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

25 years ago, I was a Paramedic assigned to Jamaica Hospital in Queens. My partner and I heard the call and responded into the 113 precinct area. As the RMP sped away with John gravely wounded in the backseat, we followed. The RMP stopped and I jumped into the backseat and started treating John. We arrived at QGH and my partner and I stayed in the ER, then later assisted moving John into the QGH OR.
It's tough working on anyone gravely wounded. It's even tougher when it is an Member of the Force.
The call still haunts me to this day and I hope that John's family gains some peace in knowing his bravery and valor.

Paramedic Jeff Kleiman
EMS - Jamaica Hospital

May 5, 2006

To Police Officer John G. Scarangella, his loved ones and his fellow officers:

On this the twenty fifth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is revered and honored today.

May your family continue be to comforted by the warm embrace of their law enforcement family, and other police survivors who share this painful journey with them. My heart is with your family as I know this pain never goes away for those who loved you.

Reading the loving reflections left by those who cared for you gives us an understanding of what a good and honorable man you were and of the high esteem with which you are held.

John, as a peace officer you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Officer Scarangella. I am so humbled by your valor and courage.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service John gave to his community and the citizens of New York, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on May 1, 1981.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05


May 1, 2006

God Bless you and may he keep your family strong, healthy and well. You are not forgotten brother, we will carry on...in your honor, ciao!

BZ
City of Yonkers PD, NY

August 13, 2005

DAY IS DONE,
GONE THE SUN,
FROM THE HILLS, FROM THE LAKE, FROM THE SKIES.
ALL IS WELL, SAFELY REST,
GOD IS NIGH.

GO TO SLEEP, PEACEFUL SLEEP,
MAY THE SOLDIER OR SAILOR, GOD KEEP.
ON THE LAND OR THE DEEP,
SAFE IN SLEEP.

LOVE, GOOD NIGHT,
MUST THOU GO,
WHEN THE DAY, AND THE NIGHT NEED THEE SO?
ALL IS WELL. SPEEDETH ALL
TO THEIR REST.

FADES THE LIGHT;
AND AFAR
GOETH DAY, AND THE STARS SHINETH BRIGHT,
FARE THEE WELL; DAY IS GONE,
NIGHT IS ON.

THANKS AND PRAISE,
FOR OUR DAYS,
'NEATH THE SUN, 'NEATH THE STARS, 'NEATH THE SKY,
AS WE GO, THIS WE KNOW,
GOD IS NIGH.

A Brother In Blue

Detective Troy S. Pilivi
Box Elder Narcotics Strike Force (Utah)

October 20, 2004

John's memorial plaque was lovingly rededicated by the members of the 113 Pct back in 2001. Current members of the command, who never had an opportunity to meet John, volunteered countless hours and funds to make sure his memorial was befitting his ultimate sacrifice. Although most of us had never been lucky enough to meet John we do know his lovely wife and family, who still attend precinct events and always make a point to drop by and take care of us. We were also very happy to see that many of Johns colleagues, most of whom had retired, made a point in attending the rededication 20 years later. We will always remember the sacrifice made by John as we see his memorial every day. Sadly we had to add an additional plaque to that granite wall for another 113 M.O.S. Disdale Enton who died in the line of duty in 2002, something we never wanted to see.

113 Pct M.O.S.
NYPD

January 3, 2004

I trained on a F.A.T.S. machine (computer simulator), two robbery suspects in a green duece and a quarter were stopped. As they exited the vehicle, I fired. The ACADEMY "trainer" (who hadn't been on the street in years) told me I was wrong, I shot them BEFORE they could shoot me! Read about this officer. Was I wrong? Who cares, I survived to retire. John, you had one good thing going, you got to see Jesus before I. And, as you now know, HE Loves You. So do we, buddy! Love the NYPD. BOSCO KNOWS.

REt Officer RB Wade
Richmond,VA Police

October 7, 2003

I still recall hearing your name when you were brutally murdered when I was a young man growing up in Brooklyn. I remember being sorrowful and wanting to do something about it. Your sacrifice is greatly appreciated by myself and many others. Rest in Peace. You will never be forgotten.

Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

God bless you. Obviously a good street cop, it is a same that you were taken from us by these two thugs.

Thank god that they were not able to fool a 3rd jury and were finally convicted and sent where they belong.

John,
I never got to meet you, but having been assigned to the 113 Pct the year after you died, I did get to know your beautiful family. Everyone in the precinct had good stories regarding you. I would have been honored to work with you and call you a friend.
It took many years but they finally renamed the street in front of the precinct in your honor.
May you rest in eternal peace.

Fellow Officer
NYPD

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