Sidney "Sid" Gormley is a NYPD Lieutenant and current Special Assistant to the Commissioner Frank Reagan (since Season Five), he is also the former Sergeant of the 54th Precinct where Danny Reagan works.
The former Supervisor of the 54th Precinct's Detective Squad, Gormley was Danny's boss for more than four years. He was frequently exasperated by his subordinate. Gormley lives in New Hyde Park with his wife, Sheila (Cady Huffman), his son Brendan, and, according to the certificate in his office, is a graduate of New York University. In Flags of Our Fathers, Gormley mentions that he is a veteran, and that he lost a grandfather and two uncles in the service.
Early in Season 5, Gormley is reassigned by Frank to One PP, appointed as Dino's replacement as Chief of Department. However, due to Gormley not being high enough in rank to be eligible for Chief of Department (who must be at least a captain or higher), he is given the job title "Special Assistant to the Commissioner", which gives him the authorities of the Chief of Department, though not the pay grade or privileges. In this capacity, Gormley acts as Frank's liaison to the rank and file. Gormley is later on promoted to Lieutenant.
Gormley is a tough, hard-headed, by-the-book cop and is dedicated to his job.
Gormley is married and loves his wife Sheila. They both have a son, Brendan.
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