Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Frederick T. Reddy

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, September 16, 1975

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Reflections for Sergeant Frederick T. Reddy

Jesus Christ proclaimed, “Greater love has no one than this that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

February 22, 2021

Never Forgotten

Po John Cervenka

September 16, 2020

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

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

September 16, 2020

I am 59 years old but I remember how Mr. Reddy was always very kind to me in Levittown, NY. As a kid I used to deliver the newspaper to his house. Several times my bicycle malfunctioned and Mr. Reddy fixed it (the chain, usually). I think of him and his family often (I remember Donna Reddy) and look forward to seeing him again through Christ's Immense Power.

Andy McCarthy/Professor of English/NJ
Levittown NY neighbor

June 27, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you Hero and your family for your sacrifice and service. Never forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

September 16, 2019

Rest in peace Sergeant Reddy.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 21, 2019

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

September 16, 2017

It was my honor to research newspapers, books and magazines and finally find your 1975 ID Card Photo and make sure your photo was put on this site. I wanted to put a face to your heroism in the Line of Duty. I did the research because you are a brother officer and no matter how many years past, you will always be remembered. Rest Easy Hero.

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit

February 5, 2016

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.

September 16, 2013

With the passing of the years, the true sorrow do's not fade, for one will never know a true and just heart as that of you , Andy and all of the Officers who have been blessed with the truth that the 9th has bestowed upon us in Our Hearts Always

P.O. Charles Hall
9 Pct Alum. Retired NYPD

January 5, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 35th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 16, 2010

I said a little prayer today for Sergeant Reddy and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

September 15, 2009

Sgt. Reddy,I read about you in James Wagner's book also. You must have been a truly great man,and leader,in some of our country's most challenging times. I'm grateful for your service and sacrifice-may the next generation learn from you.

Paul Wa state

November 10, 2008

We remember your sacrifice all those years ago. RIP "Ready Freddy"

(Ret.) Lt. Tommy Barnes

October 26, 2008

I've also read a lot about you in James Wagner's book. You must have been quite the man to work for. May your rest in peace.

Ofc. Culver #138
Holly Hill Police Department
Volusia County, FL

Ofc. Culver #138
Holly Hill Police Department

March 24, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 2, 2008

Sarge,Rest In Peace.

P.O. Charles Hall
NYPD (retired)

January 11, 2007

sarge, i came on the job 11 yrs after you were murdered, and have since retired, but, what a boss you must have been to work for! god bless and keep you!

ret. p.o. john engebretsen

October 1, 2006

Sgt. Reddy, I read a lot about you in James Wagner's book. You seemed like a great man. You were like a father to most of the men in the 9th precinct. I know they miss you very much. We all miss brave men like yourself. Rest in peace Sarge!

Sergeant K. Johnson
Morgan County Sheriff's Explorer Post

August 15, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

August 11, 2006

Sarge, may you and Andy Rest In Peace. A day that I will always remember, and never forget, like your brothers and sisters in the 9th Pct.

Det Richard Lapp
NYPD Retired

February 9, 2006

It was some neighborjhood Sarge but we were some Neighborhood Police team - RIP -

Det Glen Whelpley
NYC PD (retired)

January 18, 2006

RIP, Sarge!


September 16, 2005


In the whisper of the wind,
I felt God embrace me.
As the voice of a loved one,
I heard God speak to me
Looking in a mirror
I saw God smile at me.
One moment and I knew
That God and I were one.
Though your smile is gone forever,
And your hands we cannot touch;
Still we have so many memories
Of the one we loved so much.
Your memory is our keepsake,
With which we will never part.
God has you in His keeping
And we have you in our hearts.
We know you walk beside us,
And when our lives are through,
We pray that God will take our hands
And lead us straight to you.

March 1, 2005

Sergeant Reddy,

I honor you. With brotherly love and respect, Jim Crotty (Former Richmond, VA Police Officer.)

Jim Crotty, Special Agent (Ret.) ATF
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms

July 8, 2004

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