Police Officer Dennis M. McCarney

Police Officer Dennis M. McCarney

Long Island Rail Road Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, March 15, 1989

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Dennis M. McCarney

Police Officer Dennis McCarney suffered a fatal heart attack while chasing a robbery suspect.

He and his partner were arresting the man inside of Penn Station in Manhattan when the suspect broke free and fled on foot. Officer McCarney suffered a fatal heart attack as he chased the suspect.

Officer McCarney was assigned to the anti-crime unit. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

On October 25, 2007, the newly constructed Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department building was named in honor of Officer McCarney.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

foot pursuit

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Every “ides of March” me, Augie and Joey T. reach out to one another and toast Dennis. I played lacrosse against him in high school, skied weekly with him in our earlier time on the job, worked with him as a detective, and was with him in the Emergency Room on that tragic day. Miss him so much, and will never forget him: a cop’s cop, and a wonderful friend!

Deputy Chief
NYS MTA Police Department

March 14, 2024

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