From Member  Antonio (Tony) Rodriguez

        I don't know where to start, so I will start by asking my fellow retirees in both clubs to keep my wife Socorro (Coqui) Rodriguez in your pray's as we move forward with aggressive cancer treatment.  We started the cancer fight on July of last year, when she was diagnosed with throat, and lung cancer (stage 4). After a P.E.T. scan in December we were informed that the cancer had been defeated and it was the best Christmas of our lives.

The latter was shortly lived when on April 4th of this year she had a follow-up P.E.T. scan which identified cancer (Squamous cell carcinoma) in both her lungs and in her blood.  It has come back with a vengeance...

In closing let me thank all of you in advance and also to say that we believe in the power of prayer...

Best Regards

The Rodriguez Family

Thank you Eddie, yes please post.  We are currently under treatment here in Naples with 21st Century Oncology and are receiving the best care possible for lung cancer.  Perhaps other members who are or might have gone through a similar process can offer us some advice going forward.  Any information is desperately welcome..

Thanks so much and God Bless

Tony Rodriguez


 Update  9/6/19

Thank you so much for thinking of us, it is remarkable how someone like you, that has so much in their basket to carry around could even find the time for an e-mail.  You are one of a kind my friend.  Coqui is doing fairly well, we just got back Moffit Cancer Center in Tampa seeking a second opinion and were told that the best option seems to to continue the regiment of chem.  Our faith in God continues to guide us going forward,  Again, thanks so much for all the prayers offered for Coqui (who has been my bride for 55 yrs.) and who still is the love of my life.


Tony Rodriguez












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Rudy Andre  12/10              Night Honoring  Ptl. Padilla and Ptl. Negron



Joe, Thanks for the invitation to Patrolman Victor Padilla and Ptl. Ivan Negron event of December

8, 2018 honoring them for their efforts during 1972 Murder of Patrolman Phillip Cardillo in the Harlem Mosque.


      Victor Padilla and Ivan's wife Evelyn were quite moved by this honor. I was privileged to speak at this very special occasion.  It's a day I will never forget We need to remember that wife's and family are also dealing with the trauma that the job required of its personnel. 


      The murder of Phillip Cardillo also reminds me of other officers either injured or lost in the line of duty.   I remember Ptl. Curry and  Ptl. Binetti being shot with a .45 cal sub-machine gun in the 25th Pct.  The murder of  Ptl. Piagentini and  Ptl. Jones in the 32nd  precinct.  I worked with Waverly Jones in the 46 pct in my trainee years. 


      I car pooled and worked with Ptl. Gerard Stehl, Ptl. Eddie Aarons, and Ptl. Carmine Sanguedolce all shot in the 28th precinct. I know their families, children had dinner and holidays with them.  Thank God they all survived their gunshot injuries.  The men of the 6th division which you know is comprised of  made an ever lasting impression on me.  We backed each other up and fought to keep each other alive.  I had to shoot armed men in the 25th, 32nd and 28th precincts.   It's men like these I will never forget. 


      I loved the job and would do it all over again.   Death and chaos was an everyday occurrence in Harlem.  We the men of the 6th division were a team not to be F    with


Be safe , Rudy

      Thanks, Rudy, For Being At This Wonderful Event And Telling Your Story Of What You Witnessed. No One Couldn't Have Told It Any Better.   Rudy Andre Gave A Full Account Of What Happened On April 14, 1972  From The Time The 10-13 Call Came In And When The Backup Units Entered The Mosque.  We Had Over 250 People Attend  With Great Salsa And Disco Music to Dance To.


God Bless,


12/5/18                                                              Employment Opportunities:

This Club has been contacted by Joe Santiago, Retired NYPD Detective, who is now working with the international security company G4S. He is in charge of recruitment for the Volusia County area. He is looking for retired law enforcement, with or with out weapon, for a variety of security positions throughout Volusia. If your interested or want additional information contact Joe Santiago at 386-451-3683 or @ jozcarsantiago@gmail.com

7/15                                                                         JOHN  WOODS  PASSED  AWAY  on  JULY 13, 2019 


This is Maggie, John's wife.  Sadly, John passed away this Saturday evening, the 13th of July at home surrounded by his family.                               JOHN  was  a  ret.  LT.  84  Pct                          

Services are as follows:

Thursday, July 18th 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Viewing and Visitation

Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home (West Altamonte Location)

90 Withersfield Ave, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714


Friday, July 19th 10:00 a.m.

Mass of Christian Burial 

Annunciation Catholic Church

1020 Montgomery Road, Altamonte Springs, FL  32714


Burial following at Highland Memory Gardens.   Thank you for your friendship and support to our family.


Maggie Woods

Member ( Joe Danko )

7/1/19        Good morning Jack,


My dad passed away last week, we had a burial for him but no wake or funeral.  I know you all wanted to be there but I wasn’t even there for I have been going for treatment for breast cancer.


Thanks for all the club did for him.



It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of retired Sgt. Lloyd R. Finley on March 1, 2019. The  Family of retired Sgt. Finley will have a "Celebration of Lloyd R. Finley's Life" on Mar. 29, 2019 at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 Hwy. U.S. 1, Palm Coast, Fl.. 32164 from 11am-3pm.   In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Stuart F. Myer Hospice House  c/o Rebecca  150 Memorial Pkwy. Palm Coast, Fl. 32164.


Joe Zachary passed away this morning, Mar 3, 2019.  Bill Zachary, Joe’s brother just called me with this sad news.  Marie Zachary stated that their family wanted a very small funeral service.

Al Gleason PASSED  AWAY on February 20, 2019 


A funeral Mass will be celebrated, Saturday, March 9, 2019 at  St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church  4600 Belle Terre Parkway Palm Coast, FL 32164 (386) 445-2411. The family will be available to meet with friends before the mass.  Mass will begin at 1pm. 

After Mass, Al’s wife Barbara has invited all to the VFW 8696 Old Kings Rd. N. 

Albert Gleason Obituary - Flagler Beach, FL - Dignity Memorial 


Howie died at 4 pm this evening 2/26/2019,  I am devastated.   Arrangements for his funeral are: Services will be held this Friday, March 1st at 1:30PM  for deceased club member Howard Rosenfeld, at the Beth Sholom Memorial Chapel,   located at 640 – Lee Road Orlando, FL phone # 407-599-1180.   Howie is a member of NE 10-13 and  Brevard 10-13

Howie will be buried on Monday, March 4th at the National Cemetery in Webster, FL with Military Honors.,  His widow Maddy really needs our support at this time. I will have room for 4 others in my vehicle., Nick Miele, President

Maddy Rosenfeld        http://bethshalomobits.casketpics.com/obituaries/howard--rosenfeld 



Memorial Services celebrating the life of John Robert Rucker 87 of Palm Coast will be held on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 2:00 PM in St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 5400 Belle Terre Parkway, and Palm Coast. The family will receive friends on Saturday, Nov 17 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM in the chapel of Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home, 511 Old Kings Road S. Flagler Beach. Mr. Rucker, A former Police Officer in New York City, Passed away on November 5, 2018 in Florida Hospital Flagler. He was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, the Afro-American Cultural Society and had the distinction of being the First Afro-American Basketball Player to sign a contract with the NY Knicks.  Mr. Rucker was an army veteran and enjoyed playing golf and all sports.   

2018                                                                PASSING of  MEMBER  ROYAL  KNAB

     I have been informed by former NE 10-13 member Dave Locker, that, LIFE member Royal KNAB, of Altamonte Springs, FL has passed away.  A memorial service was held at the North Land Church, Longwood, FL on 10-13-2018 at 11:00 am.

    Jack Murray just returned from the Memorial Service for Roy Knab in Longwood.  Very nice service especially for guys with bad knees. There was no up and down kneeling at all. LOL.  At the service were John December, Dave Locker and Bruce Brown.  People that I knew and remembered. Deceased member Nick Fabrisio's wife Joan was also there.  He had quite a life. He retired from NYPD as a Sergeant, retired from Army National Guard as a First Sergeant, received his B.S. in nursing and was a U.S. Marshall.   Quite a career! 




​Eddie,  Marty Sykens wife Louise passed away this morning.  He asked to let the club know  Al  Vize

From: Jack Houston     Louise Syken Update   

              I spoke with Marty. He is currently surrounded by loved ones and everything is being taken care of at this time. His wife, Louise, requested a simple service. There will be no viewing or religious observance. Marty requests that members say prayers, that his wife finds herself in a peaceful place. I extended the condolences on behalf of the Club.  Regards, Jack

Jack Houston


Passing of Member John Ward

 To All:

 10-26              I was informed by Rich Herndon that John Ward has passed away.  Unfortunately, I have not been able to get any additional information at this time.  Regards, Jack   

 10-28             Update on John Ward's passing.  His wife, Mary, has indicated to member Rich Herndon, that the service will be private.   No further information will be forthcoming. 

Regards, Jack

Jack Houston


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