After a tourist from Arizona snapped a photo of NYPD Officer Larry DePrimo of Holbrook giving a homeless man socks and boots to ward off the cold, the image became an instant hit on the NYPD's Facebook page.
NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly shakes hands with detective Lawrence DePrimo after his promotion to detective. (Nov. 26, 2013)
This Facebook posting about the NYPD officer who gave a homeless, shoeless man a pair of boots has become an online sensation. The officer was later identified as Larry DePrimo of Holbrook.
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, right, is joined by fellow council members as they honor NYPD Officer Lawrence DePrimo for giving boots to a man in need. (Dec. 10, 2012)
NYPD Officer Larry DePrimo was assigned to Midtown South Impact in 2011.
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn speaks with NYPD Officer Lawrence DePrimo before the council honored him for giving boots to a man in need. (Dec. 10, 2012)
New York City Police Officer Larry DePrimo speaks to reporters after he became an Internet sensation for buying a barefoot man in Times Square socks and a pair of boots. (Nov. 29, 2012)
New York City Police Officer Larry DePrimo holds a pair of cuff links presented to him by Commissioner Ray Kelly. (Nov. 29, 2012)
New York City Police Officer Larry DePrimo speaks to reporters at police headquarters, where he was honored by the commissioner. DePrimo, concerned about a barefoot man’s well-being in frigid weather, paid $75 out of his own pocket for insulated shoes and thermal socks for the man. (Nov. 29, 2012)
NYPD Officer Larry DePrimo, in discussing why he bought boots and socks for a barefoot man in Times Square, credits his parents for bringing him up right. “They raised me extremely well. A lot of what I am today is because of my upbringing,” he said. (Nov. 29, 2012)