Name : Zichettella, Vincent 

Rank: Ptl.

Shield #: 13734 Command: 014 Pct. (Midtown South)
Date of Death: 1963-02-14   Cause of Death: Shot-Robbery
 Officer Zichettella was shot and killed while on duty during a robbery call.

Vincent Zichettella was appointed to the NYPD on November 16, 1959.
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Comments from Friends    
I still think of my uncle Vinny and the times we picniced at Manhattan Beach.
— Vinny Vetere Jr.

Vinny was my beloved cousin. I miss him so very much. I remember our good times as a child and how he loved and protected us all. We were always visiting back and forth and I enjoyed that and miss it every single day. I wish he was here so that he could see his great nieces and nephews and his great-great nieces and nephews. I know they would love him as much as I do. God Bless and may God hold you softly in his hands. xoxo Betty
— Betty

I DID NOT KNOW MY COUSIN HE DIED WHEN I WAS 2YRS OLD ,BUT MY MOM BETTY WHO IS HIS COUSIN ALWAYS SPOKE VERY HIGHLY OF vincent AND what A GREAT PERSON HE WAS ,HE GAVE HIS young LIFE the line of duty . And even though i did not know him ,i respect and honor him for i know he was a great man.

Florence was Vincent's sister and is my grandmother. I never knew Vincent but I knew of him. My sister was very sick about 15 years ago. My mother was praying for her recovery when she said she saw Vincent standing in front of her chewing gum. She recovered a few months later.
— Danielle

I was Vinny's wife when he was taken from this world and my three children. He is still revered by me and his children, all who live on Long Island. We have always honored him and always will. Even though he is gone from us physically, his spirit has never left us. He truly is our Guardian Angel.
— Dorothy

I was appointed to the NYCPD on 02/15/1963 the day after Vincent gave his life to protect us all. I can still hear former Commissioner Mike Murphy addressing Vincents Murder and warning our class about how dangerous it was to be a Police Officer. I have never forgotten you, Blessings to you and your Family.
— William Hasper

Vincent is a man whom I have heard of throughout life. My mother Marlene, his oldest daughter, would share stories with us(myself, Maria and Anthony.) Whether about him as a father, or a friend to others, they always expressed the caring, generous and warmhearted man he was. Unfortunately, we will never personally experience the amazing moments that were abundant when spending time with the grandfather I was named after, yet never met. Hopefully, some day I will be a fraction of the man that he was. We would have loved to have met you Grandpa Vincent. Love Always, Your oldest grandson.
— Vincent Cericola
Posted: November 4, 2006, 7:04 pm

rest in peace.
— sjs
Posted: November 3, 2006, 11:18 am

I was appointed to the NYPD on April 27,1962 and my first assignment was the 14th Precinct. I worked with Vinny in the 20th Squad and can still remember his smiling face and the bow-tie he sometimes wore to work. The day he died was a Valentines Day and there has not been a Valentines Day since, for the past 45 years, that he and his family have not been in my thoughts and prayers. He was a fine man and although we did not work together long enough to become close friends he made a profound impression on my life. May God bless him, his wife, children and family.
— William Hogarth
Posted: October 16, 2008, 12:35 pm

— RC
Posted: February 14, 2011, 6:10 am

Daddy I still miss you....
Posted: February 22, 2013, 1:49 am

Ptl Zichettella, you may have passed but you will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Vincent we pray for you.
— Tommy
Posted: February 14, 2014, 4:44 pm

Vinny and I worked together. I remember him as a always smiling, well dressed both in uniform and in civilian cloths. I was the officer chosen to stand along side his coffin at his wake. I'll never forget him
— james cocalas
Posted: December 31, 2014, 8:19 pm

Vincent we continue to pray for you. Rest in Peace.
— Tommy
Posted: February 3, 2015, 7:58 am

Posted: December 3, 2015, 3:22 pm

I never knew Vincent my Dad did talk about him a lot. My Dad and PO Willie Rush Shot the and collared the perp that shot him. Rest in Peace Hero.
— Drew Palmer
Posted: August 26, 2017, 12:55 am



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