Dear Officer Garelik
Each week, we select the most interesting Jewish obituary. This week, it’s that of Sanford Garelik, who died Saturday at 93. Garelik “was a Jewish cop, so nothing human was alien to him,” says a friend. He was the New York Police Department’s first Jewish chief inspector; once, he ran for mayor. As president of the City Council, he suggested the New York Yankees play their home games at the much newer New York Mets homefield Shea Stadium as a cost-cutting measure: something that took real balls for a kid from the Bronx.