New York City Police Department

Press Release | NO. 2003-022

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release # 022
Monday, March 17, 2003



Viewing And Funeral Services For Detective Rodney J. Andrews

Viewing services will be held for Detective Rodney J. Andrews on Sunday, March 16, and Monday, March 17, from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at:

Hess Miller Funeral Home
64-19 Metropolitan Avenue (at the corner of 65th Street)
Middle Village, NY 11379-1628

Funeral services will be held for Detective Andrews on Tuesday, March 18, at 10 a.m. at:

Elim International Fellowship
20 Madison Street (at the corner of Classon Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Detective Rodney J. Andrews and Detective James V. Nemorin were shot and killed on Monday, March 10, 2003, during an undercover operation while attempting to purchase illegal firearms on Staten Island.

Detective Andrews was appointed to the Police Department on July 18, 1996. He served in the 23rd Precinct, the Manhattan North Task Force, Brooklyn North Narcotics, and the Firearms Investigation Unit. While assigned to the Manhattan North Task Force, he was honored with a Meritorious Police Duty award for his work in initiating and conducting a fencing operation that led to 12 arrests. Detective Andrews was 34 years old. He is survived by his wife, Maryann; his children, Christian, 12, and Justin, 11; his mother, Patricia Marion; and his sister, Neulinda Bryant.


The family has requested that the viewing and funeral services remain private. Representatives of the Office of the DCPI will be present at the service to assist members of the media. A flatbed truck will be set up across the street from the church as a camera location. A press area will also be reserved directly beside the front entrance to the church.



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