KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
N.Y.P.D. BRANCH # 1
The NYC Police Anchor Club was founded on April 22, 1922 by members of the New York City Police Department who were members of the Knights of Columbus. This Club, Branch Number #1, was the first Anchor Club in America Members of the Anchor Club have made it their goal to provide annual programs for all the widows and children of deceased members of the NYPD, both line of duty and non-line of duty. The following are some of the events provided by the Club:
• Outing to Coney Island with all the rides, and lunch provided. This is followed with a dinner on the pier in Sheepshead Bay with boat rides for the family.
• Memorial Mass for all deceased Uniformed Members .
• Childrens Christmas Party with gifts, food, and entertainment.
• Various other trips and events which include a night of ice skating and the Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center.
The Anchor Club raises funds to provide the above outtings, so that we can show the families of our fallen brothers and sisters that they have not been forgotten regardless of race, creed, religion, or membership in the Club
Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the McLaughlin Funeral Home at 625 Pavonia Ave. in Jersey City from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
On Friday, July 18, 2014 the Jersey City Police department will march down Kennedy Boulevard from Pavonia Avenue to Belmont Avenue, through Lincoln Park to St. Aloysius Church for the officer's 11 a.m. funeral Mass.
Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington. The burial will be attended by family and members of the Jersey City Police Department only.
Copyright: Anchor Club, Police Department City of New York
Eugene Canapi - Office of Deputy Commissioner Administration
1 Police Plaza New York, New York, 10038