Patrolman Joseph Mariconda

Patrolman Joseph Mariconda

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, March 1, 1970

Joseph Mariconda

Patrolman Joseph Mariconda and Patrolman Patrick Harrington were killed in a helicopter accident while on duty. The helicopter in which they were conducting traffic patrol in suddenly lost power and crashed into a house at 82-22 262nd Street, in Queens.

Patrolman Mariconda had served with the New York City Police Department for 18 months and was assigned to the Aviation Unit. Prior to joining the NYPD he had served as a helicopter pilot for the United States Army during the Vietnam War and had been shot down twice during his tour of duty.

Bio

  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge 27835
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Joe was my friend and mentor. We grew up in different parts of the Bronx. I worked for Joe as an assistant camp counselor when he was in college and I was in high school. Because of Joe I joined ROTC during college. I received my Army commission in 1968. I was serving overseas when my family sent me word of Joe's death. Since that date I have missed my friend and remember him as the special person he will always be in my life.

Philip DiSenso
friend

June 16, 2013

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