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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

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
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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

Rest in Peace brother! Heart felt condolence to your family!

Officer Matt Lyons
Oceanside, CA PD

May 13, 2007

You gave the ultimate sacrafice while serving and protecting the community. Watch over the rest of us as we work to make this world a safer place to live. God bless you and your family, you will never be forgotten.

Deputy Mary B. Syson
King County Sheriffs Department

May 8, 2007

In the UK, in Shropshire, we lost a police officer today, to gunfire - another brave officer who gave his life for the protection of the public. I came across the memorial to Auxilliary Police Officer Pekearo, and his fallen colleague, while reading another website. I wish to offer my condolences to the families and colleagues of both these brave NY officers, who were serving law-abiding people everywhere - not just in New York.

Requiescant in pace.

Sincerely, Jim Younger

Higher Executive Officer, Jim Younger
Government official, UK, world citizen

May 6, 2007

Rest in peace.


May 5, 2007

I was at my part-time job and I swear I felt so helpless when my partner called me and told me that an Auxiliary Police Officer and a Police Officer were shot on Bleeker Street. When I recieved a few calls from cops seeing if I was OK, they told me that 2 Auxiliary Police Officers were shot. One of the cops called me and said that it came over the Transit Radio as "Two Auxiliary MOS - Member Of the Service, had been shot and are 'likely' meaning likely to die." Since my command covers the Bleeker Street Subway station, and being that we frequently partrol there, cops were thinking that I was shot. This shooting hit VERY close to home, since a few days prior, my partner and I were eating Falafals while in uniform 1 block from where the shooting had occurred.

I pray for you, your family, Eugene and his family. You guys were selflessly protecting the people of New York. You and Eugene were out there protecting millions of families and gave us your ultimate sacrifice. I along with all NYPD Auxiliary Police Officers salute you and your families. We are and always will be brothers and sisters in Blue. THANK YOU for your compassion and your love for humanity. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. May you and Eugene rest in peace.

Auxiliary Police Officer S. Meade
NYPD Transit Bureau District 4

May 5, 2007

As one of the responding units from Brooklyn, I was honored to place flowers at your Command knowing you are a ture HERO !!!

You will never be Forgotten. May your soul rest in peace.

May God Bless you and your family (Nicholas)

A/LT. Chaparro, Angel L.
Auxiliary Commanding Officer
90th. Pct. Auxiliary POlice Unit.


A/LT. Chaparro, Angel
New York City Police Department 90th. Pct. Auxiliary Police Unit.

May 2, 2007

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Officer Nicholas T.Pekearo,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Nicholas. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Officer Nicholas T. Pekearo is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

April 27, 2007



April 15, 2007

Rest in Peace my brothers.
we will never forget.

A/Sgt Flores
061 pct

April 10, 2007

Your service and courage to help your community will always be remembered! Our prayers are with you, your families and all of the NYPD Auxiliaries!

A/CPL Pfeifer
Arlington County PD

April 4, 2007

Dear Nick,
I was on McDougal Street on this tragic night, and I am convinced that you and your partner saved potentially dozens of lives that night by your truly heroic actions. I want to express my great gratitude to you and offer my condolences to your family and colleagues, whose pain must be unimaginable. - Bill

Private citizen, W. Broun

March 27, 2007

RIP Brother.. You and your partner are truly the finest.


March 27, 2007

May you rest in peace my fellow brother. You shall never be forgotten.

A/DI Timothy Johnson & 75th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit & PO Michael Russo Auxiliary Police Coordinator

A/Deputy Inspector Timothy Johnson
NYPD 75 Precinct Auxiliary Unit

March 26, 2007

Rest in Peace...

Genesee County, Michigan

March 26, 2007

Words can never express the pain a family goes through when they lose a loved one, Both of you have loved ones, and will always have loved ones! I give my deepest condolence's to the families. And to the New york Police, I also send my deepest condolence's,
Again, words cannot express!

Darryl Biggs Auxiliary Sgt
Ontario Provincial Police-Kenora

March 26, 2007

Dear Family, Friends & The New York Police Dept.,
Words cannot begin to express my sympathy to all of you. These two young men are to be honored for such bravery. They are the most high Hero's. Dedication, is a small word to use. Both so young, unarmed, yet went after a coward.
Family, my heart breaks for you, and I cry with you. May God in His mercy give you peace as only He can. Please know that my prayers are with you and will be for days to come.. And alwys know our Hero's live forever in our hearts. Nicholas, keep watch over your loved ones,from Heaven.. With Love and Prayers, Mother-in-law of: Sgt. Jeffrey T. Hewitt EOW 04-04-04 Carolyn Moore Asheville, N.C.

Carolyn Moore

March 25, 2007

We were stunned to hear the radio call come over the air. The dispatcher had a PRIORITY transmission that two officers were SHOT!! We switched to the division and listened as the drama unfolded. Two officers were confirmed injured, and the NYPD went into a mode of great PRECISION and PROFESSIONALISM. As the minutes went by, more details of the incident were coming over the radio, and sadly within hours...the details of the shooting rampage were being broadcast via radio and television.
Two NYPD Auxiliary officers were shot to innocent civilian. And the crazed shooter?...shot dead by responding members of the NYPD.
To Auxiliary Police Officer's Nicholas Pekearo and Eugene Marshalik, I speak for myself as for the rest of my members in our unit. The bravery you both exuded on the night of your ulitmate sacrifices...will instill in all of continue serving and giving the best that we can. Unselfishly volunteering our time to the communities we serve and to always lend a helping hand to the regular members of the NYPD. As I write this, I remember the evening when Auxiliary Sargent's Noel Faide and Larry Cohen were killed in the line of duty years ago. As with Larry and Noel, I do hope that ultimate sacrifices that both you Nicholas and Eugene are not forgotten...because our unit will make sure that they are not!!! MAY GOD BLESS YOU BOTH, and REST IN PEACE!!!!


March 24, 2007

Words of condolence begin to sound the same, repeating themselves over and over. My heart and prayers are with your family. You are a hero of the people of the City of New York, those that follow you and cops everywhere.

PO Fox Luu #1261
Haltom City Police Department - Haltom City, Texas

March 24, 2007

You are in my prayers.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174
California Highway Patrol

March 23, 2007

To our Brother, You are a Valiant Hero. Rest in Peace.

A/PO Ann Marie Bringas
122 Pct NYPD Auxiliary

March 23, 2007

God bless the blue angels.
Those willing to go, everyday into the valley of the shadow.
and those who now find peaceful shelter on the other side.
You are forever in our hearts and prayers.


March 23, 2007

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