DEA’s Oldest Member Celebrates His 103rd!

February 25, 2020

On February 21, 2020, the DEA’s oldest living Detective, Nicholas Calabrese, celebrated his 103rd birthday. The DEA honored him on the occasion: https://nypost.com/2020/02/21/nypds-oldest-retired-detective-celebrates-103rd-birthday/

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Memorial for Det. Brian Simonsen Covered by Newsday

February 21, 2020

On February 20, 2020, Newsday covered the first annual memorial service, held at graveside, for Det. Brian Simonsen, killed in the line of duty on February 12, 2019. https://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/brian-simonsen-nypd-friendly-fire-remembrance-1.42019777

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Second Grade Det. Jerry Dassaro, half of NYPD’s “Tom & Jerry,” Passes

February 20, 2020

Second Grade Det. Jerry Dassaro, the former partner of Det. Tommy Weiner, passed away at age 59. Dassaro and Weiner were known as “Tom & Jerry” when they were Transit […]

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Perp Who Shot Det. Paul Yurkiw Paroled From Prison

February 20, 2020

The New York Daily News published the following stories on the parole of Shawn Boyd, who shot Det. Paul Yurkiw in 1989. Yurkiw retired in 2002 from the Bomb Squad. […]

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DEA President DiGiacomo Featured on News 4 New York

February 14, 2020

On February 13, 2020, DEA President Paul DiGiacomo sat down with News 4 New York to record this interview regarding union and Department warnings to members about staying hyper-vigilant in […]

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DEA Tweets to Members Cited by 1010 Wins

February 14, 2020

On February 13, 2020, WINS Radio mentioned the DEA’s Tweets to its membership regarding staying hyper-vigilant at this critical time. See the story here: https://1010wins.radio.com/articles/union-warns-of-nypd-cops-assassination-threat

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DEA President DiGiacomo Quoted by Fox 5

February 14, 2020

DEA President Paul DiGiacomo was quoted in this story on the recent precinct shooting that appeared on TV’s Fox 5:   https://www.fox5ny.com/news/nypd-investigating-threats-against-officers-on-patrol  

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The Washington Times Remembers Det. Sonny Grosso

February 14, 2020

On February 13, 2020, The Washington Times published this story about the late Det. Sonny Grosso and his partner, retired Det. Randy Jurgensen, the last of the “French Connection” cops. […]

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Leanne Simonsen Promotes Organ Donation On Fox 5

February 12, 2020

Fox 5 New York gave Leanne Simsonsen, widow of Det. Brian Simonsen, airtime to discuss an issue of importance: organ donation. https://www.fox5ny.com/video/653593.amp?__twitter_impression=true

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CBS News Quotes DEA President DiGiacomo

February 11, 2020

DEA President Paul DiGiacomo was quoted in this February 10, 2020 CBS story on the police shooting in The Bronx:

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