New York Daily News

May 17, 2014


 


Families of murdered NYPD Officers Harry Ryman and Anthony Dwyer to Parole Board: Leave killers behind bars

‘It’s our job to continue to fight to keep them in prison. And basically every two years we’re always here and will be here,’ says Ryman’s daughter, Margaret Ryman-Rainone.

BY RYAN SIT , CORKY SIEMASZKO

 
Slain NYPD Police Officer Harry Ryman. “You can’t give us back the birthdays, the Christmases, the weddings, all the events in our lives they’ve missed,” says Ryman’s daughter, Margaret Ryman-Rainone.  
 
Slain Police Officer Anthony Dwyer. “There is no parole from death for Police Officers Dwyer and Ryman and there should be no parole from prison for these cold-blooded cop-killers,” said Patrolmen's Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch.
   

They got the slain officers’ backs.

The families of murdered NYPD Officers Harry Ryman and Anthony Dwyer went before the Parole Board again Friday and pleaded that their killers remain where they are — behind bars.

“You can’t give us back the birthdays, the Christmases, the weddings, all the events in our lives they’ve missed,” Ryman’s daughter, Margaret Ryman-Rainone, said she told the board.

“It’s our job to continue to fight to keep them in prison. And basically every two years we’re always here and will be here until we physically are no longer here.”

Ryman-Rainone was flanked by Ryman’s grandson, Matthew, who was born after the officer was killed in August 1980 and now carries his shield as a member of the NYPD’s intelligence bureau.

Dwyer’s parents were joined by the dead cop’s siblings, Andrew and Maureen, who are pushing for a new law that would make all convicted cop killers ineligible for parole.

“Knowing that they’ll never get out helps me breathe easier,” Maureen Dwyer said.

csiemaszko@nydailynews.com