Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Ivan G. Lorenzo

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, May 5, 1971

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Reflections for Detective Ivan G. Lorenzo

Det. Lorenzo,
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.


United States Border Patrol

May 5, 2021

Rest in peace Detective Lorenzo.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 5, 2020

Rest in peace.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

May 5, 2020

Rest Easy IVAN.05/05/16.
MUCH THANKS to APO Christian Durante,
for your research & foto of Det.Lorenzo!

former classmate

May 5, 2016

Don't know why I thought of you TODAY, 3.12.16. Have news clipping from back then.Never forgot U, & lil sis Lucy. Was your St.Joseph's classmate, 7th & 8th grades.My husband is former, & my son is retired NYPD. RIP, Ivan. God bless your family, & ALL BRAVE GOOD OFFICERS. B.Saxon.

(NOT/never was an officer) / B.Saxon
elementary school classmate

March 13, 2016

It was my honor to research newspapers, books and magazines and finally find your ID Card Photo in 1971's Spring 3100 and make sure your photo was put on this site. I wanted to put a face to your heroism in the Line of Duty. I did the research because you are a brother officer and no matter how many years past, you will always be remembered. Rest Easy Hero.

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit

February 5, 2016

Ivan we worked together back in 1971 NYPD in the CDSU. I will alway remember when your mother fixed us breakfast prior to our assignment in Harlem. You were always up beat and it was always a pleasure to work with you.

Detective William McMillion
New York City Police Department retired

February 23, 2013

Remember you in fathers day...God bless you...


June 18, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

May 5, 2010

dad you are always in my thoughts and prayers. miss you dearly. rest in peace . till we meet again. love mark.

mark a. lorenzo

March 11, 2010

dad you are always in my thoughts and prayers,miss u so much
rest in peace. till we meet again. love you. mark.

mark a. lorenzo

March 11, 2010

Hi Ivan,

We went to St. Joseph's from the 1st to the 8th grade together. After graduation we lost touch. My husband became a police office and eventually went into the Narc Division. I was very scared for him and asked if anyone had died while in Narcs. He mentioned that the only one he knew of was a person named Ivan Lorenzo. I immediately realized this must be you for I had heard that you had joined the NYPD. My husband also died on 1/27/07 due to 9/11 related illness. I did not know this website existed but I figured I would search for you and here you are. You look the same as in grammer school. I hope you and my husband, Roberto, will meet in heaven and talk. I hope your family is doing well. I've had a couple of rough years, but I'm a fighter and will survive. Will always remember you and our years at St. Joseph's.


Aida Rivera
Elementary School Classmate

June 1, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th 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.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 5, 2009

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

Robyn Wilkes

April 21, 2009



May 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

December 20, 2007

Rest in Peace.

Federal Agent
Former NYPD

July 7, 2006


Detective Jim Mulligan

May 4, 2006

were your vests plese

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