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The DEA Honor Roll

Official Line of Duty Deaths

George C. Remouns, Jr.

Rank: Detective

Shield Number: 2632

Command: Narcotics Borough Bronx

Date of Death: 04/21/2017

Cause of Death: Illnesses contracted as a result of work on the rescue and recovery from the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001.

George C. Remouns, Jr. was appointed to the force on January 21, 1985. He was first assigned to the 40th Precinct. He also served in the Organized Crime Control Bureau, the Bronx North Narcotics Division, and Narcotics Borough Bronx. He was promoted to Detective on May 12, 1994. He remained in Narcotics Borough Bronx until he retired on November 1, 2013, after 28 years with the Department. During the course of his career, Det. Remouns made 600 arrests and was recognized seven times for Excellent Police Duty, and once for Meritorious Police Duty.

Det. Remouns is described by colleagues as “a calm, solid Detective and a great athlete.” He played on the Bronx Narcotics Basketball Team, which won the Department Championship in 1999. It was the first team other than the Police Academy to win that coveted competition.

Det. Remouns had contracted cancer which was tied to his work on the rescue and recovery efforts of the World Trade Center attacks of 2001.

On April 21, 2017, Det. Remouns passed away and his death was declared in the line of duty. He was 57 years old and survived by his wife and children. He was remembered as a “great husband, father, and Officer. But most of all, he was a gentleman.” One of his sons, Brandon Remouns, followed in his father’s footsteps and is now an Officer in the NYPD.

Det. Remouns is interred at Mount Hope Cemetery in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

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