Local first responders, family of victims gather for Brinks robbery anniversary

Local first responders and family of the victims of the 1981 Brinks robbery came together in solidarity for the 39th anniversary Tuesday.

News 12 Staff

Oct 21, 2020, 12:23 AM

Updated 1,334 days ago

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Local first responders and family of the victims of the 1981 Brinks robbery came together in solidarity for the 39th anniversary Tuesday.
A tribute around the Nyack Mountainview Avenue memorial took place to honor the three men who lost their lives that day.
Sgt. Edward O’Grady was killed by robbers as they stole $1.6 million from the armored car outside of the Nanuet National Bank.
Officer Waverly Brown and Brinks guard Peter Paige were killed about an hour later at a Thruway roadblock.
"We've all experienced loss in our lives, but the sudden tragic murder of two people that you work with was a monumental event,” says retired South Nyack Grand View Chief Brent Newbury. “The men who wore the same uniforms, drove the same cars, that you worked at a street fair with a week before."
Several people were charged in the robbery, including Mutulu Shakur, the mastermind and stepdad to Tupac Shakur; Kathy Boudin, who served 22 years behind bars; David Gilbert, who remains in prison; and Judith Clark. Clark’s 75-year-to-life sentence was commuted by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2016. She was granted parole in 2019.


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