Patrolman Nicholas C. Moreno

Patrolman Nicholas C. Moreno

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, May 23, 1939

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Nicholas C. Moreno

Patrolman Nicholas Moreno was shot and killed when he interrupted the robbery of a service station on Leonard Street in Brooklyn at 10:50 pm.

He had just finished investigating a noise complaint when he came up to the service station. Sensing that not all was right, he began to investigate. Two suspects who were holding the attendant at gunpoint shot Patrolman Moreno as he approached the entrance. Patrolman Moreno succumbed to his wounds before making it to the hospital.

The suspects were apprehended, but the charges were later dismissed.

Patrolman Moreno received the New York City Police Department's Medal of Honor for his actions.

Patrolman Moreno had served with the New York City Police Department for 13 years and was assigned to the 87th precinct. He was survived by his wife and 8-month-old daughter.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 15667

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Charges dismissed

robbery in progress

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Rest In Peace ... hero . I’m sorry that the suspects were never brought to justice ! It seems that just like today , years ago the justice system fails law enforcement ! I pray that your family flourished and were taken care of ... and you watch over them always .

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May 23, 2021

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