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

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
Civilian

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
CH / OB PD
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
NYPD/Retired

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

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY OF DEPUTY CHIEF DeMarino, AND ALL THOSE WHO MOURN THE LOSS OF DEPUTY CHIEF DeMarino. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.HIS SERVICE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND HIS DEEDS NEVER FORGOTTEN.
GOD BLESS

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

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P Waggle
Civilian

December 17, 2019

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Jamie Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office, Ret.

December 17, 2019

Thank you Deputy Chief DeMarino for your hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of New York. You are a true American HERO. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever rest in peace, my brother.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

December 17, 2019

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Deputy Chief Vincent DeMarino. Please know we are eternally grateful for Deputy Chief DeMarino’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Deputy Chief DeMarino, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the New York City Police Department for Deputy Chief DeMarino’s family and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Deputy Chief DeMariono’s family.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.

Respectfully,

Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27


Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]
214-908-2617

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

December 17, 2019

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

December 17, 2019

My deepest condolences go out to Deputy Chief DeMarino family, friends and co-workers at New York City Police Department during this difficult time.
Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.
Rest In Peace my Brother in BLUE Deputy Chief DeMarino.

Officer Janet Sanchez
F.O.P member Yuma Lodge #24
Yuma Police Department

December 17, 2019

RIP Deputy Chief DeMarino. May God bless, comfort and protect your family and NYPD brothers and sisters during this most tragic and difficult time.
Thank you for your selfless service.

Mike - civilian. Sparks, NV

December 17, 2019

On behalf of Moms Back the Blue of the St. Louis County Police Family Association, we offer our heartfelt condolences to the family (blood and blue) and friends of Deputy Chief DiMarino.
We will be forever indebted to you for your selfless service and sacrifice.
Always Honored; Never Forgotten

Proud Moms from
Moms Back the Blue of the
St. Louis County Police Family Association

December 17, 2019

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