Name : Narvaez, Federico 

Rank: Lt.

Shield #: ? Command: 070 Pct.
Date of Death: 1996-10-18   Cause of Death: Shot Investigation
 Lieutenant Narvaez was shot and killed after being flagged down by a female pedestrian. The pedestrian told him that she was being stalked and Lieutenant Narvaez approached the man after calling for backup. The man turned and fired, striking Lieutenant Narvaez in the face. The man ran down a street but was stopped by other responding units. He was told to drop his gun but fired at the units and was shot and killed.

Lieutenant Narvaez had been on the job for 17 years.

The NYPD Mounted Unit has named a horse Lt. Freddy after Lieutenant Narvaez.
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Comments from Friends    
Freddy ... # 7-7-7-7 ... An Academy buddy from '79 ... an NSU compadre in the 5th Division ... We got our first MPD together on a burglary pinch. His life and light will always be missed.
— Ed Day (Lt-CDS)ret'd

Freddie's killer held up in a vestibule in a feeble attempt to escape. It is my theory that, as he tried to gain access to the lobby and discovered that the door was locked and he heard the footfalls of fellow 70 cops rushing up, he HAD TO say to himself, "Holy S**T, I'm not getting out of here! what did I do?"... Needles to say, some 76 rounds later, he left... On his back... There will be a rememberance on Oct. 16th, starting at 8 PM at "CODY'S" 154 Court St. bet. pacific & Dean Sts. Bklyn. confines, 76pct... Cody's #718 852-6115. Any further info, call KAYCHECK at 917 335-1368
— Mike


I knew Freddy when he came to the 24th Pct as a rookie. My partner, Bobby Pridgen, and I took a liking to him as soon as we met him. He always had a smile on his face, was sharp, and was a quick learner. May he rest in peace.
— AL Torrado

Freddy was my closest friend and the love one only dreams exists. I was honored to be the woman he loved.
— Ellen

I worked with Freddy in the 84. He was the best Sergeant there at the time & a real good guy. He was even man enough to tell the CO he couldn't find summonses for the cops to write during the slowdown. He was a special guy. Rest in peace, Fred.
— Joe

Nine years is a long time to miss someone.
— Ellen

We were Sergeants together in the 84th Precinct. I did 8x4 and he did 4x12. He was always there to lend a hand when I need it. He was always joking with everyone, no matter what rank. I think of him a lot.
— Joe Torregrosa

Hey Freddie I just found this site and couldn't resist not going through all the names, myself and Mike Sanabria Ret. in Orlando,Billy Walsh Orlando P.D.,P.O. Craig Cowell Suffolk P.D., and myself Jose Colon Ret. in Orlando. Just wanted to say we missed sssssooooo much may God Bless You and Watch over you and yours... 63 Pct.
— Jose Colon

I worked with Freddy in the 69pct, he was always making people laugh, always had a smile on his face. One of the best bossess i have ever known....
— Steve Rubin

Happy 50th, Lieutenant. Wish you were here, more than you know.

Remembering you on this 10th anniversary, as always.
— Ellen

It was the best of times and the worst of times being a cop in the 70 Pct. Today people think of the 70 for only one thing and forget about the most significant thing! Ever one forgets how dangerous it was to work in the "O" a time period in a command that had the most confirmed 10-13 signlas more than any command in the City even East New York commands. The early to mid 1990's saw crack in control of Brooklyn as well as the most confirmed armed assaults and moreover, assaults on Police Officers. When Lt. Narvaez came to the "O" this is what he inherited as the 4x12 platoon Commander. Fred was a highly active commander of men he didn't enact policy from a desk he put on a pair of gloves and chased perp's and was a true leader of men. Lt. Federico Narvaez I would have followed you into a gun battle and kicked in any door you said to force. That night you took that job because as usual the "O" was holding several and no one could get a well desired meal period and as fait would tell you once again put yourself second and your men first. I was there when the "o" avenged your death and sent an evil bastard to hell during an ongoing gun battle. People ask me how about what happened in the 70 Pct and I tell them about the best boss I ever worked for and men as well as women that lived and died in a war that's forget about now that terrorism is center stage and the "crack war" is over. Lue, I'm sorry please call me Fred, I miss you and one day I promise I'll lead like you. Forever, your colar cop and proud old-timer and ex-member of the "o" Peter Blaich.
— Peter Blaich
Posted: November 2, 2006, 9:06 am

rest in peace.
— sjs
Posted: November 6, 2006, 9:38 am

Freddy was a great boss. The 70 lost a special man that day. 7-0 will never forget who you are.
Posted: April 17, 2007, 7:06 am

I never called him Freddy...he always went by our family name for him..Junito..He was his father's namesake. Life goes on, but for all those who knew him something is missing. He was my cousin and and the affection shown by his fellow cops was fantastic. The outpouring of support was atributted to his being a "Cop's Cop". On behalf of my family and all those closest to him, I wish to extend my heartfelt thanks and prayer for you all..Stay Safe !!
— Oscar
Posted: June 26, 2007, 7:57 am

It's impossible to let this date, 10/18, go by without remembering you, and all you gave, and all we lost. You are still very much alive in my thoughts, and in my writing, and in my heart.
— Ellen
Posted: October 18, 2007, 3:01 am

Another year gone by without you. What I wouldn't give for one more conversation.
— Ellen
Posted: October 18, 2008, 6:44 pm

I had worked at the 70 pct as a Lieutenant doing the 4x12 tours. I was transferred and Lt. Narvaez was to become my replacement. I've always felt that what happened to Lt. Narvaez could have happened to me as he replaced me. I've always felt that Divine Intervention has alot to do with what happens to not only Police Officers, but anyone who puts their live in harms way. I consider myself to be a lucky man and my prayers always go out to members of the service who hav made the supreme sacrifice. God Bless them all. Retired Lieutenant Ed Ulon posted 1/3/09
— Edward F. Ulon
Posted: January 3, 2009, 8:42 pm

Freddy an I were best friends in Company 6 Police Academy class of November 7, 1979. We were elated that when we graduated we were both assigned to NSU#5. We car pooled to the "old" 34 Pct where NSU 5 turned out. I'll never forget when we were in the Academy during the Transit strike. We were assigned foot posts at cross streets to help with traffic flow. One car wouldn't stop and Freddy jumped in front and tried to stop it himself. The car stopped and Freddy and I laughed about it later. I will never forget the day I saw the TV report about Freddy's death. It lives with me like the JFK assassination. My wife (who met Freddy) and I cried all day. My heart goes out to Ellen. I'm an NYPD LT and my job brings me to the 70 once a year. I always visit and touch the Freddy's plaque. He was a great man with an extrodinary sense of humor
— Joseph LaRose
Posted: February 11, 2009, 5:10 pm

Freddy, you will always be remembered.
— Reggie Wilson
Posted: March 16, 2009, 1:02 am

Our Launch(#3)proudly carries your name, we strive every tour to live up to the examples that you set forth, every member Harbor George knows that you are the Angel watching over us as we patrol the waters of New York, God Bless...14th Ave College Point,Queens.
— Harbor George
Posted: May 8, 2009, 7:51 pm

I couldn't make it to your grave today but you are so in my thoughts on this 13th anniversary.
— Ellen
Posted: October 18, 2009, 9:03 am

My Dear Brother, Your wife, daughter, Mom, Dad, your brothers, your sister and the rest are all doing just fine. Miss you. are all we
— Dave
Posted: October 19, 2009, 11:18 pm

I remmember when I was a rookie in the 88th pct. and would fly to the 84pct. for a holiday post and sgt. narvaez would be at the desk, always a gentleman.
— Juan Perez
Posted: June 26, 2010, 2:02 pm

I remember that horric night like it was yesterday. Hearing Al's shots fired transmission sent everyone running. Fortunately, the bastard that took you from us ran right into the responding menbers, who acted valliently and had to engage the enemy. The enemy lost, but we lost too. When the smoke cleared and you were discovered mortally wounded, more lives than you will ever know were changed. I remember getting there after the fact and when we went to the hospital and were told of your death, the emotions of everyone there, rookie to then DI Quinlan, was something I have never experienced and hope not to go through again. These were the lives that you touched, and changed in a positive way. Your leadership skills were unmatched by anyone I have worked for before, or in the almost fourteen years since that day. I, as a lot of those you lead, have moved up through the ranks of this Department. You were an insipration to me and I strive every day to be half the supervisor and leader you were. If I could achieve that, I have made a difference. Rest in peace Freddy. Thank You.
— Ron Leyson
Posted: July 29, 2010, 10:08 pm

Just wanted to wish Freddy a Happy Anniversary in heaven. You are truly missed...
— KEnneth Fung
Posted: October 18, 2010, 1:46 am

Always in my heart.
— Connie Phelan
Posted: March 19, 2011, 9:47 am

I worked with Freddy in the 84. He was one of the best guys around and is truly missed.... RIP my Brother...
— Riley G Matthews
Posted: April 26, 2011, 11:30 am

Freddy You are always remebered and forever missed. S.Lally - Former P.O. BSTF
— Shaun Lally
Posted: July 22, 2011, 7:00 pm

Hey Cuz....what's it like in heaven?...Another year has just about passed and still your light glows with the people u left behind...Junito...I've been retired almost ten years...lost mom...titi...and still... life must go on...You're sorely missed ...from what l've heard,,,you changed lives...inspired some..were loved by many...Thank you for the difference you made...Your sister live with you every day...GOD BLESS...
— Oscar...ret mos
Posted: September 13, 2011, 4:06 pm

Freddy will always be remembered by the members of the 84 as Sgt. Narvaez who took his meal break with the cops he supervised in the cops lounge. Freddy once turned us out on a 4x12 wearing a tank commanders helmet and range goggles, waving the American flag behind the desk (doing his best Patton impersonation) and ordering everyone to go out there and "be cops, back each other up and come back safe at the end of tour". Freddy could lead cops because he was a cop.
— Frank K.
Posted: October 15, 2011, 12:48 pm

If roses grow in Heaven, Lord Please pick a bunch for me. Place them in my cousin's arms And tell him they're from me. Tell him I love him and miss him, And when he turns to smile, Place a kiss upon his cheek And hold him for a while. Because remembering him is easy, I do it everyday, But there is an ache within my heart That will never go away.
— Wilma
Posted: January 19, 2012, 2:54 pm

I retired from the 70 Pct in Sept 1983. It was a busy place to work back then. I cannot imagine what it is now. The 70 has lost some good men over the years. God bless all of them and the present officers. Jimmy
— Jim Maroney
Posted: March 4, 2012, 1:15 pm

We uses to work a lot together in the 25pct. My heart fell when I saw he passed away. He was a funny partner! I remember we had ajo. In which the guy was resisting arrest . I was wrap around the guy and Freddie step back and maced away .... It worked we cuff him and I ended up in the kitchen sink. I never let him live that down. He will always be in my heart. Rip partner.
— Elizabeth Moran-Walter
Posted: March 10, 2012, 6:38 am

When I was in NSU 14 in 1987, I flew to the 84 on one of the coldest December nights I can remember. We reported to Sgt. Narvaez on the desk who posted us but before sending us out, he came around the desk with a set of scooter keys and said to me "It's 14 degrees outside. You're scooter qualified aren't you?" I began to confess that I wasn't but he cut me off, looked straight in my eyes and asked "You ARE scooter qualified, aren't you?", while shaking his head in the affirmative. "Yessir!" I blurted as I snatched the keys from his hand!! He wasn't going to let a fellow cop suffer needlessly. Many years later, I did 4x12's in the 72 while Freddy was the 4x12 Lieutenant in the 70 and we became friends on border jobs and at Hennesy's during the 4x4's. Rest in Peace to my friend who would never allow a cop to suffer needlessly!
— Brian Doherty
Posted: October 18, 2012, 9:39 am

Thinking about you as our 33rd anniversary has come and gone. Class of Nov. 7, 1979. Always in my heart. RIP
— Connie Phelan
Posted: November 11, 2012, 4:49 pm

Freddy, Reading about your daughter today in the NYPOST brought back many memories of our PA Class of Nov. 1979 and of my Elmhurst buddy-Freddy. Such a beautiful person! Mary Maruffi
— Mary Maruffi
Posted: January 11, 2013, 5:33 pm

Yo, bro.. Everything's OK down here in the city you loved so well. Everyone's proud of Kat. Mom and Dad are doing great in PR.. We all miss you... Love Dave
— Dave
Posted: October 17, 2013, 8:24 pm

Lt Narvaez, your passing was a tremendous loss to the NYPD, the 70, and PBBS. You weren't a boss you were a leader. Anyone could be a boss just pass the test. You lead your cops, you motivated them . You never forgot us. You are sorely missed by all who knew you. Rest in Peace Federico. You will never be forgotten , always in our prayers.
— Tommy
Posted: October 18, 2013, 4:54 am

I worked with Freddy in the 84 Pct and he was the best boss and my best frien. He was a cop's cop who was always there for you , on the job and off the job, that is why he was loved by all. Loved his wife Marilyn dearly and his daughter Katrina , who became a Police Officer recently and wears her fathers shield. RIP my dear friend and may God bless and protect your daughter. If heaven had visiting hours , I would go and hamg out with you!!!
— Yvonne Mair
Posted: February 25, 2014, 10:58 pm

Federico we continue to pray for you. Rest in Peace.
— Tommy
Posted: October 18, 2014, 7:13 pm

In light of what's been going on lately in the NYPD, I thought of you Freddie. Remembering our time in the academy shooting hoops! R.I.P. Gerri W. 79-4
— Gerri Wojno
Posted: January 4, 2015, 11:22 am



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