Former Ocean County Resident, NYPD Sergeant, Dead At 30

NYPD Sgt. Terrance McAvoy. (Photo courtesy NYPD Precinct 72)
NYPD Sgt. Terrance McAvoy. (Photo courtesy NYPD Precinct 72)

STATEN ISLAND – He was a star athlete and graduate of Monsignor Donovan High School, who went on to study criminal justice and work for the New York Police Department. He was found dead in his New Dorp, Staten Island, home last Saturday of an apparent suicide, the seventh in that department this year.

Terrance McAvoy, 30, joined the NYPD in 2011 and was promoted to sergeant last June, working in Brooklyn.

He was raised in Westerleigh on Staten Island before moving to Lacey Township. He graduated in 2007 and earned his bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University in New York City.

“Sergeant Terrance J. McAvoy was a friend & a great cop dedicated to service for 8 years. He did most of his career in the 72, (7 years), he was promoted to Sergeant over a year ago and also was a cadet. We will truly miss you Mac, as most of us called him,” the @NYPD72Pct tweeted July 28.

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He is survived by his mother and father, Marialice and Keith McAvoy; his brother, Ryan McAvoy; sister, Kerry McAvoy; sister-in-law, Naomi McAvoy, and nephew, Declan McAvoy.

Visiting is 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Aug. 1 at Harmon Funeral Home, 571 Forest Ave.,
Staten Island.

The funeral is 10 a.m. Aug. 2 at Blessed Sacrament Church, 30 Manor Road, Staten Island.