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

"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

May you rest in peace Officer Santucci. God bless you and your family.

Detective Brent David
Wake County Sheriff's Office-Former Maplewood NJ PD

September 9, 2008

Rest in peace Brother

To the Family of Office Santucci
Your complete family are in my families prayers during this dark time. My family is just starting to make it thru a lost of our own with the death of my future son in-law Josh Norris. Kenneth was taken to early and should of have had more time with you guys. I know words at this time will never stop the hurt, but know your Husband and Dad is not far from you, he is the whisper in the wind, that feeling of being hugged when no one is there, he will always be at your side watching over ever accomplishment and catching ever tear that you guys shed. What has helped my family and may help yours, remember your love ones laugh, his smile and all those things that are unique to him, since they are truly what made him. He is a true hero in every sense of the word and your police family extends it arms to you, if this one from Louisiana can do anything do not hesitate to ask. God bless you and may he give you strength.

Deputy John Latour
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

September 9, 2008

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Santucci. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your Family.
You will never be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

VIPS Jeff Claybern
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

September 9, 2008

Today we lost a hero, this day God welcomed one home.

Patrolman Dwayne Delcour
Mansfield Police Mansfield, Mo

September 9, 2008

To P.O. Santucci, may you rest in peace brother, you have done your job well, and to the family, friends and members of the Belleville Police Department, you are in our thoughts and in our prayers. We know exactly what you are going through, we just lost our brother P.O. Tom Raji on 22 Aug. 08 and are still numb. Please know we are here for you all during this difficult time.

Sgt. Ben Salerno
Perth Amboy Police Dept.

September 8, 2008

God bless the family of Officer Santucci. We are all praying for you as you come to terms with this tremendous loss.

Officer Doug Wiencek
Metra Police Dept., Chicago, IL

September 8, 2008

I can never recall seeing your face without a smile on it. Or time spent with friends and family where your good humor wasn't lifting the spirits of all around you.
Though we'll all miss you, now is the time for your spirit to be lifted to a reward well earned.

Your loving family, friends, and the communities you served will all feel the loss of one truly, good man.

My deepest sympathy goes out to your family, and all of us who had the common priviledge to call you friend.

Dan Helber

September 8, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers to the family of Officer Santucci. God Bless him for his service to Belleville Police Department. Rest in Peace sir, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

September 8, 2008

You've served your time on the streets, now relax in heaven. Rest in peace, brother.

Ofc. Vanik
TCC Police Department

September 8, 2008

You've fought the noble fight and now God has called you home. Return to Him in honor, my brother, and rest forever in peace. Thank you for your selfless sacrifice. You are my Hero!

Former GPD Officer

September 8, 2008

Rest in Peace Brother. You will never be forgotten! You were a great man!!!

Sg. Justin Johnson
Belleville, New Jersey

Sgt. Justin Johnson
Friend and fellow brother.

September 8, 2008

I was at the scene when Kenny and his partner Officer Melissa Corrado were initially injured. I left the scene and headed to Clara Mass Host. in Belleville, where Kenny died.

I was at the scene today with another Belleville Officer. I teared up. It was roped off, had flowers everywhere and candles were lit. I will be returning tomorrow with roses.

Some good news: Melissa, ( Officer Corrado ), was released from University Hospital today. She is going to make a 100% recovery!

I also would like to let everyone know that I will personally be printing this out and sharing it with Police Chief Joseph Rotonda along with the entire department. I will also make sure Mayor Kimble and Ken's wife and family get get a copy.

Please keep your kind words coming!

Thank you


Justin Accardi
Friend and fellow brother.

September 8, 2008

My heartfelt condolences goes to the family of Officer Kenneth Santucci and the Belleville Police Department on their tragic loss. This heartbreaking occurrence will be an arduous time for the family, friends and members of the Belleville Police Department; as my prayers will be with all of you during this strenuous and dismal time. Officer Santucci’s watch on earth has ended but his new function with our Savior Jesus Christ has just begun…………

Blessed Are The Peacemakers: For They Shall Be Called The Children OF GOD

Captain Gene DiGiacomo - Retired
East Orange Police Department

September 8, 2008

Rest in peace Officer Santucci. You will never be forgotten.....

Sergeant Chris DiToro

September 8, 2008

My thoughts and prayer are with your family. God bless your soul.

SPA Mario Guerrero
US Border Patrol

September 8, 2008

Kenny, I dont know what to write. I dont want to accept the fact that your gone. You were a great partner and even a better friend. I never met anyone who would make me laugh whenever I talked to them. I cant fathom how a world could be so cruel that it could take someone so loved away from us. Im just thankful for having you for a friend the short time we were together. I will never forget you brother and always..always miss you.

John Formisano
Newark Police/ friend

September 8, 2008

Rest in peace brother.


September 8, 2008

Officer Santucci,

Rest in peace.

Detective Dave Howell
Plano,Texas Police Dept-Auto Theft Unit

September 8, 2008

Thank you for your willingness to serve your fellowman. God bless you, your family, and the Belleville Police Department. May the Lord grant your loved ones the strength to endure during this difficult time. Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

September 8, 2008

Words cannot express the heartfelt sympathy that goes out to the Santucci family, may your love help guide you through this very difficult time and keep you strong. Our prayers are with you all. Having two brothers on the force it hits close to home when we loose a fellow officer. Rest in peace and may your light shine forever on your family!
Cindy Henry-Capasso
Belleville Resident


September 8, 2008

Officer Santucci thank you for your service and dedication. Neither you, nor your sacrifice, will ever be forgotten. Watch over your family giving them the love, guidance and support they will need as they begin this long, dark journey without you. Watch over your brothers and sisters in uniform as well.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

September 8, 2008

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