100th Anniversary of the Detectives’ Endowment Association

More than 1,300 people joined the Detectives’ Endowment Association (DEA) in celebrating the police union’s 100th birthday last Friday at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel.

Hundreds of current and retired detectives looked on as DEA President Michael Palladino was took the stage alongside Boomer Esiason, master of ceremonies for the event, to celebrate the founding of the union in 1918.

“The work of the DEA and its incredible detectives has really touched a lot of people over the past century,” said Esiason.

DEA officials, alongside Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill, honored several long-time supporters, including the cast of TV show Blue Bloods and Patti Ann and Sergeant Conor McDonald, the widow and son of the late Detective Steven McDonald.