The DEA Honor Roll
Official Line of Duty Deaths
Michael J. Foley
Shield Number: 525
Command: 009 Detective Squad
Date of Death: 04/10/1937
Cause of Death: Shot - Robbery - Investigation
Detective Foley was shot and killed during an investigation while assigned to the 9th Detective Squad. He and another detective were in a restaurant which had been robbed several times and were waiting for another robbery. While seated at table four armed men entered and announced a holdup. A shootout took place and Detective Foley was fatally wounded. One of the other suspects was also shot and wounded and two others were apprehended at the scene. The suspect that was shot escaped, but was apprehended when he went to the hospital to seek medical attention for his gunshot wound.
Detective Foley had been with the NYPD 13 years. He was 37 years old.