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Kathleen M. Reilly

Date of Appointment: 
Friday, February 18, 1966
Date of Death: 
Monday, December 25, 1967
Killed In The Line of Duty #22
Kathleen M. Reilly

Detective Reilly, while assisting a disabled motorist, was struck by a vehicle on the Meadowbrook Parkway resulting in her death. She was 28 years old. Detective Reilly was the first woman appointed to the Nassau County Police Department and also the first woman Detective. Detective Reilly was awarded a certificate for Excellent Police Work posthumously, for work performed in the year 1967.

Serial # 3603 Policewoman Shield # 1 Detective Shield # 265
National Law Enforcement Memorial: Panel 57, W -15
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