04-06-2012, 07:24 PM #1
A challenge to you...I've already challenged myself.
Next month will be Police Officers Memorial Week....
How long would it take you, to recognize each and every officer in your department, or your state, by leaving a reflection one the ODMP website?
I eventually buckled down and reconized every LODD LAPD cop there, as well as every LODD LE officer in my new home state...little over 250.
I realize that NYPD has over 700 listed, that would be quite an undertaking. To recognize every CA cop would be a Hurculean task. Maybe when I really retire, I would try and do it.
What do you say? Wanna give it a try?
04-06-2012, 07:39 PM #2
1522 in Calee.....7 from my dept.
It would take quite a bit of time to leave a reflection for each one. I make it a point to leave a message for one member in our dept throughout the year. Just like visiting his grave on his LODD anniversary. Don't know who has the detail since I left. But the caretaker of the cemetary was always helpful when the patrol car shows up...escorting the "new" officer to his resting place.
But it has been done by Pittsburg PD Larry Lasater's mother, Phyllis Loya. Since her son's untimely death she has taken the time to write, from her heart, EVERY single officer who has given his/her life.
Last edited by deputy x 2; 04-06-2012 at 08:04 PM.This profession is not for people looking for positive reinforcement from the public. Very often it can be a thankless job and you can't desire accolades, because those are not usually forthcoming. Just do your job to the best of your ability and live with the decisions you've made.
04-06-2012, 08:08 PM #3
Yes, indeed, Phyllis Loya works very hard at leaving ODMP reflections for all our fallen.
May God bless her in her efforts.
04-06-2012, 08:56 PM #4
Her support for other families is heartfelt and the messages are always so eloquent. Their pain is unfathomable. This was a gutwrenching one:
"Today I opened your memorial page hoping to see that somewhere, someone had left a reflection for you. My heart ached a little when there was none. My heart is crying inside, plese don't forget my son. I miss you so much and today is one of those mornings I wake up and am overwhelmed with sadness with facing another day of not being able to see you."This profession is not for people looking for positive reinforcement from the public. Very often it can be a thankless job and you can't desire accolades, because those are not usually forthcoming. Just do your job to the best of your ability and live with the decisions you've made.
04-07-2012, 11:05 AM #5
A L L H A V E G I V E N S O M E, B U T S O M E H A V E G I V E N A L L
04-07-2012, 07:29 PM #6
- Join Date
- Oct 2006
Only two thank God. One from 100+ years ago, and one that I was involved in and still makes me tear up.
04-07-2012, 09:23 PM #7
120 fallen members from the New York State Police.
I also remember the 4,422 OIF & 1,919 OEF U.S. casualties (to date).I make my living on Irish welfare.
04-08-2012, 01:51 AM #8
No line of duty deaths from my department in its 90 year existence. I do however attend every line of duty death funeral in the Tristate area that I can possibly attend. None this year to date, hopefully none this year here in NJ, and no more anywhere!" The Beatings will continue until Morale Improves "
04-09-2012, 03:40 AM #9
1775 from Texas. Most recent being Officer Padron that was gunned down at a Walmart on 4/6/12.
80 with my department. We have one that was killed on 12/24/1896 that absolutely no one can find a picture of...“The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed."
"You go for a man hard enough and fast enough, he don't have time to think about how many's with him; he thinks about himself, and how he might get clear of that wrath that's about to set down on him."
04-09-2012, 01:36 PM #10
- Join Date
- Apr 2011
- East Coast
754 fallen officers for Pennsylvania and 247 brothers and sisters from my agency listed on ODMP.
04-10-2012, 07:41 AM #11
I'm in...........Prov 17:17 A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
04-10-2012, 08:36 AM #12