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Police Officer Hilario Serrano

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, January 31, 1992

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Reflections for Police Officer Hilario Serrano

I was the Housing detective who were in the area and heard the shooting over the radio. I responded to the scenene and heard on the radio that a male with a gunshot wound was dropped off at St. Baranabous hospital. I immediately rushed to the hospital and found the male in the ER. I then handcuffed him to the bed. I waited for the 46 uniform to arrive and turned the prisoner over to them. I then participated in the investigation whereupon based on a parking ticket which I traced to a building in the Bronx, we arrested the other suspect. My name appears on a few DD’5 s, other than that I never received any credit for my work. Augustine Papay Jr Retired Detective#790 NYC HOUSING. Rest In Peace Officer Serrano.

Det. Augustine Papay Jr
NYC. Housing Police

January 31, 2019

Rest in peace my brother. Thank you for your service.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD

January 31, 2019

I was a Police Officer with Hilario Serrano in the 43 rd precinct. We were together on many dangerous jobs. He was a brave and happy person. I will always remember is jokes and amazing smile.

Ret. Police Officer Richard Meadows
NYPD Co worker

January 3, 2019

Although I’ve never got to meet him, My uncle Will always be my hero and my family’s hero. His spirit is kept alive and he is here in spirits . I will forever be honored to be the one named after him. Tio, rest in Heaven. Quieremos tanto tio.

Hillary Serrano
Niece

September 2, 2018

today, we honor the passing of a true hero. one who was a brother to my father. a man who me or my brother ruben never got to meet. through all the stories my dad used to tell me, all the good things about larry, and how he was just such a genuine nice loving man and an awesome cop. and i'm sure was going to be our god father if he was living today. he surely didn't go out like any other man would. he went out with a literal "bang" injuring both of the cowards who decided to hold him at gun point and gun him down. wounding them to where the boys in blue could give them a good ass kicking and lock them up for life. larry, i never got to meet you, and as silly as this sounds i miss you. but more importantly i know my father misses you very very much. larry, i know your up there now with grandma and they are both protecting us and looking down on the family and are very proud of the man my brother is turning into and the young man i'm growing and striving to be, just like my father. We love you larry!

Tyler Caban

January 31, 2018

Rest in peace hero.

Lt. Jim Russo

January 31, 2018

Today makes 25 years since your passing and not a day goes by that I don't think of you. I always make it a point to talk about our experiences in the auxiliary police dept. with other apo's who want to join the big boys in blue. May you continue to Rest In Peace my Brother....

SSA Level1 Luis Angel Arroyo
NYPD/School Safety Division

January 31, 2017

End paz descansa mi hermano en azul. Rest in peace my brother in blue.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)
N.Y.P.D.

January 31, 2017

YOUR BIRTHDAY WAS JUST 3 DAYS AGO AUGUST 8TH. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LARRY!!! MY DEAR COUSIN/BROTHER I MISS YOU SO MUCH. I HAVE A PICTURE OF YOU IN MY KITCHEN. WHEN I MAKE COFFEE IN THE MORNINGS I TALK TO YOU. OUR BIRTHDAYS WERE A WEEK APART OH HOW I MISS YOUR HUGS AND KISSES. I MISS OUR LONG TALKS YOUR AWESOME ADVICE. I JUST MISS YOU SO. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY HERO! SLEEP IN PEACE UNTIL WE MEET. SAY HI TO MY MOM FOR ME I LOVE YOU!!!

ana vasquez

August 11, 2016

Rest easy HERO.

Sgt Stamm
NYPD

February 1, 2016

May God Bless you Larry , miss you brother.

Detective J Toro
New York City Police Department

June 28, 2015

I was P.O. Serrano's F.T.O. when he became a Auxiliary Police Officer in the 48th pct. Its been 23 years since his death and the pain of loss is still strong. He was a good man. Rest in Peace my brother from another mother....

A/Lt. Carlton Williams (Retired)
N.Y.P.D.

January 31, 2015

Rip my brother in blue you will never be forgoten

apo dion podlas
friend

January 31, 2015

My brother-in-law worked with Larry and was with him prior to this tragedy. Together, we went to the hospital upon hearing the news and as a young cop I experienced the pain of losing a brother. Although I never met you, my brother-in-law told me good stories and a photo of you guys still hangs in his living room in Queens. Your death will not be in vain and those that were present and continue to serve will never forget. We will always preserve your honor and that of those who have fallen.

Lt. Tolentino
NYPD

February 6, 2014

I remember the day I saw him holding the letter of acceptance to the NYPD academy and the first thing he tells me is that he will not be able to be promoted to the rank of Auxiliary Sergeant."Are you kidding me!? You been looking forward to this day and it has arrived, so go out there and you do you." I said to him. I was happy to see him on foot patrol on Tremont Ave., the same streets we patrolled together as Auxiliaries in the 48th Pct. and later at a crime scene in the 43rd Pct. I just got home from my School Safety tour in Bklyn North when the News flashed a teaser of a Bx. cop shot in a robbery. The front of the building was on the screen and right then and there I knew it was Serrano. I cried and my wife did also cause she was also an Auxiliary that knew him and together we went to his wake and burial to pay respect to a dear friend...May you continue to Rest in Peace and never be forgotten...FIDELIS AD MORTEM...

Level I Luis A. Arroyo (Ret.)
NYPD/School Safety Division

February 1, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 20th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 31, 2012

Larry, Can't beleive it has been 20 Years since the tragic night.. I still remember how you told me you could not go out with us because you had to take your girlfriend to her mother's... I miss you but I always carry your memorey of great times with me and I will pass it along to my kids and tell them what a great person, Cop and a hero you are to everyone that had the pleasure of knowing you. R.I.P. Keep resting in peace AMIGO...

DET. ARNALDO RODRIGUEZ
NYPD

January 31, 2012

You are a true Hero. You are missed by many of your fellow officers. May God watch over you and your family. You are not forgotten.

RETIRED DETECTIVE FRANK DEMARCO
NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

January 31, 2011

I said a little prayer today for Police Officer Serrano and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

January 19, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE, YOU ARE A HERO JUST BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 22, 2008

"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
Sergeant
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

January 2, 2008

Larry, I look at your picture and cannot believe how long it has been. You were a great person whose life was cut short. It was great riding with you and eating those Cuban sandwiches you loved so much. Thank you for the memories.

Capt Julio Ocampo, ret NYPD
Co-worker

June 22, 2007

IT WAS AN HONOR TO WORK WITH SUCH A GOOD COP AND GREAT MAN. SUCH A TRAGIC DAY IN 43 PCT. HISTORY. THE BURIAL OF DANNY MICHAELS, AND THEN THE TRAGIC INCIDENT WHEN YOU LOST YOUR LIFE. GREAT CO-WORKER AND MISSED BY ALL. I HAVE YOUR MASS CARD DISPLAYED IN MY HOME IN A SPECIAL PLACE. TRUE FRIEND AND HERO

Det. William Neice
Former 43pct./co-worker

February 25, 2007

NEVER forgotten.

Joanie
Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEOs

January 13, 2007

Hey Larry, You are not forgotten! Your time was short on this earth, but you left some wonderful thoughts and memories! RIP!!

Class of January 9th, 1986

January 9, 2006

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