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New York City Police Officer Larry DePrimo speaks (Credit: Charles Eckert)

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

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
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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
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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,
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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)

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NYPD Officer Larry DePrimo was assigned to Midtown
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NYPD Officer Larry DePrimo was assigned to Midtown South Impact in 2011.

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn speaks
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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
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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
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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
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

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)

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NYPD Officer Larry DePrimo, in discussing why he
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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)

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