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Probationary Patrolman Nicolo Danisi | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Probationary Patrolman

Nicolo Danisi

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 10, 1968

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 21

Tour: 1 week

Badge # 8908

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/9/1968

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Convicted of manslaughter

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Patrolman Nicolo Danisi was shot and killed by an intoxicated patrolman.

Patrolman Danisi was off-duty and on his way home when he spotted a vehicle that was stuck in construction gravel on the side of the road. That vehicle was being operated by an intoxicated off-duty patrolman. In order to free his car, the off-duty patrolman pushed several construction barriers onto the Expressway, causing a traffic jam.

Despite being off-duty, Patrolman Danisi, seeing the need for police involvement, approached the vehicle where the off-duty patrolman was now sitting in the driver seat, identified himself as a Patrolman and asked him to move the barriers back onto the side of the street. The off-duty intoxicated patrolman then drew his weapon and shot Patrolman Danisi in the face.

An off-duty Detective, who witnessed the incident attempted to intervene, but the off-duty intoxicated patrolman opened fire on him. The off-duty Detective returned fire, striking the off-duty patrolman in the chest.

Patrolman Danisi was taken to the hospital, where he died the next day from his wounds.

The off-duty patrolman was arrested and charged with manslaughter. He was later convicted and sentenced to 6 years in prison but released after serving only 1 year.

Patrolman Danisi had served with the New York City Police Department for just nine days and was assigned to the Police Academy. He was survived by his parents, Lena and John, sister, Falina, and her husband, two nieces Cynthia and Angela, and nephew/godson Joseph.

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Another year gone by without you in our lives. Stupidity and poor judgement of one man changes the lives of so many. Another 9 officers were sent through to you all who have passed on and with your help may they be guided through what is next for them. It is becoming very disturbing to say the least out on the streets. Police not being able to trust their community and the community making cant always trust the authority. Unfortunately they make it worse on both sides on each other. No one wants to make the first change.
When will it stop?
On a brighter note a grand daughter is now on her way. 5 weeks
and she will be here. I cant wait to see her on Thanksgiving. Wish you could be here to see them. Pull some strings up there and watch over Jayce. He is having some difficulties, the poor little guy.
Missing you always
RIP My dearest Uncle Nick

joseph billone
Nephew/Godson
July 11, 2016

 

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