Each year on the 14th of March, we remember two of our officers killed in the line of duty. We begin at the 6th Precinct where they served. Parents and family members light a candle under the plaque commemorating their lives, their service and their deaths. Then we walk to the corner of Bleecker and Sullivan Streets a few blocks away for another brief ceremony. This year the Police Commissioner and several Chiefs joined. It was a good turnout.
Nick and Gene were good guys and their deaths probably save other lives. At least we hope so.
Nick was 28. Gene was 19.
Rest easy my brothers.