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Trooper Marc Kenneth Castellano | New Jersey State Police, New Jersey New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

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

 

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

Anonymous
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.

Anonymous
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.

R.I.P

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.

Anonymous
June 12, 2010

Rest In Peace, Trooper Castellano.

Lt T Carr
NYPD
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

NJSP
Spouse
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.

Anonymous
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

May GOD Bless you, your family, your friends, and your brothers in blue. Heaven once again became a better place because it now has you. May your loved ones here on earth know that are safer now becuase they have their own personal State Trooper protecting them from above. GOD rest your soul. You maybe gone but your dedication and loyalty to all things in life will never be forgotten. Rest in peace now my brother your watch on earth is done...

Theresa Stevens
None
June 11, 2010

a rising star was taken from us too soon. remember him in your prayers when you gaze at the heaven above.

Anonymous
June 11, 2010

Marc;

May you be welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven by Saint Michael and all the angels and saints. May you visit with your wife and children regularly in their dreams at night. May you rest in peace never forgotten by those with whom you served. And may God bless your wife and children in their time of great sorrow.

Tpr. II David S. Perschy #5880
New Jersey State Police

Tpr. II David S. Perschy #5880
New Jersey State Police
June 11, 2010

Stephanie and family, our hearts go out to you. Marc was a wonderful neighbor - it was a joy to see him outside with the kids. His bravery and integrity are an inspiration.

Lucy and Jason DeMatteo
Howell, NJ
June 11, 2010

Rest in peace brother. May God Bless you and your family!

Sgt. Michael Paciorek
Hampshire County Deputy Sheriff
June 11, 2010

May god take you into his arms Trooper Castellano. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Ptl. Bill Hutton #342
Toms River Police Dept.
June 11, 2010

 
 

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