Joseph Coffey

Joseph Coffey (1938–2015) was a legendary NYPD detective whose career involved some of the most spectacular investigations of the 1970s. Best known for taking the confession of the serial killer known as the Son of Sam, Coffey led major campaigns against organized crime and drug smuggling and was one of the detectives who investigated the famous 1978 Lufthansa heist, which inspired the film GoodFellas.

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