Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Reflections for Sergeant Arthur Anthony Scarafile

RIP Arthur, you will never EVER be forgotten.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

January 30, 2018

Rest in peace my brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

May 8, 2017

Today I was thinking about you, as well as David Corbiine who you also worked with on the Thurway. You two guys were the best supervisors ever, and I was blessed to have known both you and David. May God always bless your respective families

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police

October 13, 2016

I served with Art at The East Schuyler station of the Thruway Detail (Later Troop T) from is opening, in December 1958,
until November, 1962, have fond memories of his friendship, and was saddened by his untimely passing.. Recently, I came across, and viewed 8 mm movie film of that period, in which Art appeared, along with others of our group. RIP, paisano.

Former Inv. C.V. (Vince) Sbardella)
NYSP

April 24, 2016

I served with Art at The East Schuyler station of the NY State Police Thruway Detail (Later Troop T) from is opening, in December 1958,
until November, 1962, have fond memories of his friendship, and was saddened by his untimely passing.. Recently, I came across, and viewed 8 mm movie film of that period, in which Art appeared, along with others of our group. RIP, paisano.

Former Inv. C.V. (Vince) Sbardella)
NYSP

April 24, 2016

Uncle Art, the youngest of seven children died tragically, but as his brothers and sisters before him, inspired a sense of duty and honor to those who were fortunate enough to work with him and those to whom he was able to assist while carrying out his duties.
Thank you for the inspiration and we are thankful that you watch over your other brothers and sisters who serve in your stead.

Investigator Nancy Scarafile
NJ Office of the Attorney General

May 6, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 26th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 8, 2012

Every time I read something about my great uncle its always uplifting and inspiring. With the few words that someone leaves you can tell he was a great person, trooper, and friend. Its an honor to be named after someone of such great character and prestige.

SPC Eric Arthur Carter
Nephew

August 3, 2011

Every time I read something about my great uncle its always uplifting and inspiring. With the few words that someone leaves you can tell he was a great person, trooper, and friend.

SPC Eric Arthur Carter
Nephew

August 3, 2011

Arthur Scarafile was my close friend and co-worker. He was the most compassionate man I ever knew. Always a smile and good word for everyone. Art was an outstanding representative of the New York State Police. He is dearly missed.

Richard Novier
New York State Police Retired

August 2, 2010

Art Scarafile was my close friend and co-worker, at SP Schyler on the NYS Thruway. He was the most compassionate man I ever knew. Always a smile and good word for everyone. Art was an outstanding representative of the New York State Police, and missed by all who knew him.

Trooper Richard Novier Retired
NYSP friend and co-worker

July 11, 2010

I said a little prayer today for Sergeant Scarafile and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

May 6, 2009

Gone but not forgotten...

January 8, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 20, 2007

SGT SCARAFILE, MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. YOU HAVE SERVED WELL. A HERO FOR SURE. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

September 24, 2007

Sergeant Arthur Scarafile, what a human being. This man represented the very meaning of words such as "decent", "Kind", "respectful" and "honest".
I ask any reader of this reflection to take 30 seconds right now and think about the aforementioned adj. and look at the photo. Now you will most likely have an idea of just who's Sgt. Arthur Scarafile. He's still in our thoughts and will not be forgotten. God Bless.

Zone Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police

September 8, 2007

Be at peace.

May 8, 2007

To the uncle I never met , Rest in Peace

~Eric Arthur Carter~


nephew

February 20, 2007

Thank you for your years of service. Rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten...

Officer

January 28, 2006

God holds a special place for those who give their lives in the service of others. Rest in His peace, Sgt. Scarafile. You are our brother.

Sgt. Bill Richardson
Anchorage, Alaska PD

January 2, 2005

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