Baychester street named in honor of Sergeant Keith A. Ferguson Way

Councilman Andy King with Sgt. Ferguson’s brothers, Laird and Alex, mother, Sonja Cunningham, and father, Victor.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

Family and friends of a fallen police officer gathered on Saturday, August 2 at the corner of Ely and Adee avenues to co-name the intersection as “Sergeant Keith A. Ferguson Way.” Ferguson died after suffering a heart attack on January 1, 2004. He was running to assist an officer who was chasing a suspect. At the time, he was on patrol in lower Manhattan as part of the NYPD’s anti-terrorism unit when he heard a foot patrol officer calling for assistance. He was a 17-year veteran of the New York Police Department. Family members were joined by Councilman Andy King during the unveiling of the street sign.

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