NYPD and Community Honor Hero Detective Who Was Killed In 1944

(L-R) Detective McGinley’s niece Gail Sir; nephew Tony McKinley; grandson Brian McKinley; Lieutenant Jamel Hodges; Chief of Detective Robert Boyce; Deputy Inspector Flerida Veras, commanding officer of the 26 Precinct; and Detective Paul DiGiacomo, vice president of the Detectives Endowment Association.

Members of the NYPD and the community gathered in Harlem’s 26 Precinct to deliver on a promise to never forget a fallen member of the Department. A plaque was unveiled inside the station house in honor of Detective Anthony McGinley who was shot and killed after he attempted to save a woman from her abusive husband.

Only 34 years old and a father of two, Detective McGinley was shot on December 23, 1944, after responding to the domestic violence call on Hancock Place near West 124th Street. After the detective responded to the apartment building he found a woman in a hallway who was assaulted. The woman’s husband was armed with a shotgun and shot Detective McGinley in the stomach after the officer entered his apartment.

Detective Anthony McGinley’s family attended the ceremony on Saturday, February 25 as the plaque was unveiled, along with Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce, members of the Detectives Endowment Association and members of the community. The plaque will continue to remind all who come into the precinct of the sacrifice made by Detective Anthony McGinley.

Detective Anthony McGinley