Patrolman/Senior Drum Sgt. Frank Calderon

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Patrolman/Senior Drum Sgt. Frank Calderon on January 25, 2018. Frank was of a tremendous character and a man that was always available to every member of the Band. Frank served his country in Korea and served in the NYPD. He joined the Pipes and Drums in 1961. Frank was a great man and loved a good meal with his friends and family. I know Frank was met by Finbar and the Band that has gone to heaven before him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Joan and the entire Calderon family. Rest In Peace  our Bandsman Frank.


Visitation: Thursday, February 1, 2018 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at Heritage Funeral Home 35 Morrissey Drive Putnam Valley

Funeral Mass: Friday, February 2, 2018 11am St. Columbanus RC Church 122 Oregon Road Cortlandt Manor, NY

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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.
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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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Sgt. Freddie Crockett

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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