Police Officer Michael "Mickey" Reidy

Police Officer Michael "Mickey" Reidy

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, January 23, 1987

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Michael "Mickey" Reidy

Police Officer Mickey Reidy was shot and killed in the stairway of his apartment building during a robbery attempt.

He began to struggle with the suspect and attempted to arrest him but was shot several times. Although mortally wounded, Officer Reidy was able to return fire but did not strike the man. The man was arrested three days later and was subsequently convicted of Officer Reidy's murder.

On July 25th, 2003, the corner at which Officer Reidy was killed was officially renamed Police Officer Michael Reidy Pathway in his honor. Officer Reidy had only served with the New York City Police Department for six months and was assigned to the 41st Precinct. He was survived by his mother and five siblings.

Bio

  • Age 26
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge 31505

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted of Murder

off duty, robbery

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Remember the unfortunate tragic event very well. Although already retired (44 Pct), once a cop, always a cop and you will bleed/breathe for any NYPD officer and any LEO, for that matter, when tragedy strike. May he continue to rest in eternal peace...

Philip Valles
Retired NYPD

January 23, 2020

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