Sgt. Patrick Quigley honored as 76th Precinct cop of the month

Lethal weapons, two of them

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The commanding officer of the 76th police precinct named one of his men officers of the month on Tuesday for gathering the intelligence that lead to the seizure of a pair of heavy-duty semiautomatic weapons in the Gowanus Houses in late November.

Capt. Justin Lenz bestowed the honor on Sgt. Patrick Quigley, thanking him for his old-fashioned sleuthing.

“Because of Sgt. Quigley’s good work we got some serious weapons off the street,” Lenz said at a 76th Precinct Community Council meeting. “Great things happen when you just take a little time to talk to people.”

Cops got word of the guns, a 9-mm machine pistol and a .40-caliber semiautomatic carbine rifle, after Quigley leaned on a suspect facing domestic violence charges, and the guy spilled the whereabouts of the stash, Lentz said. Police grabbed the weapons on Nov. 20.

No arrest was not made in connection with the seizure, but Lenz said he’ll take getting guns off the street.

“We would always prefer to get an arrest, but it’s much more important that we get our hands on these lethal weapons,” he said.

Reach reporter Noah Hurowitz at or by calling (718) 260–4505. Follow him on Twitter @noahhurowitz
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Hard rock from Gowanus all day says:
Oh there is more, word, they got big gunz dat go boom boom, pow pow.. N**** gotti be letting the lil dudes hold all them, word.. Hen dogg too, n**** said he wants to shoot the seargeant in da 76
March 12, 2015, 12:31 am
Hard rock from Gowanus all nite says:
No arrests in the seizure, that's not how we do lenz n**** we Persue son... Everybody snitching 2day f*** it ima do da same jus lik u kid
March 12, 2015, 12:36 am
Vinny from Union street says:
They better leave my girls alone, so what she's a junk box? She's my sunshine, I call her up when I'm blue and she rubs me down, rub me down baby, open me up!!! I got ya sweet potatoe pie... Where my dark complexion little girl? Come here with your cinnamon breath, I got your sweet potatoe pie
March 21, 2015, 8:37 pm
Vinny from Union street says:
Rub me down baby!!! Put those black hands on me now!!!
March 21, 2015, 8:38 pm
Vinny from Smith and union says:
I love my prostitutes, please I hope the cops take care of them, don't lock them up, they need help, lock up the dealers!!!!
March 22, 2015, 12:46 pm

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