in the Hamlet of Blauvelt. The accident scene was closed off and well lit by flares and emergency lights of emergency vehicles. A drunk driver coming north at a high rate of speed passed the flares, drove over the fire hoses and struck both officers, who were standing together in the roadway.

Patrolman Reedy was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Orangetown Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 4 years, 4 months
  • Badge 57
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with homicide

accident scene, directing traffic, drunk driver

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Rest in peace Patrolman Reedy.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 1, 2019

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