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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happy birthday Nick


December 12, 2008

Dear Nick:

Happy Birthday!!

Carol Espinoza

December 9, 2008

Happy Birthday Nick!!

Ofc. Eric Chiang
San Francisco Police Department

December 8, 2008



December 6, 2008

Happy Birthday to my dear friend. Love you Nick!


December 6, 2008

Thanksgiving Day is here and I am once again reminded of what I am most thankful for. Nick you continue to be a blessing in my life and I am extremely thankful for God having sent me a friend like you. Although you are not physically with us, you will always be with us. Thank you Nick for everything.
Love You.


November 27, 2008

Nick, you were one of our favorite customers! It was always fun to be around you, always smiling! You lit up the room, amazing command and presence. You were always happy, positive, friendly, outgoing, respectful, moral, very active, health conscious, very well rounded. You put everyone in a good mood. We worked out at the same gym and you were always very motivating. We lost touch in 2002 when I moved to a new job, but you are unforgettable. I just heard the news today 9/3/08.
It is difficult to grasp that this has happened...your contributions to even your acquaintances is immeasurable, let alone to your team and to your family...
I miss you. God Bless you Nick.

Dima Mogannam

September 3, 2008

Ohh Rahh Brother.........Semper Fi
You did your job well!

Deputy Trevor Watson
Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office/Fellow Marine

August 24, 2008

Officer Birco,

Your comitment to the citizens of San Francisco and your fellow officers marks you as a hero amongst your peers. To the family of Officer Birco and my brothers and sisters of the SFPD, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Thank you.

Police Officer Tom Rosenlind
San Leandro PD

July 26, 2008

I can't believe it is two years as it only seems like yesterday. The last words you said to me was, I'm going to sleep now. You never woke up. It's so hard having to go through the days without you, Nick. Painful! I miss you so much brother. But I am living day by day,adjusting to a new normal, making the days as best as I can possibly make it, its not easy. You are so loved, your friends, they love us so much. Nick, without them I would probably go insane and you know why...I would. I feel your presence when I am weak, I feel your presence, I know you're guiding us, I know you're helping me. I am so sorry this had to happen. I miss you! I love you Brother.


July 26, 2008

Duty Honor Family
Merely Words to some
A Way of Life for Others

Gone But Not Forgotten...

Sergeant Sherman W. Lee
Bayview Station-Third Watch

July 25, 2008


It's been a long time Nick, you understand why. Plans are underway for Saturday at 1900 hrs. Co. C. It's unreal that 2 years is nearing...we think and talk of you everyday. You really lived up to the Marine motto of Semper Fi, faithful to family, friends, and the communities you served. Always a smile on your face and taking things in stride, thank-you for your genuine personality and heart. Holly, your strength to keep things going has not gone unnoticed, we hear you...keep your head up and remember you will always have an extended family. Bless you and yours, Semper Fi, PB.


July 22, 2008

You are not forgotten.

Ofc. Eric Chiang
San Francisco Police Department

July 14, 2008

Today was Cassia's first day in ballet. I often talked to you about how I wanted to get her into "girly" stuff and how her dad felt about it. I remember the day I was so upset that he would not buy her the pink scooter and you called me on the phone and said "GET IT!". And I did. And you were happy that I got it, happy for her and happy for me. Anyways you know the stories. I miss telling you things and your encouraging words. You always told me that we live one life and to be happy. I wish you were here.


July 7, 2008

It's coming up on two years dear friend...I recently felt your presence and heard a was said, "It's not over"...I know what that means, and I believe it. Your death is not in vain!

I miss you tremendously, but know that you are safe "on the other side", and always watching.....always close

I'll look for you in my dreams.

Breathe easy now........... Mahalo

Officer Angela Rodriguez

June 25, 2008

Hey Nick,
I just wanted to say that I miss you. It is difficult sometimes to know that I won't see you again. I miss our friendship more and more every day. You made me smile all the time. You also gave me a sense of peace that no one has been able to restore. I knew that no matter how crappy my day was I had something to look forward to, YOU at the gym. I miss you and my life will never be the same without you.
I love you.


May 17, 2008

Officer Birco, his family, and friends, a Police website here in Philadelphia gave the circumstances of your death and the ensuing repulsive actions of the press. Your boss stated exactly how every cop feels. When the police are handcuffed and scrutinized over minute details, the community becomes that less safer. they don't get this. We do.
You died a hero. You'll be remembered as a hero. Judging by the video clip I saw, your Police Family will see to that.
Watch over those of us you left behind brother.
In Valor There Is Hope

P/O Joe Leighthardt
Philadelphia Police

April 21, 2008

To my fallen brother,
Rest easy my friend.The circumstances of your death were brought to the attention of many members of the Philadelphia Police Dept. and how your fellow officers and bosses spoke highly of you. They fought not to have your name slandered by the media and to not be forgotten.

P/O Fidler
Phila Police Dept.

April 18, 2008

Sir, I recently discovered the senseless tragedy of your death while speaking with other officers about issues with our justice system. It seems we are oftentime alone in our decisions. Just know that you are a hero and will forever be remembered. I am honored to leave a reflection for you. Rest in peace, Brother.

Northeast Michigan

February 5, 2008


I was driving home last week and thought I felt my phone buzzing in my inside jacket pocket, the one over my heart. I went to pull the phone out, but it wasn't there, I had put it in my cup holder! I have no idea why I felt "buzzing" over my heart, but I looked at the time anyway and it was 0612...You will always be a part of my heart and in my thoughts, never fellow marine and officer. Love you, PB.


January 20, 2008

Hey Nick,
I have been thinking of you often. My life is changing so much and I hope it is for the better. Times have been tough but I see the light at the end of the tunnel. I can't help but feel you had something to do with it. Please continue to watch over me and the kids and all your friends and family. We miss you very much and love you. I try to live my life the way you once told me and I happier. Love you :-)


January 13, 2008


I told Holly on your birthday that you will never be forgotten, and I meant it...We think of you everyday and miss your smile and upbeat personality. You never got mad, but we knew you could handle yourself and back us on the streets when it got down to it, I respect you for that and so does much of the community you worked with. Love you my brother and I wished you a blessed birthday on the 6th., I'm glad you are next to Zak, you are not alone...Semper Fi.

Patty Brown, USMC
SFPD, Bayview MIDS

December 16, 2007

Happy Birthday Nick. Merry Christmas my friend.

Ofc. Eric Chiang
San Francisco Police Department

December 12, 2007

Hey Nick,
I just wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday. I want you to know that I have not forgotten you sometimes its just difficult to know that you are not here anymore. I love you and think of you often. I wish you were here to celebrate your birthday with the gym friends. You are in my heart always.


December 7, 2007

Happy 41st birthday. God bless you my brother.

Officer D. Correa

December 6, 2007

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