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 on University Avenue.

He struggled 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. The suspect, 24, was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life. He was paroled on June 9, 2021.

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.

On July 25th, 2003, the corner at which Officer Reidy was killed was officially renamed Police Officer Michael Reidy Pathway in his honor.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge 31505

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Paroled in 2021

off duty, robbery

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Fidelis Ad Mortem
Prayers to the Reidy family
Many good Memories of St Nicholas Tolentine prior to this unfortunate incident but it was a great neighborhood with great families at one time
God bless you and continue to rest in peace. Thank you for your service and sacrifice

Sgt R. Doherty

January 23, 2024

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