Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective James Verneuil Nemorin

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, March 10, 2003

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Reflections for Detective James Verneuil Nemorin



March 13, 2008

I remember you often as I reflect on my career. You were a large presence, a true "gentle giant". RIP

Sgt. Michael Hanson

February 2, 2008

Hi bro,

I miss you very much bro. In deuteronomy 6:5 love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. But, since you are gone I am not able to love God the way i should, I am still angry at God for letting those bandit take you away from us the way they did.Since your depart there is no love, light, peace, smile, to make things seem more worthwhilee; only turmoils and darkness.One of your brother wrote a beautiful poem for you, I would like to send a special thanks to Sergent David L, Bell for the badge poem.
Thank you
love your sister Karene N. Benoit

Karene nemorin Benoit
My big brother tichou

January 30, 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 2, 2008

Let me 1st offer my condolences to the families of Detectives James Nomorin & Rodney Andrews; I did not know these two officers, but like many New Yorkers my heart broke when I heard the news. I have been living in Orlando Fl. for the past 5 yrs but even though I may be down here my heart is still in New York. I would just like to take the oppurtunity to thank both officers as they made the ultimate sacrifice in an attempt to make the streets safer for us and our children. May the two of you rest in Eternal Peace...


November 26, 2007

Hi big brother:

I love you and i miss you very much.

love tika


October 26, 2007

i wanted you all to know that the killings of these two detectives broke my heart. it still does. i didn't know them except as a fellow brooklynite. i have since moved away from home to baltimore city and work with teenagers who are way akin to the killer of these two gentlemen. when the kids talk about police here, i tell them this story. they have read ellis henicans' editorial after det. nemorins funeral so that they know of the unity of people in blue, of people in this union and in this nation. please know that your work matters. thanks all, robert mara, baltimore

robert mara
citizen of new york and baltimore

October 17, 2007

May all who read this page never forget what heroes like you, who have worn the uniform, and your family have sacrificed so that others can sleep soundly. May your family lie their heads down peacefully every night knowing that they have you protecting them from above, and us protecting them down here.


NYPD Fellow bother

May 25, 2007

G-d Bless.

March 10, 2007

Hi Uncle Jimmy! Hope your doing good and I know your watching over Us right now. Just wanted to say we're very proud and love you very much. There's not a day that goes by that we don't think of you. I hope that SOB rots, suffers, and feels what we're going through without you. Especially, what him and his family feel toward ours. I will always remember you and the way you we're to me as my uncle. You were always playing games and tricks on me. That made me laugh and very happy, but now it's hard but I'm trying my best. I Love You Uncle Jimmy!! ;-(


March 10, 2007

God Bless you and your family, friends, and fellow officers.

January 31, 2007

I am glad to hear the death penalty was given to your killer. You will not be forgotten but the coward that did this to you will soon be forgotten. Thank you for your service

wife of a leo

January 31, 2007

It was heartening to see that the community you and Rod gave your life to protect stood beside you both yesterday. They repaid your sacrifice with justice.
God Bless you both. You will be in our prayers.

Retired Officer

January 31, 2007

Detective James Nermorin,

I did not have the pleasure of meeting you this time around but please rest assure, the day will soon come when we will meet face to face... As I embrace you deep within my arms, I will softly whisper... Thank You... Thank You for being the true man you are... Thank You for having the courage and determination to protect those who can not protect themselves... Thank You for being my HERO....

Until then, May my Lord Jesus keep you Always & Forever..

Ms. Harris

January 17, 2007

We were all very pleased learn yesterday that one of the pieces of garbage who took you from your family was finally convicted. We are awaiting his death sentence.

Rest in peace. We have the watch now...

Mountain View Police Department

December 21, 2006

I remember walking a foot post with you in red hook when I was a rookie, you were truly a gentleman and a friend. I'll see you again someday.

PO Robert Miller PSA-1

October 21, 2006

Hi big brother:
It has been three years since you were tragically taken from your Mom, Dad, sisters,brothers and cousins. Tichoue,
"there are some things in life that all you can do with them is bear them".
But "bearing" them is easier if we can make some sense of the tragedy. During the early months after your death the grief was constant and overwhelming and goes on for weeks, perhaps even months. I couldn't beleive that you were gone, and I will never see you again. I asked God a lot of questions I was so angry at him. I stopped praying and going to church. Recently I start reading my Bible again and I read a scripture in Second Corinthians 1:3-4 reads,"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord , The Father of compassion and theGod of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God." I am convinced that God can and will bring his good out of any situation we give to him. Your death taught me the value of laughter and the preciousness of a big brother. Now I cling to the lord and try not to give in the pain of the loss. This world is not the end. I will see you again. And may we all be able to cling to that biblical hope. I miss you james.

love your little sister Karene N Benoit

Karene Nemorin Benoit
My beloveb brother

March 13, 2006

To Detective James Nemorin, his loved ones and fellow officers with the New York City Police Dept.:

On this the third anniversary week of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart goes out to your family. You’re in our thoughts and our prayers.

To the Dept: To have two officers brutally murdered under those circumstances must have caused unbelievable pain and anger. I am so sorry for this tremendous loss.

James, you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Detective James Nemorin.
I am humbled by your valor and courage.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the many years of distinquished service Kenneth gave to his community and the citizens of New York, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 10, 2003.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 11, 2006

We haven't forgotten James. God Bless you and your family. RIP Brother.


March 10, 2006


It has been almost 3 years since you were tragically taken from us. The pain still runs deep for many. However,I am comforted to know you are with us all. You truely were the "Haitian Sensation."
Thinking of you and praying for your family.


January 9, 2006

Dectective James Verneuil Nemorin,

I had the opportunity to visit your unit and peers during a trip to N.Y. with our Dept. boxing team. What an honor! May God grant your family the courage and strength you lived by.

Sergeant Tim Milliman
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept.

December 1, 2005

Hi James:
Today is your birthday,and you not here to wish you happy birthday. I hope to see you again one day, and remember that we love you very much and we miss you a lot the whole family is in pain today, mom, dad, murielle, michel, marie-jean, rodolphe, jessie and gisele we all wish you a wonderful birthday with God.
love your little sister karene

December 2, 2004

God Bless You..May you rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with your family


June 16, 2004

hi big brother;
we are all changed forever,we are disabled as a family. Your death is an amputation a forced removal of limbs or an organ, how does a person learn to live without a leg or an eyes?you were the back bone of the family the peace maker our brother my life my model I do not need a special day to bring you to my minds,the days I do not think of you are very hard to find.My hearts still aches with sadness and secret tears still flow in my pillow at night and my husband always says( you will see him again if you remember god words.) What it meant to lose a brother that close like you no one will ever know. My thoughts are always with you,your place no one can fill.In life I love you dearly,in death i love you still.Our family chain is broken now and nothing seems the same.But as god calls us one by one the chain will link again may you rest in peace for doing what you truly love may god bless you
your loving little sister karene nemorin benoit.

karene nemorin benoit

May 19, 2004

This year I have the Honor of riding in the Police Unity Tour on behalf of Detective Nemorin. Det.Nemorin paid the ultimate sacrafice so that others would not be harmed! Now all we can do is to make sure that he is never forgotten and to honor him!!!
To his family,...We, your extended family are truly sorry for your loss, and we fill your pain...Det. Nemorin is gone but will never be forgotten....

Officer Jere B. Clark
Metro Nashville Police Department

May 1, 2004

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