It is not the wealth and riches we have accumulated, that make us great, but what we have given of ourselves. These were truly great people;
- Capt. Harvey Katowitz, NYPD Retired
This site is dedicated to:
Three of New York’s Finest, who Capt. Harvey Katowitz had the privilege of working with during his career, and who made the ultimate sacrifice protecting the citizens of New York City.
“For we cannot tarry here, We must march, my Darlings. We must bear the brunt of danger, We, the youthful sinewy races, All the rest on us depend, Pioneers! O Pioneers!”
- Walt Whitman
Not gold, but only man can make a people great and strong; Men who, for truth and honor’s sake, stand fast and suffer long. Brave men who work while others sleep, who dare while others fly… They build a nation’s pillars deep and lift them to the sky.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
This poem is dedicated to all Police Officers who made the ultimate sacrifice.
A Part of America Died
Somebody killed a policeman today, and a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect, will be buried with him at his side.
The suspect who shot him will stand up in court, with counsel demanding his rights,
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids, and spend alone many long nights.
The beat that he walked was a battlefield too, just as if he’d gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won’t fly at half mast, to his name they will add a gold star.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today, It Happened in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors, a cop put his life on the line.
Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street, and he stands at each new rookie’s side.
He answered the call, and gave us his all, and a part of America died.
- Deputy Sheriff Harry Koch, Maricopa AZ County Sheriff, Retired
This website was prepared as accurately as possible. Any mistakes, omissions or comments please contact:
I would like to acknowledge and thank
Ret. Police Officer John P. Young,
Former Bronx Financial Secretary,
Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association
who, supplied me with much of the initial data used to create this website and
Ret. Det. Sgt. Michael Bosak
who has spent countless hours doing research to fill in many of the missing and incorrect information.
Any police department who wishes to have their members memorialized can contact:
It is with a tremendous amount of sadness that this memorial website will have to be updated periodically to honor our most recently fallen heroes.
“Let Them Not Be Forgotten”