Eastchester community remembers police officer that died in line of duty

Community members are coming together Tuesday to remember an Eastchester police officer that was killed in the line of duty 10 years ago. Michael Frey, 29, was responding to a call for help at the home

News 12 Staff

Mar 21, 2006, 11:09 PM

Updated 6,635 days ago

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Eastchester community remembers police officer that died in line of duty
Community members are coming together Tuesday to remember an Eastchester police officer that was killed in the line of duty 10 years ago.
Michael Frey, 29, was responding to a call for help at the home of Richard Sacchi Jr. on March 21, 1996. The call turned out to be an ambush and Sacchi shot Frey with a high-powered rifle from a second-floor window of his home. The bullet went through an opening in Frey?s bulletproof vest and he died instantly. A 12-hour standoff ensued and ended when Sacchi killed his grandmother, his dog and himself.
Frey is the only Eastchester police officer to die in the line of duty. There was a private wreath laying ceremony and a memorial Mass in honor of Frey at Immaculate Conception Church in Tuckahoe.


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