In Memory of the
Law Enforcement Officers of
Rockland County who dedicated and sacrificed their lives
in the Line of Duty

  Constable John Cahill
August 19, 1905
Haverstraw Village Police

Constable Cahill was killed while investigating a saloon brawl in the southern section of the Village of Haverstraw.

  Chief William J. Thornhill
July 30, 1933
Suffern Police Department

Suffern Police Chief William Thornhill, while in pursuit of a traffic violator, was critically injured when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle.

  Lt. Edson L. Thompson
July 4, 1958
Suffern Police Department

Suffern Police Lieutenant Edson L. Thompson suffered a heart attack while in command of the departments 4th of July Parade detail.

  Detective William F. Conklin
September 16, 1971
Clarkstown Police Department

Detective Conklin died after suffering a heart attack during a narcotics raid at the Lido Hotel in Spring Valley. He was 49 years old.

Chief Edward R. Gleason, Jr.
July 23, 1972
Palisades Interstate Park Police

Palisades Interstate Park Police Chief Edward R. Gleason suffered a heart attack while commanding a police investigation and crowd control operation within the Bear Mt. State Park. He was 51 years old.

PO Thomas J. Kennedy
August 2, 1973
Orangetown Police Department

Officer Kennedy was killed after a drunk driver hit him while he was investigating a two car collision with another Officer. He was 25 years old.

PO Michael J. Reedy
August 2, 1973
Orangetown Police Department

Officer Reedy was killed when a speeding car struck him while on Route 303 where he was directing traffic. The former Pearl River resident was 25 years old.

  PO Francis J. Donato
August 28, 1980
New York State Park Police

New York State Park Police Officer Francis J. Donato suffered a heart attack after responding to  two fights at the Bear Mt. Inn.

PO Waverly L. Brown
October 20, 1981
Nyack Police Department

Officer Brown was slain during the Brink's Robbery shortly after being dispatched to the road block at the New York State Thruway in Nyack. Officer Brown was killed in the crossfire at the entrance to the New York State Thruway. He was 45 years old.

Sgt. Edward J. O'Grady, Jr.
October 20, 1981
Nyack Police Department

Sergeant O'Grady was slain during the Brink's Robbery. He was one of four officers who created a road block at the entrance to the New York State Thruway. The Pearl River resident was shot five times. He was 33 years old.




In Memory of the
Law Enforcement Officers, residents of
Rockland County, who dedicated and sacrificed their lives
in the Line of Duty
  Trooper Robert V. Conklin
July 4, 1948
New York State Police

Trooper Robert V. Conklin was killed while on motorcycle patrol in Ulster County.

  Officer Robert J. Byrnes
September 4, 1962
New York City Police Department

Officer Robert J. Byrnes was killed by a psychopath while on a special assignment in Coney Island. The former Monsey resident was assigned to a Brooklyn precinct.

  Lt. Daniel O'Connor
March 14, 1974
New York City Police Department

Lieutenant O'Connor died of injuries sustained when his patrol vehicle was hit by a car driven by an individual who was subsequently charged with drunk driving.

  Officer John Scala
January 24, 1975
New York City Police Department

N.Y.P.D. Officer John Scala of Blauvelt was slain while in Manhattan guarding a hospital payroll. He was a security guard awaiting official retirement at the time.

  Officer Frank Bugdin
February 3, 1975
New York City Police Department

N.Y.P.D. Officer Frank Bugdin was slain in an exchange of gunfire with an off-duty Housing Authority Officer, in Manhattan, while investigating a report of a person with a gun.

  Officer Edwin Fogel
September 9, 1979
New York City Police Department

Officer Edwin Fogel, a former resident of New City, was shot dead in a gun fight with an ex-convict on the Harlem River Drive. Officer Fogel was 39 years old.

  Officer Michael D'Amico
July 7, 1981
New York City Police Department

Officer D'Amico suffered a heart attack while chasing and apprehending a suspect.

  Officer James W. Carozza, Jr.
July 20, 1984
Greenburgh Police Department

Patrolman James W. Carozza, Jr., while responding to a call for a stolen vehicle, was fatally injured when his car collided with another vehicle on a curving road at about 4am on July 20, 1984. Officer Carozza was a former Congers resident and was 41 years old.
Officer Michael Buczek
October 18, 1988
New York City Police Department

Officer Michael Buczek of the 34th Precinct, N.Y.P.D., while investigating two suspicious persons on his post, was shot and fatally wounded by one of the suspects.

Sergeant Keith R. Levine Sgt. Keith Levine
December 28, 1991
New York City Police Department

On December 28, 1991 Sgt. Keith Levine, N.Y.P.D., was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire with an armed robbery suspect in Manhattan.

Police Officer Vincent Guidice Officer Vincent J. Guidice
May 22, 1996
New York City Police Department

Officer Vincent J. Guidice succumbed to wounds sustained while affecting an arrest on a domestic violence suspect in the 50th Precinct, City of New York.

Officer Jason D. Conklin
August 21, 1997
Tuxedo Park Police Department

Officer Jason D. Conklin,22, died from injuries suffered in an automobile accident while chasing a speeder. Jason had just graduated from the Rockland County Police Academy in June (1997) and had been with the Tuxedo Park Police for about a year. He lived in Sloatsburg at the time of his death.

Sergeant John G. Coughlin
September 11, 2001
New York City Police Department

Sergeant Coughlin was killed in the attack on the World Trade Center on 9-11-01 while engaged in rescue and life saving operations with Emergency Service Squad No. 4 NYPD
Officer John D'Allara
September 11, 2001
New York City Police Department

Officer John D'Allara was killed in the attack on the World Trade Center on 9-11-01 while engaged in rescue and life saving operations with Emergency Service Squad No. 4 NYPD
Officer Donald McIntyre
September 11, 2001
Port Authority Police Department of NY & NJ

Officer Donald McIntyre was killed in the attack on the World Trade Center on 9-11-01 while engaged in rescue and life saving operations as a member of the PATH Command
Trooper Robert W. Ambrose
December 19, 2002
New York State Police

Trooper Ambrose, 31, died on the job Thursday night inside his state police cruiser on Interstate 87 in Yonkers when a Jeep Grand Cherokee rammed his car from behind.
Detective Robert Williamson Officer Robert Williamson
May 13, 2007
New York City Police Department

Detective Robert Williamson died of pancreatic and lung cancer he developed as a result of his work at Ground Zero, the site of the World Trade Center terrorist attack of 9/11
Police Officer Patrice M Ott Officer Patrice M Ott
August 9, 2009
New York City Police Department

Police Officer Patrice Ott died of illnesses she contracted after inhaling toxic chemicals and materials while working hundreds of hours at Ground Zero and the morgue, following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

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