Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Chief Vincent A. DeMarino

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, December 6, 2019

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Reflections for Deputy Chief Vincent A. DeMarino

I worked with Dep Chief Demarino in Sat Com/PBBN he was a D.I. then . To say he was a GREAT GUY/SUPERVISOR IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT !!!! You could ask him any question and when he had the DUTY you knew you were in good hands !!!! Sadly the list of the NYPD'S NOBLE MARTYR 'S CONTINUES TO GROW ! May you R.I.P Chief !! it was a pleasure to have known you !!!

Mortimer J Keane RET PO

September 11, 2022

My condolences to the DeMarino family. Vinnie was a great boss to work under at during his tenure at NYC Transit Department of Security. All his service to the NYPD and City of New York will always be remembered. In my prayers.

Joe Linzalone TPPA
NYC Transit

March 24, 2022

I knew Vinny for several years working under his command at Spring Creek Towers Department of Public Safety. He modernized our department within a short period of time. We were one of the last law enforcement agencies to switch over to the 9mm Glock and to corporate computer technology. I thank him for his endeavors on the departments behalf. May he Rest In Peace.

Spring Creek Towers Department of Public Safety

January 8, 2022

A dear friend and colleague…RIP, Brother.

Assistant Chief John Colgan
NYPD, retired

December 6, 2021

My deepest sympathy to the DeMarino family. My brother, Captain Colin P. Bolger, always spoke of of the Deputy Chief very highly and with great respect. He was his Sgt. when the Deputy Chief started as a patrolmen. I also had the honor of meeting him several times most memorably at Captain Bolger’s retirement dinner.

Margaret (Peggy) Bolger

June 10, 2021

It has been a 13 months since you left us. We have a beautiful family that has followed in
your footsteps. I was blessed the day I met you in Battery Bark 1987. You left a beautiful legacy in our children. Our house is quiet without you but I know you are not far.
You are with me everyday. Forever in my heart. I wish you were here. Till we are together again.

Charlene DeMarino (Wife)

January 31, 2021

You are my hero forever, Dad. I love and miss you.

Det. Vincent DeMarino

January 2, 2021

One of the many amazing men and women who gave so selflessly and heroically that day and the many days that followed. Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

December 6, 2020

Thank you for your service sir. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. RIP

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired, NYSP

January 25, 2020

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

January 4, 2020

Chief De Marino, you served for 27 long years so that others may live in safety. On 9/11, you consciously and willingly put your life in extreme danger, and lost it as a result. Your reward in heaven will be abundant. May our all-loving Lord immerse you and those you've left behind in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

December 30, 2019

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

December 26, 2019

Heavenly Father, You are always faithful and quick to show mercy. Deputy Chief Vincent A. DeMarino, of the New York City, New York Police Department, was taken from us on Friday, December 6, 2019. He died as a result of cancer that he developed following his assignment to the search and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site following the Terrorist Attacks of Septemver 11, 2001. Come swiftly to his aid, have mercy on him, and comfort his family, friends, and colleagues by the power and protection of the Cross. We ask this through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ; for He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one can go to the Father except by way of the Son. Amen.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“And he [Jesus] said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” [Luke 23:43 ESV]

“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 ESV]

Chaplain / Rev. Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NACM, NCCA, RPP
Ordained/Licensed/Certified Independent Christian Minister/Chaplain
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
Member of the National Certified Chaplains Association
Member of the National Association of Christian Ministers

Captain Steven R. Closs (Retired)
Nashua NH Police Department

December 25, 2019

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the passing of Deputy Chief DeMarino.

Chip Nowlin
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

December 25, 2019

To the family of Deputy Chief Vincent A. DeMarino, friends, Commissioner Dermot F. Shea and the New York City Police Department.
You are lifted up in heart, thought and prayer. May God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding to keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus now and always. Thank you for your service!
"He (God) heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." Psalm 147:3
"The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3: 16 & 17

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Goldsboro, NC

December 23, 2019

Thank you for your service and sacrifice

Officer Alexander Hernandez
Miccousukee Tribal Police Department

December 23, 2019

I knew Chief DeMarino when he was a Deputy Inspector when I worked for Sat Com/PBBN. He was a gentleman and always kind. God Bless You and May you Rest In Peace. Retired Police Officer Diane Flores

Police Officer Diane Flores

December 22, 2019

My deepest gratitude and condolences.

Tommy Schoenfeld, Chief of Police, Ret.
Brookfield P.D., Brookfield IL.

December 19, 2019

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

December 19, 2019


David Herbert
Toronto Police Service, Canada

December 18, 2019

Rest hero true god take him home with you job well done Chief we have the watch from here

Corporal John Biggins
Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office TN

December 18, 2019

Rest in Peace my Brother.

Sgt. Fran Judge (retired)
Glendale PD CA

December 18, 2019

Rest easy Brother, Thank you for your service. May Your sacrifice and memory never fade.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

December 18, 2019

Rest in Peace Deputy Chief DeMarino. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

December 18, 2019

Rest in peace brother, we'll take it from here. Thank you for your many years of service, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Chief Deputy Jacobs during this time of tragic and painful loss. We continue to lose so many heroes from that fateful day but their sacrifice and courage will never be forgotten. Rest easy all.

Officer Donnie Meaders
Wetumka (OK) Police Department

December 18, 2019

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