New York Post
April 23, 2005

LOVELORN COP KILLER'S PAROLE BID KO'D

By PHILIP MESSING

A convicted cop killer who advertised for a wife on the Internet had his dreams of conjugal bliss dashed when the state Parole Board rejected his bid for freedom.

Bruce Lorick's refusal to accept responsibility for his role in the coldblooded murder of Officer Joseph Keegan and his continued disciplinary problems were cited as reasons why he should continue to remain at the Greenhaven Correctional Facility.

In 1980, Lorick, then 22, shot Keegan, 41, in the head after the cop stopped him for turnstile jumping inside the 59th Street/Columbus Circle subway station. He's currently serving 25 years.

"Your release to parole is inappropriate at this time as it would deprecate the severity of your most brutal offense and serve to undermine respect for the law," Guy Vizzie Jr., head of the three-member panel, told the inmate.

Lorick had been so convinced of his release that he placed an ad on the 'Net seeking a potential wife.