Name : Nemorin, James 

Rank: Det.

Shield #: 6690 Command: OCCB - Firearms Investigation Unit
Date of Death: 2003-03-10   Cause of Death: Shot - Investigation
     
 Thirty-six year old James J. Nemorin and thirty-four year old Rodney Andrews were fatally shot in the back of their heads, killed execution style during an undercover operation in Tompkinsville, Staten Island. The two undercover detectives were the first NYPD officers to die in the line of duty since the World Trade Center attack and the first gunned down since 1998. They were posing as gun buyers to try to arrest those who sell the guns in a dangerous effort to make us safer. For that they paid the ultimate price. They were shot dead by the two people who were supposed to sell them the guns. We do not know if their cover was blown or what happened on that fateful winter night. Most of those details probably died with the detectives when they were shot at point blank behind the head and thrown into a deserted street in Staten Island.  
 
     
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james loved rock music and tom and jerry we always watched that on saturdays because we could watch tv only on weekend back home
— karene nemorin benoit

We just opened up a PAL in Staten Island in you and your partners name and I know you would be proud. The ceremony was nice and we even had a couple of boxing matches that day. Your family was there and everyone had a good time. Your plaque hangs right by the front entrance to the PAL and whenever the kids see your face they know that an angel is watching over them.
— Dave

HI james: I spoke to mom, she had a mass on friday the 10th in memory of you. I had one for you too, we miss you big brother love your sister tika
— karene nemorin benoit

Always in my thoughts. You were top shelf, fearless and articulate. You always impressed me with your undercover ability. The guys in the Firearms Unit continue your quest. See you in Heaven my brother.
— Vinny D

Although I never met James, I am able to see him his photograph each day I go to work, remembering the sacrifice he made. Rest in Peace and God Bless
— Anthony Felice

rest in peace.
— sjs
Posted: December 27, 2006, 9:46 am

You were a great guy and a lot of fun to be around. The memory of you as well as Det Andrews will always live in our heart.
— UC#3262 Firearms Inv. Unit
Posted: January 1, 2008, 3:03 pm

Hi Bro; I miss you very much.
— Karene nemorin Benoit
Posted: February 25, 2009, 5:41 pm

There's not a day that goes by when I dont' think of you and Jay. I know your fine in heaven. Continue to keep the rest of us safe. I will never forget you. Until we meet again, be well My Brother.
— Rocket
Posted: March 10, 2009, 4:45 pm

Always remembering your courage and sacrifice, continue to watch over all of us James. Your are dearly missed.
— JR
Posted: March 11, 2009, 6:47 am

We miss you James...We keep you in our Hearts...We will always rember you as a good friend and teammate... GOD BLESS YOU .
— NYPD Enforcers Soccer Team
Posted: March 30, 2009, 1:03 pm

I will always remember your sacrifice. From one of your John Jay boys.
— Sgt. Luis Valentin
Posted: May 17, 2009, 11:49 am

JAMES I REMEMBER HELPING YOU TO IN REDHOOK WHILE MAKING ARREST. I TOLD YOU THAT YOU WERE TO NICE OF A PERSON TO BE A COP BUT YOU WERE A GOOD HONEST ONE AND I RESPECT YOU FOR THAT. A GENTLEMAN THAT I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR MISS YOU. YOUR KIDS ARE BEAUTIFUL AND THERE PICTURE HANGS PROUDLY OVER MY DESK. THAT DAY OF MARCH 10TH I LOST A DEAR FRIEND.
— KASPA
Posted: August 7, 2009, 4:00 pm

James was a true gentleman. He was a great cop, a great UC and a great person to be around. I had the honor of sitting a few desks away from him at BSND and we always had a great time. I’m retired now and I still have fond memories of “The Haitian Sensation” as he was known around the building. To the Nemorin Family… “we who knew him, still remember him faithfully and keep him with us in our hearts”. Fidelis Ad Mortem – Faithful Until Death. Miss you Brother!
— Det. Milton "Rico" Rosario (Ret)
Posted: August 16, 2009, 1:49 am

On Monday November 16th, 2009 Det. Nemorin and Andrews will have an NYPD Harbor Boat, Launch #40, dedicated to them at our Launch Repair Base on Randall's Island in rememberance of their sacrifice. May God Bless them and their loved ones left behind.
— Ben Reiver
Posted: November 5, 2009, 10:05 pm

James a true gentleman and friend i will always remember you and you are never forgotten had greay times with you at BSND. And i know right now you are still sharply dressed. See you in heaven brother.
— UC#7766
Posted: November 6, 2009, 1:53 am

The venue for the Boat Christening has changed, it will be at Harbor Charlie Base @ 11 am Nov. 16, 2009
— Ben Reiver
Posted: November 13, 2009, 5:52 pm

Thinking of you today James. Seven years has gone by fast but your great sacrifice for the people of this city is not forgotten.
— JR
Posted: March 10, 2010, 6:04 am

James, I had the pleasure to cross path's with you twice in my adventures on the JOB. When we were domestic violence cadet's at PSA # 4 and U/C's at BSND. You, were always a pleasure to work with. Knee deep in dookie or breaking bread it was good times! In God's speed my bro.
— Det. R. Macapobre (Ret.)
Posted: January 20, 2011, 1:31 pm

I can clearly remember the last conversation I had with james in the BSND office, just weeks before his death, We talked about our families ,and He had a smile on his face from ear to ear, James was a good,kind, family man, and a Fantastic Cop and Gentleman,Rest in peace You are a true hero and remembered by many as such. Sincerely, Thomas J. Kosnik
— Thomas J. Kosnik
Posted: April 21, 2011, 2:32 am

James and I attended the police academy together. I was the company Sgt. and James was my assistant. He made every day easier for not only me, but for all our classmates. I was deployed after 9-11 and heard of the tragic news from my father. I think and talk about you always. You were not only a great classmate, but a great friend also.
— Thomas Mullen
Posted: June 24, 2011, 2:12 pm

James, my family and I have kept you in our prayers ever since your passing. My youngest daughter, til this day when at the dinner table still ends our grace with "God bless James and his family". Still remember the times we worked side by side in the streets of brooklyn as your "ghost". It was a pleasure. You'll always be in my thoughts. To the "Hatian Sensation!" and "Prince of Haiti!" "Sa Pa Say!"
— Junior Soler
Posted: October 22, 2012, 1:08 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. My sister was murdered. I grieve with you and pray for your family every day.
— sandra
Posted: February 6, 2013, 12:56 pm

NYPD ANGEL NEMORIN WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN ~COMRADE
— Key
Posted: February 26, 2013, 11:09 pm

Remembering you today James on the 10th anniversary of your passing. The events of that tragic night cannot escape me. Such a tremendous loss we all endured. Your legacy lives on. Continue to watch over all of us HS.
— JR
Posted: March 9, 2013, 7:06 am

I am in England so I could not know this brave officer and his partner. What I do know is that the work they did was as essential then as it is today. These two bravest of the brave paid the ultimate price; I am so proud to have heard of their bravery and to look at their pictures, an honour. May God bless them, their families and our brother and sister officers in their works each day. RIP
— Paul Jenkins
Posted: March 10, 2013, 12:30 pm

I RESPONDED THAT NIGHT AND WAS ON THE SCENE. I WILL NEVER FORGET THE WAY I FELT. I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU COMRADES WHO SHOWED UP. I WISH I COULD HAVE KNOWN YOU BUT I KNOW YOU ARE WITH GOD IN HEAVEN. GOD BLESS YOU AND REST IN PEACE.
— TOMMY
Posted: March 10, 2013, 1:10 pm

Officer james Nemorin You will always be remember. Above an beyond the call of duty you and your partner was involved in a undercover operation but things turn will bad. Only God knows why. RIP my brother may god bless you and your entire family. NYPD officer James Nemorin you are a hero. Rest will.
— Jason Mesidor
Posted: July 19, 2013, 10:57 pm

I never met you, but I have been thinking about you since you went to heaven. Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice, and we will remember you with never ending love...
— Stacey
Posted: July 25, 2013, 6:23 pm

I was very shocked to learn only last week that James was cowardly murdered in the line of duty. I knewm him briefly in 1988 and haven't seen him since then. He always wanted to be a detective, that was his ultimate dream. James I would be very proud of you. But i know you are making the other angels happy in heaven, RIP Tichou, i am sure you were a great cop.
— Kawol
Posted: October 18, 2013, 11:32 pm

James we continue to pray for you. Rest in Peace you will NEVER be forgotten.
— Tommy
Posted: March 10, 2014, 2:57 am

"The legacy of a hero is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example." Always thinking of you James - JR
— JR
Posted: March 10, 2014, 7:36 pm

You are not forgotten!
— Robert Jones
Posted: August 18, 2014, 9:28 pm

James ,I remember like yesterday when we were in the housing cadet corp sitting in john jay college waiting to get into the police academy in 1996,we were in the same gym block and you were asst company sgt of 96-01...years later sanders was talking to you on the phone he was your partner in bklyn south narcotics and he was transferred to Bronx narcotics where I was and I remember talking to you...you were so happy because firearms investigations had just picked you up....we spoke briefly and I remember telling you to be super careful...we all miss you our Haitian sensation...rest in peace James....God bless you Detective Frank Millevoi OCCB BX
— Detective Frank Millevoi
Posted: October 21, 2014, 11:01 pm

 


 

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