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Auxiliary Police Officer Nicholas Todd Pekearo

New York City Police Department - Auxiliary Police Section, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, March 14, 2007

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Reflections for Auxiliary Police Officer Nicholas Todd Pekearo

Rest In Peace Brother.

Officer Dwight Rackley
Louisville Metro PD, KY

March 16, 2007

On behalf of the Fair Lawn Auxiliary Police, we would like to express our deepest condolence to the Pekearo Family and the officers of the New York City Auxiliary Police.

Chief Nicholas Magarelli
Fair Lawn Auxiliary Police, NJ

March 16, 2007

The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges
can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.

There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."

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Your bravery is admired by all, paralleled by few. We all hope to have the courage you displayed when we are called upon to do the same.

Brother Officer

March 16, 2007

OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT OF AUX OFFICER PEKEARO'S FAMILY AND NYPD DURING THIS VERY DIFFICULT TIME. THE CITIZENS OF NY HAVE LOST TWO, TRUE AND BRAVE HEROES. THESE HEROES WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN.
GOD BLESS YOU, BROTHER IN BLUE.

DETECTIVE RUTILO QUEZADA
SMITH COUNTY SHERIFF TYLER, TX

March 16, 2007

To the family, friends, and colleagues,
The loss of this brave man is such a tragedy. The bravery of the young officer helped to prevent further loss of life except for that of the perpetrator. May God place his hands on this department and help them as they grieve the loss of two young and brave officers. Forever the thin BLUE line will prevail of evil!!

Patricia Tucker, President NC COPS
wife, Mark Tucker, EOW 2/12/2004

March 16, 2007

My deepest condolences to Police Officer Pekearo's family, friends and fellow officers. God Speed, R.I.P

Cpl Jean Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP Service, Traffic Unit

March 16, 2007

SUCH A GREAT LOSS. TWO AUXILIARY OFFICERS GUNNED DOWN LIKE ANIMALS.I HOPE NYPD WILL GET WISED UP AND TRAIN THESE TYPE OF OFFICERS WHO WANT TO VOLUNTEER TO HELP THE POLICE DEPT. THEY SHOULD BE TRAINED IN ALL ASPECTS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT. IF THEY ARE TO PATROL THE STREETS THEY SHOULD BE UNDER THE SUPERVISON OF A SWORN OFFICER. AND THEY SHOULD BE ARMED SO THEY WILL HAVE A FIGHTING CHANCE IN THIS WORLD WE ALL LIVE IN WHICH IS SO FULL OF CRIME THESE DAYS. IT'S NOT JUST NEW YORK, BUT IN EVERY CITY IN THE USA. MEY GOD BLESS THE FAMILIES OF THESE TWO FINE AUXILIARY OFFICERS WHO HAVE PAID THE GREAT PRICE FOR US TO HAVE FREEDOM. GOD BLESS .

P/R CAPT.WAYNE BLANKINCHIP
JACKSONVILLE SHERIFFS OFFICE,JAX.FL

March 16, 2007

The true spirit of the life of a man sadly is only realized in death. It is with great respect and admiration that this Officer is honored for services rendered in the name of protecting the citizens of New York. The world has lost yet another who would lay down his life for his community. Rest in Peace Warrior.

Detective
Toledo Police Dept

March 16, 2007

Rest in Peace

-AJF-

March 16, 2007

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the
children of God.

Dispatcher Ted Smith
Martin, TN Police Dept.

March 16, 2007

To the family, friends and coworkers of Officer Pekearo you are all in my prayers. May God be with you and guide you through these troubled times. God bless you all.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02

March 16, 2007

May you Rest in Peace, Sir. You will never be forgotten, and we thank you for your Service.

Sr. Trooper Trey Pellizzari
Texas Dept of Public Safety/Commercial Vehicle Enforcement--Rockwall

March 16, 2007

"My Brother"

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference.
He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what they represent.
He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his community and to his country.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.
He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.
He was competent, trained, and professional.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became
frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.
He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he
never wavered.
He stood by and for his fellow officers.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He longed for his family during the long hours.
He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely
weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart.
He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling
and prayed they would understand.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.
He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the
people he served.
He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to
be the best he could be.
He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.

He was a cop.

Yes, I did know him.
He was a cop, he was my Brother.

Rest easy Brother Pekearo, we have the watch...



I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
Isaiah 6:8

You and your partner answered the call, as volunteers no less! There is only one word that can even begin to express what I think about the unimagineable sense of duty you and your partner exemplifed, unarmed, following an armed suspect...HEROES!!!!!! I doubt that I would have followed or approached the suspect with out my service weapon. The city of New York and the whole world have been deprived of two of the most amazing young Officers any department could ask for. You and your partner are true testaments to the badge and the profession of law enforcement.
To our Brothers and Sisters of the NYPD, the men and women of the Metropolitan Police Department send there deepest condolences!! We are here for you if ever you should need us.

Officer
Metropolitam Police Department Washington DC

March 16, 2007

Officer Pekearo, I too am a non-sworn officer - out there every shift unarmed, yet going into harm's way. I know you went to work knowing the risks, and nevertheless wanting to do your part to make your community better. Rest in Peace now, Brother... your community IS a better place for having you there when you were needed. Your service will be remembered with honor that is well deserved. God bless and keep you, Nicholas.

CSO Mike Huber
Tucson Police Dept

March 16, 2007

REST EASY BROTHER

PO Lawrence Welch
Boston PD

March 16, 2007

Edmund Burke once said "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing"

Auxiliary Police Officer Eugene Marshalik and Auxiliary Police Officer Nicholas T. Pekearo not only understood the meaning of that quote, but they lived it. Both men volunteered their time to patrol the streets of New York City. They did not do it for money or glory. They did it as a way to positively contribute to the city in which they lived while gaining valuable incite into how the Law Enforcement community operates. These men put on police uniforms that were virtually indistinguishable to normal citizens from the uniforms worn by full time officers. They patrolled the streets unarmed, acting as the "eyes and ears" if the NYPD.

With just their presence on the street, they helped the NYPD triumph over evil. But on the night of March 14, 2007 both of these men personified the statement "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing".

When confronted by a male that had just murdered an innocent civilian, they attempted to apprehended the suspect, despite the danger. They could have run and waited for full time armed officers to arrive, but they stood their ground. When the suspect drew a weapon, the Officers took cover, but never lost sight of the suspect. Sadly the officers were killed, but I have no doubt that they saved countless lives that night.

Auxiliary Police Officer Eugene Marshalik and Auxiliary Police Officer Nicholas T. Pekearo are two extremely brave men, who deserve the thanks of the entire city. They made the ultimate sacrifice, so other could live. No man can do a greater deed than that.

Steve Weiss, Director of Research
The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.

Sergeant Steve Weiss
New York City Police Department

March 16, 2007

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and sibling officers at NYPD. May you rest in eternal peace our brother; a true hero in the face of adversity.

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse, NY Police Department

March 16, 2007

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." George Orwell

Sleep well brother


SLMPD

March 15, 2007

Our hearts goes out the family of this hero. Also to the members of the 6th our prays are with you all.

EMT Graves
Woodhaven Richmond Hill VAC

March 15, 2007

Rest in Peace, Brother.

OFC B. GRAJEK

March 15, 2007

Godspeed Officer Pekearo. Your life and loss will never be forgotten. May God watch over your family, friends, and co-workers during this dark time.

Detective D. Thompson
Colorado Springs Police Department

March 15, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Auxiliary Police Officer Pekearo.

Rest in Peace Brother.

Aux. Cst. T.J. Cieciura
Ontario Provincial Police

March 15, 2007

Our thoughts and prayers go out to NYPD. in this time of need.


St.Clair County Sheriff Dept. IL.

March 15, 2007

Thank you for your service, God bless your families and the NYPD.


US Park Police

March 15, 2007

This is the one thing that every family dreads to hear. At first it comes to everyone as shock and after two or few days, you realize that your son, your brother, your father, uncle or cousin is no longer going to be there. That's when it hurts and everything becomes real.. My thoughts and Prayers are with your family.. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication..

March 15, 2007

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