Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Vincent Julius Zichettella

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, February 14, 1963

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Reflections for Patrolman Vincent Julius Zichettella

The Angel Michael lifted you soul to the throne of God where all our heroes stand

Cpl. Ray Gleason, Badge 4726
Bourbon Police Department, Bourbon, Indiana

February 17, 2023

Patrolman Zichettella,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 14, 2023

Dear Vincent, When I was just a child growing up in Brooklyn, I went to school and became friends with your son, Wayne. Although we never met, I know how much of a legacy you have left in this world by your service and through your family, even though they endured devastating pain and suffering. At that time, I could feel it, too, and remember how difficult it was for your wife and children, and even though we were very young, it made an impression on me, as well. I think that knowing your son and all that had happened, may have influenced me in some way to become a Police Officer, too. Now, all these years later, as we look to reconcile our lives, we have the consolation of having been good people, as I'm sure that you were among the best of all humanity and your family sees the world through their Fathers' eyes. God Bless

Inv. Richard T DeVito

March 14, 2021

The citizens of NYC salute your heroism and honor your ultimate sacrifice in your duty to serve and protect. Gone but never forgotten!

Private Citizen- Josh N
Born & Raised @46 pct

February 14, 2021

Rip patrolman Vincent you are never forgotten thank you for your service your killer should of never gotten parole cop killers don't deserve parole

James Morris Vistor to pay respects to fallen officers.

February 15, 2017

Vincent I met your son a few years ago and learned last night his wife is my daughters boss. Your son is proud of u and speaks very proudly to have had a dad on the police force. I am a fellow New Yorker myself. Vincent rest in peace your brothers and sisters have the watch.

Patrol Officer Glenn Wiederman
Waycross pice department Waycross Georgia ware county

December 7, 2015

In 1970 I was assigned to the 14 Pct. Every time I enter the station house I would turn to my left and salute Patrolman Zichettella memorial. May he rest in peace.

Detective Gene Gentile (ret)

May 15, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 49th 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 diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

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

February 14, 2012

I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Zichettella and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

February 9, 2009

Thanks to all who have left messages to my father


February 1, 2008



January 14, 2008

Today I had the opportunity to meet your son, a fine and respectable man. He spoke of you with pride that would be difficult to describe. He took his wallet out and showed me your NYPD picture and a small NYPD shield with your number.

You would be so proud of him. I liked him immediately, then a little later, learned about you.

Vincent, thank you . . . thank you for you service, dedication and for protecting the citizens of New York City, State of New York and our country. Thank you for daring to walk the path of the warrior, which you are. I honor you, your name, your dedication, but mostly for the ultimate sacrifice you made protecting us all. You rest easy Vincent, your work is done here . . . the NYPD will cover your post on our thin blue line, but nobody will, or can ever take your place. You rest easy brother. Patrol those streets of gold and continue to watch over your brother and sister officers.

In the words of Walter Payton, number 34, the great NFL running back for the Chicago Bears . . "You're not gone until you're forgotten." We will never forgot you!

With brotherly love and utmost respect, Jim Crotty (former Richmond, VA Police Officer.)

Jim Crotty, Special Agent (Ret.)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms

March 20, 2007

Vincent after all of these years you are still remembered as a hero! God bless you sir.

Dan Winger

March 5, 2005

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