Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer John G. Scarangella

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, May 1, 1981

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Reflections for Police Officer John G. Scarangella

You are not forgotten

Sgt Lombardo
NYC Transit Police

June 1, 2017

Rest well my brother for you have done your time in hell.Blue lives will always matter to me.God bless you and your family always.

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

May 1, 2017

Thinking about you today. Many thanks for your service to our country. RIP and my prayers be with your family.

John Haseltine - Civilian

April 18, 2016

I didn't know Police Officer Scarangella,but I did know his story. His sacrifice was one that made me a better police officer and gave me a pride in my job that lasted my 20 year career in the NYPD. You are still in my thoughts and prayers, we are all family.

PO retired 42 Pct. 2002
NYPD

April 5, 2016

the family of Police Officer John Scarangella can finally have peace knowing that the one that ended this officers life has died in prison

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April 5, 2016

You were in my thoughts today Officer Scarangella after I learned your cold blooded murderer died yesterday at a medical facility while serving his sentence at 5 Points. Now he will get the ultimate sentence in my opinion. Glad he never got to see the day of light again as many before have and continue to do so after murdering LEO's.

Rest in Peace Officer Scarangella!

J. Gantner
Grandson, Son, Brother of NJ LEO's & NJSP

April 5, 2016

I met PO John Scarangella in 1972, in my rookie year while on Patrol. He wished me success with my new career, smiled & shook my hand. I can still see his smiling face. "He" is remembered in Prayer, along with his Family.

Ret. PO Charles Papio
TPD/NYPD

February 26, 2016

It was my honor to research newspapers, magazines, online & books to find your ID CARD Photo. I found this photo in a Online Article about your heroic sacrifice. I felt it was necessary to have a photo on this website so that your family & friends can remember you. Rest Easy Hero! Always Remembered!

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit

February 5, 2016

May the souls of Gods soldiers rest in peace.

PO Pentol (retired)
NYPD

January 19, 2013

Hero's may fall but will never be forgotten. RIP Sir.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

January 31, 2012

As a young uniformed cop so many years ago, I attended PO Scarangella's funeral. I can't believe it's over 30 years ago now, but I still remember it. It was a sea of blue summer blouses. May God rest his eternal soul and continue to care for his loved ones. Rest in Peace.

Special Agent (Retired)
United States Secret Service

October 29, 2011

This was very sad! I remember vividly the day this happened and the days to follow. I was only 9 at the time but when something like this happens in your town, none the less, knowing the children, it's something that stays with you forever!!! God bless his family! Rest in Peace Hero!

P.O. Adam Constantino
Nassau County PD and Friend of the children

January 18, 2011

A NOTE TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS !

FINALLY,.... ON MAY THE 1st, 2011 THANKS TO THE EFFORTS OF MANY , THERE WILL BE A STREET NAMED IN JOHN'S HONOR AND MEMORY ,......... " JOHN SCARANGELLA WAY "

FRATERNALLY
TIM MOTTO
RET NYPD 028 PCT
PAST PRES. NYS FOP LODGE # 69

RET PO TIMOTHY MOTTO
NYPD

January 14, 2011

RIP from a fellow 113 brother

Sgt Pat Connolly
NYPD

March 17, 2010

I WAS INTRODUCED TO YOU BY YOUR BROTHER LUCA, WHEN WE WERE ROOKIES COMING ON THE JOB IN 1972. YOU GAVE US ENCOURAGEMENT AND WISHED US SUCCESS. MAY YOU BE EMBRACED BY THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS & MAY YOUR FAMILY BE COMFORTED BY THE ALMIGHTY. REST IN ETERNAL PEACE, JOHN.

RET PO CHARLES PAPIO
NYPD

December 25, 2009

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace in such incidents & our only real comfort comes from Him. May His strength, comfort & peace continue to be the sustaining force in the lives of all who knew this beloved officer. May it somehow help to know he is not forgotten, and his killers have been relentlessly persued for justice in his honor.

Anonymous

September 9, 2009

Officer Scarangella, you are not forgotten.

SPO
Salem, VA

May 1, 2009

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

Robyn Wilkes

April 21, 2009

Your memory will live on forever and your sacrifice will never be forgotten. May you rest in eternal peace. Your in God's hands now.

Sergeant Chris DiToro
NYPD

May 1, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

May 1, 2008

I was assigned to the 107th Pct when this happend and was at Queens General Hospital when John was rushed there. I knew the Doctors and ER Team. They did everything they could to save his life, but the wounds he suffered in the shooting were fatal. I often think of him and his partner Richard Rainey and how they were struck for no reason other then they were just NYPD Cops. I hope his wife and family have found the condolence they are entitled to since this horrendous event. God Bless John. MK Class of 6/68 (Company 68-49)

Det.1 Michael Kelty
NYPD

April 6, 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

January 2, 2008

Twenty-six years and you are not forgotten. Your heroism is a legacy that will last eternally.

"For those who pledge to uphold it, freedom requires a sacrifice the protected will never know."


Wife of an MCPD, Maryland Officer

May 1, 2007

Your watch ended on the day I was born. 25 years later I would become a Police Officer. The day you left this world as an Officer, another was born. Rest easy PO Scarangella, you are not forgotten.

Police Officer

April 18, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

December 5, 2006

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