The DEA Honor Roll
Official Line of Duty Deaths
Terence P. Mulvey
Rank: Detective First Grade
Shield Number: 171
Command: Drug Enforcement Task Force
Date of Death: 12/01/2021
Cause of Death: Illnesses contracted as a result of work on the rescue and recovery from the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001.
Det. First Grade Terence P. Mulvey was born on Long Island in 1959, and moved to The Bronx in 1975. He was appointed to the NYPD on July 25, 1983, and promoted to Detective on August 31, 1989. During his tenure in the NYPD, Mulvey worked in Midtown South, Manhattan North, the 24th Precinct, and the Dignitary Protection Unit, where he worked for then-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. He earned second grade on January 26, 1996, and first grade on June 24, 1999. He retired from the Drug Enforcement Task Force on August 18, 2003. After retirement from the Police Department, Mulvey returned to school, earning a Master’s Degree in Education in 2007 from Lehman College. Det. Mulvey became a substitute teacher at Saint Margaret of Cortona-St. Gabriel School and a full-time teacher at the Incarnation School in Manhattan. In 2014, Mulvey became the Assistant Principal at Cardinal Hayes High School. He considered his job to be the “greatest job in the world” as he felt it was an honor to help shape the lives of the young Hayes men. At Hayes, he also loved moderating the “exceptional children’s program,” which brought students with developmental challenges together with individuals in the community. His love for all children was manifested in his role spearheading the Toys for Children fundraiser which raised money and toys for the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital Child Life Unit. Mulvey was also a “rabid” Giants and Yankees fan, an interested traveler, and a “history buff.” During his lifetime, he had donated a kidney to his brother. Because of illnesses he contracted as a result of his work on the rescue and recovery from the WTC attacks, after a long battle with cancer, Det. Mulvey passed away on December 1, 2021. He was survived by his spouse and two children, many nieces and nephews, six siblings, and other family members. He is buried in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, New York.