Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Kenneth Andrew Santucci

Belleville Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Saturday, September 6, 2008

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Reflections for Police Officer Kenneth Andrew Santucci

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Santucci. Rest in peace our brother.

The Patrol Men and Women of
Sylvania Township PD (OH)

September 13, 2008

G-d Speed My Brother

ODPS Inv Unit

September 13, 2008

RIP officer Santucci, please watch over your family and all other guys on the job.

Godspeed, your job on earth was done and your funeral was beautiful, you were greatly loved.

Rest in Peace. Belleville will miss you.


September 12, 2008

My thoughts & prayers are with you. Rest Easy.

Cindy, Arkansas
sister of slain Officer Randy Basnett, EOW 9-24-1976

September 11, 2008

Ken, may you rest in peace and watch over your family and friends. You will deeply be missed.

PO Russo-Lopez
Belleville PD

September 11, 2008



September 11, 2008

RIP my Brother. Keep the gates of heaven open for the rest of us.

Cpl. Robert L. Padgett ( RET.)
Charles County Sheriff's Office,md.

September 11, 2008

to anna,kenny and entire family...our deepest prayers are with you all.....our brother Jim Guarino was a comrade officer with kenny's uncle ken......thanks to all who serve and those who've died in the line of duty: special angels are with you.....Terry and Michele

friends of family

September 10, 2008

Well Ken, I just left your wake. You would be proud... there were brothers from all over the state at your wake today. We had blocks of Franklin Avenue blocked off because some many of your brothers came to see you.

We will all see you tomorrow at Holy Family, brother and we will all eventually see you guarding the "Pearly Gates"

Your memorial on Union Avenue is beautiful. I will visit it again tomorrow after Holy Family.

I will do my best to hug your wife and shake your childrens hands.

With all of my love and respect,


Sgt. Justin Johnson

September 10, 2008

Rest in Peace....

Sgt. Zaida Molina

September 10, 2008

May you rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with your family in this difficult time. You are a TRUE American Hero.

PO 44pct

September 10, 2008

The following is a Fallen Officer's Prayer that was found while a Pueblo Police Officer visited the N.Y.P.D. Museum & Ground Zero in 2005 Officer's Prayer

Fallen Officer’s Prayer

I Never Dreamed It Would Be Me.
My Name For All Eternity.
Recorded Here At This Hallowed Place.
Alas, My Name, No More My Face.
'In The Line of Duty' I Hear Them Say.
My Family Now The Price To Pay.
My Folded Flag Stained With Their
We Only Had Those Few Short Years.
The Badge No Longer On My Chest.
I Sleep Now In Eternal Rest.
My Sword I Pass To Those Behind And
Pray They Keep This Thought In Mind.
I Never Dreamed It Would Be Me.
And With A Heavy Heart And Bended
Knee, I Ask For All Here From The
Dear God, Let My Name Be The Last.
Canon City, CO

Marilyn Robinson
KWLF internet radio

September 10, 2008

To the family and friends of Officer Santucci and the members of the Belleville Police Dept.

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you have suffered when Officer Santuccu was tragically killed.

To Officer Santucci's family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in the Bay Area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

Heaven may have another hero, but how I wish it wasn't so. In reading his reflections, I can see that Kenneth was an amazing man.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Kenneth gave to his community and the citizens of New Jersey, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 6, 2008.

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


September 10, 2008

I only knew Kenny from Nursing School. I remember him always smiling and joking. Even better, he left you smiling after talking to him. We have truly lost an angel. He will be missed. It is a reminder of how fragile life is and that each day is a blessing.We should remember to love and appreciate our loved ones when they're here. This hits close to home also because my Husband,Doug Fields is on the job in Elizabeth. A little over two weeks ago he almost didn't make it home one night. He was shot at by a couple of punks who stole a cell phone, an ipod, and $10. Can you imagine.... My heart breaks for Kenny's family and friends. I can't comprehend the pain his wife must be in. I especially feel for the child who will never see his Father's smile.

Prayers and blessings

Krsitin Fields

September 9, 2008

My heart goes out to Officer Santucci and his family. May you rest and peace and watch over your family and fellow brothers and sisters in blue.

Patrolman PJ Sandomenico
Nutley PD

September 9, 2008

You and your loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers. Please know that your dedication and sacrifice will always be remembered.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

September 9, 2008

I only knew Kenney by a familiar, friendly face, I never knew him by name, but he always presented himself as a very likeable person to interact with and represented the Belleville PD well. I am very sorry & saddened to see this very friendly face leave so suddenly! When it involves an extended family member from my own personal experience find myself analyizing the tragic event, & my actions repeatedly over within my mind, & knowing the veteran paramedic trying in vein by your side, I personally find as we all do, very hard to accept it as destiny, and could only wish that in your case Kenney, we had the ability to overturn that for you! I am going to miss seeing your familiar, friendly presence when arriving on scenes and wish you eternal peace up above! My personal condolences go out to your family & friends!

Eric Fortmann, Paramedic
MONOC, ALS Unit 256, Stationed out of Belleville, NJ

September 9, 2008

Rest in peace my brother...... You paid the ultimate sacrifice to keep us all safe. God bless your wife and children and all the members of the Belleville Police Department. Thank you for you service and dedication. You will be truly missed, your brother always.

PO. D. Kalyoussef #833
Emerson Police Department

September 9, 2008

Rest in Peace brother. Please watch over us from up above.
May God Bless your wife, 2 boys, and little baby girl on the way.

May we never forget the ultimate sacrifice you made protecting others.

Passaic County Prosecutor's Office Paterson, NJ

September 9, 2008

Rest in Peace Sir...............

Officer Thomas Wiederhold
Fort Worth Texas Police

September 9, 2008

Rest in Peace Brother. Thank you for your service.

Detective Kevin Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police Department (Michigan)

September 9, 2008

"The Final Inspection"

The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges
can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.

There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."

Det. Keith Strasheim
Corpus Christi, Texas PD

September 9, 2008

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Police Officer Kenneth Santucci of the Belleville Police Department, New Jersey. Thank you Sir, for your service. God bless.

Margaret S. Hood
Citizens Watch

September 9, 2008

Blessed are the peace makers. May you rest in peace. Thank You for your service to Belleville. May you, the family of Officer Santucci find comfort in the Holy Spirit. God Bless You, Rev. Bill Moheit

Rev. William Moheiy
Belleville Protestant Police Chaplain

September 9, 2008

The members at Arresting Hearts wish to offer their deepest heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Police Officer Kenneth Santucci. Because of Officer Santucci‘s ultimate sacrifice we live in a safer place. We thank you for your service and your dedication.

The Lord replied, “The years when you have seen only one set of footprints, my child, is when I carried you.” --Mary Stevenson 1936

With love and respect,

The members of ArrestingHearts

Arresting Hearts

September 9, 2008

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