Patrolman Thomas J. Kennedy

Patrolman Thomas J. Kennedy

Orangetown Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, August 2, 1973

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Thomas J. Kennedy

Patrolman Thomas Kennedy and Patrolman Michael Reedy were stuck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic at an accident scene on Route 303 near the intersection with Leber Road.

The officers and other emergency personnel were at the scene of a serious crash on State Rt. 303 in the Hamlet of Blauvelt. The accident scene was closed off and well lit by flares and emergency lights of emergency vehicles. A drunk driver coming north at a high rate of speed passed the flares, drove over the fire hoses and struck both officers, who were standing together in the roadway.

Patrolman Kennedy had served with the Orangetown Police Department for only six months.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 5 months
  • Badge 68

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with homicide

accident scene, directing traffic, drunk driver

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Rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 2, 2020

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