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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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The past 23 years are a blur but the night we lost you is clear and never fades. Thanks for watching over us, Nicky.

PO Midnight Brother
NYPD
January 25, 2017

 

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