Police Officer Andrew Glover

Police Officer Andrew Glover

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, September 16, 1975

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Andrew Glover

Police Officer Andrew Glover and Sergeant Frederick Reddy were shot and killed after being ambushed during a traffic stop on East 5th Street, near Avenue B, in the Lower East Side. The officers stopped behind a car that was double parked. As they approached the vehicle the man inside of the car opened fire, killing both officers. Eight days later the suspect, 26, was spotted by a four man squad of four officers conducting a stakeout of a lower west side apartment building. As they went to seize the suspect he produced a hand-grenade. A detective grabbed the grenade and wrestled it and a pistalaway from the suspect.

On November, 22, 1976, the suspect was convicted of two counts of second degree murder and sentenced to two consecutive 25 years to life terms. He died in prison on January 13, 2018.

Officer Glover had served with the NYPD for seven years. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 14007

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Died in prison in 2018

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I was 17 and a High School student when the murder of these two officers happened. I remember hearing about it on the news and feeling a deep sense of sadness. I attended the funeral viewing for one of the officers.

The murder of these two officers and subsequent officer killings during this dark period in NYC inspired me to join the USMC with the goal of becoming a police officer someday.

I realized that dream in July of 1979 when I was hired by the San Diego Police Department. I retired in 2012 with 33 years of service as a Police Captain.

I will never forget the ultimate sacrifice officer Glover and
Sergeant Reddy made on that September day in 1975. Their death had a profound impact on me. Their service made a difference.

Captain Miguel Rosario
San Diego Police Department

April 25, 2021

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