33 Names Added to the Police Memorial Wall


Police Commissioner James O’Neill, Mayor Bill de Blasio, NYPD members, and loved ones gathered in Battery Park City to honor 33 fallen NYPD heroes as their names were added to the Police Memorial Wall. Created in honor of those who lost their lives in the line of duty, the Police Memorial now bears 861 names. Thirty-two of the officers added died from illnesses associated with their search and recovery work after the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. Sergeant Paul J. Tuozzolo was shot and killed in the line of duty while responding to a domestic violence call in the Bronx.

Police Commissioner O’Neill took the opportunity to celebrate the lives of the 33 officers and reflect on their dedication to the people of our city:

“Their lives were spent, and ultimately ended, in service to this great city and the people they cared so deeply about.”

In his remarks, Police Commissioner O’Neill also emphasized the importance of standing by the families of our fallen and continuing to renew our promise to never forget:

“Our Department’s motto is ‘Fidelis ad Mortem’ or Faithful until Death. But we, and all who come after us, remain faithful to our fallen brothers and sisters forever.”

The following members of the service were added to the Police Memorial Wall:

SERGEANT

PAUL J. TUOZZOLO

43 Precinct

On November 4, 2016, Sergeant Paul J. Tuozzolo was designated as the response sergeant in the 43 Precinct when a job came over about a man in violation of an Order of Protection. The man had been holding his estranged wife, another woman, and two children at gunpoint inside a house and had just fled the scene in his vehicle. Sergeant Tuozzulo spotted the man’s vehicle less than a half-mile from the scene. With Sergeant Emmanuel Kwo, Police Officer Arvid Flores, and Probationary Police Officer Elwin Martinez, just days into his field training, Sergeant Tuozzolo confronted the suspect and attempted to take him into custody. As the officers approached the vehicle, the suspect opened fire, striking Sergeant Tuozzolo and Sergeant Kwo. Police Officer Flores and Martinez returned fire, killing the perpetrator. Both sergeants were immediately transported to Jacobi Hospital. Sergeant Tuozzolo, succumbed to his injuries. Sergeant Kwo, a nine-year veteran, was shot in the leg and is recovering from his wounds.

Sergeant Tuozzolo joined the New York City Police Department in December 1997, and began his career on patrol in the 28 Precinct. He also served in the 25 and 26 Precincts. He was promoted to sergeant in September 2006, and was transferred to the 43 Precinct where he served as a domestic violence and patrol supervisor. Police Commissioner O’Neill posthumously promoted Sergeant Tuozzulo to Sergeant Special Assignment during his funeral service on November 10, 2016.

 

The following members of the service died as a result of 9/11-related illnesses:

 

ASSISTANT CHIEF

Michael V. Quinn

Executive Officer, OCCB

Assistant Chief Michael V. Quinn joined the NYPD in February 1981, and began his career on patrol in the 77 Precinct. He was promoted to sergeant in November 1985; lieutenant in June 1989; lieutenant special assignment in May 1997; captain in March 1999; deputy inspector in June 2001; inspector in October 2003; deputy chief in February 2008; and assistant chief in September 2012. He has served in the 72, 77, 83, 94 and 107 Precincts; Patrol Borough Brooklyn North; and Office of the Chief of Department. He served as the executive officer of the Chief of Department, and as commanding officer of the 72, 83 and 94 Precincts. His last assignment before he retired in December 2015 was Executive Officer of the Organized Crime Control Bureau. Chief Quinn was a 34-year veteran.  He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Madeline, and their son, Michael, Jr. Chief Quinn passed away on June 5, 2016.

 

CAPTAIN

Peter L. Pischera

Detective Borough Bronx

Captain Peter L. Pischera joined the New York City Police Department on January 4, 1984. A 20-year veteran of the Department, Captain Pischera served in several commands during his career, including the 10, 17, 28 and 45 Precincts, the Office of Management, Analysis and Planning, the Warrants Section, the Criminal Justice Bureau, the Manhattan Court Section, the Bronx Vice Enforcement Division, and Detective Borough Bronx. He was promoted to sergeant in December 1989, to lieutenant in September 1996, and to captain in October 1998. He served as commanding officer of the Bronx Vice Enforcement Division, and as executive officer of the 28 Precinct. Captain Pischera retired on February 19, 2004.  He died on March 24, 2009.

 

LIEUTENANT

Rebecca A. Buck

Internal Affairs Bureau

Lieutenant Rebecca A. Buck joined the New York City Police Department on June 30, 1992. She was promoted to sergeant in June 2000, and to lieutenant in December 2009. A 20-year veteran of the NYPD, Lieutenant Buck served in several commands during her career, including the 28, 40 and Central Park Precincts, the Patrol Borough Manhattan North Task Force, Transit Borough Bronx/Queens, Transit District 11, and the Internal Affairs Bureau. She made 141 arrests over the course of her time with the Department, and was recognized once for Meritorious Police Duty. Lieutenant Buck retired on July 1, 2012. She died on July 21, 2015.

 

LIEUTENANT

Luis A. Lopez

30 Precinct

Lieutenant Luis A. Lopez joined the New York City Transit Police Department on January 26, 1988. He was promoted to sergeant in July 1998; and to lieutenant in December 2006. A 27-year veteran of the NYPD, Lieutenant Lopez served in several commands during his career, including the 30, 34 and 50 Precincts, and Transit District 1. He made 58 arrests over the course of his time with the Department and was recognized four times for Excellent Police Duty and three times for Meritorious Police Duty. Lieutenant Lopez died on June 26, 2015.

 

LIEUTENANT

Robert D. Rice

Narcotics Borough Brooklyn North

Lieutenant Robert D. Rice joined the New York City Transit Police Department on May 20, 1974. He was promoted to sergeant in November 1988, and to lieutenant in August 1992. A 29-year veteran of the NYPD, Lieutenant Rice served in several commands during his career, including the 84 and 122 Precincts, the Community Affairs Division, Narcotics Borough Manhattan South, and the Internal Affairs Bureau. Over the course of his time with the Department, he was recognized once for Excellent Police Duty and once for Meritorious Police Duty. Lieutenant Rice died on April 12, 2003.

 

LIEUTENANT

Kenneth W. Rosello

Gang Division

Lieutenant Kenneth W. Rosello joined the New York City Police Department on October 29, 1973. He was promoted to sergeant in February 1987, and to lieutenant in March 1993. A 29-year veteran of the NYPD, Lieutenant Rosello served in several commands during his career, including the 13, Midtown South and Midtown North Precincts, the Narcotics Division, Manhattan North Narcotics East, Narcotics Borough Queens South, the District Attorneys Queens North Squad, the Patrol Services Bureau Investigation and Evaluation Section, and the Gang Division. He made 140 arrests over the course of his time with the Department and was recognized 15 times for Excellent Police Duty and 11 times for Meritorious Police Duty. Lieutenant Rosello retired on September 1, 2002. He died on May 2, 2016.

 

LIEUTENANT

Marci Simms

107 Precinct

Lieutenant Marci Simms joined the New York City Police Department on August 31, 1998. She was promoted to sergeant in November 2003, and to lieutenant in August 2010. A 17-year veteran of the NYPD, Lieutenant Simms served in several commands during her career, including the 66, 83 and 107 Precincts, Police Service Area 3, the Midtown North Detective Squad, and the Detective Bureau Latent Print Section. She made 66 arrests over the course of her time with the Department, and was recognized once for Excellent Police Duty. Lieutenant Simms died on November 5, 2015.

 

SERGEANT SUPERVISOR DETECTIVE

Gerard T. Beyrodt

Midtown North Detective Squad

Sergeant Supervisor Detective Gerard T. Beyrodt joined the New York City Police Department on October 25, 1968. He was promoted to detective in May 1988, to sergeant in May 1988, and to sergeant supervisor detective in December 1999. A 34-year veteran of the NYPD, Sergeant Beyrodt served in several commands during his career, including the 10 and Midtown North Precincts, the Detective Bureau Special Investigations Division, the Joint Bank Robbery Task Force, Detective Borough Manhattan South Homicide, and the 32, Midtown South, and Manhattan North Detective Squads. He made 127 arrests over the course of his time with the Department and was recognized 10 times for Excellent Police Duty and six times for Meritorious Police Duty. Sergeant Beyrodt retired on August 1, 2003. He died on October 20, 2015.

 

SERGEANT

Michael J. Galvin

Intel Operations and Analysis Section

Sergeant Michael J. Galvin joined the New York City Housing Police Department on July 15, 1981. He was promoted to detective in December 1989, and to sergeant in April 1991. A 21-year veteran of the NYPD, Sergeant Galvin served in several commands during his career, including Police Service Areas 5, 6 and 8, Housing Bureau Detectives, Housing Vandals, the Manhattan Special Victims Squad, the Organized Crime Control Bureau, and the Intel Operations and Analysis Section. Over the course of his time with the Department, he was recognized five times for Excellent Police Duty and twice for Meritorious Police Duty. Sergeant Galvin retired on September 1, 2002. He died on November 27, 2015.

 

 

SERGEANT

Charles R. Gunzelman

Transit District 23

Sergeant Charles R. Gunzelman joined the New York City Transit Police Department on January 29, 1982. He was promoted to sergeant in December 1993. A 30-year veteran of the NYPD, Sergeant Gunzelman served in several commands during his career, including Transit Districts 20 and 23. Over the course of his time with the Department, he was recognized once for Excellent Police Duty and once for Meritorious Police Duty. Sergeant Gunzelman retired on May 1, 2002. He died on May 31, 2015.

 

SERGEANT

Wayne A. Jackson

Narcotics Division Bronx South Initiative

Sergeant Wayne A. Jackson joined the New York City Police Department on January 21, 1985. He was promoted to detective in February 1995, and to sergeant in November 1995. A 30-year veteran of the NYPD, Sergeant Jackson served in several commands during his career, including the 25 and 43 Precincts, the Organized Crime Control Bureau, the Bronx South Narcotics Division, and the Narcotics Division Bronx South Initiative. He made more than 300 arrests over the course of his time with the Department, and was recognized seven times for Excellent Police Duty. Sergeant Jackson retired on February 1, 2005. He died on November 13, 2015.

 

SERGEANT

Edmund P. Murray

Transit District 3

Sergeant Edmund P. Murray joined the New York City Police Department on April 28, 1987. He was promoted to sergeant in May 2000. A 25-year veteran of the NYPD, Sergeant Murray served in several commands during his career, including the 42 and 43 Precincts, the Bronx Court Section, Patrol Borough Bronx, Strategic Response Group 2, and Transit District 3. He made 253 arrests over the course of his time with the Department and was recognized 35 times for Excellent Police Duty and 13 times for Meritorious Police Duty. Sergeant Murray retired on August 1, 2012. He died on July 28, 2015.

 

SERGEANT

Louis R. Pioli

61 Precinct

Sergeant Louis R. Pioli joined the New York City Police Department on March 14, 1969. He was promoted to sergeant in December 1989. A 32-year veteran of the NYPD, Sergeant Pioli served in several commands during his career, including the 60 and 61 Precincts, and the 67 Precinct Detective Squad. He made 38 arrests over the course of his time with the Department and was recognized 13 times for Excellent Police Duty and once for Meritorious Police Duty. Sergeant Pioli retired on August 29, 2002. He died on October 29, 2015.

 

SERGEANT

Jacqueline C. Schaefer

Risk Management Bureau Quality Assurance Division

Sergeant Jacqueline C. Schaefer joined the New York City Police Department on July 15, 1986. She was promoted to sergeant in July 2001. A 20-year veteran of the NYPD, Sergeant Schaefer served in several commands during her career, including the 6 and 104 Precincts, Patrol Borough Queens North, and the Risk Management Bureau Quality Assurance Division. She made 93 arrests over the course of her time with the Department, and was recognized twice for Excellent Police Duty and twice for Meritorious Police Duty. Sergeant Schaefer retired on July 29, 2006.  She died on December 2, 2011.

 

DETECTIVE FIRST GRADE

Joseph A. Cavitolo

Office of the Deputy Commissioner Public Information

Detective First Grade Cavitolo joined the New York Police Department on October 15, 1990. During his 23-year career with the NYPD, Detective Cavitolo served in the 78 Precinct and the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Public Information. Detective Cavitolo made 33 arrests over the course of his time with the Department, and was recognized six times for Excellent Police Duty. Detective First Grade Cavitolo died on October 25, 2013.

 

DETECTIVE FIRST GRADE

James W. Monahan

48 Precinct Detective Squad

Detective First Grade James W. Monahan joined the New York Police Department on July 1, 1968. During his 41-year career with the NYPD, Detective Monahan made 204 arrests, and was recognized 82 times for commendable service, including: 39 awards for Excellent Police Duty, 31 for Meritorious Police Duty, 10 Commendations, and two awards for Exceptional Merit. Detective Monahan served in several commands, including the Office of the Bronx District Attorney and the 48 Precinct Detective Squad. Detective Monahan retired on February 14, 2009. He died on October 13, 2014.

 

DETECTIVE FIRST GRADE

Andrew L. Siroka

Department of Investigation Squad

Detective First Grade Andrew L. Siroka joined the New York Police Department on December 18, 1967. A 42-year veteran of the NYPD, Detective Siroka served in several commands during his career and made 26 arrests. He served in the Department of Investigation for the last 30 years. Detective Siroka retired on December 18, 2009. He died on January 25, 2016.

 

DETECTIVE SECOND GRADE

Leroy Dixon

83 Precinct Detective Squad

Detective Second Grade Dixon joined the New York Police Department on October 1, 1973. A 28-year veteran of the NYPD, Detective Dixon served in several commands during his career, including the Narcotics Division and the 83 Precinct. He made 312 arrests over the course of his time with the Department, and was recognized for Excellent Police Duty. Detective Dixon retired on October 1, 2001. He died on June 14, 2015.

 

DETECTIVE SECOND GRADE

Ronald A. Richards

Counterterrorism Bureau Bomb Squad

Detective Second Grade Ronald A. Richards joined the New York Police Department on October 15, 1990. An 18-year veteran of the NYPD, Detective Richards served in several commands during his career, including the 78 and 120 Precincts, Emergency Service Squad 5, and the Counterterrorism Bureau Bomb Squad. He made 138 arrests over the course of his time with the Department, and received eight awards, including six for Excellent Police Duty, one for Meritorious Police Duty and a Commendation. Detective Richards retired on April 1, 2008 He died on October 10, 2015.

 

DETECTIVE

Aslyn A. Beckles

Internal Affairs Bureau

Detective Aslyn A. Beckles joined the New York City Police Department on July 11, 2001. She was promoted to detective in February 2007. A 13-year veteran of the NYPD, Detective Beckles served in several commands during her career, including the 102 Precinct, Patrol Borough Queens North, and the Internal Affairs Bureau. She made 26 arrests over the course of her time with the Department. Detective Beckles died on January 18, 2014.

 

DETECTIVE

Annetta G. Daniels

Internal Affairs Bureau

Detective Annetta G. Daniels began her career with the New York City Police Department as a police administrative aide in January 1981. She was sworn in as a police officer in July 1986. A 25-year veteran of the NYPD, Detective Daniels served in several commands, including the 115 Precinct, PB CAS, Narcotics Borough Manhattan South, and the Internal Affairs Bureau. She made 13 arrests over the course of her time with the Department. Detective Daniels retired on August 1, 2006. She died on November 17, 2011.

 

DETECTIVE

Michael K. Davis

Counterterrorism Division

Detective Michael K. Davis joined the New York City Police Department on July 16, 1984. A 20-year veteran of the NYPD, Police Officer Michael K. Davis served in several commands, including the 34 Precinct, the 34 Precinct Detective Squad, the Joint Terrorism Task Force, and the Counterterrorism Division. He made 330 arrests over the course of his time with the Department and was recognized eight times for Excellent Police Duty and once for Meritorious Police Duty. Police Officer Davis retired on August 1, 2004. He died on June 10, 2015.

 

DETECTIVE

Charles G. Gittens, Jr.

Intel Executive Protection Unit

Detective Charles G. Gittens, Jr., joined the New York City Police Department on January 3, 1983. A 20-year veteran of the NYPD, Police Officer Charles Gittens served in several commands, including the Police Academy, the Medical and Extended Leave Desk, the Drivers Education and Training Section, and the Intel Executive Protection Unit. He made 31 arrests over the course of his time with the Department and was recognized twice for Excellent Police Duty. Detective Gittens retired on April 1, 2003 and died on November 28, 2014.

 

DETECTIVE

Michael E. Glazer

Narcotics Borough Brooklyn North

Detective Michael E. Glazer joined the New York City Police Department on January 4, 1984. A 27-year veteran of the NYPD, Detective Glazer served in several commands, including the 120 Precinct, Patrol Borough Staten Island, the Auto Crime Division, Detective Borough Staten Island, the Narcotics Division, Northern Manhattan Initiative, Patrol Borough Brooklyn North, and Narcotics Borough Brooklyn North. He made 181 arrests over the course of his time with the Department and was recognized seven times for Excellent Police Duty and twice for Meritorious Police Duty. Detective Glazer retired on December 31, 2011. He died on May 26, 2016.

POLICE OFFICER

James A. Betso

23 Precinct

Police Officer James A. Betso joined the New York City Police Department on January 26, 1982. A 20-year veteran of the NYPD, Police Officer Betso served his entire career assigned to the 23 Precinct. He made 55 arrests over the course of his time with the Department, and was recognized five times for Excellent Police Duty and three times for Meritorious Police Duty. Police Officer Betso retired on June 1, 2002. He died on June 17, 2015.

 

POLICE OFFICER

Otto R. Espinoza

106 Precinct

Police Officer Otto R. Espinoza joined the New York Police Department on October 15, 1990. A 24-year veteran of the NYPD, Police Officer Espinoza served his entire career assigned to the 106 Precinct. He made 203 arrests over the course of this time with the Department, and was recognized three times for Excellent Police Duty and three times for Meritorious Police Duty. Police Officer Espinoza retired on November 1, 2014, and died on January 3, 2015.

 

POLICE OFFICER

Alexander Figueroa

Transit District 3

Police Officer Alexander Figueroa joined the New York Police Department on January 9, 1986. A 19-year veteran of the NYPD, Police Officer Figueroa served in two commands during his career, Transit Bureau 3 and the Citywide Transit Task Force. He made 192 arrests over the course of his career with the Department, and was recognized for Excellent Police Duty. Police Officer Figueroa retired on March 1, 2005. He died on July 7, 2015.

 

POLICE OFFICER

Deborah A. Garbutt-Jeff

Strategic Response Group 1

Police Officer Deborah A. Garbutt-Jeff joined the New York City Police Department as a police administrative aide in September 1989. She was sworn in as a police officer on August 30, 1993.  Police Officer Garbutt-Jeff served the Department for more than 22 years, and throughout her career was assigned to several commands, including the 26 Precinct, the Chief of Department’s Operations Division and Strategic Group 1.  She made 73 arrests over the course of her time with the Department, and was recognized once for Excellent Police Duty. Police Officer Garbutt-Jeff died on April 3, 2016.

 

POLICE OFFICER

Matthew J. Gay

Midtown North Precinct

Police Officer Matthew J. Gay joined the New York Police Department on July 28, 1987. A 20-year veteran of the NYPD, Police Officer Gay served his entire entire career assigned to the Midtown North Precinct. He made 22 arrests over the course of his career with the Department. Police Officer Gay retired on August 28, 2007, He died on June 25, 2015.

 

POLICE OFFICER

Demetrias Hopkins

Brooklyn Court Section

Police Officer Demetrias Hopkins joined the New York City Police Department on April 6, 1987. A 24-year veteran of the NYPD, Police Officer Hopkins started her law enforcement career as a police administrative aide in 1987, and later as a corrections officer. She was sworn in as a New York City police officer in October 1990. Police Officer Hopkins served in several commands during her career with NYPD, including Police Service Areas 3, 7 and 9, and the Brooklyn Court Section. She made 53 arrests over the course of his time with the Department. Police Officer Hopkins retired on July 1, 2011. She died on May 11, 2015.

 

POLICE OFFICER

Charles M. Karen

73 Precinct

Police Officer Charles M. Karen joined the New York City Police Department on June 30, 1995. A 20-year veteran of the NYPD, Police Officer Karen served in the 73 Precinct for his entire career. He made 90 arrests over the course of his time with the Department, and was recognized 28 times for Excellent Police Duty and five times for Meritorious Police Duty. Officer Karen retired on March 1, 2005. He died on November 4, 2015.

 

POLICE OFFICER

Kenneth W. Wolf

Citywide Traffic Task Force

Police Officer Kenneth W. Wolf joined the New York City Police Department on January 25, 1982. A 20-year veteran of the NYPD, Police Officer Wolf served in several commands, including the 108 and 111 Precincts, the Police Academy, the Patrol Borough Queens North Task Force, the Strategic Response Group 4, and the Citywide Traffic Task Force. Police Office Wolf made 60 arrests over the course of his time with the Department, and was recognized 12 times for Excellent Police Duty. Police Officer Wolf retired on January 25, 2002. He died on April 18, 2016.