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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NYPD Detective Steven McDonald

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 and has been paralyzed ever since. His wife Patti Ann was pregnant at the time of the shooting with their son Conor. Conor followed in his Dad’s footsteps and joined the NYPD in 2010 and has risen through the ranks, attaining the rank of Detective and Sergeant in the same year.

Steven remained with the NYPD and attained the rank of Detective 1st Grade. He was also an Ambassador for the NYPD,

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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. The officers spotted the suspect vehicle, near the scene and approached the vehicle.

As the two Sergeants approached the suspect, he opened fire on them with a .45 caliber pistol. The officers returned fire, killing the suspect while he was still inside of his Jeep.

Sergeant Paul Tuozzolo was shot in the chest and head, he was taken to the Jacobi Medical Center where he died from his wounds.

Sergeant Paul Tuozzolo leaves behind a wife and 2 young children. He was a 19-year veteran of the NYPD

The other Sergeant has been identified as 31-year-old Emmanuel Kwo who is a 9-year veteran of the NYPD. He was struck in the leg and is expected to be alright.

Funeral details to follow.

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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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NYPD Pipes & Drums 19th Annual Sgt. Finbar Devine Golf Outing

2016 Finbar Golf OutingFriday June 24, 2016

Come join us for the 19th Annual Sergeant Finbar Devine Golf Outing at Riss Prk Par3 Golf Course Rockaway, NY. $60 per Golfer with a BBQ,  T-Shirt & gifts Please contact anyone on the flier  for details or see our Events page for further details

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Detective Joseph Lemm


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 Joseph Lemm, killed-in-action while serving with the NY Air National Guard in Afghanistan, on December 21, 2015. While on perimeter patrol Lemm’s joint NATO-Afghan unit was moving through a village near the Bagram Airbase, when they were attacked by a suicide bomber on a motorcycle. Lemm was killed along with 5 other American Soldiers in the fiery explosion. Joseph Lemm was on his third deployment after serving first in Iraq in 2011. Next came his first tour of duty in Afghanistan from 2012 into 2013. This most recent deployment began this past August. Det. Lemm was assigned to the Bronx Warrant Squad and a 15 year veteran of the NYPD. Joseph Lemm died a true American Hero defending the United States of America while serving as a brave Staff Sergeant in the NY Air National Guard. While at home he continued his brave service as an NYPD Detective protecting the citizens of NYC. His ultimate sacrifice will be felt throughout the Guard and the NYPD by all who served with him. Det. Lemm leaves behind his loving wife Christine, teenage daughter Brook and young son Ryan. Please remember the Patriotism of Joseph Lemm and the terrible grief his family now faces as we prepare for Christmas. Be assured their Military and Police Families will be by their sides.


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Sgt. Donald Conniff


The members of the New York City Police Department Emerald Society Pipes and Drums wish to offer their heartfelt condolences to the family of Sergeant Donald “Scottie” Conniff. Sgt. Conniff was on his way to work the detail for Mayor Giuliani’s second inauguration on January 2, 1998 when a drunk driver ran a red light and struck his vehicle. Sgt. Conniff was thrown from the car and suffered head injuries that left him unable to care for himself over the last 18 years. His father, Daniel, was also an NYPD Sergeant. Sgt. Conniff’s passing is a Line-of-Duty Death. Your attendance at the services below would be greatly appreciated by the Conniff Family. Please keep them in your thoughts during this very difficult time.

Funeral Services for LINE OF DUTY DEATH

Sgt. Donald Connie of the 9th Precinct


Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Time: 1400-1600 hrs and 1900-2100 hrs

Locations: Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home

7447 Amboy Road

Staten Island, NY 10307



Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Time: 1030 hrs

Locations: St. Joseph-St. Thomas Parish

6097 Amboy Road

Staten Island, NY 10309



Location: Resurrection Cemetery

361 Sharrott Avenue

Staten Island, NY 10309



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Police Officer Randolph Holder

10552447_10206597729399850_3287490060833869772_n-2The members of the New York City Police Department Emerald Society Pipes and
Drums wish to offer their heartfelt condolences to the family of Police Officer Randolph Holder of PSA 5. Officer Holder was shot in the  head while pursuing a suspect with a gun. Officer Holder was taken to Harlem Hospital in critical condition where he was pronounced dead shortly after 10 p.m.. Holder was a 5 year veteran and native of Guyana, he was unmarried and came from a law enforcement family with both his dad and grandfather being Police Officers in their native Guyana.

Funeral information is as follows: Viewing Services

Location: Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York

11031 Merrick Boulevard

Jamaica , New York 11433

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 – 0900-1800 hours

Funeral Services Location: Same As Above

Wednesday October 28, 2015 – 1500 hours

Interment Location: Georgetown, Guyana



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27th Annual 5K Fun Run Pipers Pursuit

NYPD Band  Fun Run FlyerPlease see our events section for info on our upcoming 5K Fun Run Pipers Pursuit


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