Pipe Major Thomas Sullivan

 Words become useless when one attempts to explain the sentiments of this Band regarding the loss of one of our own, our brother, Tommy Sullivan.
    Tommy was a son of this city, from Jackson Heights and St. Joan of Arc, a Marine veteran of Viet Nam who went on to have a stellar career with the NYPD. Deep down he would always be a Two-five cop and he later served with great distinction with Manhattan North Homicide. His work with the Detective Endowment Association was exemplary.
    For the members of the Pipe Band though, it was Tommy serving as Pipe Major that will forever put a smile on our faces and during this time we cannot help but think of him in the Pipe Major spot off to the right, in front of the Band, as we made our way up Fifth Avenue on St. Patrick’s Day.
    He was a true Prince of the City.

The wake and funeral information for Former Pipe Major Tom Sullivan are as follows:


Monday December 4, 2017

2:00 PM to 9:00 PM  (No Break)

New Hyde Park Funeral Home

506 Lakeville Road

New Hyde Park, N.Y. 11040


Religious Service at the Funeral Home at 7:30 PM with Deacon Lachlan Cameron


Tuesday December 5, 2017

Family to meet at the Funeral Home at 9:00 AM

Prayer Service in the FH 9:45 AM  (15 Mins)

Followed by Interment at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton NY

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NYPD Emerald Society Pipes & Drums 9/11 Memorial Parade And Cerimony

NYPD Pipe Band will hold it’s Annual 9/11 Memorial Parade Friday September 8, 2017 at 1pm at the Police Memorial Battery Park North Cover Marina

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bagpiper Freddie Crockett on July 26, 2017. Freddie, was a founding member of the New York City Transit Police Irish War Pipe Band in the mid 1960’s and was stalwart in the piping community. Fred, or Freddie as everyone called him, joined the NYPD Pipes and Drums after the merger of the three police departments in 1995. Freddie’s Irish wit and charm along with his vast experience in piping had a positive effect on the band. Retired Detective Sgt. NYPD, Intelligence Division/Gang Unit, U.S. Navy Veteran-Korea-USS Henley DD-762, founding member and first president of the NYPD Navy Association. Freddie will be truly missed but is now reunited with the love of his life Sophia and son

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PO Miosotis Familia

The members of the New York City Police Department Emerald Society Pipes and Drums wish to offer their heartfelt condolences to the family of NYPD Police Officer Miosotis Familia Killed in the LOD

On Wednesday morning, July 5th 2017 Officer Miosotis Familia, 48, died after she was shot in the head by a man who fired a revolver into her RMP in the Bronx. Officer Familia was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, where she succumbed to her wound three hours later. The gunman, who was fatally shot by the police a short time later, after he drew a gun, was paroled four years ago after serving seven years in state prison.

The killing of Officer Familia once again thrust our department into

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St. Patrick’s Day Dance

The members of the Pipes and Drums of the NYPD Emerald Society would like to thank Bandmaster Kevin McDonough and the Board of Officers, as well as dance chairman John M. Sullivan and his committee on another successful Saint Patrick’s Day Dance. The Band would also like to thank all who attended, our faithful supporters. We appreciate your loyalty and enthusiasm.

Congratulations to our first ever “Woman of the Year,” Deputy Commissioner of Administration Cathleen S. Perez. We are truly fortunate to have such an outstanding woman in the NYPD.

Our “Sergeant John Tansey Award” recipient was Ret. Sergeant Robert Ganley, Vice President SBA. Robert has been a member of the band since 1999 and has provided limitless support for which we will always be grateful.  Please click the “Read More” to view photos from Dance.

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Manhattan North Narcotics Chasing the Kilo Fairy

NYPD Pipes and Drums are Proud to say that we have yet another author in the Band. Written by our very own Jake McNicholas a 25 + year NYPD Pipe Band Member. Manhattan North Narcotics Chasing the Kilo Fairy. Jake McNicholas is a former member of the NYPD, where he served for twenty-three years, retiring in 2007 as a First Grade Detective with the Terrorist Interdiction Unit of the Intelligence Division. Many of his years with the NYPD were spent in Manhattan North Narcotics. The events of 9/11 left an indelible impression upon the man, as did his entire career as a member of New York’s Finest. He is currently working with the US Attorney’s Office. He has been a member of the NYPD Emerald Society Pipe Band since 1991.

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Presidential Inauguration 2017

Members of the NYPD Emerald Society Pipes and Drums are honored to participate in the 2017 Presidential Inauguration Parade for the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump.

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The members of the New York City Police Department Emerald Society Pipes and Drums wish to offer their heartfelt condolences to the Family of Detective Steven McDonald as well as the entire Law Enforcement Community. Steven has gone home to be with God and we will miss him. He is survived by his wife Patti Ann and son Conor.

On July 12, 1986 Steven was shot in Central Park

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Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo


The members of the New York City Police Department Emerald Society Pipes and Drums wish to offer their heartfelt condolences to the family of  NYPD Sergeant Paul Tuozzolo Killed in the LOD

At around 3 p.m. November 4 2016, a man forced himself into a woman’s apartment on Noble Ave. in the Bronx. Two Sergeants were close by and responded to the home invasion.

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NYPD Pipe Band 9/11 Memorial Parade And Concert


Funeral Officer Liu


Would Like to Thank All of the Bands and Dancers that attended the 15th Anniversary 9/11 Memorial Concert and Parade


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