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Sergeant Keith R. Levine | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Sergeant

Keith R. Levine

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Saturday, December 28, 1991
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Reflections for Sergeant Keith R. Levine

 

As a rookie officer in 1987, I was assigned to Midtown North, the 18th. One who stood out on my first squad assignment was Officer Keith Levine. We rode together often and instead of him treating me differently because of my inexperience; he took the opportunity to mentor and teach me the ropes.

Officer Levine, as I knew him, always had an infectious smile even during some difficult assignments. His leadership ability stood it.

Keith made Sergeant and moved on to another assignment as I moved to another as well. In spite of that, I never forgot him and his kindness.

Sadly the day after his death, I received a phone call from a fellow officer from the North. It was then that I learned of his demise. It was a pivotal point in my career as an officer with NYPD. My heart and spirit were extremely heavy.

Even today, as we approach National Police Week, I reflect on Keith and his sacrifice.

Keith, you may be gone but you are certainly not forgotten. I will forever carry you in my heart. Each day I try earnestly to be of service to the citizens of my community as you taught me to do many years ago.

Rest in peace, my brother until we see one another again.

Former Officer Michele Lindo
Midtown North Precinct
May 6, 2014

I did business with Keith when he was in the Communications Section of NYPD. We spoke almost every day. He was a very happy person with a bright outlook on life and kind heart. Keith was always helping people and it didn't surprise me that he was doing just that the night he died. It is more than twenty years since Keith was killed but he will never be forgotten. He was a true hero and I miss him.

Adam
May 4, 2014

I had read the book triangle of dealth and its good. That book is connceted to the dealth of keith. I dont know him. I just saw his name on the page in the book. I am sorry about his dealth.

maria
October 10, 2013

There are no words :(... Rest in peace my brother....


Steve Confino
President
Blue Knights LE MC FL-X

Detective Steven Confino (Retired)
New York City Police Department
December 27, 2012

I worked with Keith at Midtown North. He was always upbeat and a great guy to be around. I was also fortunate to see him and is band( I believe they were called "Expressway") perform quite often in Rockland County. He was the lead singer and he was great! They were very popular. It is a real tragedy what happened to him. He had the ability to make you smile with his great personality. He will always be missed by those who knew him.

P.O. Don Lennon
NYPD
December 27, 2012

I worked with him at 911 communications. You could never forget his smile an he was always happy and willing to help. He was loved by all who knew him. God bless him and the family he left behind

Jeanne E Williams
FDNY -retired dispatcher-NYCPD SOD dispatcher
December 29, 2011

Keith and I were Sergeant's together in the Communications Section when he was killed...I think of him often and the world is a poorer place without him.

Sergeant Jim Butler (Ret)
NYPD-Friend
December 29, 2011

Always thinking about you. I'll never forget the fun times we had together. Peace brother....you are missed every day!

Rob Fox
Friend
December 28, 2011

20 years-not forgotten.

RIP Keith

TPF/SCU
NYPD
December 28, 2011

I have never forgotten you from our days in BA. God Bless

Pat S

FF Patrick Shultz
Henrico FD VA
March 27, 2011

Thank you for your service Keith! It has been 19 years for your family and friends to miss your smile, that seems like a long time but I know they think of you everyday! I wrote a letter to the parole board to stop the release of your killer and I have encouraged other to also, I hope and pray he will remain in prison! God Bless your family and friends and Department!!!

Patricia Carruth
Mother of Jeremy "Jay" Carruth EOW 2/20/03
January 5, 2011

YOU ARE REMEMBERED THIS DATE. WE WILL NOT FORGET.

RETIRED DETECTIVE FRANK DEMARCO
NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
December 28, 2010

Hi, Bro.

Tomorrow marks 19 Years.

I share Your Story on several of my Facebook Sites.

You shall NOT be Forgotten.

(Yes - I am still Angry......)

Semper Fi,
"Major Pain"

Michael B. Parlor
December 27, 2010

To The Family of Sgt. Levine:
I wanted to offer my sympathies on your senseless murder. You were a true hero who was taken away too soon from your family, friends and colleagues. Rest in Peace Sgt. Levine Olav Hashalom. My dad was one NYCPD's finest for almost forty years.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis
September 19, 2010

Sgt. Keith Levine,
Thank you for your years of dedicated service. Your dedication to the job in making the city a safer place for the citizens to live is evident in your selfless act of heroism. Your example proves that a police officer is on duty 24/7. My deepest condolences are extended to your family. Rest easy sir, you will not be forgotten.

Trooper
New Jersey State Police
January 27, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 18th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for those who miss and love you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. In reading the reflections, I can see the positive impact you had the on the lives of others. Your memory will always be honored and revered for time does not not diminish respect.

Rest In Peace.

Anonymous
December 29, 2009

Bro:

I was thinking about You today.........

Michael B. Parlor
February 14, 2009

I never had the opportunity to work with Kieth. However , I worked with his father in the our Countries war against narcotic traffickers. Kieth, You gave you all to protect New York City against evil. You will never be forgotten. May God watch over you and all your family.

RETIRED DETECTIVE FRANK DEMARCO
NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
December 28, 2008

I was in the Hard Rock Cafe in Mid-town tonight and saw the plaque in your honor. I came to ODMP and quickly found you. Just a note to say you were noticed today and your sacrifice did not go without notice. Mid-town is a safer place today because of your actions and the actions of your brother/sister officers.
Thank you.

Sgt Charles Wood
VCPD
March 24, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
January 2, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH
December 27, 2007

No person goes unnoticed before God. Thank you for your service.

PO John Giordano (RET)
NYPD 20th Precinct
May 2, 2007

I was truly saddened to hear about your death. I use to do radio talk shows under a nom de guerre, and I had appeared on several shows with your father. Your father and I have similar backgrounds. While doing a radio talk show with your father, I made it a point of letting the listeners know that you had given your life in the line-of-duty. That was the first time that he realized and asked me if I was "on-the-job." RIP, Bro !

Maj M. B. Parlor
USMC / LAPD
August 16, 2006

Keith, you were destined to be a rising star that shone bright yet all too briefly here on earth. Your parents can be very proud of the intelligent, talented and good natured person that gave his life in service to strangers. It was a pleasure to have known and worked with you.


NYPD
February 10, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor your for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies...

Rest in peace, hero.


December 28, 2004

 
 

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