Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Thomas F. J. O'Grady

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, August 24, 1916

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Reflections for Sergeant Thomas F. J. O'Grady

RIP Officer, you are not forgotten.

Police Officer-retired

August 24, 2018

Sgt. O'Grady,
On today, the 101st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 24, 2017

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

Robyn Wilkes

August 21, 2015

Sgt. O'Grady was my Grandfather. The family has many newspaper articles about his heroic deeds. I will be in touch with your Organization

Bob Watkinson

January 17, 2015

Sgt. O'Grady was my Grandfather. He had four very young daughters when he was killed, My aunts - Marge, Frankie and Rita. My mother, Veronica, was his third daughter Among them they had 13 children.

The sisters always gathered the 13 cousins together at family occasions as we were growing up. Even to this day, the cousins still keep in touch. This is a true testament to his four daughters commitment to family.

We have newspaper clippings and other information that has been handed down to us and would like to share it with you.
My email address is enclosed.

Bob Watkinson

January 17, 2015

My dad worked in Richmond Hill at the 102 precinct from 1928 until August, 1966. Rest in peace Officer O'Grady. Your valor is appreciated.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 15, 2014

R.I.P. unfortunately the mounted unit was phased out of that precinct nearly 20 years ago

Sgt. RC

August 24, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 97th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

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

April 12, 2013

Thank you for posting this memorial. Sergeant O'Grady was my great grandfather. Thanks Aunt Maureen for finding the site!
Kellyann Day
Hamden, CT

Kellyann Day
great granddaughter

April 18, 2012

Rest in Peace Brother in Blue. God Bless You Sir.

Chris Walley
Former Deputy/Jail Officer

December 21, 2011

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