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Frank Serpico                                                                         
Born April 14, 1936                                                                   
Nickname Paco Serpico                                                                 
Place of birth Brooklyn, New York, USA                                               
Years of service September 11, 1959 - June 15, 1972                                   
Rank 1960 - Commissioned as a Patrolman                                               
1971 - Promoted to Detective                                                         
Awards NYPD Medal of Honor                                                           
Francisco Vincent Serpico (born April 14, 1936) is a retired New York City           
Police Department (NYPD) officer who is most famous for testifying against           
police corruption in 1971. The majority of Serpico's fame, however, came             
after the release of the 1973 film, Serpico, which starred Al Pacino in the lead     
“ Frank Serpico - The first police officer not only in the history of the New       
York Police Department, but in the history of any police department in the whole     
United States, to step forward to report and subsequently testify openly about       
widespread, systematic cop corruption-payoffs amounting to millions of dollars.