Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Michael "Mickey" Reidy

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, January 23, 1987

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Reflections for Police Officer Michael "Mickey" Reidy

Remember the unfortunate tragic event very well. Although already retired (44 Pct), once a cop, always a cop and you will bleed/breathe for any NYPD officer and any LEO, for that matter, when tragedy strike. May he continue to rest in eternal peace...

Philip Valles
Retired NYPD

January 23, 2020

My name is Lieutenant Scott Stein. I am assigned to the NYPD's Family Assistance Section.

I just wanted to reach out and express to the Reidy family and all those who knew Michael that you are in our thoughts and prayers as his anniversary approaches on January 23rd.

If anyone has any family contact information, that would be most appreciated. The email previously posted for Michael's niece is not deliverable. Please contact me at my Department email. ([email protected])

-Stay Safe


January 21, 2020

Rest in peace brother.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores

January 23, 2019

Gone too soon. Miss you every day. Say hi to Mom, Dad, and Eileen.

Nora Keating

January 23, 2019

To the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Reidy: I just want to let you know that I mailed a "NO PAROLE LETTER" today, on behalf of Officer Reidy. I am very sorry for your loss. Please know that Officer Reidy's service and sacrifice will never be forgotten! ALWAYS A HERO! God Bless you all.

Supporter of Law Enforcement
Wife of Corrections Deputy

July 19, 2017

I went to your wake, and your mom's sweet face I forever remember. That was the saddest time. I held my tears to be strong as I honored you, then your family. I cried for you that night. My brother, you will forever be remembered in our hearts, and will always be our hero. God bless you and your family.

(Retired)PO Cathy Williams

July 17, 2017

When I go to Gate of Heaven Cemetery I always stop by your grave Mike, just to say hello.I did so last week…this is the 30th anniversary of the year of your death... 1987. I find it so hard to comprehend that it is 30 years! I often think of you & what it would be like if you were still here with us on Earth. You would probably be enjoying retirement from the NYPD with me. Your friends & family continue to remember your kind spirit & heart. Unfortunately your life was taken much too quickly but you will never be forgotten. I do hope to see you again some day. Please continue watching over all of us.

Sgt Kathy Heavey

May 7, 2017

I only knew you for a short time but have a lot of found memories of you. You were always so funny.

Christian McBride

January 28, 2017

30 years ago yesterday. You are gone too soon.
Miss you everyday. I know you and Mom and Dad and Eileen are watching over us.

Nora Keating

January 24, 2017

May God continue to welcome you into his kingdom.
You are a hero always and never forgotten. Watch over your loving family and all your brothers and sisters in blue.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)

January 23, 2017

It was my honor to research newspapers, magazines, online & books to find your Color ID CARD Photo. I found this photo of you in a 1987 NYPD MEDAL DAY BOOK about your heroic sacrifice. I felt it was necessary to have a photo on this website so that your family & friends can remember you. Rest Easy Hero! Always Remembered!

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit

February 5, 2016


P.O Kenny Smith
NYPD / Friend & Neighbor

January 24, 2016

RIP Officer you are not forgotten.

Police Officer (retired)

January 23, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss. The event was a huge one in my life too. I lived in on 195th street at the neighborhood north of Officer Reidys home. It was my first apartment with my new bride. We had one child there and it was a one bedroom apartment. We desperately needed more room and wanted to move closer to Tolentine our church, Household of Faith 2332 University ave. but there were not many openings in good buildings.

We knew someone in 2336 University ave and liked the building. It was a terrible day when the street was blocked off and the yellow tape went up and the snow covered avenue was searched and searched. I remember the bullet hole in the glass and felt so sad a thug followed Mickey home after he got some cash.

He will always be remembered in my memory because I was able to move into his apartment and continue to raise my young family.

For better or worse I have wonderful memories of my two little ones Lucas and Emily looking out those windows at the wild street feeling safe and sound and secure.

Thank you Mickey for your service and intent to protect and serve good peaceful people who follow the law of the land.

I have a pic circa late 80's of my two little ones in their Sunday dress peacefully walking back to 2336 University Ave. if you are interested.

The apartment was a blessing to us in many ways. For all of us, each stop is just one more, moving us towards eternity. Perhaps, in a small way, this was God way of bringing good out of evil.

Romans 8.28 God Works In All Things
28And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. 29For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren;…

God bless the Reidy family, McBrides , friends, and fellow officers
Respectful regards, Gary Cusimano

USCG Captain Inland Master Mariner

September 20, 2014

I am police officer Michael ready oldest niece Kerry McBride daughter of his oldest sister Katherine.First I want to say as a family member of Michael reidy thank you for all the kind words from everyone who knew him and for everyone who didn't know him. It is nice to know how.many lives he touched and the respect he has.I was 8 year old the day my uncle Mickey(his nickname) died. I still remember that day a day I will.always remember I was planning my birthday party for the 24 th cause my birthday was the 26 th. And that moment that every member of a police officer family fears and hopes will.never happen. Their is a knock at the door and u open it to find two cops and a priest and u know why their their. I was too young to know then but I know ever since that dreadful day has changed my family forever.I didn't only lose my uncle I lost my grandmother who moved out of new york cause she couldn't stay in the building where her youngest son got shot also every member of our family lost a part of them when my uncle died. He was the best uncle a kid can have. He was real close with my older brother Chris,and then my youngest brother who was just recently born Sean who's middle name is Michael like my uncle. He never got to know his other nephew and two nieces his sister Nora had or his great nephew CJ McBride. I spent every birthday with him including the year he died. But the year he died his funeral was in January 26 th and unfortunately that was my birthday.So we were together but not the way I wanted and before he passed away he bought me a pink cassette walkman with a Cindy lauper tape an artist who we both loved that was the only gift I wanted.the whole day that is all iI llistened to one song especially called true colors and I felt like he was right next to me and every time I hear that song I think of my uncle.He really touches my heart reading all these kind words about my uncle so again to everyone thank you from the bottom of my heart and from the rest of the family. Some of you might remember my mom Kathy and in 2009 his.mother Nora reidy went by his side were she wasn't hurting anymore,Again thank you it is very much appreciated.If any one who knew him or his family that wants to get in contact or see how any member of the family is doing can contact me at [email protected]

niece Kerry Patricia McBride
niece of officer Michael reidy

February 19, 2014

Still missed by his fellow officers, friends and family.

A Friend

September 1, 2013

Its been 26 years and I unfortunately remember it like yesterday. You will be sadly missed my brother. We spent many a great time in my home and at our various locals back in the good ole days. May you rest in peace.

Retired Police Officer

January 24, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 25th 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.

Time never dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I hold your family in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 23, 2012

My forever friend. Almost 25 years since your passing. I remember your jokes and laughter. Your ability to always look at the bright side. Your quick wit and especially your loyalty and caring. We lived in adjacent buildings on University Ave in the Bronx. We worked together in a neighborhood restaurant while attending colllege.We started the NYPD academy together in January of 1986.We went through the trials and tribulations of training together.Little did I know how soon you would be taken from me. I will never forget that day, January 23, 1987. I was on a footpost in the 43 Precinct when I found out. It just couldn't be I said....I had just spoken to you on the phone that morning. I rushed to your side at the hospital.But you were no more. My best friend was gone. Forever young, Forever loyal, Forever in our hearts. Rest in Peace my true Forever Friend, Mike Reidy. I will miss you always. Kathy Heavey

Sgt Kathleen Heavey

November 2, 2011

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

Robyn Wilkes

January 19, 2009


Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 15, 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

God Bless you on your 20 aniversary in Heavan,,,,

Det.Jim Mulligan

February 5, 2007

Twenty years has pasted so quickly. Always a true friend and great person. Until we meet again, rest in peace.

Sgt. Marty Higgins (ret.)

January 18, 2007

Mike, Its been so long since you left but it seems like yesterday. I remember walking a foot post with you in the South Bronx (NUS #7). You always spoke the truth. I will never forget all the great times. Our loss is Heavens gain. Until we meet again.

NYPD (Ret.)

October 9, 2006

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