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Name : Dwyer, Anthony 

Rank: P.O.

Shield #: 10236 Command: 014 Pct. (Midtown South)
Date of Death: 1989-10-17   Cause of Death: Pushed From Roof-Burglary
 Officer Dwyer was killed when he was pushed from a rooftop during a struggle with a suspect. He and other officers had responded to a robbery at a McDonald's fast-food restaurant in Times Square. Officer Dwyer chased one of the suspects to the roof of the building where the suspect pushed him off of the roof into an airshaft. He did not die immediately. He was jammed in a confined space between buildings where he could hardly breathe. He had a compound fracture and ruptured internal organs. He was leaning on the speaker button of his radio and everyone working could hear his agony. ESU responded to the scene and attempted to dig through the wall to get to him.

The suspect Eddie Matos was apprehended and sentenced to 25 years to life.

Officer Dwyer had been on the police force for a year and a half and was assigned to Midtown South. He was 23 years old.

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Comments from Friends    
A personal friend, and fellow squad member. Where did the last 14 years go?
— Jim Piren

Tony, you are not forgotten, I carry your Mass card in my wallet to this day. God Bless.
— Pete Russell

Tony, you were always a gentleman & more than willing to help his fellow officers. May God always watch over you.
— mike fanning

As I drove past McDonalds on 7th Avenue and West 40th today, I thought of "Andy". Then I realized today's date, October 17th. Forever in my prayers........
— Donna Torres

tony..you are gone, but never forgotten...your friend paul
— paul carpentieri

We are so sorry for your loss. Through his parents Ed and Marge Dwyer we have been comforted during our own time of suffering. A really fine family it took a tradgey to meet.
— Dan

I can still remember going to religion class with rich and you were not there...I will never forget you and how great you were. You always went out of your way for people..That is an amazing quality that not many have..see you when I get there.. God bless you and the Dwyer Family
— Randy Damcio

I was there that night. I was a sgt in the 6th, and the 10-13 was put out over our division because of the open carrier in the 3rd divison. ESU and FD tried galantly to free him. Two Transit guys were the first to reach him, the rappeled off the roof. I had tears in my eyes when the brought that big kid out, my driver holding his gunbelt. I never felt so helpless, not being able to reach him. God Bless, Rest In Peace.
— Chris Cincotta

Anthony was a good friend and COP! A couple of years ago I went to the FOP Police memorial. Me and my brother walked over to it around Midnite. As we were reflecting our thoughts , I noticed a card overturned as I straightened it out and it was right in front of Tony's name.(we didnt know we were anywhere near him) As if to say he was watching us, saying he was ok!/ I remeber as it was yesterday we were all together. God Bless. KENNETH WALSH (retired)

I was there that night. The 10-13 came over our Division because of Dwyer's radio was keyed on.We were one of the first units 1084,Myself and PO Glenn Iannatto went to the top of that building and saw many MOS feverishly attempting to get to Tony.We felt helpless.We stayed until they broke through a brick wall to get him out.I brought his gunbelt,shield and uniform back to MTS pct for vouchering.I was at the FOP memorial and met his parents and told them this story,which I hope helped them as it did me. Believe me,you dont want to be on a scene of any cop dying. God bless the Dwyer Family.
— Sean Cosgriff 6 pct

Anthony was a great guy.I remember that night as we joked and told him 2 take a trip to florida with us(the shout security crew).I was horrified 2 learn of his unfortunate demise and spent 2 nights at the wake meeting the family.God bless u Anthony.u r not forgotten.jeff greene
— jeff

We Will Never Forget You Anthony...
— Frank R Favilla

Reading about the street in front of Midtown South Precinct being named after Anthony Dwyer brings back memories of that tragic day. As the 13th Precinct Patrol Sergeant I responded to Bellevue Hospital as part of the emergency plan. Ending up giving Anthony's jewelry back to his father, that afternoon my own father died. Anthony's violent death kept my own family tragedy in perspective. Anthony had died at such a young age while my father had been fortunate enough to live three three times as long to die peacefully during an afternoon nap. RIP
— Matt Brennan

I recently attended the street re-naming at Midtown South, I can't believe it's been 16 years already. Tony was not only a good cop, he was a great man. He was always there with a sympathetic ear when needed, always had a smile on his face & could easily make the rest of us smile. Tony & his family are the kind of people we should all strive to be, they are selfless & willing to go above and beyond the routine to help others. I am proud to know them & my life has been better for it.....
— Brian McInerney

Time goes bye but We never forget those who gave the ultimate sacrifice...... Your Friend.
— Brian Bachar

I remember him from Elmont Engine 2 firehouse. We called him Animal and I remember the day my dad told me that Animal had died.
— James Devlin

I was net surfing when I came across this site. Never knew it existed... I grew up around Tony-- He was a friend of my family. He was always aglow about something, a really positive person. I can't remember him not smiling. Everything happens for a reason; I think Tony's legacy isn't simply about bravery on the job, but also about cherishing life and making the most of things. Anyone who lived in or around Elmont was touched by him in some way. The important thing is to carry his memory and remember his goodness. And that's it.
— George Schaaff

rest in peace.
— sjs
Posted: November 7, 2006, 7:34 am

A great cop,but a better man. Anthony was a gentle giant, who though we only knew for a short time, left a lasting impression on all who knew him. The tight family at MTS will never let him be forgotten. RIP Anthony.
— Scott Casadona
Posted: January 1, 2007, 10:32 pm

tony it has been a long 18 years brother i think about you all the time you are very missed
— nathan mole
Posted: November 17, 2007, 3:50 pm

I remember Tony from my days at Sewanhaka High School. It didn't surprise me to find out that he became a police officer after life put us in different paths. Tony wanted to help anyone who needed it. His passing was a shock back then and it still is. All those who were touched by Tony personality, carry his memory with fondness.
— Scott McNeill
Posted: June 6, 2008, 10:34 pm

You're not forgotten Tony. God Bless The Dwyer family.
— Hugh F Diver Ret MTS 85-04
Posted: June 22, 2008, 10:10 pm

I remember hearing about Anthony on an episode of the tv series "Top Cops". It was an episode that commemorated his bravery as well as others who died in the line of duty. My heart goes out to his family for their loss.
— Andrew
Posted: August 25, 2008, 12:04 pm

Tony you will never be forgotten and your wonderful family has always been and will be special to all NYPD members. I remember the sad day and all I could think of was the beautiful smile you always had for everyone. You are very much missed and will never be forgotten.
— Cathy Caramelli
Posted: September 5, 2008, 8:03 am

I remember riding by your house on the corner with the pool and all those dolphins swimming. I also reflect everytime that I walk by the track at school and go under your arch. How sad it is for Elmont losing one of NYPD's finest. Respectfully, Thomas Daniel Gorey, Elmont resident.
— Thomas Daniel Gorey
Posted: October 7, 2008, 10:15 am

I never met you.. You must have been special. your parents have never forgotten me and my loss.. You have a terrific family.
— sharon bannon guarini
Posted: October 11, 2008, 5:42 pm

Tony you are forever in our Prayers and our hearts. God Bless.
— Frank F
Posted: October 17, 2008, 12:41 pm

Anthony A lot of people miss you , But your memory has not been forgotten it is almost 20 years since you been gone.
Posted: January 10, 2009, 11:57 pm

Tony- I think about you every day. You are missed.
— Jerry Kane
Posted: January 23, 2009, 9:32 am

Tony, I can't believe how quickly the time passes. It feels like yesterday when you and I happened upon each other downtown that night and took meal together. Who knew that that would be the last time I would see you...who knew what would happen two weeks later? You are always in my thoughts and in my heart. God Bless you...I know that you have been there for me...with me. Rest in Peace.
— tjs
Posted: March 19, 2009, 9:31 am

I was the first EMS unit on the scene and on the roof...standing next to gerry kane & mike sasuk. I cannot remember feeling so lost...we had to get to him, but we did not have any options. I always felt safe doing an aided job with dwyer on the call with us. there isn't a day that goes by that i don't replay that night on the roof...his injuries were fatal and we couldn't change anything about the situation....i cried driving my ambulance across 34th street..all the cross streets closed by sector cars, waiting for us to pass with Anthony on our way to bellevue. i miss Anthony the way we all were...and i will forever think of Anthony. we were lucky to have him.
— SATCH aka Eric Peters
Posted: September 11, 2009, 7:44 pm

Anthony you are always in our prayers. God Bless. 10/16/2009
— Frank
Posted: October 16, 2009, 2:14 pm

thinking of you today Anthony. Always thinking of you. Sleepwell.
— Eric Peters
Posted: October 17, 2009, 7:44 am

I can't believe it is 20 years since you were murdered. I still remember our conversation that night on the deuce, how we were going to take the girls on a horse and buggy ride thru the park, and then go to Shout after Clancy's wedding. We all miss you, and I think of you every day. You were the best of us, and it only makes me understand that God must have missed you more to take you so soon. You are loved and missed. Vinnie
— Vinnie Benvenuto
Posted: October 25, 2009, 11:37 pm

tony i ran before tour and past down your street near the mid town south station house. It is hard to think that you been gone for over 20 years be safe and watch over your fellow cops
— joe digaetano
Posted: May 25, 2010, 10:44 pm

what a horrible way to go..i give credit for his fellow officers and othher emergency workers trying to save his life and dealing with the screms of this officer may he rest in peace and his service to nyc wont be forgotten R.I.P
— future nypd officer
Posted: June 30, 2010, 9:34 pm

— bob hughes
Posted: March 13, 2011, 2:38 pm

I cannot believe its going to be 22 years..You can't help but to miss the old days, the times that help us go foward, the way things were. Some times in life you wish you could go back and replay the good times over again, to actually go there and see it all again, I guess that is the beauty of the mind, cause no matter how much time passes that moment you recall to in the past, its there always, we never lose it, we never lose the sound of your voice, the smile on your face, and the kindness of your heart. For those of you reading this who didn't know Tony, think of that one person in your life, that you think to yourself when you are aound them, wow this person is too good for this world. That was Tony. An Angel with a smile on earth, and he took it to heaven where God felt it belonged. We will never understand why God takes the ones we love, but when you reflect about that person, and you think about being with them again, you cannot help but to feel that it will be, that feeling that I can't describe here with words, its amazing, its like no other feeling, its God! We will be together again someday, in a better place. A place that will make this earth and the memories here on it, not mean a thing. For there will be a New, A better place, that we could never imagine in our minds, but our hearts know all about it....Heaven ...A new place to live in eternity, with God! All is made new again in his Name. A place suitable for us all, a place God made for us. A place where Tony is waiting for us patiently, along with all the loved ones, of those who read these words... They live on, with New life, With the one God, with the one thing that matters, waiting for day we reunite forever...
— R.Damico
Posted: May 18, 2011, 11:12 pm

My son Peter Radske was a Police Cadet for only one week when he died in a car accident near our home on December 17, 2000. At his wake, an unidentified man and woman approached me and my wife and compassionately gave their respects and informed me that they also lost their son. For years since my son's death, I have thought about these parents who were overwhelmingly,considerate to attend my son's wake. After all these years, I looked at the sign-in booklet from the wake, with the intentions of finding the name of these good people. There I found "Marge & Ed Dwyer". My wife and I would like to finally give thanks and sincere appreciation for the thoughtfullness P.O. Anthony Dwyer's parent. May He Rest In Peace!
— william radske
Posted: October 1, 2012, 1:52 pm

Tony, You are not forgotten. R.I.P.
— Frank
Posted: October 16, 2012, 11:55 pm

Thinking of The Dwyer family today. God Bless.
— Phil Schurr
Posted: October 17, 2012, 5:58 pm

Good Night Tony
— Tom
Posted: October 17, 2012, 11:19 pm

Thinking about you on this already sad day. Godspeed Tony. Hugh Diver RET MTS
— Hugh Diver
Posted: February 26, 2013, 7:33 am

Tony you are forever in our hearts and prayers. R.I.P. God Bless.
— Frank
Posted: October 16, 2013, 8:02 pm

PO Dwyer, the night you passed you took away something from all who knew you, You left a void in all of us. Now that your in Heaven I know you are watching over all of us with that big smile on your face. You will never be forgotten. God had plans for you so he took you home. Rest in Peace Anthony we pray for you everyday as we do for all our brothers and sisters who passed while making NYC a safer and better place. MTS and the NYPD lost a tremendous person but God took back his Angel.
— Tommy
Posted: October 17, 2013, 2:56 am

Anthony was such a wonderful young man gone too soon RIP God Bless always . Always in our hearts. SPAA Figueroa
— Miroslava Figueroa
Posted: October 18, 2013, 12:23 pm

For some it's been a long time... But for me were still young walking a foot post and that's what I like to think about . Miss you and I know you are with Jesus ! Your riding in a sector in heaven! Bob Hyer
— Bob Hyer
Posted: October 28, 2013, 10:57 pm

Anthony,You still put a smile on my face every time I think of all the laughs we had running around that sweaty gym at the Academy,you were always smiling , thanks for the memories........Andy
— Andy Quinn
Posted: February 26, 2014, 10:03 pm

Keep them looked up for life
— Michelle
Posted: May 18, 2014, 12:49 am

i didn't know tony dwyer, i got to Midtown South in sept of 1994,i knew his brother Andy very well. i always remember working in the radio room and seeing tony radio with rosary beads around it. god bless the dwyer family..
— ronnie jost
Posted: May 19, 2014, 6:20 pm

I will never forget coming in for the day tour in the 10th and being approached by a buddy finishing his midnight shift and being asked "did you hear a cop was killed in the South". I remember the look of horror on the guys face when he saw my reaction after he said it was Tony (not realizing I had worked with him). I was blessed to have run into Tony the day before he was taken from us. I think of him every time a see a big ol' plate of french fries drowning in brown gravy (he knows why). RIP Brother.
— Luis Hernandez
Posted: September 10, 2014, 10:44 am

Godspeed my friend.
— Hugh F Diver
Posted: October 17, 2014, 7:50 am

Anthony we continue to pray for you. Rest in Peace.
— Tommy
Posted: October 18, 2014, 7:21 pm

The memory of your life, eclipses that tragedy of your death. You live on through all those left here--rest well brother
— Jimmy
Posted: November 8, 2014, 5:32 am

In memory of a great young man. May he rest in peace.
— Virginia Daly
Posted: December 21, 2014, 12:33 pm

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— Joey Imperatrice
Posted: March 23, 2015, 11:01 pm

Thinking of you Tony, see you again on the other side one day.
— Ret PO Hugh F Diver
Posted: October 16, 2015, 8:42 am

It's been a long time my friend. Keep an eye on us Tony. See you on the other side one day.
— Hugh Diver Ret NYPD
Posted: October 14, 2016, 7:53 am



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