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Albany County Constable's Office, New York

Constable

Darius Quimby

Albany County Constable's Office, New York

End of Watch: Monday, January 3, 1791
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Reflections for Constable Darius Quimby

 

God's peace and speed Constable Quimby. Sadly you were the first of many. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.
August 21, 2014

At the moment you died, too many officers had given their lives in the service of protecting the public, and too many more have followed. Hopefully you found some peace in your eternal rest. Godspeed, Constable.

David Weldon
Oxford PD (formerly)
April 26, 2014

RIP Officer Quimby.....223 years have passed since you went on your last patrol.......America hasn't forgotten you....or ever will all the brave Police and Firefighters who have made the ultimate sacrifice for society. RIP Brother!

FIre Fighter Michael B. Wolf
Ret. FDNY....33 years responding!
February 27, 2014

Rest in Peace brother, we have the Watch...on the 223 anniversary of your sacrifice, you are remembered by your brothers

Policeman
Phoenix Police, Brother in Blue
January 3, 2014

Rest in Peace brother, we have the Watch, on this 223 anniversary of your sacrifice....you are remembered by your brothers

Policeman
Phoenix Police, Brother in Blue
January 3, 2014

You survived the American Revolution, and yet you died from the bullet of a common criminal, the first policeman of our country that we know to have done so. It is unfortunate that those things happen, but at least we know you died helping to protect peace and freedom. R.I.P. Constable Quimby

Richard Rabinowitz, Bloustein Student
Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
February 2, 2013

It has been many years since you left this world, many have followed you doing the same timeless job. Rest in peace and be assured that you have not been forgotten.

Capt.Tom Delaney (ret.)
PPD Bergen County NJ
January 5, 2013

Rest in peace, knowing that you served at the highest level and gave the most a man can give to his fellows.

Sgt John Speckman (retired)
NYPD
January 3, 2013

Rest in continued eternal peace Brother...

R. Shaffer
NCPD (Ret.)
January 3, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO
November 19, 2012

GONE NEVER FORGOTTEN RIP BROTHER JOB WELL DONE.

FUTURE LEO/DISTENT COUSIN OF SLAIN U.S. MARSHAL ED REED EOW 10/25/1895
July 10, 2012

There may be little information on you, but thanks for your services.

David
February 24, 2012

Over 200 years have past since you made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. I can't imagine how much tougher the job was back then, but one thing hasn't changed. There will always be people out there that want to do us harm, but men like you will always stand and fight for what is right. You are an inspiration to all of us that wear a badge.

Police Officer Bryan Cilento
Central Berks Regional Police & Pa President of Law Enforcement United
September 1, 2011

As far as we know, you were the first. Unfortunately you were'nt the last. You are not now, nor will you ever be forgotten. Go easy Bro.

"Just an ole Sarge"
Maryland State Police
June 3, 2011

You were number one and were followed by many more brave men and women...From a California Highway Patrol Officer and a proud member of the Law Enforcement community I want you to know that you will never be forgotten....God Bless you and keep the gates open as one day this proud Highway Patrolman and proud United States Marine will some day be with you to meet all the proud heros that have given everything for their fellow man and country....

Semper Fi.........

State Traffic Officer William M. Becze #
California Highway Patrol
July 2, 2010

Rest in peace, brother. You have the unfortunate distinction of being the first law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty. Too many have followed, prayerfully, none will be forgotten.

Ofc. Mitch Kornberg
Metro Nashville Police Dept.
May 23, 2010

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission
Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
January 20, 2010

You set the standard for what a police hero should be. You will never be forgotten for your sacrifice. RIP brother.

Anonymous
January 3, 2010

Constable Quimby, you have not been forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County Sheriff's Ofc. Il
January 3, 2010

200 years later and the ultimate sacrifice you made to ensure the safety of others has notbeen forgotten. You, sir, are a true hero.

May you rest in peace...

Deputy
Southwest Florida
July 10, 2009

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.

Constable Quimby, your sacrifice is not forgotten. Rest in Peace. Your memory is honored and revered 218 years after your death and will continue to be as the first law enforcement officer killed om the line of duty. Unfortunately, many thousands of more deaths have followed.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Darius gave to his community and the citizens of New York, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on January 3, 1791.

PhyllLais Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
March 2, 2009

I said a little prayer today for Constable Quimby and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He died a New York hero.

Robyn
January 7, 2009

Thank you for encouraging peace on earth. You will always be remembered.

P/O ASHBURN
PHILADELPHIA POLICE DEPARTMENT
May 17, 2008

Thank-you for your service. You are a hero.

Jessica Orr
Daughter Of Det. Kevin Orr EOW 11-22-06
January 15, 2008

I cannot imagine what this country was like so close to its beginnings. But I can see an honorable man, doing his part to protect the citizens and, upholding the law of a young country. Constable Quimby, you have spent well over 200 years walking a beat where you were called. You have sadly, been joined by thousands of others to work that same beat. Some day, we will meet and I will shake the hand of a hero.

Sergeant
Grand PRairie Police Dept
January 3, 2008

 
 

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