On This Day in Yonkers History…

NYS Justice Elbert Gallagher at the Annual Westchester County Bar Association dinner at Westchester County Club honoring him. Pictured L-R are Frank Connolly, Justice Elert T. Gallagher and Henry Smith, President Westchester Bar Association. Photo Courtesy of the Westchester County Historical Society

By Mary Hoar, President Emerita, Yonkers Historical Society, recipient of the 2004 Key to History and President Untermyer Performing Arts Council

Monday, March 7th
March 7, 1945: Under orders from DA Elbert Gallagher, Yonkers detectives led by Det. Lieut. William Comey staged a major gambling raid on the AC Garden Center, 365 Tuckahoe Road. Gallagher called Comey at 1:30 in the morning to instruct him to head there with three or four trusted men to break up a “large crap game.” Comey, with Sgt. Kennedy, Det. Sgt. Christopher and Det. Will, arrived about 2 am,…

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