Posts Tagged ‘NYPD’

Hall of Fame: NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill

“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.Read more..

NYPD Photo Launch

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 ofRead more..

The Brooklyn Fire Chaser

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 moreRead more..

“Sure Shot Mary”

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 ofRead more..

Thousands Mourn
a Fallen Officer in Queens

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 partRead more..

Fans Protest the Cancellation of BBC America’s Copper

The beloved BBC American television show Copper was abruptly cancelled last month, after its second season. The sudden demise of the show has caught most its fans off-guard and left many with unanswered questions. Premiering last August on the then new BBC America channel, Copper seemed destined for longevity. Created and directed by executive producerRead more..

The Irish Coppers

The evolution of the Irish-American policeman – in real life and on screen. In the classic 1954 Looney Tunes cartoon entitled “Bugs and Thugs,” everybody’s favorite animated rabbit gets himself caught up with Rocky and Mugsy, a couple of bank robbers who flee the scene of the crime and head off to a rural safeRead more..

The Fading of
The Green at NYPD

“The Irish were part of the problem and part of the solution,” said former New York cop and current college professor Hugh O’Rourke, PhD. O’Rourke spoke at the First Annual Irish Heritage Day at the New York City Police Museum, a literal slip of a building in lower Manhattan in late April. The official NewRead more..

William Baldwin:
Hollywood Helps

William “Billy” Baldwin helped comfort New York’s firefighters in the aftermath of September 11. Baldwin, one of the four acting Baldwin brothers, was one of the many Hollywood celebrities who felt they had to do something to help those affected. Baldwin had played a firefighter in the 1991 movie Backdraft and to prepare for the roleRead more..

Ray Kelly: Back to Duty

On January 4, 2002, Ray Kelly was sworn in as New York City Police Department’s 41st Police Commissioner. Kelly previously served as the NYPD’s 37th commissioner and is the first person to be appointed to the position for a second, separate term. Kelly’s biggest challenge is how to raise morale in a damaged department thatRead more..