Name : Cassas, Kim 

Rank: P.O.

Shield #: 12481 Command: 068 Pct.
Date of Death: 1996-01-13   Cause of Death: Shot Off Duty
     
 Officers in the 68th Pct received word that Kim Cassas had allegedly killed herself off duty, in front of her estranged husband?s house with her newborn baby a few feet away.

Over 1,000 police officers and civilians that knew her, off duty paid their respects at her funeral. She was not entitled to the Inspectors Funeral her friends felt she deserved due to the circumstances surrounding her death. Those that knew her, knew that she would never take her own life.......She was too full of life and loved life, especially with her new born baby boy. Her only problem was a psycho husband whom she had an order of protection against. Kim had reported her gun stolen by him.

After many months of painstaking investigation Kim's estranged husband was arrested, tried and convicted of her murder. One of her fellow officers would like everyone to know that though she did not die LOD, there is a another true "Angel" out there that deserves our respect and admiration for being one of the Finest of the Finest.

There is a walkway in Dyker Park Golf Course named after Officer Cassas. For the last eight years the 68th Pct has been running the Kim Cassas Memorial Golf Day to raise money for the care of her son.
  
 
     
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Comments from Friends    
     
Kim was a sweetheart with a smile that could light up a room. She left us far too soon and it is wonderful that the 68 will not let her be forgotten. May she rest in peace and God bless the 68 personnel who still honor her.
— Michael

Kim always forgot to lock her locker, so I started to lock it on backwards. I must have done it 2 dozen times, she never complained or said a word she just accepted that this is what happens when you don't lock your locker. She always put cocoa butter on, so of course I didn't let a day go by when I didn't ask her if she rubbed chocolate bars under her arms, my sister who was no better always told her that she had something in her ear knowing very well that it was this little flower tatoo that kim had in her ear. She would just laugh at us, and that's what we wanted cause it was all in fun.I never saw her mad, raise her voice or be petty about anything. She took everything in stride. She always had that smile on her face and was ready to help you if you needed it. I really am sorry that she is gone, she is missed alot by the many people whose life her wonderful smile and sincere kindness has touched.
— Josephine

I just want every one to know that kim was a very special person to all of us at the 68 who had the sincere pleasure of working with her she was a beautiful person and there is no way that she would ever take her life she had so much to live for her husband john was arrested for stealing her gun he was an animal kim was in fear of not only her life but her sons life too and on the day her order of protection ended her husband took the gun he stolen from kim and shot and killed her when she was picking up her son he tried to make it look like kim took her own life but we knew that she would never do that kim loved live way to much for that she was a animal lover and it was frequent to see kim walking stray dogs that people would bring to the 68 Kim we love you and miss you always
— Bill F

First I would personally lke to thank "Dee" NYPDWIFE109 for this site. When I first saw this site I e-mailed her about Kim and believed that she should also be "honored" along with the all fellow officers that gave their lives. After giving Dee all the information that I remembered, she was nice enough to research it and subsequently add "Kim" to this site. I had several pictures we took when she assisted me on the midnight run to the lab and can't locate them. If any of you have a picture, please contact Dee at this site for her to add to it. Once again, "Thank You Dee for making this possible. Pete
— PETE MORICI AKA 068 PETE PROPERTYV

When I received that phone call on the evening of January 13th from another officer from the 68th Pct, I just knew that it wasn't good news. He told me that Kim was shot, I was just devastated and my immediate response was,who did it John. There was never a doubt. She was such a vibrant girl and loved her son Michael too much to ever take her on life. I was the PAA in the CPU Office and Kim was assigned there. She was always there whenever I needed her to do anything within the confines of the 68 Pct. Kim was always a ray of sunshine. She will always be in my heart and I will always miss her.
— Judy

I was working late tours in the 78 and used to deliver the firearms in that blue bag to the 68. She was always there to take them. She was warm and wonderful. Although our conversations were short she made a lasting impression on me. She was a wonderful person.
— Dave 78 pct.

Has it really been 10 years since you left this world.I think of you always as I drive by the dog walk in memory of you.I did something nice today for someone in your memory like you would have if you were still with us. REST EASY
— HOWARD

Kim and I were work out buddies at World Gym in Brooklyn before she became a police officer. I have a picture of her with her son sitting on my mantle, so I see her and think of her every single day. She was one of the most wonderful friends a girl could ask for. I love her and miss her smiling face. I have so many great memories. Love you Kim. What a wonderful thing you have done with this web site. Thank you
— Sally Zatkoff

rest in peace.
— sjs
Posted: November 6, 2006, 9:06 am

I get sad thinking about the last ten years without Kim. She was a beautiful person inside and out. I know there wasn't a negative bone in her body. I smile thinking of the many times we worked on patrol and laughed so hard together. Her eyes would tear and there would be mascarra all over the place. The only positive thing to come of this tradgedy is I still get to sense part of her when I see her Mom, Sister and Son. They are all wonderful people and Kim- like. Her son is a very happy boy and is a constant reminder of Kims innocence and goodness.Kimberly, you are so missed and still hold a big place in my heart as well as most people who knew you.
— Adam C
Posted: November 17, 2007, 7:46 pm

Kim was as innocent as they get, not a vicious bone in her body, saw the good in everyone, was so excited to be a Mom, what a tragedy that this world only had her for such a short time, God Bless you!! Those of us that had the distinct pleasure of your presence will never forget you.
— patti
Posted: January 15, 2009, 5:33 pm

Kim was the best person I know she was my best friend since we were 8 years old we were so close that we said we r cousins.Since she passed there has not been a day that u dont come to my mind u r a very caring person and u r very missed by myself n your godson Anthony u alaweys had a smile on your face always happy we love n miss u everyday u truly r the best u r nypd finest!!!!!!! LOVE U ALWAYS OUR ANGEL!!!!
— Bene
Posted: August 22, 2010, 8:35 pm

I came across this website recently. I didn't know it existed and of course tears came down my eyes. They quickly turned into tears of comfort because of all the wonderful thoughts Kimberly's friends shared about her. I don't say it enough - Thank You for all the support you've given Kim's son Michael over these past 15 years if you've met him you would know he has my sister's spirit all the way through. Our family is forever grateful and thankful to her friends, her second family from the 68pct. Thank You for recognizing my sis Kimberly as an "NYPD angel". Love & Peace Steph
— Stephanie Cassas
Posted: February 9, 2011, 11:58 am

To the best friend I ever had. I still remember the first day I met you when you walked into Bishop Kearney HS with your perfect eyelashes and pink lip gloss. It was a horrible night when Mike had to tell me you were gone. I couldn't believe I wasted so much time and then you were gone. I never met another friend that I know truly loved me like I know you did. Although I am crying like a baby right now I can still laugh outloud anytime I think of our days driving your mothers rabbit. Well we both have sons named Michael the same age and when I saw your son when he was little he melted my heart at just the site of him. Kim, I have told you in my prayers but I want the world to know that I named one of my daughters after you and she is as beautiful and mischevious and tough as you ever where. When I yell out her name (and God knows how many times I do) I sometimes feel like I am calling to you. I hope Mom, Steph and Michael are doing well. NYPD never had better. I love you and miss you and Kimberly Patricia Masullo is honored to have you as her guardian angel. God help the person that ever crosses her...I have seen you protect anything from a stray cat or dog to your closest friends. Until we laugh together again. Janice Governale Masullo
— Janice Governale Masullo
Posted: September 10, 2011, 1:52 am

PO Cassas, you were taken from us by a lowlife and the Dept made a mistake. Your friends got the NYPD to see they made an error and justice was done. You brought sunshine into every ones life that came into contact with you. God wanted you home so he called you back. You will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Kim we love you and pray for you.
— Tommy
Posted: January 13, 2014, 3:53 am

Kim it feels like only yesterday you were lighting up rooms and making us all smile. The pain is taking a long time to ease. We miss you. I know your resting in peace.
— Tommy
Posted: January 9, 2015, 6:37 am

RIP
— AF
Posted: January 13, 2015, 12:59 pm

Miss You Kim, your Michael is the biggest blessing in my life. He is your spirit 100%. You're in our prayers each night. Until we are all together again... keep being our guardian angel in heaven.
— Stephanie
Posted: January 13, 2016, 12:38 pm

I knew Kimmie as a baby, she and my son Devin were friends, as I was with her Mom Marlene. I was devastated to hear of her passing ...she was always so full of life. Wanting to care for every animal that came her way. God bless you Kim. Prayers for Mom and Steph.
— Elinor Dandrea
Posted: July 23, 2016, 5:49 pm

 


 

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