Killer of PO Edward Byne up for parole
In 1988, Rookie Police Officer Edward Byrne, newly assigned to the 103rd Precinct, was sitting in an RMP on the corner of 107th Avenue and Inwood Street. He was guarding the house of a family who had defied the drug dealers and agreed to testify against them. At approximately 3:30 a.m., armed men crept up on both sides of Officer Byrne's RMP. One of the suspects knocked on the passenger window to distract him as the second suspect ran up to the driver's side window. Without uttering a word, he opened fire into the car striking Officer Byrne in the head 5 times. Officer Byrne was rushed to Mary Immaculate Hospital where he died of his wounds. He was 22 years old.
The three convicted cop killers are up for parole in November 2012.
We encourage you to visit www.nycpba.org and to click on the “Keep Cop Killers in Jail” icon and follow the simple directions. Be sure to click on the box that says “Send a letter for all cop-killers” and to include your email address so that we can inform you when a new list is posted. Be sure to send a letter for all three convicted cop killers, Phillip "Marshall" Copeland, Scott Cobb and David McClary.
Please tell your friends and family about this new, easy-to-use way to help keep cop-killers in jail. Spread the word. Every letter counts.
Posted Thursday, September 13, 2012