After participating in the Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s Never Forget Virtual Challenge in 2020, the Reedy family would forever be considered part of the T2T family, and have supported the foundation each year since.
After the passing of their beloved father and husband, NYPD Detective Mike Reedy, who passed away in the summer of 2019, Meghan, her sister Colleen, and their mother, Patty, decided to honor him by participating in the annual Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s New York City 5K Run and Walk. Detective Mike Reedy had dedicated his life to service, first enlisting in the United States Army, then serving for 25 years with the NYPD, and finally working with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office for 18 years. As her family grieved the loss of her father, Meghan knew that the best way to honor his devotion to serving his country and community was to pay it forward, and do good in his name.
Due to Covid restrictions in 2020, the foundation created the Never Forget Virtual Challenge in place of the annual 5K. The Reedy family took this challenge in stride, and raised over $4,000 for the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Paying tribute to Detective Reedy, who served as the Senior Drum Sergeant in the NYPD’s Emerald Society Pipes and Drums band for almost 30 years, members of the band played in front of the Reedy’s home to kick off the first 5K for NYPD Detective Reedy’s Squad. To the sound of bagpipes and drums, the Reedy family reflected on Mike’s legacy, and knew that he would be so proud of the resilience of his wife and daughters.
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation would like to extend our gratitude to the Reedy family for their continued support!