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Rockland Brink's Robbery

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, July 26, 2010
1. Rockland Brink's Robbery Marker
Inscription.
Rockland Brink's Robbery
On October 20, 1981, a three-year crime spree in the New York Metropolitan area came to an end at this site. Members of the Weather Underground, a radical domestic terrorist group, robbed a Brink's armored car at the Nanuet Mall. Using high-powered weapons, they stole 1.6 million dollars, and shot and killed security guard Peter Paige. At this entrance to the New York State Thruway, the Nyack Police Department set up a roadblock and was ambushed by the assailants. A fierce shootout ensued. As a result, Sgt. Edward J. O'Grady, Jr. and P.O. Waverly "Chipper" Brown were shot and killed.
All the suspects were apprehended. Subsequent trials held in Goshen and White Plains led to their convictions.
Rockland County Patrolmen's Benevolent Assoc.
Police Chiefs Assoc. of Rockland County
2009

 
Erected 2009 by Rockland County Patrolmen's Benevolent Assoc., Police Chiefs Assoc. of Rockland County.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New York, Historical Society of Rockland County marker series.
 
Location. 41° 5.683′ N, 73° 56.163′ W. Marker is in Nyack, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is at the intersection
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By Michael Herrick, July 26, 2010
2. Rockland Brink's Robbery Marker
of Mountainview Avenue and New York State Route 59, on the right when traveling north on Mountainview Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nyack NY 10960, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1 Mile To Nyack (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Underground Railroad (approx. 0.4 miles away); Oak Hill Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Historic Underground Railroad (approx. 0.7 miles away); Stephen Rowe Bradley Sr. Park (approx. mile away); Hopper House (approx. one mile away); First Reformed Church of Nyack (approx. one mile away); Couch Court (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nyack.
 
Also see . . .  Brink's robbery (1981) on Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 27, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Heroes
 
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By Michael Herrick, July 26, 2010
3. Rockland Brink's Robbery Marker
Nearby Memorial to the Nyack Police Officers Who Lost Their Lives image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 26, 2010
4. Nearby Memorial to the Nyack Police Officers Who Lost Their Lives
Nearby Memorial to the Nyack Police Officers Who Lost Their Lives image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 26, 2010
5. Nearby Memorial to the Nyack Police Officers Who Lost Their Lives
For Heroism, Valor And
Undaunted Devotion To Duty
We Respectfully Honor
Sergeant Edward J. O'Grady
Police Officer Waverly L. Brown
Nyack Police Department
Who Courageously Gave Their Lives
In The Performance Of Duty
In The Finest Of Police Tradition
On October 20, 1981
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,921 times since then and 120 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 27, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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