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Police Officer Nicholas R. DeMutiis | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer

Nicholas R. DeMutiis

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 25, 1994

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 11 years

Badge # 29020

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Charged with murder

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Police Officer Nicholas DeMutiis was struck and killed by an automobile while attempting to block in a suspect who was fleeing from police.

Officer DeMutiis was off-duty and on his way to work when he observed officers pursuing a stolen vehicle on Liberty Avenue, in Queens. Officer DeMutiis positioned his car to block the path of the suspect, but the suspect rammed Officer DeMuttiis's car at 70 mph. He was rushed to Jamaica Hospital where he died two hours later.

The subject was arrested and charged with murder, driving while intoxicated, grand larceny of and auto and possession of a controlled substance.

Officer DeMutiis had served with the New York City Police Department for 11 years and was assigned to the 106th precinct. He was survived by his wife and 3-year-old son.

In 1995, Officer DeMutiis was posthumously awarded the New York City Police Department's Purple Shield Medal.

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It was my honor to research newspapers, magazines, online & books to find your ID CARD Photo. I found this photo in a 1994 Spring 3100 magazine article about your heroic sacrifice. I felt it was necessary to have a photo on this website so that your family & friends can remember you. Rest Easy Hero! Always Remembered!

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit
February 5, 2016

 

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