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Ptl. Thomas Schimenti, NYPD

 
 
Ptl. Thomas Schimenti, NYPD Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, October 3, 2019
1. Ptl. Thomas Schimenti, NYPD Marker
Inscription.  
In memory of

Ptl. Thomas Schimenti, NYPD
Manhattan South Pct.

Gave his life for
his fellow man

August 17, 1979

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement. A significant historical date for this entry is August 17, 1979.
 
Location. 40° 45.086′ N, 73° 58.712′ W. Marker is in Manhattan, New York, in New York County. It is in Murray Hill. Marker is on Park Avenue south of East 41st Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Park Avenue, New York NY 10017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Library Walk (a few steps from this marker); 101 Park Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Park Avenue Viaduct (within shouting distance of this marker); Grand Central Terminal (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Vanderbilt Eagle (about 400 feet away); Bowery Savings Bank Building (about 400 feet away); 67 Park Avenue (about 700 feet away); The Chrysler Building (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manhattan.
 
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On August 17, 1979, Officer Schimenti was killed near Grand Central Station in a gunfight with a bank robber.
 
Also see . . .
1. Police Officer Thomas Schimenti. Officer Down Memorial Page (Submitted on June 26, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. 2,500 Policemen at Funeral Pay Tribute to Slain Officer. New York Times article (Submitted on June 26, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
NYPD Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, November 5, 2019
2. NYPD Marker
At the time of the robbery here, it was a Chemical Bank branch.
100 Park Avenue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, November 5, 2019
3. 100 Park Avenue
Ptl. Thomas Schimenti, NYPD image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Officer Down Memorial page, unknown
4. Ptl. Thomas Schimenti, NYPD
"2,500 Policemen at Funeral Pay Tribute to Slain Officer" image. Click for full size.
Photographed By New York Times, August 22, 1979
5. "2,500 Policemen at Funeral Pay Tribute to Slain Officer"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 26, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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