Patrolman Joseph P. Reilly

Patrolman Joseph P. Reilly

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, February 16, 1923

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Joseph P. Reilly

Patrolman Reilly was shot and killed while on duty.

Patrolman Reilly entered the service of the City of New York as a Patrolman in the Aqueduct Police Force, whose responsibility was to protect and guard the building of a water supply from the Catskill Mountains to the City of New York. He was in this service from 1910 to 1915. He was then appointed Prison Keeper in the Department of Corrections, City of New York, and served at the New York City Reformatory at New Hampton Farms, at the Harts Island Reformatory and other prisons. On March 16th, 1920, he was appointed to the position of Patrolman in the New York City Police Department and continued in such capacity until he died in Bellevue Hospital on February 16th, 1923 after being shot on the morning of February 13th, 1923.

Patrolman Reilly was assigned to the 21st Precinct. Reilly was survived by his wife and four young children. H


  • Age 39
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 2883

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, February 13, 1923
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 87th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace. I am sure you are proud that your family continued your legacy of protecting and serving.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 18, 2010

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