NYPD Inspector Killed in Bronx Motorcycle Crash

NYPD Inspector Michael McGrath. Credit: Twitter

By Kevin Deutsch
kdeutsch@bronxjusticenews.com

The commanding officer of the NYPD Cadet Corps was killed Monday morning when his motorcycle collided with a truck in The Bronx, authorities said.

Inspector Michael McGrath, 56, was off-duty when the crash happened on East Tremont Avenue in Pelham Bay shortly before 8 a.m. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead.

The truck’s driver remained on scene, and the investigation is ongoing, authorities said.

The Cadet Corps is a department training program that pays academic students while they prepare to enter the police force after graduation.

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Kevin Deutsch is a Staff Writer for Bronx Justice News covering the criminal justice system, incarceration, and DNA use by law enforcement. An award-winning journalist, Deutsch is the author of the true crime books "Pill City" and "The Triangle." He has worked on staff at the Daily News, Miami Herald, Newsday, The Palm Beach Post, and The Riverdale Press. His work has also appeared in Newsweek, Columbia Journalism Review, The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Forward, The Independent, Huffington Post, and the New York Post, among other publications. A Bronx resident, Deutsch hosts the true crime podcast "A Dark Turn" on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network.