Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Probationary Patrolman Nicolo Danisi

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, July 10, 1968

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Reflections for Probationary Patrolman Nicolo Danisi

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 10, 2020

It is now 50 years since you were taken from us ... You are missed every day and are always in our hearts. I was just 9 years old at the time and you were and always will be bigger than life to me. Pray for us Uncle Nicky - until we meet again xoxoxo
Love,
Cynthia

Cynthia Billone Chang
Niece

July 10, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 10, 2018

Patrolman Danisi,
On today the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

July 10, 2018

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peter manco
friend from military school

March 18, 2017

You are as well a special person. It isnt many that know of this site and to leave a nice reflection is so awesome. He is missed and I am gald you got to experience my uncle when he was young. All i know is what i have to go by. I was only and exactly 10 months to the day when he was taking from us. It is always a pleasure to see that he made a good impact on peoples lives before he passed on. He was a tribute to NYCPD and unfortunately he , OUTSIDE of here and family, I think has been forgotten even by the NYCPD. They honor many fellow fallen officers now with street names and buildings and parks named for them,but its people like Nicolo who demonstrate what it is to be a sworn officer and that is to protect on and off duty. He was murdered off duty but in the line of duty!
Today we are seeing way too many people being killed and officers being put in an on the spot decision making moment. This leads to nothing but no good and destruction of communities. When will it stop? I dont know if it ever will unfortunately. Our generations to come are going to be in more disruption and confusion than most others.
May you enjoy your time with your friends and family while you can. It only takes one man to destroy many lives.
ty again Peter

joseph n billone
Nephew / Godson

April 13, 2018

so sad nicky I went to school with you at St patricks academy. We played the Baritone together and had a lot of fun in mother vincents class. miss you pal
Peter manco

peter manco
friend from military school

March 18, 2017

Another year gone by without you in our lives. Stupidity and poor judgement of one man changes the lives of so many. Another 9 officers were sent through to you all who have passed on and with your help may they be guided through what is next for them. It is becoming very disturbing to say the least out on the streets. Police not being able to trust their community and the community making cant always trust the authority. Unfortunately they make it worse on both sides on each other. No one wants to make the first change.
When will it stop?
On a brighter note a grand daughter is now on her way. 5 weeks
and she will be here. I cant wait to see her on Thanksgiving. Wish you could be here to see them. Pull some strings up there and watch over Jayce. He is having some difficulties, the poor little guy.
Missing you always
RIP My dearest Uncle Nick

joseph billone
Nephew/Godson

July 11, 2016

Well Uncle Nicky - it's now 48 since your End of Watch, before it could begin. You died honoring your oath to Serve & Protect even off-duty. Who could have known the person you were about to help was a fellow off-duty officer who had a drinking problem? You did what you felt was the right thing to do. You went to reach for your badge in your pocket & because intoxication leads to poor judgement the other officer assumed you were reaching for a gun & shot you first. And yet in the hospital as you were dying you reassured Grandma that it was ok - you had been doing your job.

Today there is much tension between Citizens & Law Enforcement in our country because some have made poor choices on both sides. The resentment & elevating stress seems to blind people's judgement. And it is causing so much pain.

You would be retired by now .. I wonder what your thoughts would be regarding all of this ... What you would do to help make things right ...

No one can understand what kind of scar that a 9 year old girl retained from a loss like this after all these years & yet Forgiveness is essential to move forward & at age 56 this is what I do each day. I Forgive because it would dishonor your Oath AND because it is the right thing to do. I wish the rest of society would learn how to forgive, it would be more peaceful world to raise our children.

Till we meet again - With Much Love,
Cynthia

Cynthia Billone Chang
Niece

July 10, 2016

Rest in peace Probationary Patrolman Danisi. How tragic! What a hero you were! Thank for your service. My dad served the people of New York for thirty-eight years. That officer should have gotten more jail time like the rest of his life.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 2, 2016

Well Uncle Nicky it is now 47 yrs today since G-d called you home to Heaven. Happy Heavenly Birthday. You are missed more than words can express.
Love,
Cynthia

Cynthia Billone Chang
Niece

July 10, 2015

Holidays Suck with you not here to spend them with us. You now have two new Fallen Brothers in Blue of NYPD to help find their way. they were vicuously taken as were you. may their familes find a way for a small bit of happiness this holiday season. Merry christmas Uncle Nick. Wish we were all together. I know mom misses you so very much.

Joseph N Billone
Godson/nephew of Nicolo Danisi

December 20, 2014

It's been 46 long lonely years with out you here Uncle Nick! I wish you were here to help me through some things in life. These last two years have been the hardest losing so many friends and family. You are missed every day and always will be missed. RIP my dear uncle!

Joseph N Billone
Godson/Nephew

July 9, 2014

too much emptiness between reflections. almost another year gone by and you re missed more and more with each day and year. You have some new family there with you now, John,Manny and Vito. Im sure you are all be together looking down keeping watch on us. RIP until we meet again

JOSEPH N BILLONE

January 30, 2014

Just want to say we miss you everyday! Not a day goes by where I dont think about what my life would have been like if you were not brutally taken from us. I still just do not get it. All these years gone by and I still just dont get it. maybe they just needed a real MAN at the gates to keep the rif raf out and they called you in. Say hi to John for me. I missed him today. Had some car questions and he was a real go to guy when I needed help. Tell him he is missed also.

Joseph Billone
Godson/Nephew

April 25, 2013

I want to thank you all that haave visited my Uncle's page and to all that have reflected here a special thanks for the kind words. I havent left words here in a while but my Uncle is never unforgotten.
Thanks to the special gentlemen that started this site I can now share part of Uncle Nick with others. I was only ten months when he was murdered. 10 months to the day in fact. I wish I was able to remember him like others do. Also because of this site I was able to contact his girlfriend and reunite them with my family after years of losing touch. Meeting her was able to show me a part of his life others could not.
As you know, I'm sure, you see i am with someone who finally makes me whole. After 7 years together my life has changed in so many ways. I wish she could have met you. It is funny how things work though. She is from Canada and lives in the Niagara region and the Gentleman who gets to run in your name is a Canadian. A VERY SPEACIAL THANKS TO Sr Constable Mike Turcotte of the Calgary Police Dept. for honoring his name.
It is a shame how tragedies like this and others get pushed under the rug and forgotten. NYCPD and all Police Depts. should have a ceremony once a year, or five years even, with invites to their families in rememberence and honoring these officers who have fallen in the line of duty.
To all the fallen officers, from all sevices EMS FD PD AND All the fallen soldiers of every war of every country RIP and to their families may you all find peace and closure though out your lives.
WE ALL LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU VERY MUCH MY BELOVED GOD FATHER AND UNCLE! AND ALWAYS WILL!
till we meet again.
Joseph Nicolo Billone

Joseph Nicolo Billone nephew/godson of fallen officer Nicolo Danisi

December 27, 2012

Dear All,
Thank you for your kindest reflections. Jim Caruso (HS Classmate) thank you. To my friends Kullen Donte, Irish Police force, Jaq Jacq - thank you. for you reflections!
And Sr Constable Mike Turcotte, thank you! What a gift to read that Nicky's name was placed in a pool of names for a Officers Down Run! My brother's fiancee is a Canadian Citizen! God Bless you!
It is nearing Nicky's 44th Anniversary in Heaven. May he watch over all of you through the Love of Our Most Merciful God.

CynthiaBillone Chang
Niece of Nicolo Danisi

June 7, 2012

I had the privilege of running in memory of Ptl. Nicolo Danisi in the NYPD Memorial 5K on May 20/12. I did not know who I was assigned to run for until the day of the run, but I am very honored I drew his name. I am shocked at the circumstances of his death as well as the incredibly leinent punishement given to his murderer whom I am ashamed was one of us, but not like us. I want to say to Ptl. Nicolo Danisi's family, I was honored to have run in his name and his spirit.

Sr Constable Mike Turcotte #2067 Retired
Calgary Police Service (Canada)

May 31, 2012

Unfortunately the NYCPD has forgotten this incident and many like it. Now, as then, due to lowered standards we're seeing more and more like the miscreant who dishonored the Badge that day become Police Officers. It's a shame that an honest, brave and dutiful young man like this Officer had to pay the price for such lack of integrity on the part of the department. Patrolman Danisi would probably have been an asset for and too us all. True shame and tragedy.

Retired Patrolman Jim Caruso
NYCPD Retired

April 4, 2012

It is with great honour and respect I post here. Any man lost is a sad thing. I am honoured to have met you niece through my sister. You would be quite proud of her as I am sure you are watching from your post in the sky. I am honoured to know someone who has such a strong and honoured history. You're need to help and be who you were as an officer and a man may have led to your death, but it was an honourable death. You did not ever stop being who you were and what you were taught, even outside of uniform. Many Blessings to your family for their loss even after all these years. I am proud to be able to say that you were a brother even before I was born.

Sergeant Kullen Donte
Garda Sochna na hireann alos friend of niece Cynthia

May 27, 2011

No words can take away the pain you carry at the loss of one so young, but my prayer is that you will taken comfort in knowing that he served with honor. The measure of a man is not what he does for the people he loves, but the acts of unselfishness toward strangers. The very fact that he was off duty yet still acting on behalf of the public's safety tells me more about the character of this man than any words that can be spoken.

I pray that you, his family, will find it in your hearts to forgive the gentleman responsible, not for his sake, but for your own. I believe that Nick would have wanted it that way.

God Bless and Keep You,
Jacqueline L.

Jacqueline Leasehole
Friend of Cynthia, niece of the DeceasedJacki

May 27, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the forty- second 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for both the pain and pride are forever. This was such a tragic and needless death and I am sure the rippled effect devastated many lives.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 10, 2010

Detective Kim Wrenn: I am happy to see that you read the my uncle's wall as requested. Thank you for the beautiful reflection you left for my family. You would have enjoyed knowing Nicky & I know that he is smiling down on all of us - yourself included. He walks w/all his fellow Law Enforcement Family helping them, guiding them & protecting them from where he stands at Heaven's Gate. Thank you for taking the Oath to protect the citizens of this great country of ours!
Respectfully, Cynthia

Cynthia Billone Chang
niece

August 15, 2009

My Dearest Brother,

Though you gave the ultimate sacrifice before I pledged my oath, Your memory will never be forgotten, You gave your life to help another which turned tragic however I know that God had a purpose for you and that was to serve and protect those in heaven just as you pledged to serve and protect us here on earth. Your dedication to become a police officer is more than I can imagine from what I have read and it would have been a privledge to have known you. Though your family and friends miss you very much they must see that you Patrolman Nicolo Danisi were choosen, You were choosen to protect the most precious things in life. The lord our savior, God Bless you and I know one day I will get the pleasure of standing beside you, to serve with you and to watch over and protect the ones we love. you will never be forgotten sir. "I salute you".

Detective Kim Wrenn
Johnson County Sheriff's Office-Texas

August 4, 2009

Dear Uncle Nicky: So much has happened since we found your page. We were reunited w/Katie & I know that your hand was there helping this. And 1 yr later we mourned losing her again only to Heavens doorsteps where I know she rests peacefully w/our Lord & you as well. Reunited after 38 yrs near Valentines Day. Please pray for Jim & the boys she left behind ... They miss her everyday.
I saw Joseph's recent post. Yes! You & Gr'ma & Gr'pa watched over me during surgery. YAY! I "beat the bullet" on Gr'mas cancer. Bittersweet. But NO signs of ANY cancer or pre-cancerous cells! Thanking our G-d on SO many levels! No,I'm not ready to come Home just yet. I have been graced; blessed & gifted w/2 of G-d's most precious children from overseas. And sorry But I have still lots of work to do here w/them & w/Tom. Please keep my Angel Babies Felicia & Christopher wrapped in Heavenly Love until I can see them again.
Victoria & Michael send "air hugs" to their older sister & brother in Heaven :)
I hope that Katie understands now what happened to Joseph & will pray for him in Heaven ... Please ask Heaven to pray for my brother. Had you been here I know that you would have arrested the person who hurt Joseph. May G-d show justice on that person's soul. Please ask Heaven for healing for your Godson. He so needs healing more than my illness' ... We love you so much & Gr'ma & Gr'pa & All that we loved who have gone Home to our Merciful & Loving G-d ... Till we meet at Heaven's Gate - please be there waiting for me w/my 2 Angels ... Watch over my 2 precious ones here as well .. I cant leave them yet - they are way too young. With all my Love ~ Cynthia

Cynthia Billone Chang
niece

July 29, 2009

MY dearest Unle Nick,
Sorry I havent been here in a while. I would just like to thank the few people here expecially the non - related people for leaving their generous reflections on my uncles site. He was a great man and was taken way to early in life by an animal with a gun. You will never be forgoten i can garuntee that! We all miss you. Its always hard watching it on tv bringing the tradgic memories back. Cynthia is having some work done. Please look over her during her stay. Shes not ready to come see you yet but i know she would love to know you are watching keeping her safe. I know you are at the pearly gates playing security so make sure you keep all the rif raf out and keep everyone there safe. I hope i make it there and see you one day. Lifes been hard with out you . Rest in peace my Godfather
Your nephew Joseph

Joseph Nicolo Billone
Nephew / Godson

July 17, 2009

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