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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Officer Farley,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Nassau County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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March 7, 2023

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