Detective Kathleen M. Reilly

Detective Kathleen M. Reilly

Nassau County Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, December 25, 1967

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Kathleen M. Reilly

Detective Kathleen Reilly was struck by a vehicle and killed while assisting a disabled motorist on the Meadowbrook Parkway.

She was the first female officer ever appointed to the department and also the first female detective. Detective Reilly had been employed with the Nassau County Police Department for one year.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 265

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Your unselfish act on Christmas Day cost you your life unfortunately. You set a shining example of how to put the needs of others before your own- a trait hard to find and very rare in this day and age.

Rest in Peace brave lady- Gone, but never forgotten, even after 50 + years-

marcia frisella
Nurse Practitioner,

October 8, 2018

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