Place of birth: Inwood, NYC.
Where you live: Rockland County, NY
Job Description: Detective NYPD assigned to the 44th Precinct in the Bronx.
Why I chose this career: It was a way to meet lots of interesting people and try to help make a difference for some people. It was also a steady job.
The proudest moment of my career: It’s hard to pick just one moment. I’m proud that I’m still an active detective making arrests. Any time you can make an arrest, especially in the case of a homicide, you help bring some closure to the victim’s family.
I celebrate my Irish heritage by: I have lots of family that I’m close with still living in Galway and Cavan. I try to go to Ireland at least once a year to visit. I have also brought my two kids to Ireland often to let them learn where they came from and experience different Irish traditions. They both love going over and are close with their cousins. My son also enjoys playing Gaelic Football for Rockland GAA.
Michael was born and raised in Inwood in upper Manhattan. Michael’s mother Josephine comes from Corlough, Co. Cavan and his father, Mike, is from Clonbur, Co. Galway. Michael grew up playing Gaelic football for Good Shepherd. He joined the NYPD in July of 1987. He has worked in the 10th Precinct, Narcotics, and in the 44 Detective Squad. He is married to Debra and has two children, Caitlin & Michael. He also has played with the NYPD GFC since it started again in 1996. He has represented the NYPD GFC at tournaments in Ireland and England.