Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Nick-Tomasito Birco

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, July 26, 2006

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Reflections for Police Officer Nick-Tomasito Birco

Remembering you on the anniversary of your ultimate sacrifice. I remember working that night and rushing to the hospital only to be over come with grief. This job is not easy and losses are sometimes too much to bear. I will always remember your infectious smile and cheerful nature.

Officer Eric Chiang (RETIRED)
San Francisco Police Department

July 16, 2022

Hi Nick, it’s been awhile…think of you often and miss you more than you know. I got something at In and Out and the total was $6.12, I had to look up and smile, you’re always with us. Thank you for your laughs, and pineapple Hawaiian pizza from San Bruno Round Table, not to mention peanut shells everywhere

Sgt. Patty Brown- USMC and PD
SFPD, Potrero Vet

December 5, 2021

Like it was yesterday,
Blessed are the the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
So that those who never knew will never forget.
God speed my friend...

Sergeant Sherman W Lee, Retired
Bayview Station Third Watch

July 22, 2021

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

July 25, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Birco.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 9, 2019

We still miss your contagious smile! I so enjoyed our conversations and looked forward to working with you each and every day. You were a light of hope on a dark day. I know you and your dad are smiling down on us from the heavens. We miss you Nick!

Lt. Tammy M. Halley
San Francisco Police Department

July 26, 2019

Thinking of you today and all your selfless acts of kindness...

Sgt. Sherman W Lee
Bayview Station 3rd Watch

July 26, 2019

Saint Nick - Where has the time gone since your smile rested upon my heart dear brother? 13 years as of tomorrow. The pain is always fresh on these "anniversaries".

So, I read something ... I liked it. I'll repeat it here.

"When you think of them, think of them as living, let them only die once. They are still living."

Yes you are Nick .... ALWAYS and FOREVER

Sergeant Angela Rodriguez
San Francisco Police Department

July 25, 2019

Remembering you on Independence Day!

Ofc. Eric Chiang
San Francisco Police Dept

July 3, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 12th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 26, 2018

Hi Nick,

Next Month, Saturday, May 12, 2018, will be FALEO, Annual Scholarship Dinner, Our 10th Anniversary....The Awards Committee will be picking the best person this year to be awarded the "Officer Nick-Tomasito Birco Scholarship Award"
Because of your SACRIFICE, FALEO was started and now we have Chapters in Los Angeles, San Diego, and the P.I. You would be surprised that we also have members in New York, Florida, Pennsylvania, along with some asking for more info from Canada, Nevada, etc. You are missed

Sgt/Insp Richard Alves Retired
San Francisco Police Dept./South Lake Tahoe Police Dept.

April 4, 2018

Your spirit lives on Nick!

Officer Eric Chiang
San Francisco Police Department

July 21, 2017

Hi Nick, haven't been on here in a long time, but you know you're always in my thoughts and stories. I've kept our picture up over 10 years, where it will remain. We've had rough patches over the last few years, I can't help but to think you & Isaac got us through them. On a funny note, I was watching a tv show and the chef said there will never be pineapple on any of his pizzas! I looked up at you and laughed- you loved those Round Table Maui pizzas! We celebrated our 241st USMC Birthday yesterday, oohrah! Wishing you smiles, hugs, and thank you for your service to our country and City! God bless...

Sgt. Patty Brown, USMC and

November 12, 2016

Dearest Nick,
I can't believe it's almost been ten years. We used to talk or text every single day. I miss you so much and there's not a day that goes by that I'm not reminded of what a loss I feel without you. I miss your smile, your jokes, the way you walked on your tippy toes sometimes;) but most of all I miss your friendship. It's irreplaceable. Rest in peace.
Love you.

Claudia Zervoulakos

July 24, 2016

Hard to believe that it's been ten years. A lot has changed and somethings never will. The world sure could use your infectious smile and your big heart.

Gone but never forgotten...

Sergeant Sherman w. Lee. (Retired)
Bayview Station-Third watch

July 19, 2016


Its coming up on 10 years, Man how time has passed! I still hink of the last time we saw each other on the 5th floor, as you came out of FOB, after signing in for court, I could see your smile from the other end of the hall, After we said a few things, and as you walked away, you turned and with that smile, you stated "Hey Don't Forget Me for Thanksgiving Sgt. at Canon Kip"..... that was Tue. the next day, you were just doing your job, and you were gone.....God Bless you My Friend, You are missed!!

Sgt/Insp Richard Alves

July 5, 2016

Hello my old friend! Actually it is us that is getting old and you will forever be young. A month from now we will pay tribute to you're 10 years passing but celebrate your life and the time we all go to know you and spend time with you. Although I will be traveling that day, I will cherish your memory!

Officer Eric Chiang
San Francisco Police Dept.

June 25, 2016

Rest in Peace

Houston Police Dept.

June 16, 2016

RIP brother....

Detective Sergeant Jeremy Sims
Matteson, IL Police Department

December 8, 2015

Always in our thoughts
Forever in our hearts...

Sgt. Sherman W Lee (Ret.)
SFPD-Bayview Station Third Watch

July 23, 2015

i took my 11 year old son to Nick's grave site on 07/26/2014. We later attended a ceremony in his honor that evening at the station he served.He was only 3 when Nick was killed. i was fortunate to make it home that night as i witnessed Nick get killed. I always remind my boy of how great a person Nick was and how much I miss him. It's still very difficult knowing Nick is not here. God bless you allways.

Officer David G. Correa #4210

August 1, 2014


Its been another year, miss talking and that smile, take care of all the other Officers up there, a lot have followed you, FALEO in your name has become bigger. You will never be forgotten

Sgt/Insp. Rich Alves

July 10, 2014

They may forget What you have said
They may forget What you have done
But they will never forget How you made them Feel

Gone but never forgotten...

Sergeant Sherman W. Lee-Bayiew Station T
S.F.P.D.- Retired

July 9, 2014



February 5, 2014

All Gave some
Some gave it All

Gone but Never Forgotten...

Sgt. Sherman W. Lee-Retired

July 10, 2013

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