Slain NYPD Officer’s Family: Convict Must Stay Locked Up

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Relatives of a NYPD officer killed over 30 years ago came to tell a Manhattan parole board Friday the man convicted of their uncle’s murder must stay locked up.

Family members of Officer Joseph Keegan — including his niece Noreen Keegan-Connelly — implored that Bruce Lorick should stay in prison for the rest of his life.

In June of 1980, the then 41-year-old officer confronted Lorick, who was trying to beat a fare at the Columbus Circle subway station.  After an ensuing struggle, Lorick took Keegan’s gun and shot the officer in the head execution style.

Keegan-Connelly said that last year Lorick even had the nerve to offer her family money to — in his words — “end this proceeding.”

1010 WINS Reporter Glenn Schuck talks with a niece who says the killer offered her money

“Of course I declined because there’s no dollar value on my uncle’s life or anyone’s life.  He has no remorse and really no regard for human life,” Keegan-Connelly told 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck.

Keegan was just weeks away from retirement when he attempted to arrest the fare jumper. His family said he even begged for his life before being shot.

More than 40 of Keegan’s nephews and nieces hope their words will have an impact and keep Lorick behind bars for the rest of his life.

“It’s never going to go away. Even when Bruce Lorick’s gone, my children are going to know.  You know, you can’t forgive evil and there’s no rehabilitation for evil either,” Keegan-Connelly said.

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  1. Noreen Keegan says:

    01608… IF HE KILLS YOU OR YOUR FAMILY… YOU BOZO

  2. Noreen Keegan says:

    WHEN A MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY IS MURDERED….YOU WILL KNOW. UNTIL THEN… SHUT YOUR HOLE

  3. Noreen Keegan says:

    WHY DONT YOU SHUT EVER Y HOLE IN YOUR BODY WHILE YOU CAN… YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT….. FROM… NOREEN KEEGAN…WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT THE 99 PERCENT.. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT MY FAMILY… ZIP WHILE YOU CAN… SEAN BELL WAS A CONVICT…. AND YOU ARE AN ASS
    REPLY WHAT YOU WILL.. YOU WILL BE DISMISSED BYE BYE

    1. THEMPJS says:

      Ms. Keegan, please don’t lower yourself to these mental midgets. We know what kind of people they are.
      their problem is not knowing who their fathers are and most of their relatives are incarcerated….
      May God Bless you ande your family.
      John K. from W. 108 St., (we knew the keegan Family)

  4. KPMc says:

    Can this please post?

    Isn’t once enough?

    Yoko One and John Lennon used to espouse that liberal ‘give them another chance’ BS too. Look at their interview on the Cavett show on Youtube.

    But somehow the all-forgiving Yoko still manages to show up at EVERY parole hearing and pleads to keep her husband’s killer incarcerated for the rest of his natural life.

    It’s funny how hypo-criticism shows its ugly head when it’s YOUR family that is effected.

    I say give peace a chance too… but if they chose the opposite lock em up for good.

  5. 01608 says:

    How is one to judge what killer will kill again.

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