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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