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Police Officer Albert Anthony Valentino

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, October 23, 1989

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Reflections for Police Officer Albert Anthony Valentino

Rest In Peace Brother. We remember and honor you on the 28th anniversary of your E.O.W.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 23, 2017

al was my partner in the 15th dist he was a great officer and one that you would want to work with because you could always count on him.he really loved his family and his 1968 chevy camaro green i truly miss him because i felt part of the family.I know the rest of the family have missed him for a long time.I know you are up there riding in you car protecting everyone.Gd Bless I keep think of you your friend and partner
Bo Lederhandler

Pol Robert Lederhandler
Philadelphia Police Dept

August 11, 2016

One of my first friends. Cousin Albert! God bless!

ACO A Clark (retired)

April 6, 2016

Remembering my big brother, and all the lives you have touched. Forever in my heart, Love you

Your sister, Bernadette

April 6, 2016

I had the honor of meeting your family and providing them a wreath to lie upon your grave at Christmas time. Just a reminder that we do not forget our own.

P/O Joe Leighthardt
Philadelphia Police Dept.

March 19, 2016

To the Valentino family sorry for your lost, I'm sure he was a good man. We have a lot in calming. My father was also killied in the line of duty. April 10 1975 philadelphia police. He also had two sons and I'm one of his sons writing this. It's ashamed how the department forgets the fallen officers from the pasted and only recognized the current officers who were killed. Your father was involved in a case that's directly touch my soul and I thank him. If you would like to discuss it any further just reach out to me. My father was Alan Lewin EOW 10 April 1975. God bless you.


March 18, 2016

To My big brother, my hero. time goes on but I still miss you everyday, the same way. People change and times change and we all live life but you are not forgotten. Your beautiful family has grown. You were a beacon of light in our family, and I know the light shines down as you are there with Dad, Mom, Mary, Michael, Scarlett and many others who have gone with you People that knew you still talk about you and the memories, your camaro, the Port Richmond Cruisers, retired Police Policers etc. we had great times Al. Love you and miss your smile. Your little sister.

Bernadette A. Valentino-McCafferty

March 31, 2015

Al was agreat partner and friend Someone you could count on and a good family man I think of him often and he is surely missed Who left to soon

Ret Pol Robert Lederhandler
Philadelphia Police Dept

March 4, 2015

My brother, gone but never forgotten. I miss you everyday, until we meet again in the afterlife, love you always and forever

Police officer Veronica Valentino
Philadelphia Police Department/Sister

October 24, 2014

We graduated from the Academy together; got assigned to the 17th together; played on the same softball team. Sadly, I moved and was not able to attend his funeral.

Rest well, T-Bone.

Phila PD

February 13, 2014

Was looking at our 8th grade graduation photo.
Thinking & praying for your survivors.
Never forgetting your sacrifice.


October 31, 2013

I see your picture on the wall of the Roll Call Room in the 15th/2nd District every day. You are not forgotten. RIP...

P/O 3155
PPD 2nd Dist.

October 23, 2013

al pat and marylou what fun we had all them years.

pat maiellano
best ,man at his wedding

April 13, 2013

I have no memory of Albert Valentino. But what i can say is that if it was not for this man I would not be here. Not because you risked your life but because you wanted a little girl. And you got me. Dad even though you never held me i want you to know that i hold you in my heart everyday. I know that you are watch over me always and now you watch over your granddaughter (my daughter). I hope i am making you proud and i hope you know how much i love you and how i wish you were here.

Also thank you to everyone for there kind words....

Gina Valentino
His little girl (daughter)

April 2, 2013

god bless al i rememeber all the fun we had your 69 camaro and my 72 ss camaro down at front st in kensinton still think all fun we had miss you and god bless you

ken seiger friend

January 5, 2013

I was a student at night school at Penn. I always remember.

George Civilian

October 20, 2012

Al was my old partner when I was assigned to the 15th dist.It was alot of fun working with him and knowing the family.It was ashamed that he was taken so early.

I think about him often and how the family is doing. I remember the 69 Camaro that he loved so much. He will always be in my thoughts.

Bob Lederhandler
Ex Partner

Policeman Robert Lederhandler
Philadelphia Police Dept

June 15, 2012

Today and everyday you're thought about. A huge part of who I am is because of your living and losing you.
I miss your easy going casual fun and laughter. I miss singing with you while you play the guitar. To MISS , a soft word for such a huge everlasting hurt.
Love to you and our other angels. Daddy, Mommy, brother Michael and sister Mary.


gloria valentino netzer
little sister

September 29, 2011

You are remembered today by a mother of a fallen officer. My son, Larry Lasater died when shot on April 23, 2005 during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers while serving with the Pittsburg, California Police Department.

Albert, your sacrifice is not forgotten. Rest in Peace. Your memory is honored and revered 21 years after your death and will continue to be. This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Albert gave to his community and the citizens of Philadelphia, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 23, 1989.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 23, 2010

I was his and Gerri's best man at their wedding, my wife and I will always miss him. It has been 20 yrs since the awful incident, but we will never forget. We see the family from time to time and reminece old times. He is now a grandfather from his oldest son Albert Jr. We still love you and will never forget. Love Pat and Mary Lou and family

Pat Maiellano
best friend

October 24, 2009

god bless you and all your family, and may he walk with your family who fellow you, as police officers too. I hope you guide them . we all miss you .thank you for protecting us. sharon clark rilling and family

sharon clark rilling

February 24, 2009

This is a beautiful tribute to all our fallen officers, especially you Al, I will always miss you, my hero. Thank you for watching over my daughter, husband, brother etc.

Bernadette Valentino-McCafferty

September 30, 2008

I would like to thank everyone for all the kind words I have read on this page. I just discovered this page today and these reflections do mean a lot to the family as well as myself.

-Thank you-

Nick Valentino

May 17, 2008

May you rest in peace my brother.

Chief Investigator David Marston Retired
United States Marine Corps

May 5, 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

January 24, 2008

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