Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Vincent G. Danz

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, September 11, 2001

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Reflections for Police Officer Vincent G. Danz

Was just realizing the date and started looking back through clippings, especially the Jimmy Breslin column about the day they found Vincent.

Cousin Vin, you're on my mind this weekend.

Stephen Jensen

September 8, 2017

Rest in peace Vinny, I didn't even know until I saw the post on Facebook today. We had some great times on the Coast Guard Cutter LINE at Governors Island, NY

Master Chief Petty Officer Erwin Casto, USCG (Ret)

MCPO Erwin Casto
U.S Coast Guard

September 11, 2016

I have proudly worn Officer Danz's 911 Bracelet for 15 years. I never knew him but as a proud Army Veteran from Upstate NY, I wanted to show my support for him and his Family and the NYPD. I pray for his Family often and appreciate his service to our Country and the great State of NY.
May God bless Officer Danz's beloved a Family and fellow Officers.
Gone but never forgotten!

Sgt Sid Brown
Prior US Army Special Forces

July 18, 2016

May God rest your soul, thank you for your service.

Peter Kennedy

October 25, 2015

My thoughts drift back to 1999 when the members of NYPD's ESU hung out with three of us from the Miami-Dade Police SRT. Two years later our hearts would be broken by the events of 9/11. However, our spirit would be strengthened by the heroic deeds of those men like yourself, whose actions saved the lives of so many. Semper Fi. We at Miami-Dade will never forget our Brothers in blue from NYC.

(Retired/SRT) Police Officer Greg Kral
Miami-Dade Police Department, FL

September 11, 2015

I am a retired Metro Nashville TN PD Detective. Days after 9/11 memorial bracelets were offered online and I purchased one. The only choice was police officer or fireman. I asked for a police officer and received Officer Danz's name. At the time, NYPD had bios of the officers and I read about his wife and 3 children, his work with Catholic youth and his military service. I wore that bracelet every day for 10 years and only retired it because the engraving was starting to fade. I will NEVER forget and I'd like his family to know that I think of them often and pray for them as I remembered this hero.

Deborah Hughes, detective retired
Metro Nashville TN PD

September 11, 2013

I'll never forget my friend Vinny...served with him in the USCG on Governors Island

T. Maulshagen

September 11, 2013

Fair winds and following seas my friend

Salvador Lestrad

December 21, 2012

You as always are remembered

Civilian, Manchester, NH

September 11, 2012

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 5, 2012

Vinny .. I never know when you will cross my mind; it can happen when I walk past the memorial plaques in every one of precincts., districts or psa's of our city, or it can happen suddenly for no reason as remember any one of the the numerous incidents we shared in our RMP back in the early '90's. I never know if my eyes will mist up, or if smile will warm my heart for just having known you; usually, it's both.

There was that time we were on patrol in L.I.C., and a newly opened carwash on a back street was decorated with poles bearing the flags of many nations. When we noticed that of all the flags displayed, it was only our flag that was hung upside down, you made me slam on the brakes and back the car right up to the entrance.

We entered and found the manager, and you proceeded to give this much bigger gent a nose-to-nose lecture that had him turning white. Needles to say, the condition was quickly corrected, and a drive by of that car wash became a daily check on our beat.

I keep you and your family in my prayers.

Captain Wilfredo Camargo

June 16, 2012

Always Remembered, Never Forgotten. Rest in Peace my Friend. Tom
SHS Class of '81
USCG '82 - '06

Tom Bruzdoski, ETC

February 9, 2011

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

Robyn Wilkes

September 15, 2009

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. God bless you and God bless America.


September 11, 2009

I am forever in debt to the 23-37 and the 343. Your sacrifice has not been forgotten. You are a true hero, Thank you for your service Sir.

Deputy and Firefighter
Glades County, Florida

September 11, 2009

Officer Danz,
On today the 8th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and all the other LEOs that died that day for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



September 11, 2009


Eight years since you made the ultimate sacrifice. Your heroic actions are not forgotten.


September 11, 2009

The anniversary of 9/11 is coming up in a few days as you well know. I just wanted you to know that you have not been forgotten. Rest in Peace...

Sergeant Chris DiToro

September 8, 2009



June 24, 2009

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friends and family. May God bless and keep them.


Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


March 6, 2009

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

Robyn Wilkes

January 12, 2009

Vince, it has been seven years. I just wanted to know that you and your buddies were on my mind as I went through my day. Thank you for your sacrifice and know that we are all thankful for the things that you did that day.

Semper Paratus!


September 11, 2008

R.I.P. Brother, we still remember and appreciate your sacrifice. God be with your family.

Officer Wil
Modesto CA PD

September 11, 2008

When I got to ESU in 1999 Vinny was my training officer and when his partner transferred out to ESU K-9 I became stesdy partners w/ Vinny. He was one of the most knowledgeable members of ESU in tactical and rescue situations as well as an NYPD sniper team member veteran of the USMC and a member of the Coast Guard reserve. Vinny was supposed to be working a 4x12 on 9/11 but switched onto a day tour to attend operating enginering school at night for the betterment of his family life and as a further asset to ESU. Please take time to visit Vinny and other members of the NYPD as well as all the members resting on the wall. Thank You Ray Flood NYPD ESU

Detective Raymond V Flood

May 2, 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
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 3, 2008

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