Name : Reilly, Charles H. 

Rank: Ptl.

Shield #: 6322 Command: 013 Pct.
Date of Death: 1926-04-05   Cause of Death: Shot-Arrest Robbery
     
 Officer Reilly was shot and killed while making a robber arrest while assigned to the 13th Precinct.   
 
     
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There isn't anything I remember for mself about my Dad Charles H. Reilly since he was killed in the line of duty when I was just 10 1/2 months old. I only know what has been told to me and what I read in a book about Police Brutality. All my relatives told me that he was a very fine gentleman and devoted to his family and the NYPD. The day he was killed the police officers came to our apartment in the Bronx to tell my Mother the sad story. Luckily my Aunt Rose answered the door and asked the officers to let the family tell her when she could get them all together. This was done and thank God Aunt Rose thought to do it this way. Mom had lots of support. My brother Charles and I both had the chicken pox so poor Mom had her hands full. My older brother Louis was a big help at this time. The one thing I don't know is anything about mu Dad's family. Is there anyway that there might be some information about this? We were able to grow up loving and being proud of our Dad MY Mom always pointed to the North star-the big shiny one in the sky and said that that was Daddy looking down on me and he was taking care of me. To this day I look at that star and say I love you Daddy. Even now it brings tears to my eyes. Another thing I would like to know is what precincts he was connected to and what awards etc he may have gotten. Thank you for this connection Violet Reilly Sauer
— Violet Reilly Sauer

Ptl Reilly while on foot patrol observed a robbery in progress near 244 E 105 St. Four men were being held up at gunpoint by an ex con, Robert Oneill who was armed with two pistols. Ptl Reilly struggled with O'Neill and was shot. The officer was able to fire his weapon and struck O'Neill in the leg, who was able to escape on foot into a tenement at 327 E 105 St. The males who had been the robbery victims, summoned help for Ptl Reilly but his wounds were fatal and he died at the scene. A trail of blood from O'Neills wound was followed thru E105 St to a building on First Ave near 106 St where he was found and arrested. The weapons he used, were found in 327 E 105 St. The victims of the robbery identified him and he was found guilty at trial. On July 22 1927 Robert O'Neill died in the electric chair for the murder of Ptl Reilly. Ptl Reilly was assigned to the E 104 St precinct (the 13th Pct in 1926) which became todays 23 pct.
— bill

REST IN PEACE.
— sjs
Posted: December 15, 2006, 12:22 pm

You may have passed leaving behind a young family but you will never be forgotten . Rest in Peace
— Tommy
Posted: April 5, 2013, 7:40 am

Charles, we continue to pray for you. Rest in Peace.
— Tommy
Posted: April 5, 2014, 5:11 pm

 


 

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