The Honor Legion
Police Department of the City of New
Fidelis Ad Mortem
The Honor Legion, founded in 1900, is
the oldest Fraternal Organization in the
New York City Police Department.
The Honor Legion is composed of members
of the Police Force of the City of New
York, comprising all ranks, who during
the history of the Honor Legion have
received Department recognition and have
been awarded medals of Honorable Mention
for deeds of valor performed at imminent
risk of life or who have been commended
for meritorious acts at personal risk,
and who are entitled to wear the
insignia of their Department.
It holds in one great bond of
comradeship the Honor Members of the
Department, Heroes of the Finest. It
recognizes no rank. It is a force
within a force, a tower of strength to
combat evil; an inspiration from within,
a beacon of hope for the weak, a leaven
for good. Its tenets: self-respect,
courage, loyalty and devotion to duty.
The underlying purpose of the
Organization is to render aid and
comfort to the survivors of the Members
of Service who have made the supreme
sacrifice in the performance of their
duty: (Fidelis Ad Mortem).
This purpose is carried out by the
Members of the Honor Legion with the
thoughtfulness of mind that there but
for the grace of God go I.
The Honor Legion is a Fraternal
Organization which through social
functions fosters comradeship and
brotherhood recognizing no ethnicity or
FIDELIS AD MORTEM ~ FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH
A police officer is someone, who
at one point in their life, wrote a blank check
payable to the citizens of his/her city for an
amount up to & including their life.