Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Gary L. Peaco

New York City Housing Authority Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, June 16, 1988

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Reflections for Police Officer Gary L. Peaco

.... "killed in an automobile accident while responding to an officer needs assistance call"

Thank you for being a hero Officer Peaco. Rest in peace

January 23, 2006

I was a Sergeant in PSA 7 when Gary Peaco was killed. You will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace.

Capt John M. Reilly (Ret)
NYPD

November 29, 2005

I thank you for your dedication and salute you for your sacrifice.

A grateful citizen.

September 16, 2004

I was a young street cop in the 42nd Precinct in the south Bronx when Gary was a cop with PSA 7, we both worked squad 3 in the old 9 squad chart that we had then. Because this time of my career was young and full of vigor I can remember alot of names and incidents, sad and exciting, boring and dangerous. The years of 1987 and 1988 my partner at the time was Jimmy Pala, and we covered sector Adam, Boy Charlie which covered the projects on Webster, Washington and 3rd Avenues, which was the area that was patrolled by Gary Peaco and Steve Lanoce. The special bond that was formed during these years was beyond comprehension to me now, in 1988 the city was in a war with Crack and the homocide and shooting rates were such that we will probably never see them again. On almost every job jimmy and I responded to, and on some nights we were the only car available, gary and steve would always have our backs, we would enter those buildings knowing that we could depend on each other and we shared many laughs in the face of those dangers. I will always remember those nights on patrol with those guys, but in particular Gary who was a mountain of a man and always had a smile and a sense of humor. It was a sad day for everyone when Gary answered his last radio call for help and I for one have never forgotten and will never forget. To gary's family, you should know that there are alot of guys and gals out here still answering the calls that have him in our hearts.

Steve Heberling
Detecetive
NYPD

Det. Steve Heberling
NYPD

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