Former NYPD detective Terence “Terry” Mulvey died Dec. 1 after a long battle with 9/11-related cancer.
The 62-year-old was a husband and father of two, who joined the New York City Police Department in 1983. He became a homicide detective in 1999, and during his time with the department, Mulvey worked in south downtown, upstate Manhattan, and the police station, serving on a security detail for then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Responding to the 9/11 terror attacks at Ground Zero, Mulvey spent days at the site. He ended his NYPD career assigned to the DEA New York Drug Enforcement Task Force, where he would meet his wife, Erin.
After retiring from his department, Mulvey went back to school and received a master’s degree in education from Lehman College in 2007. He then became a substitute teacher at Saint Margaret of Cortona’s School in the Bronx, a full-time teacher at Incarnation School in Manhattan, and most recently the assistant principal of Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx.
Mulvey also led a fundraiser for Toys for Children for 34 years, raising money and toys for the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital Child Life Unit. He continued to buy toys for the children, even after his illness drained him of his energy.
He is survived by his wife, Erin, and his children Caoilfhionn and Ian. A funeral service with NYPD honors will be held Saturday in the Bronx.