Memorial

Sergeant Paul Tuozzolo

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, November 4, 2016

Sergeant Paul Tuozzolo was shot and killed after he and another officer located a suspect who had just held his estranged wife and her family hostage for several hours.

At approximately 2:45pm the man broke into his estranged wife’s home in the Bronx. During the ordeal the man told his estranged wife that he was planning to engage in a shootout with the police. He eventually fled in a vehicle after the victim was able to call 911. Sergeant Tuozzolo and other officers were canvasing the area for the vehicle when they located it at Bronx River Avenue and Noble Avenue.

Officers boxed the vehicle in. As Sergeant Tuozzolo and another sergeant exited their patrol cars the subject opened fire with a .45 caliber handgun. Sergeant Tuozzolo was struck in the head and killed, and a second sergeant was struck in the leg. Other officers at the scene returned fire, killing the suspect.

Sergeant Tuozzolo had served with the NYPD for 19 years and was assigned to the 43rd Precinct. He is survived by his wife and two young sons.

Detective Miosotis Familia

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Detective Miosotis Familia was shot and killed from ambush as she sat in a marked mobile command post vehicle at the intersection of East 183rd Street and Morris Avenue in the Bronx. As she sat in the vehicle at approximately 12:30 am a male approached and fired one shot through the window, striking Detective Familia in the head. Officers responding to the call of an officer down confronted the male subject fleeing the scene. The officers shot and killed the subject in an exchange of gunfire. Detective Familia had served with the New York City Police Department for 12 years and was assigned to the 46th Precinct.

Detective Brian Moore

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, May 4, 2015

Police Officer Brian Moore succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained two days earlier when he attempted to question a suspicious person in Queens. Officer Moore and his partner were assigned to a plainclothes Anti-Crime Unit and on patrol in an unmarked car when they observed a male walking on a sidewalk and adjusting an object in his waistband. The officers pulled alongside the subject and asked him what he was carrying. The subject responded by pulling out a handgun and opening fire into the vehicle, striking Officer Moore in the face. Officer Moore was transported to a Jamaica Hospital where he remained unconscious until passing away two days later. The subject was identified by several witnesses and was arrested at his home shortly afterwards. He was subsequently charged with murder, attempted murder, and 10 other charges. On December 19, 2017, he was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. Police Officer Moore had served with the New York City Police Department for 5 years and was assigned to the 105th Precinct Anti-Crime Unit. At his funeral Officer Moore was posthumously promoted to Detective by Police Commissioner William Bratton.

Detective Wenjian Liu

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, December 20, 2014

Police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot and killed from ambush while sitting in their patrol car at the intersection of Myrtle and Thompkins Avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Both officers were participating in an anti-terrorism drill when a subject walked up to their pa-trol 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 me-dia prior to the shooting. Officer Liu had served with the New York City Police Department for 7-1/2 years and was as-signed to the 84th Precinct. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of detective. He is sur-vived by his wife of two months and parents.

Detective Rafael Ramos

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, December 20, 2014

Police Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot and killed from ambush while sitting in their patrol car at the intersection of Myrtle and Thompkins Avenues 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 was posthumously promoted to the rank of detective. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

Detective Randolph Holder

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Police Officer Randolph Holder was shot and killed while pursuing an armed male subject. He and his partner were on patrol in the East Harlem section of Manhattan when they responded to a call of shots fired. The officers spoke to a victim who informed them that one of the males who had been firing a gun had also robbed him at gunpoint and fled on a bicycle. The officers canvassed the area for the suspect and located him approximately 18 blocks away near a footbridge over Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive at 120th Street. Officer Holder and his partner pursued the suspect, who engaged the officers in a gun battle. Officer Holder was struck in the head in the exchange of gunfire. He was transported to Harlem Hospital where he later died from his wound. The suspect, who had been wounded in the exchange of gunfire, was located several blocks away by responding officers and taken into custody. In March 2017 the subject was convicted of murder, robbery, and other charges. On April 3, 2017, he was sentenced to life. Officer Holder had served with the New York City Police Department for five years and was assigned to Police Service Area 5. Officer Holder's father and grandfather served as police officers in his native Guyana. Officer Holder was posthumously promoted to the rank of Detective.