Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Marc Kenneth Castellano

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch Sunday, June 6, 2010

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Reflections for Trooper Marc Kenneth Castellano

Rest in Peace, Brother. Thank you for your service.

Detective Kevin Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police Department (Michigan)

June 14, 2010

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. From that first day on Academy Way in '04 up until I saw you a few weeks ago I don't think you ever stopped smiling. You define what it means to be a New Jersey State Trooper. My thoughts and prayers will always be with your wife and children. Godspeed brother...

Tpr. W. Legg #6363

June 14, 2010

I know that GOD is happy today,because HE just got another angel to protect and serve is kingdom.May GOD help your family in this difficult time.I will pray for all of you.

Brick resident

June 13, 2010

On behalf of the entire Plainsboro Police Department our deepest sympathies, prayers & thoughts are with the family, friends & co-workers of Tpr. Castellano.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Twp. NJ PD

June 13, 2010

My thoughts and prayers to your family

PO Suzanne Mandy
Hillside PD Hillside,NJ

June 13, 2010

Rest in Peace Trooper, God Bless Your Wife and Children. To the N.J. State Police my condolences, Continue to Stay Safe out there.

Cpl. Richie Vargas #1833
Prince George's County Police Dept Maryland

June 13, 2010

I hope the person responsible for Trooper Castellano's untimely and unneccesary death is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.


June 13, 2010

I just wanted to express my heartfelt sympathy to Trooper Castellano's family, friends and coworkers. Unfortunately I know too well how horrible it is to loose a loved one in a similair situation, particularly one that should have never taken place.

To his wife and children, know that this will only make you stronger as time goes on.

All are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and know that you are not alone.


June 13, 2010

R.I.P. Trooper Marc Castellano of the NJ State Police. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You went out like a true hero and you will NEVER be forgetten! We'll take it from here my brother! God Speed! -Cpl. George Guzman, Jr. WPUPD

Corporal George Guzman, Jr.
William Paterson University Police Department (NJ.)

June 13, 2010

Rest in peace officer Castellano. May God bless your family.

Ramos Family
sister of a NYPD LT

June 13, 2010

Trooper Castellano, God Bless you. We Thank You for your service to the State of New Jersey. Your memory will live on, your service to our State will be remembered with gratitude and respect. May your family be comforted in the days and years ahead in always knowing how much the citizens of this State mourned your loss , and let them also in the days ahead heal and share in the joyful memories of the legacy you left,as a successful man who chose to serve on one of the elite police forces in the world. The citizens of this State will always be thankful for your service Trooper Castellano. Rest In Peace.

Dwight Frazee
Citizens of Ocean County, New Jersey

June 12, 2010

My condolences go out to Trooper Marc Castellano's family.
The State Police and all New Jerey residents feel an impact to such a untimely Death.


Trooper Castellano

John P Regan Sr.
Garden State Parkway

June 12, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with our fallen brother, God Bless. We wish peace and strength to your Family through this tragic time. All your brothers from Lyndhurst Police.

Deputy Chief Charles Giangeruso
Lyndhurst Police

June 12, 2010

Rest in peace Trooper Castellano, it was a beautiful ceremony today that celebrated your life here with us. Keep watch over your family and friends and fellow officers up there.


June 12, 2010

Rest In Peace, Trooper Castellano.

Lt T Carr

June 12, 2010

May your family and friends find the inner strength and peace to continue their journey on Earth until you meet again in the Kingdom of God. RIP Trooper Castellano


June 12, 2010

Thank you for your service to the state of NJ, god be with your family and department.

Police Officer
DC Police (MPD)

June 12, 2010

God Bless you and your family, you made the ultimate sacrifice protecting others.

Trish Ward Ryan
LPD daughter/sister

June 11, 2010

May God Bless You and Your Family, R.I.P.

Renee Pistone
Relative of a Police Officer

June 11, 2010

My condolences to Trooper Marc Castellano family.

Barb Benham

June 11, 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 whose 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 (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

June 11, 2010

R.I.P Troop. . .you and your family are in my prayers.


June 11, 2010

May God bless Trooper Castellano and his family. Thank you for your service with the NJSP. You gave your life and made the ultimate sacrifice. Thanks for keeping the citizens of New Jersey safe.
Wife of a police officer.

Debra R.

June 11, 2010

wow!i still remember the days of your young'in years Marc when dad came down to the fire house and hung out and showed you the trucks. Now your in god's blessings and flying with the angels. thanks for your services to this state protecting what rightfully is all of ours New Jersey finest.... may you rest in peace... and god bless you and your family's future... my prayers are for you and them..... you will be missed.....

james bien jr
friend of family

June 11, 2010

On behalf of all Missouri officers, dispatchers and the like, I extend our sincere sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers of Trooper Castellano. Rest in peace our fallen hero.

Scott Barthelmass, Founder/President
Missouri Law Enforcement Funeral Assistance Team

June 11, 2010

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