Police Officer Gary R. Farley

Police Officer Gary R. Farley

Nassau County Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, March 7, 1993

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Gary R. Farley

Officer Gary Farley suffered a fatal heart attack after being punched in the chest two days earlier at the scene of a domestic dispute.

Officer Farley began experiencing chest pains and collapsed the following day. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to the heart attack early the next morning. The suspect was convicted of obstructing governmental justice and fined $500.

Officer Farley had served with the Nassau County Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter. His son later joined the Nassau County Police Department.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 2736

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Friday, March 5, 1993
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Fined $500


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Gary, not a day goes by that I don’t think of you, hear your voice or the phone call telling me you left us. I tell all my students about you and how you used your own money to replace an elderly woman's rose bushes torn up by seniors on a scavenger hunt. You were a caring man and I was lucky to have worked with you!

Tina Swanno Ret. Police Officer
Nassau County Police

March 16, 2022

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