Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Nicholas R. DeMutiis

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, January 25, 1994

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Reflections for Police Officer Nicholas R. DeMutiis

Thinking of you on your birthday Nicky.

PO Midnight Brother

June 7, 2019

Officer Demutiis,
On today, the 25th 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.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

January 25, 2019

Rest in peace Officer DeMutiis. My dad served in the 102 precinct in Richmond Hill. Your honor and dignity are to be saluted forever.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 4, 2018

Continue to rest in perpetual peace my brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

January 25, 2018

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

January 25, 2018

You're not forgotten, Nicky. Coffee and bagels up on Liberty Avenue.

P.O. Midnight Brother

January 25, 2018

Happy Anniversary on your date of appointment 7/25/83. Rest In Peace brother. Police Academy Class Company 83-69

P.O Carlos Nunez -retired
New York Police Department

July 25, 2017

The past 23 years are a blur but the night we lost you is clear and never fades. Thanks for watching over us, Nicky.

PO Midnight Brother

January 25, 2017

Continue to rest in Peace my brother. May the good Lord continue to watch over you and your loving family. Heros are not forgotten.

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

January 25, 2017

It was my honor to research newspapers, magazines, online & books to find your ID CARD Photo. I found this photo in a 1994 Spring 3100 magazine article about your heroic sacrifice. I felt it was necessary to have a photo on this website so that your family & friends can remember you. Rest Easy Hero! Always Remembered!

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit

February 5, 2016

RIP Nick. Great cop. Never forgotten.

Sergeant Yalcin Kiyar 104 precinct
NYPD retired

January 26, 2016

Time is flying by, Nicky. Missing you.

P.O. Midnight Brother

January 25, 2016

Happy Anniversary, 32 years ago on July 25th, 1983 you were sworn in as NY's Finest. RIP

Police Officer (Retired)

July 25, 2015

Hey Nick, Sun shining on you today. Lots of snow coming though. Miss you man.

P.O. Midnight Brother

January 25, 2015

Nicky, Stopped by to visit yesterday. Cleared the snow away. Twenty years gone by too quickly. Like it was a day ago we lost you. Thanks for watching over me.

P.O. Midnight Brother

January 25, 2014

RIP Nick


January 25, 2013

Today is a sad day in history, losing so many Hero's the same way in 1994. But you shall never be forgotten. May you RIP Officer Demutiis.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

January 25, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 18th 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 dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember him for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I hold his family in my heart's embrace today and thank his brother Mike for sharing a brother's devotion .

Rest In Peace

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

January 25, 2012


Po Burke

January 25, 2011

Rest in peace brother. You have not been forgotten...

Sergeant Chris DiToro

January 25, 2010

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

Robyn Wilkes

January 19, 2009


Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 22, 2008

Nick, it was a pleasure to know you while we were in the same company together, 83-69. We all had lots of laughs for 6 months in the academy. You will always be remembered as a hero. God bless you and your family, RIP brother. Carlos

P.O. Nunez 5th Pct-Retired

January 6, 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
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

hey dad i miss you and so does mom. Lifes been a challenge without a father. Thanks for everything love you forever.

Nicholas Demutiis

January 28, 2007

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