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Gov. Hochul directs flags to half-staff to honor fallen officer Nicholas A. Georgeadis

ALBANY, NY -Governor Kathy Hochul today announced flags on State buildings will be flown at half-staff on May 4 and 5 in honor of fallen retired Senior Investigator Nicholas A. Georgeadis.

“The State of New York lost a true hero in Senior Investigator Nicholas A. Georgeadis,” Governor Hochul said. “Senior Investigator Georgeadis will always be remembered for his commitment and service to the people of New York, and we will never forget those whose lives were changed and continue to be affected by September 11.”

On April 28, 2023, Senior Investigator Georgeadis passed away from an illness stemming from his assignment in and around the World Trade Center site following the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. He had retired from the New York State Police after 21 years of dedicated service on November 28, 2018.

Senior Investigator Georgeadis is from Wilton, NY, and is survived by his wife Amy and three children.

Nicholas Georgeadis was born on November 18, 1970, in Hartford, Conn., the son of Alexander Georgeadis and Sylvia Rodites Georgeadis.
Nick was a 1989 graduate of South Windsor High School in Connecticut, where he was co-captain of his undefeated football team. After high school, Nick went on to play football at Westfield State University in Massachusetts. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Political Science. In his senior year, he interned with the Mass. State Police Special Investigations Unit where he gained a passion for law enforcement. While in college, Nick enlisted in the Army National Guard where he served for eight years.

In 1997, Nick was hired by the N.Y. State Police. During his time as a trooper, he received 11 letters of commendation from his Troop Commander for various accomplishments including the solving of a homicide. In 2003, he was recognized as Troop K Trooper of the Year. He received two Superintendent’s commendations, one for responding to the World Trade Collapse for 13 weeks and another for pulling a man out of a vehicle before it exploded. In 2004, Nick was promoted to Investigator and assigned to the Special Investigations Unit where he earned seven more letters of commendation. In 2012, he was awarded Investigator of the Year for his undercover purchase of a newborn baby. He was promoted to senior investigator counterterrorism, where he was responsible for overseeing four counterterrorism units.

In 2018, Nick retired due to a work-related illness – a rare, aggressive, stage IV cancer attributed to his exposure during his 9/11 World Trade Center assignment. Through his strength, hope, humor, and endless grit, Nick courageously battled this cancer against the odds for over five years – All in an effort to be here for his wife and three children whom he adored.
Nick took great pride in his family, was a strong patriot, quick-witted, and a friend to many, always willing to help others in need. He enjoyed being involved in his kids’ athletic activities. He was a volunteer assistant coach of his youngest son’s all-star baseball team that has won the N.Y. State Championship 3 years in a row and also coached his son’s flag football team and other rec sports teams. 

Nick was a 2022 inductee into the South Windsor High School Hall of Fame and was the 2022 American Cancer Society Hero of Hope recipient.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave, (Rte 9 and/or Marion Ave.), Saratoga Springs, New York 12866.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 5, at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 440 Whitehall Rd, Albany, NY 12208, with Rev. Father Patric Legato officiating.