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Marty, the 60th Precinct cat, dies after being hit by a car

Hard time: Marty occasionally did time in the slammer — but only for cat naps.
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Paws for a moment of silence for one of New York’s Furriest.

Cops at the 60th Precinct are mourning the passing of their cat Marty, who died after being hit by a car on Aug. 25.

The Coney Island precinct announced the passing of its resident feline in a tweet.

“Sad to announce our Precinct cat Marty has passed away. He was hit by a car and later died due to his injuries. He will truly be missed by all in the command. RIP Marty,” the tweet read.

On Saturday morning, the cat was heard meowing in distress outside the precinct’s back door, and was found with injuries that suggested he was hit by a car, according to a spokeswoman for the police.

Marty was brought inside the precinct, placed in an animal kennel and then brought to an area animal clinic where his injuries were deemed too severe for treatment, and he was put down, according to Sgt. Jessica McRorie.

The cops adopted the furball back in February 2017 when they found him on the doorstep of the Coney Island station house.

They named him after Police Officer Martin DiCostanza, who pushed for the precinct to adopt the kitty.

He roamed freely around the building and often greeted the station’s top cop in the morning, curled up in his office chair.

Marty was beloved for cheering up the officers at the station house after their shifts and will be sorely missed.

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at kduggan@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.
Posted 12:00 am, August 31, 2018
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