Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Frank T. DiNapoli

Co-op City Department of Public Safety, New York

End of Watch Saturday, December 16, 1995

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Reflections for Detective Frank T. DiNapoli

A true hero shot by a coward. Peace keepers do what’s right and are always remembered.

Shawn Lazier
Retired Industrial Safety/Security Manager

December 17, 2021

Detective Di Napoli, it's now been 26 years and you have not been forgotten.

God Bless you, Brother and may your eternal rest remain peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

December 16, 2021

RIP, you will never be forgotten Detective.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 1, 2018

21 years have passed and not a day goes by that I don't think of the good times and laughs that you shared with us. It was an honor to serve with you Frank. Until we meet again. Rest In Peace my brother.

PO (Retired) Joseph Nieves
Coop City Department of Public Safety

December 16, 2016

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

Robyn Wilkes

December 15, 2015

We the rank and file of the Co-op City Department of Public Safety strive in your name to continue the caring, professionalism and dedication you set forth in your short time with the department. We honor your memory whenever we don our shields and go forth to serve. We are reminded that life is precious and our time is short upon this world. We hold our heads high with pride in our hearts when we remember the name Frank DiNapoli, our friend and brother officer. No year goes by that you are not missed by those who knew you and those that have come after that respect you.

PO Luis Diaz
Co-op City Department of Public Safety

January 11, 2014

17 years. Not forgotten.

RIP Frank


December 16, 2012

The good thing about time passing is that it does ease the pain, and slowly replaces it with good memories. Frank was a damn good Detective, and a good guy who wanted to do good things. He was an integral part of the unit, and it was my honor to have known him as a person.

LT. (retired) Ray Tuccitto

LT. (retired) R. Tuccitto
C.C.P.D. : A/C/U - S.I.U.

December 3, 2012

Frankie, it seems like yesterday when we patrolled the streets of Co-op City together. I remember when we were neighbors in Parkchester and the times we spent hanging out in each others homes. I treasure our talks about music and the many shows we attended together,Ozzfest, Lollapalooza, the Biohazard show at the Academy Theater (just to name a few). Those memories resonate with me even today and I would give anything to have them back even if it was just for a few moments.Those who never had a chance to meet you truly missed out on knowing a beautiful human being.Knowing you was truly a highlight of my life and I realize that even though you are not here with us in the physical form your spirit lives on within us all.

You are truly missed by all you touched.

Chief Frank Apollo
Co-op City Dept. of Public Safety

June 10, 2012

rest in peace Frankie. It hurt us then and it hurts today. you have been missed but remain in our thoughts always
Sorry we never made it to Dallas

Rich Lally FRIEND First. Sgt
Co-op City Police

December 23, 2011

Frank was a friend and a mentor to this very young officer. His passing was tragic and senseless.

Bob Baxter

Retired Sergeant
Co-op City Police

Co-op City Police

December 23, 2011

15 years have passed by since we buried you in that horrific blizzard 0f '95. I still can hear you if I try and stories about you are still being told. R.I.P. You will never be forgotten.

Steven Steele

December 18, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 14th 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you, especially your family. The hurt of losing a beloved never goes away and both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 16, 2009

Detective DiNapoli, today marks the 13th anniversary of your murder. You did what you felt had to be done and honestly how often to we all break up fights and it’s over and done with in minutes. This was one of those rare occasions where it got much worse and more violent. You gave your life in an effort to help others, you ARE a hero.

My heart goes out to the men and women of the CO-OP City Police on this date. Though your name on the roster has been replaced in the years that passed I doubt you could ever truly be replaced.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

December 16, 2008

Frank, it's been a long time since we lost you. We could always hear you you long before we saw you. Your presence is missed. We are still carrying on the mission here in CO-OP City and each class I instruct, I mention your name and our times together on patrol.

Rest in peace my friend

Lt. James Keappock
CO OP City Dept of Public Safety

March 1, 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 18, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, n h

December 7, 2007



May 18, 2007

The pilots of the FBI's Detroit Division salute your sacrifice and your service. Rest In Peace.

Pilots of FBI Detroit
FBI Detroit Division

December 20, 2006

As I think of what I hope to be my upcoming entry into this department, I pray god grant me the wisdom, courage and compassion shown by Det DiNapoli. I will serve in his memory. God bless you and watch over you.

Officer Louie Diaz
Parkchester North DPS

October 28, 2006



December 16, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies...

Rest in peace, hero.

December 16, 2004

On the anniversary of your death…”may your badge and all it stands for shine brightly throughout eternity…”

December 16, 2004

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