Detective Joseph Lemm

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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 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.

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Sgt. Donald Conniff

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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 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.

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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,

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Drum Major Phil Thompson

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Drum Major Phil Thompson on September 14, 2015. As a iconic member of the band, Phil joined in the 1970’s first as a member of the Color Guard and later as a Piper. In time he achieved the  rank of Pipe Sgt. and then ultimately Drum Major, his true calling, when he took over after the passing of Finbar Devine, then the first and only Band Drum Major who had held the position for some 35 years.

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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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Detective George Murphy

aug_george_murphyThe Pipes and Drums of the New York Police Department Emerald Society mourns the death of our long time Friend and Supporter George Murphy age 67, a retired Detective formerly assigned to the Bomb Squad. He passed away suddenly from an apparent heart attack, while at a marina in New Jersey on Saturday August 22nd. George grew up in Brooklyn in a family of 8 children. As a young man he soon found himself in the Army where he attained the rank of sergeant serving from 1968-1971. He took great pride in his military service, he spent a tour in Vietnam as a pathfinder, an extremely dangerous

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PO Brian Moore

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Drums wish to offer their heartfelt condolences to the family of Police Officer
Brian Moore. While working in plain clothes in the confines of the 105 precinct,
Officer Moore was courageously trying to rid our city of illegal firearms. Brian
gave his life for our city and its residents, and his sacrifice will not be
forgotten. Rest in Peace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RIP – PO Wenjian Liu

PO LiuThe members of the New York City Police Department Emerald Society Pipes and
Drums wish to offer their heartfelt condolences to the families of Police Officer Wenjian Liu and Police Officer Rafael Ramos who were shot and killed from ambush while sitting in their patrol car at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Thompkins Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Both officers were participating in an anti-terrorism drill when a subject walked up to their patrol car and opened fire with a handgun, striking them both in the head and upper body multiple times. Other officers immediately pursued the the subject into a nearby subway station where the man committed suicide.

The subject was a gang member from Baltimore, Maryland, who had traveled to New York City specifically to ambush police officers. The man had published his intentions on social media prior to the shooting.

Officer Liu had served with the New York City Police Department for 7-1/2 years and was assigned to the 84th Precinct. He is survived by his wife of two months.

Officer Liu was promoted to detective posthumously.

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RIP – PO Raphael Ramos

PO RamosThe members of the New York City Police Department Emerald Society Pipes and
Drums wish to offer their heartfelt condolences to the families of Police Officer Wenjian Liu and Police Officer Rafael Ramos who were shot and killed from ambush while sitting in their patrol car at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Thompkins Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Both officers were participating in an anti-terrorism drill when a subject walked up to their patrol car and opened fire with a handgun, striking them both in the head and upper body multiple times. Other officers immediately pursued the the subject into a nearby subway station where the man committed suicide.

The subject was a gang member from Baltimore, Maryland, who had traveled to New York City specifically to ambush police officers. The man had published his intentions on social media prior to the shooting.

Officer Ramos had served with the New York City Police Department for two years and was assigned to the 84th Precinct. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

Officer Ramos was promoted to detective posthumously.

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Captain Bob Hogan

Capt. Robert HoganOn August 20th, 2014, Piper Bob Hogan, retired Captain in the NYPD and former Bandmaster and Pipe Major, was tragically killed in a boating accident off the north shore of Long Island.

Through out his five decades with the band, Bob remained an extremely active member. His experience and dedication made him an invaluable asset to older and newer members alike. His sudden loss has shaken his comrades in the Band and his tragic departure will be felt for years to come. Outstanding gentlemen like Bob Hogan don’t come along often, the NYPD Emerald Society and Pipe Band were blessed to have him in the band. Rest in Peace Bob.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years Rosemary and 3 adult children Grace, Colleen and Michael.

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