IN MEMORIAM

 

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It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Ret. Det. Rudolph Stubbs. Ruddy passed at home on the evening of July 10th. He had been fighting several illnesses.
Services:    A Memorial will be held at 2 PM at
                   the Palm Coast Methodist Church
                   5200 Belle Terre Pk’way
                   Palm Coast, FL 32137
                   386 445-1600
Condolences can be sent to his wife Ronda Stubbs at
                   221-42 112th Ave.
                   Queens Village, NY 11429
 
We will inform you of a Memorial Service In the New York Area.
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We were  asked by  the sister of PO Gregory Foster, assassinated in the line of duty with PO Rocco Laurie in 1972, to pass this along to members.

It was discovered that Greg Foster’s grave stone did not include the SILVER STAR that he was awarded while serving in Vietnam. With the assistance of Congressman Lee Zeldin, a new headstone was dedicated on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 10am at Pinelawn National Cemetery in Suffolk County. There was an honor guard from the US Marine Corps and the NYPD, as well as members from the 9th Precinct, where he and his partner served, PBA, Employee Relations Unit, and our organization, all of whom were there for the purpose of sharing in this honor. PO Foster and PO Laurie were 22 years old and 23 years old, respectively, when they met their untimely demise.

Officer Gregory Foster and Officer Rocco Laurie were assassinated by members of the Black Liberation Army while walking their patrol beat on Avenue B and East 11th Street in the 9th Precinct.

As they were walking down the street, three or four suspects walked passed them, spun around, and opened fire, shooting them in their backs. After the officers fell, the killers took their handguns and shot them several more times.

Read about PO Gregory Foster’s Line of Duty Death here
Read about PO Rocco Laurie’s Line of Duty Death here

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One of the NYPD’s first black commanding officers has died and will be laid to rest Tuesday, June 19, 2018  in the Bronx.

Albert Dandridge, who passed away June 10 at age 96, led the 48th Precinct Detectives Squad in the 1960s at a time when there were few black cops even on the job.

His wake will be held Monday from 4 to 9 p.m. at McCall’s Funeral Home. Another viewing will be held Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Augustine Presbyterian Church on East 165th St. in the Bronx, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m.
Prior to his induction into the Army, Albert took the NYPD test and was offered the job while he was still in service for the United States Army. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Army on December 7, 1945, he joined the NYPD on February 15, 1945 where he was 1 of 576 Black police officers.  He was assigned to various precincts in Harlem. It was the practice of the NYPD at that time, to assign black officers to  precincts with the highest concentration of black people.
On December 3, 1957, Albert was promoted to Detective and assigned to Manhattan East. On February 26, 1958, he was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to the 41 Pct. On November 22,1963, he was promoted to Lieutenant. At that time he was 1 of 11 at this rank. Lt Dandridge was then assigned to the Detective Division where he became the Commanding Officer of the 48 Pct Detective Squad. Only three (3) African Americans within the NYPD held this coveted assignment.
On April 15, 1969, Lt Dandridge retired from the NYPD.  After retiring from the NYPD, the City College of New York began to experience demonstrations and riots in protest of the Vietnam War. They wanted a seasoned NYPD leader who was familiar with Harlem, and had contacts within the department. IN 1971, Ret. Lt Dandridge became the first Security Director for CCNY and held this position for 20 years until his retirement in 1991. After retirement, due to the tragic P.Diddy concert on campus, Albert was requested to return as a consultant and interim Security Director to implement corrective actions.
As a person, he was know to be decisive, honest, hardworking, and a man of his word. Many referred to him as the “perfect gentleman”. He was highly respected by all, held a high regard for people and was never revengeful. Well known for his calm demeanor, he led by actions. During the “Tributes / Remarks” portion of Tuesday’s funeral service, Deputy Inspector Ernest Morales III stated most eloquently:
” This man was a true legend, someone to aspire to. He was an accomplished man, that planted the seed for all of us to follow”.
Ret. Lt Albert Dandridge will be buried in Kensico Cemetary, Valhalla NY.
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RET. P.O. EDWARD CHERRY
1/18/1943 – 5/25/2018
Information received from Bill McKechnie
It is with much regret and deep sadness that I announce the passing of a friend and a colleague who most of knew simply as Ed or Eddie Cherry.
Eddie was appointed to the NYC Transit Police on 3/2/67. He was a big but gentle man who was always laughing and seldom seen without a smile on his face. Ed served as a loyal hard-working PBA delegate in Dist.3 for many years and wanted nothing more than to serve his constituents. When the opportunity arose, I asked him to serve in my administration as the Recording Secretary, a position he held until he retired in 1992. To know Eddie was to love him.
Ed goes to join his lovely wife Elaine who predeceased him. He leaves behind a son Chris and a daughter Niki.
I say without fear of contradiction that all who knew and served with Ed will miss him. RIP my Friend & Brother
Services for Ed are as follows:
McCalls Bronxwood Funeral Home
4035 Bronxwood Ave- Bronx, New York 10466
   (Between East 227th St & East 228th Streets)
Viewing Thursday, May 31,2018- 4:00pm- 9:00 pm
Services Friday June 1, 2018 @ 11:30 am
Internment
       Woodlawn Cemetery- Bronx New York
     Condolences may be sent to the Cherry Family
                     100 Dekruiff Pl #14
                      Bronx, NY 10475
Please visit the Funeral home Web page http://www.mccalls.net/book-of-memories/3511458/Cherry-Edward/service-details.php  May Eddie Rest in Peace.
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The viewing and service for Retired Detective Clifford Cooper are as follows:

Viewing:  Thursday May 17, 2018 5pm – 8pm at Bentas Funeral Home, 630 Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10037 [ located at the corner of St Nicholas Ave – 141 Street] 212-281-8850

Services: Friday May 18, 2018 Shekinah Youth Chapel, 111-54 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica NY 11433 718-526-3510 Viewing: 10am Service: 11am

Burial: Calverton National Cemetery

Repast: American Legion Benjamin Moore Post, 204-03 Linden Blvd, Saint Albans NY 11412  718-525-0901  Time: 3:30pm

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Wake and Funeral Service for Retired P.O. Danny King [ PBBN Task Force ] are as follows:
Date:  Thursday, May 10, 2018
Location:    Our Lady of Presentation, RCC
                   1661 St. Marks Avenue
                    Brooklyn, NY 11233
Viewing:  9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Service:  10 a.m. to 12:00 pm.
Repast:    Mount Ararat Presentation Center
                1630 St. Marks Ave 
                 Brooklyn, NY 11233
Time:        2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Benjamin “Ben” Ellis passed away on April 30th at the age of 92 years. He had been suffering from heart problems the past several years and had been a patient at St. Francis Hospital numerous times where his wife, C. Lorri, was well taken care of by Security Officers Walter Nunns, Mark Lipira and Ed Kaercher.
Ben was appointed to the Transit Police on April 1, 1955 and retired June 1, 1978. His last assignment was the driver of one of the Chiefs.
Funeral Services will take place on Saturday, May 5th from 9-10 AM with Services following from 10-11AM at
J. Foster Phillips Funeral Home, 179-24 :Linden Blvd, Brooklyn NY 718-526-5616
Burial will be in Pinelawn National Cemetery as Ben was a member of the Tuskegee Airmen during WWll.
Condolences may be sent to C. Lorri at 13724 157TH ST, Jamaica NY 11434-4318
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It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of the Past Guardians President Howard L Sheffey on Monday April 16, 2018.  He has been battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma and went through last round of chemo to no avail. Howard Sheffey served as the 9th President of the NYPD Guardians Association in 1976.