Insp. Charles McEvoy of the 103rd Precinct, left, Assistant Chief David Barrere, Det. Steven McDonald and, right, NYPD Commissioner William Bratton observe a moment of silence.
Floral tributes, including a replica of Byrne’s badge 14072, adorned the corner of Inwood Street and 107th Avenue in South Jamaica’s 103rd Precinct. The NYPD has vowed that the ceremony will take place every year.
The corner house in which “Arjune” lived has long since been replaced by modern duplexes.
A restored vintage Chevrolet Caprice with a police package has been dedicated to Eddie Byrne’s memory.
Police officers who now patrol the streets where rookie cop Edward Byrne was killed in 1988 came out by the hundreds early Wednesday morning to pay tribute to him.
NYPD Commissioner William Bratton, left, chats with Byrne’s older brother Lawrence following the brief ceremony.
In memory of PO Edward Byrne
Commissioner Bratton greets Det. Steven McDonald. McDonald has been paralyzed since 1986 when he was shot three times by a 15-year-old gunman in Manhattan’s Central Park. His wife, Patti Ann, is mayor of Malverne on Long Island. Their son, Conor, is an officer with the NYPD.