SAINT GEORGE PRECINCT REUNION 2010
The front door of the 120th Precinct “Saint George Precinct”
The retired cops of the 120th Precinct met again at the REAL MADRID RESTAURANT on Forest Avenue. For the past few years, Eddie Jordan has hosted this dinner each September. This dinner
has taken on all aspects of an annual precinct reunion, so I think it fitting that we christen the dinner as the 120 Precinct Reunion.
Each September, the Real Madrid
is crowded with the retired veterans of the “Saint George Precinct”
. I had the honor of serving as a Sergeant on patrol for three years in the 120th, then as a LIeutenant for six years, and as an Executive Captain in the 120th Precinct for three years. I grew
to know and respect the cops who worked in a Command that was probably the most underestimated precinct in the City of New York. I wrote an article entitled: PRECINCT UNDER FIRE
Cops who transferred into the 120th Precinct from high crime precincts soon realized that they had not come to a “countryclub precinct”. As the years have passed, the violence that was always
present in the precinct was revealed by the slaying of three cops in the line of duty within the confines of the 120th Precinct. Anyone with a scanner that has the Staten Island frequency
available should listen for an hour of so to the radio runs within the confines of the 120th Precinct. It may surprise many of those who have a uneducated idea of the 120 Precinct.
Other articles that appear on NY Cop Online Magazine also reflect on the work done on Staten Island and in the “Saint George Precinct”
LEAP INTO ETERNITY
MEMORIES OF FIRE AND DEATH ON STATEN ISLAND
PHOTOS OF THE REUNION:
LtoR: Charlie D’Amodio and Eddie Jordan were Masters of Ceremony
LtoR: Seated: Norman Larsen, Paul Modaferri, Joe Selletti, Jim Brennan
Standing: Eddie Jordan and Charlie D’Amodio
LtoR: Bill O’Neill, Vin Meli, Dennis Emperor, Frank Polizzi, Charlie Manganato
LtoR: John Nemeth, Bruce Struthers, Bob Harris, Bill Hansen
LtoR: Ellen Bjorkstrom, Mary Morrissey, Fran Selowencich
LtoR: Pat Rizzo and Ed Reuss
LtoR: Charlie Munafo sips his wine next to Herb M Sheldon and Bill Lonergan
LtoR: Larry Ernst, Don McElligott, and Frank Felicetti
LtoR: Frank Bradicich and John McSorley
LtoR: Charlie Manganato,, Joe Manfra, Luddie Rufano
There are not many groups such as ours. What organizations other than military or police groups show their loyalty and respect to each other as do members of the NYPD to their fellow retirees? It is a rare thing to witness the warmth and fellowship that those who attend these reunions feel towards each other.
Saint George Precinct Circa 1999
We will be sure to notify retirees of the 120th Precinct via a mass email next summer to ensure that those who would like to attend the next reunion can make plans to do so. Many retirees live in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida. A notice of the reunion date will also be posted on this website a few months before the next reunion.
See you next year!
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