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Detective Peter J. Figoski | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York


Peter J. Figoski

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Monday, December 12, 2011

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 22 years

Badge # 3364

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to 45 years to life

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Detective Peter Figoski was shot and killed while responding to a robbery call on Pine Street, in Brooklyn, at approximately 2:00 am.

Detective Figoski and his partner responded to the call of a home invasion robbery. When they arrived, two officers were on the scene interviewing the victim and a witness. Unknown to the officers, the robbery suspects were still inside the basement apartment hiding.

The two suspects then attempted to flee from the apartment and one suspect engaged in a struggle with Detective Figoski's partner. The second suspect then appeared and shot Detective Figoski in the head. Upon hearing the shot and seeing the armed male fleeing, Detective Figoski's partner broke from the first suspect and pursued the gunman on foot, apprehending him after a two block foot chase.

Detective Figoski was taken to Jamaica Hospital where he died from his wound.

A total of five subjects were arrested and charged in connection with Detective Figoski's murder. The suspect who shot him was found guilty of second degree murder and sentenced to 45 years to life. Another suspect who testified against the shooter was convicted of second degree murder and robbery and sentenced to 18 years.

Detective Figoski had served with the New York City Police Department for 22 years and was assigned to the 75th Precinct. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of Detective.

He is survived by his four daughters.

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I didn't know you, but I lost four friends LOD from '86. And that's leaving out 9/11. Straight street incidents. Well, there's never a good time for a death of one of ours. But right around Christmas? So I think of you every year right about now, even without knowing you personally- because I don't need to, you're my Brother. two of OUR FAMILY have been assassinated (12/20/14) I'm retired a long time; And I had a good night planned. But I couldn't watch the movie, the wine sucked and she went to bed. And instead, I sit here with cigar in hand, talking about my brothers and writing you. I don't care who reads; I needed to write, to talk with you, so you know we rememeber... Therre's things you belong to.. And there's things you're WITH. I had (respectfully) heard they called you "Figs". Well, Merry Christmas, my Newton! Have your back in the afterlife!--- Kaycheck.

Det. Michael Kuzemchak
NYPD but Just another tin
December 20, 2014


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