Ptl. - the Members of the Force on Patrol - page 17

From the career of Joseph J. Gannon, NYPD retired

These are some of his personal momentos from
his work on the
Phil Cardillo Harlem Mosque case

Left to right:
Chief of Detectives Louis Cottell - Commissioner Michael J. Codd - Captain Timothy Dowd
Det. Joseph J. Gannon - Det. Al Morrow (deceased) - Det. Joe (Jetty) Gates (deceased)
Det. Michael Marino - Ptl. (later Detective) Vito Navarra (Phil Cardillo's partner)
Det. Randy Jurgensen - Chief Inspector Michael Lonergan

letter from Chief of Detectives Louis Cottell

PBA Certificate of Merit

US Secret Service surveillance photo taken at the
intersection of E. 117 and Lenox. Joe is standing in
the doorway. He describes the scene as "like High Noon."

On Oct. 7, 1968 Ptl. John Varecha of the 18th Precinct was assaulted
after pursuing traffic violators into the 17th Precinct. A young
Det. Joseph Gannon working out of the 18th Squad was one of the first
officers to respond and he and Detective Bernie Corrigan of the 17th Squad
were initially placed in charge of the crime scene although the case was
assigned to Det. Randy Jurgensen who made the arrests in the case.
Joe (right), Det. Corrigan and an unidentified Emergency Services lieutenant
were removing the fatally wounded officer's property when a Daily News
photographer took this photo. The story of Ptl. Varecha's LODD can be
found at the NYPD Angels web site. A tragedy here was that one
of the perpetrators was out on bail in another shooting at the time.

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