The NYPD Emerald Society mourns the passing of our long-time member, Retired Sergeant John Mulligan at the age of 88. John was in hospice care at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx when he passed on Tuesday August 8, 2017. Patrolman John Mulligan was appointed to the NYPD in June of 1953 and that became the starting point of his life long allegiance to the job he loved so well. Most of his 36 years of dedicated service was spent as a sergeant leading on the front lines protecting the people of NYC. His last command was the 114th Precinct in Astoria, Queens where he commanded the Anti-Crime Team. In 1989 Sergeant Mulligan pulled-the-pin and handed in his retirement papers ending his long and distinguished career in law enforcement. Throughout his police years as well as in his retirement years John was always a familiar face at our Emerald Society monthly meetings. He was always happy to see old friends and spend time with the young kids on today's job. His love of the NYPD and the Emeralds continued right up until his passing. His absence will be felt by many of our old-timers when we reconvene our meetings in September and for a long time to come. John Mulligan was among the Finest examples of the renowned Greatest Generation strong-willed, independent and loyal. Fidelis Ad Mortem. John now reunites with his beloved wife Irene in their final reward. He is survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by the Beney Funeral Home, 79 Berry Hill Road, Syosett NY
Visiting Thursday 2-4 & 7-9
Funeral Mass Friday 9:45 at St. Edward RC Church, 205 Jackson Avenue, Syosett NY