Officer Glenn Estrada, Partner Of Slain NYPD Cop, Promoted To Detective In Emotional Ceremony

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — He valiantly captured the alleged gunman who shot and killed his partner and on Friday, the NYPD honored its newest detective.

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In an emotional ceremony at NYPD headquarters, Officer Glenn Estrada was promoted to Detective for his bravery in chasing down the man accused of killing his partner, Officer Peter Figoski.

“In recognition of his extraordinary bravery,it’s my honor to promote Officer Glenn Estrada to the rank of Detective,” said NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly.

Inspector Jeffrey Maddrey, Estrada’s superior in the 75th precinct, was also promoted to Deputy Chief for guiding his officers in the emotional aftermath of Figoski’s murder.

“It’s a good day,” Maddrey told CBS 2’s Kristin Thorne. “It’s with a heavy heart, but it’s a good day.”

Investigators say Estrada heard the gunshot that killed Figoski as they both responded to a home invasion in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn on Dec. 12.

Estrada didn’t waste a second running after the accused trigger man Lamonte Pride, tackling him to the ground and putting him in handcuffs.

A moment of triumph that quickly followed by a forever of pain.

“My heart is with the Figoski family,” said Maddrey.

But even in that, the department is finding strength. Maddrey says the men and women of the 75th precinct are doing what they can to support each other through this tough time.

Please share your thoughts below… 

  • John

    God Bless the NYPD and all who serve to keep New York safe.

  • Capt. Bill's daughter

    congratulations officer estrada and inspector maddrey. as someone who grew up in the 75, and whose dad served 30+ years in the department, i applaud your actions in serving the community, and the arrest of the murderer of officer figoski. we are proud of our heroes who are first responders in any uniform as well as the members of the military. the extended family of the long blue line wishes all who serve safe tours of duty especially during this holiday season.

  • Congrats!

    Most who post here just sit on the sidelines Hating. Enjoy , go make some OT at the new rate !!


    To the MORONIC COMMENTER LUNA ABOVED: Failed at his job?? You idiot, He chased a Police murderer, caught him and showed tremendous restraint by not killing him or anything else. Its ignorant (Probably Liberal) morons like you that dont belong on this earth. Congratulations Glenn, You are a true NEW YORK HERO!


    good one

    • military



    sooo my fellow military comrades. We kill terrorists and suicide bombers but do we get promoted? NEGATIVE! WE ARE DOING THE JOB WE SIGNED UP FOR! This cop was doing his job that’s all!!!!!!!!

    • rico

      You are not military. No real service member is going to get on a news site and talk about killing terrorists and suicide bombers. You phony joke

      • military

        rico go back where you came from

        • rico

          make me.

  • Kramer

    I say this with all sincerity…This guy’s got balls!!! Shame a good life on earth was cut short in the process…
    Peace on Earth…Think about it…

  • Ken

    Well Deserved Detective, Congrats !

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