If you didn’t attend the September meeting it was your loss. Alameda County Sheriff Dennis Lynch (left) took the mike and thanked The Shields for not forgetting his cousin Ptl. Phil Cardillo, and keeping his memory alive all these years. Through the efforts of Mike Villa, we were able to present Dennis with an original 1972 copy of Spring 3100, which chronicled Phil’s funeral. We also presented him with a 1974 Nassau Shields Call Box, highlighting the meeting at which we honored Phil’s wife, family and many involved in this tragic case. As was the case in June 1974 when we created the Ptl. Phil Cardillo Scholarship, we will continue to present it until someone is finally convicted of his assassination. It was great to see many of the over 150 in attendance personally greet Dennis, and share their memories of Phil with him.
Guest speaker Mike Sheehan, who had only 4 years on the job at the time was involved in booking one of the original suspects walked us through many aspects of the case, and shared some not released details with us. Thanks Mike.
Sorry to say that when I mentioned the name Phil Cardillo to a member of the force with 5 years on the job, he didn’t know who I was talking about, sad but true.
We were also honored to have Nassau County District Court Judge Christopher Quinn (right) address the audience and give some worthwhile tips on police officers court room procedures. Thank you Judge Quinn. Obviously he’s a good friend of the police, so try to remember him on November 2nd.
I am pleased to report that our golf outing was a huge success, the weather was fantastic and the hospitality was great. Thanks to all who attended and supported this event. I hope we see you next year.
Take notice of the holiday party and scholarship applications located on pages 7 and 11 of this Call Box, get them in as soon as you can.
It has been brought to our attention that until further notice the NYPD will not be issuing new retiree 1.0. cards, until the card is changed to comply with Federal Law H.R. 218. You can call the shield desk at 646-610-5150 to check for further information.
Joe Wolff has made arrangements to have NYPD Det. Marcos Quinones, CounterTerrorism Division as our November 4th speaker. Marcos is a department expert on cults/religious fanatics etc.
Try to bring a toy to the next meeting so we can begin our annual collection for children. Don’t forget to vote- Nov. 2nd. See you on the 4th.