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NYPD Traffic Division Salutes One Of Their Own


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NYPD tow drivers held a tearful memorial service Wednesday for one of their colleagues who died behind the wheel of his truck in Brooklyn earlier this week.


Anthony Edgehill, 61, a long-time driver for the NYPD Traffic Division, died Monday afternoon while driving his NYPD tow truck southbound on Flatbush Avenue and Avenue R in Marine Park during a snow squall. Officials say Edgehill, who apparently suffered a heart attack, was able to slow down his truck and steer it against a small tree before he lost consciousness.


On Dec. 4, about 30 tow trucks arrived in a line at the scene where Edgehill had been found Monday night. A union member said a prayer for her fellow driver and other NYPD Traffic Division members placed balloons and flowers on the small tree, unharmed despite the truck leaning on it when police arrived.


Edgehill’s colleagues remembered him as “a true friend,” as one operator described him.



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Salute to a fellow tower. Appears that age may be catching up with many of these guys. But, then the industry is seem to be aging. Where is the next generation.



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I too understand the on-coming wave of us, "seniors", who still are hard at work each and every day. Because of the type of men and women we are, until death do us part, it's a choice to remain active in the industry we love. Us old duffers aren't ready to become couch potatoes just yet. So, for those of you who fit into that category, me included, God Bless you and do everything you can to ensure that you're able to stay active until YOU choose to pass the torch them youngin's. Rest in Peace Tony.      R.

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Randall C. Resch

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