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Police Officer John Pawlowski | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

John Pawlowski

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Friday, February 13, 2009
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Reflections for Police Officer John Pawlowski


I was on this page leaving a reflection for a fallen brother of my department and I wanted to wish you well and congratulate you on your son.
I had my son a few weeks before your wife and my thoughts have been with her and your baby boy. He will grow up to know what a great man and hero his daddy is.
God Bless...

Ofc Shannon Gallagher
Lower Gwynedd Twp PD
August 21, 2009

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Pawlowski and we honor his distinguished service to the cause of justice and peace. Sadly, our nation has lost one of its finest citizens, a community has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of character and courage who they will love and respect forever.

To the family, friends, and colleagues of Officer Pawlowski, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to move on. Just as you were always with him when he walked the beat or patrolled the streets, know that he will always be with you - wherever you may be. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Officer Pawlowski is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family, and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Special Agent
FBI New York City
July 21, 2009

To the Pawlowski family, congratulations on your new little miracle! I hope he brings to your family a new found happiness. Now you will always hold a piece of your husband in your arms, Kimberly. God bless you, Baby Pawlowski.

June 17, 2009

John Congradulations, your Son looks beautiful!!.

June 15, 2009

Mrs. Pawlowski,

Congratulations on your new baby boy. I will think of you often and will pray for you new family. Be well

June 14, 2009

Johnny we all missed you this weekend and were in all of our hearts. I miss you more than words can express.

family member of Johnny
June 1, 2009

Rest in peace brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Special Agent
ATF and son of retired Phila PD Officer
April 29, 2009

By William Butler Yeats
I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made;
Nine bean rows will I have there, a hive for the honeybee,
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.

And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight's all a-glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet's wings.

I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear the water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements gray,
I hear it in the deep heart's core.

April 18, 2009

Rest in Peace Officer Pawlowski. May God bless your family.

P.O. McKennie
Mount Vernon PD. NY
April 10, 2009

Rest in Peace Officer Pawlowski. You have made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting the citizens of Philadelphia. May God bless your family and help them with the tragic loss of a loved one.

Rock Island, Il. P.D.
April 2, 2009

May God shine his beautiful face upon John and continue to provide His love to John's family and the Philadelphia Police Department.

K9 Officer Paul Werth
US CBP Blaine, WA
March 27, 2009

Thank you for keeping us safe and being brave enough to take on the job. You gave the ultimate gift to Philadelphia, we are thankful.

May God watch over your family and child.

Thankful Stranger
March 27, 2009

I am just saddened by the disrespect people have for someones life , they don't realize this effects so many other people that are left behind , and for his widow God be with you thru this sadness , things are going to get sadder before they get better, but somehow we always get thru these tough times and they make us stronger, Cherish your baby for they are a part of the man you loved so dearly, God bless you and your family

March 27, 2009

Dear John, you were so young, so good looking, you had a great job and a beautiful wife!. What everyman dreamed of. All that was taken in the blink of an eye. Why? No one will know but God. Take comfort in knowing that your wife Kim and baby will be takencare of by all of us here in Philadelphia; just as your fellow brother and sisters in blue are being taken care of down here and their families. Thanks so much for your service. It was a pleasure knowing you and your family. God bless and may the gentle hand of God be on your family from this day forward


March 23, 2009

Rest in Peace Brother. You will not be forgotten. May God Bless your family!

Officer Rachel Prieto
AP&P/Utah Department of Corrections
March 22, 2009

Too our fellow Bretheren in Blue, we as the retirees of The Maryland Transportation Authority Police, wish to extend to Officer John Pawlowski's family, coworkers and friends our deepest condolences. Officer

Pawlowski gave the ultimate sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia.

My God have mercy on his soul and greet him at Heavens Door
with open arms.

Officer Pawloski - You are truly a HERO!

Phil Johnson,
Retired Corporal- MdTA Police
1635 Parkman Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21230-1019

Corporal Retired
Marylan Transportation Authority Police Retirees
March 17, 2009

I know that Pelle Lindbergh, Barry Ashby, Jerome Brown, Fred Shero and Roger Neilsen will be welcoming another this Philly hero at the gates of heaven.

Kurt Sermas
Delaware Valley native
March 16, 2009

thank you to officer pawlowski for your willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice. It is not how he died but the fact that he was willing to do whatever it took to help the people of philadelphia that made him a hero to so many. It is people like john and the other great officers who have gone before him who have inspired me to become a police officer. god bless kim and the entire pawloski family and please be sure that his son knows of the hero his father was

citizen-officer to be
March 12, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest Easy.

Cindy, Arkansas
Sister of slain Officer Randy Basnett EOW 9-24-1976
March 12, 2009

You fought the good fight brother. I hope I have your courage when the time comes.

Flagstaff, AZ Police Department
March 12, 2009


March 9, 2009

Rest in peace brother, you gave all so others could be safe, god bless your family

Deputy 2481
March 9, 2009

I, like thousands of other Police Officers from around the country and Canada, had the honor of attending Officer Pawlowski's funeral on a bitterly cold February day in Philadelphia. To be able to pay homage to a courageous "brother" who gave his all for his city was the least that we could do. To see his expecting wife of only a few months suffering his loss, as Commisioner Ramsey put it "to have your future stolen and a baby that will never know his father" really hit home. Philadelphia PD has lost too many officers over the last 2 years and we all have lost another hero. John, RIP Brother as we will continue your watch and I am sure Philly PD will take care of your family. They always do!!

Lieutenant Thomas Switick
Medford Township Police NJ
March 6, 2009

Your family will never understand why this had to happen to you, but they do know you are a HERO and you will always be in their hearts. I am sorry you had to make the ultimate sacrifice. You gave up your life to protect the lives of others. I pray your family finds peace.

Sharon Atkins, Identical Twin Sister of Norfolk Police Officer Sheila Herring EOW 01-16-03

Sharon Atkins
March 6, 2009

Rest in peace brother. My prayers are with you and your family.

March 6, 2009


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