The New York Police Department detectives’ union is paying tribute to its oldest living retired detective, who originally joined the force in 1953.
The Detectives’ Endowment Association was in Bronx on Tuesday to honor 101-year-old Nicholas Calabrese at the former detective’s nursing home. Calabrese was born in 1917 and joined the NYPD Transit Department in 1953.
He worked as a detective on the pickpocket squad — covering subway lines in Manhattan and Bronx — until his retirement in 1974.
Union President Mike Palladino says he told Calabrese that he was actually older than the union that represents him.
Palladino said Calabrese was presented with a certificate of appreciation at the event and a number of gifts.