September 13, 2019 | 10:42pm
Eddie Cash as a police trainee
Michael Ochs Archives
He wrote “Two Tickets to Paradise,” however he by no means wrote a site visitors ticket.
On Friday evening, the NYPD cleared up the thriller of whether or not rocker Eddie Cash was ever a cop, as he’d typically claimed: He wasn’t.
However the rocker was, briefly, a trainee, a police spokeswoman stated of Cash, who died in Los Angeles on Friday at age 70.
“Eddie Money served in the capacity of of a police trainee,” Sgt. Mary Frances O’Donnell advised The Submit. “He was never appointed to the rank of Police Officer. The NYPD offers their condolences to his family.”
Over time, the rocker, who was born Edward Mahoney in Brooklyn, has typically claimed in interviews that his first profession was as a cop with the NYPD again within the late ’60s or early ’70s — however he’d additionally claimed he was a coaching dropout.
His official web site claims he served two years as an NYPD officer earlier than making it huge in rock-n-roll.
“I’m proud of the fact that I served in the police department,” he stated in an interview with rock historian John Beaudin posted on Rockhistorymusic.com.
He has given different accounts, nonetheless.
“I used to be on the ready listing to enter the Police Academy, he advised The Tolucan Instances in LA final yr.
“But I couldn’t see myself in a police uniform for 20 years of my life, with short hair,” he quipped.
Extra reporting by Craig McCarthy