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

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

God be with the family of this fine officer. Rest in peace.

Senior Training Officer William Oakley
Essex County Detention

September 8, 2008

Rest in peace brother! May god bless your wife, children and unborn child. My prayers go out to you and your family!
God bless!

AMTRAK POLICE NYC (Belleville resident)

September 8, 2008

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Officer Kenneth Santucci, and the Belleville P.D. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Officer Santucci, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

September 8, 2008

On behalf of the 5,200 members of the American Association of State Troopers (AAST), we extend our sincere condolences to Officer Santucci’s family as well as the members of the Belleville Police Department. AAST members throughout the United States know first hand what all of you are going through right now. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Ken Howes, Executive Director
American Association of State Troopers

September 8, 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

September 8, 2008

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Police Officer Kenneth Santucci as well as to the Belleville Police Department. Rest in peace Officer Santucci, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch, CTO
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

September 8, 2008

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