Name : Reddy, Frederick 

Rank: Sgt.

Shield #: 1258 Command: 009 Pct.
Date of Death: 1975-09-16   Cause of Death: Shot-Assassination
     
 Sergeant Reddy and Officer Andrew Glover were shot and killed after being ambushed. The officers stopped behind a car that was double parked. As they approached the vehicle the man inside of the car opened fire, killing both officers.

Sergeant Reedy had been with the NYPD for 28 years. He was appointed to the NYPD on March 5, 1948. He was 50 years old.
  
 
     
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I worked with Fred for a short time at the 100th Squad, prior to his promotion to Sergeant. He was well thought of by his co workers and always a gentleman.
— Bill Creelman

I worked with Fred Reddy when I was a patrolman in the 9th Precinct. A great guy!
— Sgt. Joe Gloss

Sergeant Fred Reddy was my boss when I was assigned to the 9th precinct in 1974. I was with him once on a job where there was a man brandishing a machete and threatening to kill Sgt. Reddy and civilians. Sgt. Reddy could easily have shot this person with ample justification-but he did not. Instead, he talked the man into giving up his weapon and no one was injured.I remember very clearly the day he was murdered. I will always remember him as a hero and a great cop.
— Beau Broderick

I am the youngest daughter of Sgt. Frederick Reddy. I would sincerely like to thank everyone who has commented on what a gentleman and hero my dad was. I was almost 9 years old when he was killed, so I, of course, knew he was a hero. It's very comforting to see these comments. He was truly a great man. I am glad you had the honor to know him.
— Kathleen (Reddy) Saladino

It my honor to know Fred. He was a first rate sergeant who cared about people.
— Bob Crowley

Please go to: www.bluewallnypd. Check 10-13 Officer down on the concrete jungle part of the Web site.
— Joe Sanchez Picon

For some reason I was thinking of Mr Reddy recently. I grew up down the street on Peony Rd in Levittown, LI. I was his paperboy, delivering Newsday! One rainy day, Mr Reddy helped me with my broken bicycle--the chain fell off. He kindly helped me put it back on and even oiled it for me. I never knew that Mr Reddy was a cop until the day he died. My mother told me what happened and I couln't believe that this kind man, who helped me with my bicycle, had been killed. I now live in New Jersey and work as a schoolteacher. I often try and emulate Mr Reddy by, in turn, helping out wayward kids. Isn't it amazing that all these years later, I still remember that day when Mr Reddy was so kind to me!
— Andy McCarthy

rest in peace.
— sjs
Posted: November 20, 2006, 10:22 am

I and my partner that night, were the last to see Fred and Andy before the 13 came over the air. We were the first on the scene,saw Andy but not Fred,scooped him and off to Bellevue to no avail. The medical staff at Bellevue that night fought the devel with the fury of super humans,but lost. Two finer men walking this earth would be hard to find,my thoughts and prayers are still with you as I'm sure they will always be.
— Charlie Hall
Posted: April 13, 2008, 10:51 pm

Never to be Forgotten
— Charlie Hall
Posted: January 23, 2010, 8:21 pm

On this day I was Temp. Assigned to the DCPubInfo Unit on a 'line of duty injury' and had a report of one of the perps limping from the scene as they made their escape, I checked and ascertained that the Officers had indeed got a few rounds off and gave the story to media who called and I found myself exclusively in charge of all print and media who called the unit, with some trepidation as I had never seen this occurr before. I did various taped interviews and gave the story out to all comers as info of the perps limping was given by unidentified passersby and it was scooped up. The next day their was a hush in the office and a lot of whispers of which I was, for some reason, exclueded. At about mid-day a Lt. came out of the Dep.Comm. Office and asked 'Who gave out the story on Sgt.Reddy?', to wit, all hands pointed at me, the Lt. gave me and 'attaboy' and I resumed breathing, evidently nothing bounced on the way I gave it out and I learned the 'politics' of a hot story such as the aftermath of any 'shooting, Officer's involved' My prayers, in the aftermath of the shooting, for the Sgt.Reddy and Officer Glover included that the limping perp. would go down, get caught and give up the rest of the assassin's. I will never forget where I was on that day and will remember good Sgt.Reddy and Officer Glover and how they conducted themselves with such courage and bravery, Godspeed to you both.
— john devitt
Posted: July 23, 2010, 1:11 pm

I worked with SGT Reddy in the 9th Pct. He was well respected by all the members of the 9th. And he will always be remembered by the fighting 9th.
— Lenny Dura
Posted: April 14, 2011, 12:39 pm

My father Lt. John Derum was assigned to "The 9" from '72 to '80, and almost NEVER brought "The Job" into the house...(I was 14 at the time of Sgt. Reddy and P.O. Andy Glover's murder ), but "Freddy" Reddy and Andy Glover were names that even I was familiar with...My father had an admiration and respect for Sgt. Reddy too deep for words. He was never the same afterwards, and never spoke of it. It wasn't until I was an adult that I began to grasp how heart broken he was by their murder. NEVER FORGOTTEN...Prayers and Peace to Sgt. Reddy's family and friends.
— Mark Derum, Lt. FDNY-EMS, Retired
Posted: June 17, 2011, 11:56 pm

Sergeant Frederick Reddy was my grandfather. I was 5 when he was killed. Beyond my comprehension, I am still able to remember vividly his presence and the amazing love I felt and still do, for him. I am so completely touched by all of the moments and comments shared. Thank you for them. It really means so much for me to share this, and my memories, proudly with my children. God bless you all!
— Shannon Keenan
Posted: September 30, 2011, 8:41 pm

I have always been moved by bagpies playing Amazing Grace, well a few years back it dawned on me the root of my feelings for this hymn as it sounds played by bagpipes. When I was 9 years old I was in the same class as his daughter Kathleen Reddy. As today I serve in Law Enforcement and will always remember that day at St. Bernards in Levittown. God Bless
— Brian McKinney
Posted: December 18, 2011, 12:14 am

I worked with Sgt Reddy and knew P O Glover from my time in the 9Pct 1969 till 73. Fred was a great Sgt and a super person.
— John Laudadio
Posted: August 23, 2012, 2:09 pm

Sgt Reddy, you and your partner were taken from us by cowards, you will always be remembered and prayed for. Rest in Peace Frederick.
— Tommy
Posted: September 16, 2013, 6:34 am

My father and Sgt Reddy were rookies together and lifelong friends after their time together at the Police Academy. Sgt Reddy was a true "good guy" and his death broke my father's heart. He is truly missed by all of us who knew him.
— Ken Bachelor
Posted: October 4, 2013, 11:13 pm

I remember this like it was yesterday. I stood guard at Fred's coffin
— John Boos
Posted: February 4, 2014, 3:29 pm

Gone but not forgotten. May you and Andy Rest in Peace. You were a true gentleman and great Boss in NPT. It was a 4x12 I still remember.
— Rich Lapp, NYPD
Posted: September 16, 2014, 7:12 am

Frederick we continue to pray for you. Rest in Peace.
— Tommy
Posted: September 16, 2014, 9:57 am

 


 

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