A great detective, Sonny Archer, is in critical condition at North Shore Hospital, Manhasset, NY, and could use your prayers. I will post more about him later, but he started out with the Transit Police, was one of the original members of the NYPD’s Cold Case Squad and is currently a 1st grade detective in the joint Marshalls task force.
If there is something you think I should say about Sonny, please email me. Thank you Dennis Bootle for sending me these pictures.
UPDATE: I just heard that Det. Archer has passed on. My most sincere condolences to his friends, family and colleagues. I will post details about his funeral service if the family says it’s alright.
Service Details: The wake for Sonny Archer will be on:
Tuesday, July 19th, at 2 – 5pm and 7 -9pm
St. Athanasius, 6111 Bay Parkway Brooklyn, NY
The Mass will be held at the same church on Wednesday, July 20th, at 10am.
July 21 Update: Here is a truly lovely tribute to Sonny written by Michael Daly of The New York Daily News. Sonny’s funeral was attended by the former Police Commissioner William Bratton, the current Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, Jack Maples’s widow, among many others, and the eulogy was delivered by Detective Wendell Stradford of the NYPD’s Cold Case Squad.