December 11, 2016 | 6:06pm  


Fallen officer’s mom sends video message to help other families

By Larry Celona

Every NYPD cop has received a special poignant message from the mother of a fallen Finest offering help to the families of other dead officers, as well as to city policemen serving in the military.

Marge Dwyer, whose 23-year-old son Anthony was fatally thrown from a Midtown roof while chasing burglary suspects in 1989, spoke in a video recently sent to each cop’s smartphone.

Officer Anthony DwyerPhoto: NYCPBA

Police Commissioner James O’Neill personally OK’d the message.

“Two cops come up to your door in the middle of the night. ‘Your son is hurt,’ that’s all they tell you … It was the worst day of my life,’’ Dwyer, who helped found the Deceased Officers Parents Association, says in the video.

She then tells officers that the organization is there to support the families of deceased cops, in addition to officers serving overseas.

Officer Anthony Dwyer
Photo: NYCPBA

The video was sent to 36,000 members of the force through their city-issued smart phones late last month.

O’Neill attended to a Christmas party that the association held last week, where about 80 parents of dead cops mingled and shared stories.

“We do whatever we can to make your lives better and to remind you that we will never forget the sacrifice you have made,” O’Neill told the group.

Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, said the video message was sent to remind the families that people care.

“Every New York City police officer who died in the line of duty or of an illness or accident has parents. We just want to let them know that we recognize them and to thank them and tell them we will always remember them and be there for them,” he said.