December 1st marked the one year anniversary of the tragic loss of Detective Sergeant Frank “Furby” Gualdino. The Yonkers Police Department, alongside the community, came together to commemorate Det. Sgt. Gualdino and pay homage to his service.
The ceremony took place at the 1st Precinct / Traffic Division where the officer served. There, a poignant memorial sign was unveiled in honor of Det. Sgt. Gualdino. This meaningful tribute arose from the combined efforts of retired NYS Trooper Freddy Martins and his associates. Such generosity demonstrated the solidarity within the law enforcement community.
Furthermore, retired YPD Detective Autumn Edwards and Fr. Bob Abbatiello contributed by leading the emotional memorial ceremonies. Their heartfelt words resonated with attendees, offering solace and remembrance reflecting on the impact of Gualdino’s life and service.
The unwavering support received during the last year has reinforced the bond between law enforcement and the Yonkers community. The accidental death of Det. Sgt. Gualdino sparked further interest last week when authorities revealed that the unlicensed teen driver who crashed into Gualdino on Tuckahoe Road last December will not face any criminal penalties. While both police and civilians are disheartened alike by this news, the anniversary ceremony helped in the healing.
And as the ceremonies concluded, the memory of Detective Sergeant Frank “Furby” Gualdino lives on, forever etched in the hearts of those who knew him and the community he served.