Today, members of the NYPD, both active and retired, and the community gathered in honor of Patrolman Phillip Cardillo to rename the street in front of the NYPD Police Academy on 28th Avenue in College Point, Queens.
On April 14, 1972, Patrolman Cardillo, of the 28 Precinct, responded to a report of an officer in need of assistance at a mosque on West 116 Street in Harlem. Upon entering the building, he along with his partner were attacked by numerous men. During the assault, Patrolman Cardillo was shot and critically wounded. Responding officers were able to get Patrolman Cardillo out of the building and rushed him to the hospital. Six days later he succumbed to his injuries.
Patrolman Phillip Cardillo’s dedication to protecting New York City and his sacrifice will never be forgotten.
On July 14, 2015, NYPD Harbor Launch #701 was dedicated in memory of Patrolman Phillip Cardillo.
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 19, 2015