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Police Officer Andrew Glover

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, September 16, 1975

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Reflections for Police Officer Andrew Glover

True Blue A Tale of The Enemy Within, by author Joe Sanchez, tells the true story of how Patrolman Andrew Glover and Sergeant Frederick Reddy were shot and killed by Luis Serrano Velez on September 16, 1975. Both officers were assigned to the 9th Pct., in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. God bless to all our law enforcement officers serving and protecting us, our military and first responders. Google Joe Sanchez NYPD for his Wikipedia bio. Also to see Officer Down, Glover and Reddy and others… on Joe’s Website:

Police Officer Joe Sanchez
Former Port Authority police officer, NYPD and New York State Corrects

May 31, 2023

I was 17 and a High School student when the murder of these two officers happened. I remember hearing about it on the news and feeling a deep sense of sadness. I attended the funeral viewing for one of the officers.

The murder of these two officers and subsequent officer killings during this dark period in NYC inspired me to join the USMC with the goal of becoming a police officer someday.

I realized that dream in July of 1979 when I was hired by the San Diego Police Department. I retired in 2012 with 33 years of service as a Police Captain.

I will never forget the ultimate sacrifice officer Glover and
Sergeant Reddy made on that September day in 1975. Their death had a profound impact on me. Their service made a difference.

Captain Miguel Rosario
San Diego Police Department

April 25, 2021

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

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

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 Officer Glover.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 21, 2019

Rest in peace my brother.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

September 16, 2018

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

September 16, 2017

It was my honor to research newspapers, books and magazines and finally find your Photo online from a youth program run in your name 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 , Fred 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 Police Officer Glover and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

September 15, 2009

"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

Andy,Rest In Peace

NYPD (retired)

January 11, 2007

between you and the sgt. you had a lot of experience on the job. goes to show you. mutts seem to win. never fogotten. rest in peace.

ret po john engebretsen

October 1, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

August 11, 2006

Hello Andy, may you rest in peace, a day I will never forget, or will.

Det. Richard Lapp
NYPD Retired

February 9, 2006

Andy I hope you found peace RIP brother -

Det Glen Whelpley
NYPD retired

January 18, 2006

Remembering you
30 years latter!


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

Don't grieve for me for now I'm free,
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call,
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work, or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I've found a peace at the close of the day.

If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you all the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I've savored so much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all to brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and share with me,
for God wanted me now, He set me free.

Semper Fidelis....(Always Faithful)

December 29, 2004

Officer Glover,

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



April 20, 2004

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