NYC Honorary Street Names
P.O. Thomas Schimenti Jr. Corner (Staten Island)
Location:Intersection of Richmond Road and Todt Hill Road
Honoree: On August 17, 1979, Police Officer Thomas Schimenti, Jr. (b. 1943) was on foot patrol in Midtown Manhattan when he was notified of a bank robbery in progress. He chased a suspect from a Chemical Bank into the 42nd Street Arcade at Grand Central Station. P.O. Schimenti was killed in the ensuing gunfight. The suspect was captured by fellow officers and later drowned during an escape attempt.
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