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

remembering Anthony, standing front of the command so relaxed and polite, smoking a cigarette while awaiting roll call. always a nod and a true smile. He will never be forgotten.

Retired PO Carl DeAngelo
Retired HAPD / NYPD

April 13, 2013

I remember Anthony well. I had worked at PSA during the time Tony was killed. I remember he always had a smile and good words to pass along. A professional and a gentleman, he was missed then and continues to be. He does live on in the memories of those who knew and worked with him.

Sgt. Thomas La Torre
Retired HPD/NYPD

April 13, 2013

I was in the same squad as Tony and was working the night he died. Central just gave us a 'family dispute' job. As soon as I said 10-4, Tony Weekes shouted '10-13 shots fired and the location. Central then repeated the '13'. Tony then came back seconds later and shouted '10-13 cop shot'. I never drove an RMP so careful in my life in order to get to the scene. As we arrived, I saw officers putting him in the back of an RMP. We then took off behind them to the hospital. Before it happened, I was tired. AFTER it happened, I couldn't sleep. I still remember it as if it happened last night. Rest in Peace, Tony!

PO Joseph E. Braithwaite
NYC Housing Authority Police Department

April 9, 2013



April 4, 2013

I assigned to the 73 in July 1988 after the incident we patrol to same hallway and remembered his End Of Watch. God bless Anthony Oswald McLean and his family

Police Officer

April 4, 2013

Rest in Peace Brother Officer.. You are not forgotten....

CO. Michael Sheehan (Ret)
Westchester County NY Dept of Correction

April 4, 2013

I was the resonding NYPD 73 Pct Sergeant who carried Tony out of the building and into my radio car. I held him on my lap, across the back seat of the RMP. PO Ronnie Linders was my operator that night, a plain clothes detective (I don't remember his name) jumped into the RMP with us. From the time the 10-13 was called until the time we arrived at Brookdale Hospital, only 5 minutes passed, but it was still too long for us to save his life. We tried our best, we moved as quickly as possible, but the wound was too severe, The doctors at Brookdale tried everything to revive him, but--again--the wound was severe and too much damage had occured. May Tony rest in peace and may his family and friends know that everything was done to try to save his life on that unforgettable night.

Deputy Inspector Ron Shindel (retired)

April 4, 2013


As the 25th anniversary of your passing approaches please know that you are not, nor will you ever, be forgotten.



April 4, 2013

Fidelis ad Mortem - Rest in Peace.....

Retired Sergeant Frederica Murray
New York City Police Department

April 4, 2013

Tony was a helluva guy, heart of gold and an infectious laugh. His murder has left a void in my life that will never be filled. Till we meet again, RIP. Mike Hanson

Retired Sergeant Mike Hanson

March 28, 2012

You are not forgotten. Rest in Peace. May the person responsible rot in hell.


April 13, 2011

I never met PO Mclean, although I arrived at the command 3 months prior. I wear his memorial bar above my shield 22 years later. Rest in peace.

PO Giovanniello
FORMER HPD. Rockville Centre PD

October 31, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 13, 2010

We came on together & I thought we all would leave together but God had a different plan for you. I visited your grave today to pay my respect and my 5 yr old asked "who was he mommy"? I told him that you were a hero and my friend. When I was on patrol & you were out I was never hungry, cold Or wet. Miss you. You kept me laughing and will never be forgotten

po.teresa henry

July 15, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the twenty-first 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 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.

I hold your family in my thoughts and prayers today. You are loved and missed by so many.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 13, 2009

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

Robyn Wilkes

March 26, 2009

Officer McClean may you rest in peace. I lost my partner the same day you passed away. I will say a prayer for both of you and your families tonight.

Lt. Dan Mullin (retired)
Lockport ILL PD

April 13, 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

December 19, 2007

Tony you were a great cop and better person. God rest your soul. It was truely a sad day when you left this earth


May 11, 2007

Although most of us at PSA 2 did not have the priviledge to work with you . Your memory and spirit are alive and well and your courage remains an example to all our young officers who walk the projects. Look out for them when you can, and we will continue to remember your sacrifice Rest in peace.

Sgt Thomas O'Rourke

April 15, 2007

Officer McLean, today marks the 19th anniversary of your murder. We can only hope that your killer found true justice at some point in his/her miserable life or in the afterlife. Your Police Department is now a thing of the past, however, though you are physically gone, you are always part of the present. I know you are still on the beat and with your family to this day. You will not be forgotten. You are a hero.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

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

April 13, 2007

Tony was a stand up guy. He was hard not to like and was a great Police Officers. When I got the call from my partner about Tony I was stuned, it was hard to take. From then on the job was totally different and I never looked at things the same way.
My prayers go out to his family. God bless Tony and rest easy in the lords arms.

PO Gary Randone

March 22, 2007

Ofc. McLean,

Today as I opened up a magazine from November 1988 called "Official Detective" to re-read a story in it involving my dad (a ret. ofc.) who was recognized in the magazine for his and his co-workers efforts in taking a killer off the streets, I came across a story entitled "Hero Cop Slain on a Mission of Mercy". The story was about you. I just wanted you to know that you are a true hero. Thank you for your dedicated service and God bless you, your family, and your friends. Please continue to keep watch from above over everyone...always.

Jennifer Aaron
Wife of Duke G. Aaron, III (EOW 07/20/04)

July 30, 2006

Brother McLean,

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

You’re Brothers in Blue

Untouchables LE Motorcycle Club

January 10, 2006

Rest in Peace.

Atlanta, GA
Former NYPD

January 3, 2006

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