The homicide detectives who tracked down the killers of three college students last summer were among dozens of city cops honored today for exemplary work.
During the annual Police Week awards ceremony at City Hall, Police Director Garry McCarthy singled out the detectives for solving the Aug. 4 murder of three students — and the wounding of a fourth — while under the scrutiny of national media. The squad was given the department’s “unit award” for outstanding work by a single squad.
“The amount of pressure put on the homicide squad was mind boggling,” McCarthy said. “Within 13 days, all six (of the killers) were identified and apprehended in places as far as Virginia and Maryland.”