1st Lt. Daniel Farkas
Tammuz 2, 5768
April 30, 1966
July 4, 2008
1st Lt. Daniel Farkas of Brooklyn, New York joined the NYPD in 1988 and was assigned to the 112th Precinct in Forest Hills.
In late 2006 and early 2007, Farkas was among the officers assisting in an investigation into a series of arsons in the Elmhurst, Maspeth and Rego Park neighborhoods. In January 2007, an Elmhurst man was accused of being the serial firebug responsible for setting 18 fires and causing millions of dollars in property damage. In March 2003, Farkas was one of three city cops who helped a federal air marshal subdue an unruly passenger from Bay Shore on a U.S. Airways flight from LaGuardia Airport to New Orleans. At that time, he was assigned to the Police Academy. As a member of the New York Police Department, he also responded to the World Trade Center attacks on September 11th, 2001. His awards include the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, the Overseas Service Ribbon, ,and the National Defense Service Medal. He has been awarded the New York State Defense of Liberty Medal for his service in Manhattan following the attacks on the World Trade Center, and also holds the New York State Physical Fitness Ribbon and New York State Aid to Civil Authorities Medal. He has been awarded Army Commendation Medal and the New York State Medal for Merit posthumously. Daniel died of injuries suffered from a non-hostile incident in Kabul, Afghanistan (Camp Phoenix)at age 42.
U.S. National Guard
Served until July 4, 2008.
27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team