Scholarship a tribute to Nyack police officers killed in Brink’s robbery
BY BILL DEMAREST
NYACK – The O’Grady-Brown Scholarship Fund, an ongoing tribute to two Nyack police officers slain in the 1981 Brink’s robbery, is accepting applications from high school students for this year’s scholarship awards.
Scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors and/or matriculated undergraduate students pursuing degrees directly related to advancing a career in law enforcement.
Applications can be found on the fund’s web site at www.ogradybrown.com or at the guidance office at high schools throughout Rockland County.
The fund’s oversight committee must receive scholarship applications no later than April 15. No application will be accepted for consideration for the current year if received after that date.
The scholarship was created to honor Nyack Police Officer Waverly “Chipper” Brown and Sgt. Edward O’Grady, who were killed in the line of duty at a roadblock at the entrance to the New York State Thruway just off Route 59 in Nyack set up right after a Brink’s armored truck was robbed at the Nanuet Mall. Brink’s guard Peter Paige was killed in gunfire at the mall.
The fund awards its annual scholarships at a ceremony in Nyack. The 2014 ceremony is set for June 7, 10 a.m., at The Nyack Seaport, 21 Burd St., Nyack.
Originally published by Nyack Free Press. Republished with permission.