“Jimmy’s not just a cop’s cop. He’s a New Yorker’s New Yorker.” When it comes to James O’Neill, New York City’s 43rd and current police commissioner, those words by Chirlane McCray, the wife of N.Y.C. Mayor Bill de Blasio, could not be more spot-on. A more fitting NYPD commissioner couldn’t be found in Central Casting. He is a steadfast New Yorker who started his career … [Read more...] about Hall of Fame: NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill
Mark Condren pitched the idea of an NYPD-centric coffee table book to Commissioner James O’Neill in 2016 after finishing a similar project about Ireland’s police force, the Garda. O’Neill was supportive, and Condren began making trips from Ireland to New York – 14 trips in two years. Condren captured NYPD cops in every sort of situation, from changing horse shoes to responding … [Read more...] about NYPD Photo Launch
Single-Mindedly Brilliant: The Life of Fire Detective Thomas P. Brophy and his lasting legacy on the FDNY. ℘℘℘ He never married, had no hobbies, and often needed reminding just to eat. Thomas Patrick Brophy seemed to live for one thing: catching arsonists. Tirelessly stalking New York streets for leads, he would proceed to secure more arson convictions than any other … [Read more...] about The Brooklyn Fire Chaser
New York City police officer and detective Mary Agnes Shanley (1896-1989) was the first policewoman to use a gun in an arrest. She made over 1,000 collars in her career and, at just 160 pounds, had the strength to subdue an adult male. ℘℘℘ Born in 1896, Mary Shanley and family left the poverty of Ireland for the mean streets of Manhattan. Growing up it seemed to her that it … [Read more...] about “Sure Shot Mary”
Family members, friends, neighbors, and thousands of police officers from across the country, gathered at St. James Roman Catholic Church in Seaford, New York, on Friday, May 8, to pay their last respects to NYPD officer Brian Moore, nearly a week after he was shot in the line of duty.
Moore, 25, who was part of the anti-crime unit of the 105th Precinct, was on duty in Queen’s … [Read more...] about Thousands Mourn
a Fallen Officer in Queens