Line of Duty Memorial

The following Police Officers gave their lives serving the city of Mount Vernon and the state of New York. To learn more about them and other officers around the country that gave their lives serving their communities visit The Officer Down Memorial Page.

Inspector Frank J. Mascari

Inspector Frank J. Mascari
Mount Vernon Police Department, NY

EOW: Wednesday, August 11, 1948

Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Police Officer Frank A. Bersito

Police Officer Frank A. Bersito
Mount Vernon Police Department, NY

EOW: Monday, April 1, 1974

Cause of Death: Automobile crash

Detective Bernard L. Christopher

Detective Bernard L. Christopher
Mount Vernon Police Department, NY

EOW: Monday, June 24, 1974

Cause of Death: Gunfire

Christopher Ridley

Detective Christopher Alexander Ridley
Mount Vernon Police Department, NY

EOW: Friday, January 25, 2008

Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

When a police officer is killed, it's not an agency that loses an officer, it's an entire nation.

- Chris Cosgriff, ODMP Founder