Police Officer Vincent Connolly

Police Officer Vincent Connolly

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, December 3, 1973

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Vincent Connolly

Police Officer Vincent Connolly was killed in a vehicle accident while responding to an explosion in a building on Fifth Avenue in lower Manhattan.

His car accidentally struck an abutment on F.D.R. Drive at Cohenties Slip and South Street.

Officer Connolly had served with the New York City Police Department for 5 years and was assigned to the Bomb Squad. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 28134

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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I was first on the scene that December evening. I was driving an Authorized Tow Truck and was just a block away when the call hit the air. The only thing left to do was wait for the RMP's and Bus to arrive as it appeared that you died instantly upon impact. I stood there and prayed for you until I had to go behind the perimeter that was set up. I stayed as long as I could.
Every time I pass that spot in the years since I think of you and your sacrifice and how I wished that there was something that we could have done. God bless your soul.

Vinnie Richichi
NYPD Licensed Tow Operator

June 12, 2019

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