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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

Hey Nick,
Not a day goes by without me thinking of you.
And with today being what would have been your
30th birthday it is even a harder day. I just wish you
were here so I could say "Happy Birthday".
Miss you bro.

Chris Latman

November 20, 2008

May it never happen again and may you and your soul rest in peace.

Aux/Sergeant Simcha Feinhandler
NYPD 77 Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit

August 23, 2008

Recently read Nicolas Pekearo's THE WOLFMAN. His editor included a salute of a foreword that briefly recounted the incidents in which unarmed officers Pekearo and Marshalik went against a heavily-armed murderous madman. Pekearo and Marshalik lost the breath of this corrupt world to breathe again in Limitless Pure Peace and Joy with the special welcome for those who have such great Love as to lay down their lives for their friends - having taken general Creation for their friends. MOST HONORABLE!!!

Nicholas Pekearo was a VERY fine writer: Think of Raymond Chandler or Walter Mosley doing very hard-boiled and supernatural. Wonderful metaphors and vivid, compelling characterizations. Nicholas Pekearo's other works ought to be published, THE WOLFMAN ought to be made into a movie by a director expert in modern Film Noir, and (I say this with all the depth and force of one from a family of a number of peace officers and a friend of highly talented writers struggling against the disease of pandemic viciousness that has taken over modern publishing) Nicholas Pekearo's own life ought to be shown respectfully on film for all to see, and the more remember the REAL protectors out there - not just adventure fantasies of page and screen, but the real, full, transcendantly generous lives on the line for us all.



July 1, 2008

I happened upon Officer Pekearo's book "The Wolfman" in our local library and to my good fortune I decided to check it out.

All I can say is we lost one heck of a cop and a writer. I strongly urge anyone who hasn't read this book to get a copy.

RIP Officer Nick Pekearo. God Bless

Officer Swart
Mesa Az

June 11, 2008


Auxiliary Police Officer
Elizabeth Police Department NJ

May 20, 2008

you gave the ultimate sacrifice. may you rest in peace

62 pct
Auxiliary Unit

May 4, 2008



April 15, 2008

I had just found out about his book nad was shocked and saddened that he will not be writing another.

CSR Chris Gifford
avid reader

April 3, 2008

I have just ordered Officer Pekearo's book for our Public Libary here in Brookline Massachusetts. When I read that he had been killed in the line of duty. What a wonderful young man and such a terrible loss for his family, friends, fellow police officers and the literary world. You all have my deepest sympathy. I look forward to reading his book and hope that it is of some comfort that he was able to have a novel published before his life was so cruelly cut short.

Catherine Dooley

March 26, 2008

We at some time in our lives want to help the public and fight crime . Im very sure thats why nick joined. I would of liked to go on patrol with you and make me proud like you made your family proud of you buddy. I was an a.p.o in 1985 and now im back again to keep the public safe. This is for you buddy. God bless you.

A.P.O. James Santiago 94th pct

a.p.o. James Santiago
94 pct auxiliary police

March 24, 2008

My thoughts are always with your family. Alway in my prays dear Nicholas.

Catherine Lee
Mother of P.O. Kevin Lee EOW 1/27/06

March 19, 2008

A year has gone by and not a moment has come that has brought an ounce of relief from the pain of losing Nick. The 1 yr memorial was beautiful and touching however I and I'm sure most that night would agree we'd rather have Nick,Eugene and Alfredo back in our arms if only for a moment.Nick RIP I will ALWAYS love you. "I've got you under my skin" now and forever until we meet again.

Ex gf and close Friend

March 16, 2008

1 Year later and we have not forgotten. God Bless and RIP Brother. Your death was not in vein.

30th PCT Auxiliary
NYPD Auxiliary

March 14, 2008

Fidelis Ad Mortem. We have not forgotten...EOW 3-14-07

A/PO Ann Marie Bringas
122 Pct Auxiliary Unit

March 13, 2008

We need to remember them, I went to the funeral on 14th street. I went with my raid jacket and my federal badge out. why? Because i wanted to show all the auxiliaries they are appreciated and some of us on the blue line started out as Aux police.

I want to let all Aux. know that we have your back and your selfless work in a selfish is appreciated!

Jus Fidus Libertatum!
god bless them, their sacrifice isn't forgotten!

Federal Agent/former nypd aux.

February 21, 2008



January 23, 2008

Rest in peace.. True Hero


December 1, 2007

Officer Pekearo's commitment to volunteer his time to help others will never be forgotten. We need more people in this world like you! I will be proud to add your name to the officers who we will honor at the 7th Annual NYPD Memorial 5K Run on Sunday, May 18, 2008.

Tom Biggers
NYPD Running Club President

Sergeant (Ret) Tom Biggers

November 17, 2007

All the condolences from the members of the 911-17's association, french police association.
This year, when we were in New York, for the 9/11, we thought about them who passed away so young.
It's a terrible tragedy, and a lot of french police officer were very disturbed by this history.
God bless NYPD.

french police officer JUSTE

October 19, 2007

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Officer Pekearo. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Nicholas, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Nicholas' life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Nicholas' life was about so much more than the way he died. Nicholas will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Pekearo, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been four years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Surviving Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

September 17, 2007

It's been 6 months and not a day goes by I don't think about my friend. Walking through the Village is like, alking through a photo album. Every block, every store, every diner brings back a memory. From the time we were teenagers hanging out in the $3 movie theater, to the last day we hung out. I miss my friend!

PO Jenkins, Marcus T.

September 6, 2007

you and your partner gave the ultimate sacrifice that terrible night. truly you are one of the bravest. rest in peave brother you will be missed.

ofc. B.Wilburn
Highland Park Police Dept. MI

September 5, 2007

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

August 9, 2007

I was sadden by the news. So young. Condolenses to the family and the department. I hope and pray that the family finds some comfort knowing that their son lives on in the memory and hearts of those he helped.

Margie Rivera
Sister of Fallen NYPD Officer William Rivera EOW 11/24/04

May 20, 2007


Shots rang out
A madman’s rage, deep in the night
Shots rang out
You gave your life

Shots rang out
The hollowest of sounds
Shots rang out
And you went down

Shots rang out
Ultimate sacrifice made
Shots rang out
Many other lives were saved

Shots rang out
Taking one of our Finest
Shots rang out
In God’s hands now you rest

Shots rang out
You’ve crossed that river to the other side
Shots rang out
Now, with God’s Angels you abide

Joanne Weston

May 19, 2007

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