PELHAM BAY, the Bronx — A off-duty police officer riding a motorcycle was killed in a crash in the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx on Monday, according to officials.
Police said Michael McGrath, 56, was killed in the incident. McGrath, who lived on Waterbury Avenue, was an inspector with the NYPD and served as commanding officer of the New York City Police Department Cadet Corps, according to his LinkedIn page.
FDNY officials said they got the call at around 7:48 a.m. Monday near the corner of Waterbury Avenue and East Tremont Avenue, just over a mile from McGrath's home. He was taken to a local hospital in cardiac arrest, and was later pronounced dead, according to police.
The truck that struck McGrath had a dumpster attached to it, police said.
McGrath was on his way to work as the commanding officer for Cadets at the Police Academy here in Queens.