Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Anthony Oswald McLean

New York City Housing Authority Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, April 13, 1988

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Reflections for Police Officer Anthony Oswald McLean

I thought of you today and cuddled up in our favorite blanket. Wow how I miss you♥️

Rhoda Sparrow

September 14, 2023

Year 35 Tony. Old wounds never heal. Still missing you

Retired Sgt. Mike Hanson
Howzin fa life

April 13, 2023

Thinking about a lost Friend, Rest in Peace

Retired PO Don Owen

January 29, 2022

Tank, woke up this morning to a text that Nadine, the love of your life, the beautiful woman you were about to marry past away on May 18,2021.
I know you two are together again in heaven watching over us all.
Happy Birthday Tony. Miss you always!!

P.0. Anthony Weekes. (Retired)
NYCHAPD. Partner and best friends

June 30, 2021

I was one of the first Police Officers to respond to the scene. I was assigned to the NYPD Street Crime Unit, and did not know Tony. We had just been causualy talking shortly before he was shot.

We heard his partner calling for help over the radio. We tried to maintain the crime scene while other Police Officers carried Tony into a Police car.

He was the first Police Officer that I ever watched die. His death and the memory of that night still haunt me today.

R.I.P. my Brother in Blue.

William Ryan, Detective (Retired)

April 13, 2021

I testified at trial to the evidence of arson that occurred at one of his drug spots, a thread and a link to the homicides that were carried out the following day in the beauty parlor which was retaliation for the fire.

Fire Marshal Arthur Banks
FDNY Bureau of fire investigation

February 2, 2021

Rest in heavenly peace on this your 31 anniversary in heaven

Mark Mottola

April 13, 2020

Rest in peace my brother in blue and in the HPD.

Ret. Sgt. HPD
NYC Housing Police Department

April 13, 2020

Rest in peace Officer McLean.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 13, 2020

I worked at PSA 2 with Anthony for a short time and shared a beer with him on occasion at "The Wall". He was a great guy and in addition a good and dedicated Police Officer. Housing Police had a close camaraderie and Tony was a part of that. Rest in Peace brother.

PO Thomas LaTorre
Former Housing Police Officer PSA 2

February 8, 2020

Work with Anthony wonderful Guy
Funny caring Proud Military SF Vet
Proud Police Officer. May he Rest In Peace

Sgt Stephen O’Reilly retired 2094
NYC Housing Police/ NYPD

June 6, 2019

Continue to rest in peace my brother.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

April 13, 2019

Anthony its 30 years later and I still remember like it was yesterday. I miss u with all my heart. I will never forget the time we spent together . Continue to rest in peace sweetheart. We will meet again in the next life. I love u always.

Your Sweetheart

May 17, 2018

Anthony its 30 years later and I still remember like it was yesterday. I miss u with all my heart. I will never forget the time we spent together . Continue to rest in peace sweetheart. We will meet again in the next life. I love u always.

Your Sweetheart

May 17, 2018

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

April 13, 2018

On The Anniversary of your ultimate sacrifice we remember your heroism. R.I.P! Never forget our fallen brothers!


April 13, 2018

May you continue to rest in peace my brother..

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

April 13, 2018

Continue to rest in peace my brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)

April 13, 2017

Anthony was my cousin. Although I wasn't born yet when this tragedy happened, just hearing stories about his heroism and how great of an officer he was brings tears to my eyes. It puts joy into my heart to know that such a brave/courageous man shared the same blood as me. From talking to my grandmother (his aunt) and mother (also his cousin) about him, I KNOW for a fact that Anthony became a police officer to do the right thing .. to protect and serve the community. RIP ANTHONY.. GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN<3

Janiece Stewart

January 16, 2017

Anthony I was just going through some old pictures and I ran across one of you. We took some classes together in John Jay and when we met we clicked just like that, you weren't in my life long but the little time we spent together you were one of the nicest people I've ever came in contact with. Look it's 28 years later and I still miss you my brave soldier. My you continue to Rest In Peace.

A Close Friend
NYC DHS/ Rhoda Hall-Sparrow

October 24, 2016

I was only 10 years old, but I remember the sadness of my family. Thank you for updating his black and white picture. RIP Cousin.

Natalie Hyacinth-Gaddis

April 1, 2016

It was my honor to research newspapers, books and magazines and finally find your Housing Color ID Card Photo and make sure your photo was put on this site instead of the B/W ID Card photo. 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

Officer McLean,
On today, the 27th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your a Community but for our Country as well when you served in the U.S. Army. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 13, 2015

I think of him , and his partner ..alway do whats life changed forever

correction officer retired
nyc Department of Corrections. friend

December 11, 2014

26 years ago today you were murdered. I left one reflection but felt another was in order after reading the ones that came after mine from friends and colleagues. There is no question of what a terrific person and cop you were. I salute you and all those men and women who patrol this nations housing projects. The toughest job in some of the toughest areas done by some of the toughest cops.

God Bless you all, but especially Officer McLean on this sad date.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

April 13, 2014

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