Police Officer Anthony T. Dwyer

Police Officer Anthony T. Dwyer

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, October 17, 1989

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Anthony T. Dwyer

Police Officer Anthony Dwyer was killed when he was pushed from a rooftop during a struggle with a suspect.

He and other officers had responded to a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in Times Square. Officer Dwyer chased one of the suspects to the roof of the building where the suspect pushed him off of the roof into an air shaft.

The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to 25 years to life. He has a parole hearing in June, 2016.

Officer Dwyer had served with the New York City Police Department for over two years and was assigned to Midtown South. He was survived by his parents, sister, and two brothers.

Bio

  • Age 23
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 10236

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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I was in attendance today as a member of FDNY Ladder 24. I would like to say that today’s ceremony was a very touching tribute to who I learned, was a great cop as well as a great man. The words spoken by the Sergeant and also by his best friend moved me considerably. I hope Officer Dwyer is resting peacefully, and his family and friends find comfort in knowing how he touched so many people.

FF Gary Roberts
FDNY Ladder-24

October 17, 2019

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