Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Arthur Pelo

New York City Housing Authority Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, September 25, 1971

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Reflections for Patrolman Arthur Pelo

RIP Artie, Its been a long time.

anthony muro

May 18, 2024

As we reminisce with our dad who is in hospice and turns 77 on May 8….
We remember his stories and his fond memories of his fellow officer Arthur Pelo❤️ He spoke of Artie often and his tragic passing. He saved all the articles and the story was told to several generations of his family. May you Rest in eternal peace Mr. Pelo. Fondly, the daughters of Steven Mandelbaum- Stacy Biscuti and Tara Mandelbaum

Lt. Steven Mandelbaun
Daughter of Lt. Mandelbaum, friend of Artie Pelo

May 4, 2024

Hi Artie, Just wanted to say hello. I see Adelaides post on here. Just wanted to say hello.

Miss you Babe


November 19, 2023

To the family of Officer Pelo. Your loved one has not been forgotten. He is a true hero that was taken way to early.

Sgt. (Retired) Brian P. Wall

October 29, 2023

52 years ago today . The heartbreak of losing you has never lessened.


September 25, 2023

Your sacrifice is never forgotten. Continue to rest in peace hero.

Lt (Ret.) Thomas Barnes

September 25, 2023

Dear Ralph,
I don’t visit this page often as it sometimes just hurts too much. When I moved, all of my photos were lost. This is the only way of my seeing him and unfortunately, it’s not a great shot. He was a very handsome man. This is the first time I am seeing your post. Thank you for your kind words. I too remember Artie’s father Nat fondly.

Adelaide Pelo

September 15, 2023

Dear Adelaide: Although we’ve never meet, and our family ties are somewhat distant, please let me offer my sincere condolences these many years after your loss of Arthur. Arthur’s dad – who we fondly referred to as Uncle Nathan, was one of my grandmother’s brothers. He frequently visited her and my dad and his 2 brothers (Anthony (‘Babe’) and John) at their shared household on 8th Street in Gowanus. My family lived in the house adjacent to my grandmother’s, other Pelo family members in the next adjacent house as well. Uncle Nathan would visit on a routine basis and was proud of Arthur’s service with the NYCHA PD. While my memories are faded, I’ve never forgotten the terrible loss of Arthur and the impact to his Dad. May your fondest memories of Arthur endure forever.

Ralph Gatto
Extended Family

March 25, 2023

It’s 51 years ago today but the pain of losing you feels like it was just yesterday. I’ve lived a life since then yet never stopped loving and missing you.

Adelaide Pelo

September 25, 2022

I was 21, on the job, on duty and remember the 10-13, 'officer shot.' via radio communication.
I, too, had longish hair, 'Serpico type,' in appearance.
I resigned in 1973.
Rest In Peace.

Anthony F. Angelic
Former Housing Patrolman

January 4, 2022

Artie was a neighbor as I grew up in a NYCHA building, where his family lived, too. He was such a warm, friendly, enthusiastic guy, just a few years older than I. I was away at school when he was killed. I still remember what a heart-broken man his father seemed to be from then on. What a loss for all of us, everywhere. Artie would have gone on to do many good things, I'm sure. All these decades later, I am still deeply saddened by the loss.

B. Sievert

June 4, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman Pelo.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 2, 2019

Rest in peace my brother.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

September 25, 2018

Rest in peace artie. I was only 14 and had the biggest crush on you. I see your face in every officer i see on the street forever in my ❤

Jane Yeninas

September 3, 2018

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

September 26, 2017

All thanks goes to this honorable Police Officer who confronted evil, and who gave his life in the line of duty. May his soul forever rest in peace in Heaven.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police

September 25, 2017

I attended Officer Pelo's funeral along with my brother, we were both in uniform. I was a NY City Firefighter and my brother Richard was a NYC Police Officer.
Officer Pelo was my Godfathers son who was a supervisor for the Department of Housing.
Both are gone now but their memory lives on.

Lieutenant Edward Sere
FDNY (Retired)

January 12, 2017

Having responded to the 1013, I was on the scene as a member of the NYPD, 73rd Precinct in my first year on the job.

Arthur's partner, although wounded, was performing CPR when we arrived and was part of the joint effort by 73 Precinct officers and members of the housing police.

I remember the profound feeling of family as the two departments worked side by side in apprehending the common criminal that killed one of our brother officers and fled two blocks to an abandoned building where he was captured!

Great effort by Christina Durante on locating Officer Pelo's photo!

Police Officer James D'Alesandro
NYPD 73 Precinct

March 1, 2016

It was my honor to research newspapers, books and magazines and finally find your Housing Photo and make sure your photo was put on this site. I wanted to put a face to your heroism in the Line of Duty. I did the research because you are a brother officer and no matter how many years past, you will always be remembered. Rest Easy Hero.

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit

February 5, 2016

Hi Artie, It's been awhile,but I never forget you. I talk about you a lot. Thanks for your service.

Babe Muro

December 7, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 41rst anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect. Your memory will always be remembered and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 25, 2012

Our family thinks of you and keeps you close in our hearts! We are all proud of you and your ultimate sacrafice. We will never forget.............May you rest in peace!

RoseAnn Stasio Lazio

July 15, 2010

Rest in peace brother officer

Captain Cedric Raymond

September 26, 2009

Thanks for your service. I will say a prayer for you and your family tonight. We got it from here brother...

Deputy Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

April 22, 2009

Artie, it's 38 years ago, today since you left us. I rmeember it like it was yesterday. Always in my thoughts and prayers Artie. Rest in Peace.

Lt Steve Mandelbaum
Retired NYC Housing Police Dept

September 25, 2008

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