Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Joseph A. Miccio

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, December 8, 1942

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Reflections for Detective Joseph A. Miccio

Rest in peace Detective Miccio.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 12, 2019

My mom (Philomena Miccio-Brunder) was Detective Joseph
Miccio's sister. I loved my uncle, his wife Barbara, and their
children. Good memories. May God bless them all.

Nephew of Detective Joseph Miccio

GEORGE JOSEPH BRUNDER
Nephew

April 7, 2019

Rest in Peace my brother, 75 years yesterday you made it to Heaven.

Det. Dom Cammarata
NYPD

December 9, 2017

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

December 8, 2017

I remember hearing about Detective Miccio's death as a child. I was too young for it to make a real impression. I reckon my uncle was five or six when it occurred. So sorry that he and his siblings didn't have a dad to help raise them. Great admiration for his mom that I knew just a little bit.

Felix LaCapria
Nephew of Detective Miccio's son

August 16, 2016

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

Robyn Wilkes

December 7, 2015

I have heard many stories from my mother Threasa Toomey, who was Uncle Joe's niece. He was the salt of the earth and a man of valor. By deepest respect.

Captain (retired) John Murphy
NYC Department of Correction

December 23, 2014

Heard of joe miccio through my miccio family. Passed by the pal bldg many times. My grandfather, frank miccio married to rose Romano was a NYC firefighter. My father Richard miccio retired NYC firefighter L-113, I, Richard miccio retired NYC firefighter L-163. The miccio legacy still lives on in ny and around the country. Thank you all for all of your dedicated service.

Ret. ff. NYC fire dept
Long family relationship

August 29, 2013

RIP my brave brother.You are not forgotten on the 70th anniversary of your death.

Lieutenant Paul Scauzillo (retired)
Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department

December 8, 2012

I am also a Miccio. My father, Phil Miccio lived in Ozone Park with his 6 brothers and sisters. He too lied about his age and joined the Army at age 16. His brother Jim lied about his age as well and entered the Navy a year later. The family moved to Connecticut in the early 40's.

Roxann Miccio Simko

August 30, 2012

I NEVER KNEW DET. JOSEPH MICCIO,BUT I HAD THE HONOR OF WORKING AT A BUILDING NAMED IN HIS HONOR. I WORKED AT THE MICCIO POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE CENTER IN BROOKLYN,NEW YORK FOR MANY YEARS. AS A KID I ALSO SPENT A LOT OF TIME THERE AFTER SCHOOL AND DURING THE SUMMER I WAS THERE WHEN THEY RE-DEDICATED THE BUILDING. I ALSO HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING YOUR GRANDSON WHO WAS ALSO POLICE OFFICER. I KNOW THAT YOUR FAMILY MISSES YOU AND THAT YOU LEFT A LEGACY FOR THEM. BE PROUD......

ROSA GARCIA

February 20, 2012

I worked with your granson Joseph Miccio when he was a Police Officer and Sergeant in The former NYC Housing Police Department, before he went on to serve in the FDNY. May your sacrifices in WW1 and on the streets of NY never be forgotten.

Captain Retired Philip j. Archdeacon
NYCPD

December 24, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 69th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to your community as a police officer and to your country for your distinquished military career. 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.

I am sure that you are proud that your family continued your legacy of protecting and serving.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 8, 2011

I like to stop by every year and pay my respects to you Grandpa .
We will never forget you .
Lance

Lance Miccio
Grandson

December 8, 2011

hi, mr j. Miccio i proud of this name (Miccio) Pride to this family,greetins from Italy A. Miccio

ant. Miccio
anthony

September 30, 2011

Detective Miccio - Sounds like you were one hell of a cop, Sir. You survived combat and imprisonment at the hands of the Germans in WWI only to die on the streets of New York. Thanks for your example of courage and commitment. I can only hope I possess a bit of your bravery if and when I'm ever put to a similar test.

May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

August 2, 2010

Hello Grandpa,

I thought of you today and just wanted you to know. I am proud to carry on the family tradition of serving the people of New York City in your name. We will always remember you.

Bill

Lt. Bill Miccio,
FDNY Ladder 49, Grandson.

December 8, 2009

To the Miccio's, I lived on East21st in Brooklyn and were childhood friends of Joseph, Billy and Lance Miccio. We played ball in between the houses their families owned (brothers Joseph and Ken Miccio) I learned of their grand dad's death from my dad(who is 89 years old and still lives on 21 st) who told me that Joe Miccio Sr's(the NYFD batallion chief) father had been killed in the line of duty back in the 40's. I rode with Chief Miccio back in 1985 to 1987 when he was chief. He loved his job. I am writhing this at this moment because I have just returned from washington DC with my wife and ten year old son- and after going to DC probably 12 times I finally visited the memorial to Law Enforcement members killed in the line of duty-but more important I located the name Joseph A. Miccio and stencilied his name onto a piece of paper that I would love to send to Joe Miccio Sr.(the Chief) who i believe lives down in Florida. If any Miccio reads this especially the grandsons Joseph his brother Billy or Lance could you please contact me at my work 212-416-8887 ( I am employed with the NYS Attorney Generals Office as a Investigator/Forensic Accountant and have been for the last 27 years. I am so happy i found this website. I work with all retired cops.

John D. Serrapica

February 27, 2009

I stopped by today to say hello and let you know our family will never forget you .

Lance Miccio
Grandson

December 8, 2008

Det Miccio is remembered today for his life and his sacrifice. God bless all who serve and God protect and comfort those left behind.

F W Pauzar

December 8, 2008

Detective Joseph A. Miccio. I only learned of the fact that I had a Great Great Uncle who was a NYC Police Officer killed in the line of duty. Your Nephew George, My Great Uncle only just told me about this on Thursday evening. My Uncle George is your sisters son. He remembers the funeral and said how proud he was of you. I am honored that my family is represented by such a brave and distinguished man. I have come to learn that your family history is rich with men who would lay down their lives for there country and there fellow man. You are a shining example of a great man and I will always remember your legacy and am proud to be a part of that family and its history. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice.

DETECTIVE JASON M. BRUNDER
NYPD Transit Brooklyn Robbery Squad

September 28, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

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

December 5, 2007

I do not know if I am related to Detective Miccio.
No matter. God Bless all of these fallen defenders of the public. We must never forget them.

Deputy Mayor Thomas R. Miccio
Village of Lynbrook NY

March 1, 2007

As your Grandson .Lance Miccio , I was honored to part of the ceremony at the 78th Precinct . I wanted to tell all our friends and family
what you accomplished .
As the result of his action as a Bugler in the 106th Infantry company H . He was honored bt getting the Distinguished service medal by The US Army with a Purple Heart ,Silver Star as well as The Romainian Military Medal of Virtue by Queen Marie . The Order of Leopold, Belgian Croix d Guerre which was bestowed by King Albert of Belgium .Joseph fought with distinction in 7 battles in the breaking of the Hindenburg line . The 106th Infantry were a National Guard unit from Brooklyn banded together under Colonel James Francis ORyan into the 27th Divison . ORyan's Roughnecks as the became known when they joined the American Expeditonary Force in France .

The 106th relieved the British who took a tremendous beating at this point in the line .The 106th was given a suicide mission of taking a postion that a whole divison should have been sent to take (observed later by O'Ryan ) . In their wake the 106th left a trail destruction the surving German defenders in turn reigned death on the boys from Brooklyn who advanced into a hornets nest. By the end of the day at the battle of Guillemont Farm all the 106th officers were dead or wounded . The 1540 casualties of 2000 men in the 106th . Did not stop them . It was here that Joseph was severly wounded and captured by a German soldier the same age as Joseph 16 ! (Joseph had lied about his age and at 15 joined the AEF) . In late October a post card was recieved by the Miccio family that Joseph was a prisoner of war in Germany. On January 11th a telegraph arrived addressed to his brother Sylvester that he had been traded in a prisoner exchange and arrived in London with a wound in thigh . He was told he would never walk again , a tweezer had been left in his leg and was removed when he returned.He was honored in a special award ceremony and decortaed for his World War valor in 1933 along with his commrade Jim Tracey .

Joseph would walk again and became a NY Police officer and later a Detective in the 11th district . In 1942 while awaiting a Commision into the US Army and still serving the NYPD as Detective he was shot and killed in the line of duty and died on December 8th the day of immaculate connception.He was a real hero and has left his mark on 3 generations . I welcome all Miccio's to contact me in Los Angeles. I am a filmmaker who is making a film about his life . My # 310 581 4130

Lance Miccio
Grandson

February 21, 2007

As I have just heard of this whole thing 2 days ago from your nephew who is my uncle I would like to say I am saddened by this whole thing but at the same time honored that you were my uncle. I am sorry to say that i never got to meet you but i did grow up knowing your brother Ralph who was my great grandfather. I am on the job 2 years now and my goal is to become a dt like you were and now to do it in the 78 pct. Thank you for all you did and I am honored to follow in your foot steps. I will be honored to try and get your sheild and wear it as you did.

po miccio
nypd BNTF great nephew

January 22, 2007

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