The RDNY came into being in April of 1955, when a small group of Retired New York City Detectives decided to get together for a social meeting. As a result of that meeting, the idea of forming an Association that could further assist retired Detectives with retirement benefits and to do charitable work came to fruition.
This group decided to meet again that following month to continue your efforts and also to begin a life long bond that law enforcement officers share, especially Detectives.
The RDNY Incorporated later that same year and became officially known as "The Retired Detectives of the City of New York". They adopted the motto "Fideliter Servivimus", which means "We have served faithfully". Today we serve 1400 members and we are recognized as a Fraternal Organization within the Law Enforcement Community.
The RDNY meets every second Wednesday of the month. The location varies from borough to borough. There will be notifications prior to the date.
President: Kenneth Hieb
1st Vice President: Kevin Schroeder
2nd Vice President: Daniel Austin
Chairman of the Board: John Wilde
Treasurer: John Warner
Secretary: Peggy Hopkins
Sergeant at Arms: Brian Carroll
Board of Directors:
Jack Casale (R.I.P.)
Tom Nerney (R.I.P.)
Stephen F. Ryan
January 30, 2018
A press conference was held by Senators Gallivan, Golden, Akshar, Murphy and Phillips on January 30, 2018 opposing the parole of Herman Bell. NYSPIA, the Troopers PBA and a host of other police unions participated in the press conference in support of the legislator’s as well as the opposition of paroling a murderer of police officers.
Police Officers are peacekeepers. As peacekeepers, they are held to the highest standard in society and their lives must be regarded as sacrosanct. To grant freedom to someone who mercilessly slaughters police officers undermines everything that these peacekeepers stand for and represent. NYPD Officers Waverly Jones and Joseph Piagentini gave the ultimate sacrifice when they were brutally murdered at the hands of Herman Bell and his accomplices, Anthony Bottom and Albert Washington (deceased). Officer Waverly was executed by a single shot to the back of his head. Officer Piagentini was brutally shot 22 times as he begged for his life and tried to escape. The sad truth is that they were murdered because they were police officers. To even entertain the thought of parole for this murderer, who viciously took the lives of these two peacekeepers, would erode the very foundation of the peaceful society that police officers strive to provide the public on a daily basis. A perspicuous message must be conveyed that if you kill a police officer your privilege to live free in society is gone forever.
A parole hearing is scheduled for Herman Bell the last week of February 2018. As members of law enforcement, we cannot allow another cop killer back into society. Please sign the petition calling on the Board of Parole to deny Bell’s release at www.noparoleforhermanbell.com
From RDNY Member John Whimple: 50th Anniversary NYPD Police Trainees Class of July 1, 1968 Russo's On the Bay - July 1, 2018 For more information, Contact Det. John Whimple (Ret.) PO Box 525, Miller Place NY 11764-0525 firstname.lastname@example.org 631-566-7994
All MOS, active and retired, who participated in the 9/11 rescue and recovery operations are strongly encouraged to enroll in the WTC Medical Monitoring Program. They are expert in assisting those who were exposed to materials that have thus far resulted in over 1700 NYPD Diagnoses of cancer. In addition, over 140 MOS have died as a result of 9/11 related cancers. Early testing, diagnosis and treatment is the key to helping ourselves and our families.
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From the National Law Enforcement Associates, Inc.:
February 26, 2018 will be the 30th Anniversary of the assassination of PO Edward Byrne.
To commemorate his sacrifice, Cardinal Dolan will say a memorial mass for him at 10:00 am on February 21, 2018 at St. Patrick's Cathedral.
All are welcome to attend.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
This past Monday, February 12th, the RDNY had its February Meeting and Cigar Night at the Carnegie Club in Manhattan.
We had a record turnout of our Brothers and Sisters and esteemed guests and our Guest of Honor and a true friend to the RDNY, the NYPD and the entire Law Enforcement Community, actor Vincent Pastore. Also present was the world renowned author Nelson Demille, who makes no secret of his friendships with many NYPD cops and using their input on virtually all of his best selling novels. And to top it off, former heavy contender Renaldo Snipes joined us. Mr. Snipes is a class act and looks like he can easily step right back into that ring. The entertainment was superb as retired Lieutenant Lou Moneta and his beautiful duet partner, Gayle Scott, belted out Sinatra tunes.
Cigars, Sinatra songs, actors, writers, boxers and some of the greatest Detectives that ever carried the gold shield - it just doesn't get any better than that! Special thanks to our RDNY board officers, Vice President Kevin Schroeder, Mike Sheehan and Rich Santanelo who arranged and coordinated this great event. There were lots of smiling faces that night!
For those that attended we hope you had a great time! For those who did not, don't worry! Hopefully we will see you at the next meeting (details to follow). These gatherings are a great opportunity to see friends, both old and new, to reconnect and to network.
We are so happy to see the growth and attendance of our membership these last several months and we hope that it continues!
On December 19th, members of the RDNY Board were present at the 3rd Annual Little Steven’s Policeman’s Ball in NYC. Little Steven is a tremendous supporter of the NYPD and the entire Law Enforcement Community. Teaming up with Retired Detective 1st Grade and RDNY 1st Vice President Kevin Schroeder, this year’s event benefitted the NYPD With Arms Wide Open Charity for Children with Special Needs and the Detectives Endowment Association Widows and Children’s Fund. It was great to see many familiar faces from the NYPD past and present! Among the luminaries present included Vincent Pastore, Little Steven Van Zandt, and performances by Gary US Bonds, Max Weinberg and his Orchestra and the NYPD Emerald Society Pipes and Drums. For more information about “With Arms Wide Open” and how to support them, see:
On December 6, the RDNY General Membership Meeting was held in a packed house of over 140 attendees at Frankie and Johnnies in the Bronx!
Det. Terry Mulvey was the evenings honoree and among those in attendance included the former First Lady of the City of New York Donna Hanover.
A great time was had by all! Photos in the gallery below...
Ladies and Gentlemen,
In true RDNY fashion, we packed the house at Giardinos in Douglaston!
We hope everyone enjoyed themselves! It was truly our privilege to honor our colleagues - Detectives, Supervisors and members of the Queens DA’s Office for the hard work and tireless dedication they showed in the arrest and prosecution on behalf of our fallen Brother, Brian Moore.
We have an amazing evening planned for February and hope to see as many of you as possible. Details will be sent out ASAP...
RDNY President Ken Heib, January 2018 Honorees and the 105 Squad, Lt. Klein (with plaque) RDNY Chairman John Wilde and RDNY Treasurer John Warner
Packed house in the Bronx!!!
Please see the flyer on this site for the February 12th Cigar Night at the Carnegie Club! It is going to be an amazing evening to reunite with old friends and co-workers and meet new friends! Please see the flyer found on this website for details about tickets and reservations. SEE YOU THERE!!!
26th Annual RDNY Dinner Cruise
Pier 81 at West 41 Street.
$110.00 per person, aboard the World Yacht Duchess
6:30 pm -11:00 pm (Boarding at 6:15 pm)
Contact Tom Fitzgerald or Brian Carroll
The RDNY Organization is a registered non-for-profit corporation under section 501c3 of the IRS Code. Please complete the required information in the RDNY Membership Application printing as clearly as possible to ensure that your information is properly gathered for future mailings and correspondence.
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