Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Michael J. Califano

Nassau County Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, February 5, 2011

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Reflections for Police Officer Michael J. Califano

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 18, 2018

RIP Mike. Prayers for your family! You will never be forgotten.

Det. Larry Gordon (retired)
NCPD

February 5, 2018

RIP Michael. working on the LIE is hazardous. Every time I pas that exit, I think of you,even though I was well before your time. WE will never forget.

Sgt. Arthur French (Retired)
NCPD

February 5, 2018

We lose those we love all too soon. Rest in peace Michael. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Det. Robert Cariola-Retired
Nassau County Police Department

February 8, 2017

Rest in Peace Michael. May time heal the wounds your family lives through

Sgt. William Markey (ret)
NCPD

February 6, 2017

Rest in PEACE MY brother. May God continue to welcome you into his kingdom, and to watch over your loving family.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)
N.Y.P.D.

February 5, 2017

We retired from Nassau just before you joined but cried when we heard the news. You were a member of the best police department and you gave your life doing what you loved. You will never be forgotten, I tell my students about you every year at this time. God Bless your family!

Tina Swanno/Thomas Morris
Retired Nassau classes 86 and 87

February 5, 2016

I said a little prayer today for Police Officer Califano and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York hero.

Robyn Wilkes

February 4, 2016

RIP

Detective Dennis Pothos
Fort Lee, NJ Police Department

May 29, 2015

We really miss you mike.

PO Robert Bacich
NCPD HPB

February 6, 2015

As a member of the Nassau County Police Dept. I take this opportunity to reflect on his life and time as a dedicated police officer. I did not know Michael, but he was still my brother. He will always be remembered in my thoughts and prayers. May God continue to bless his soul and family.

Detective Jeffrey Schilling
Nassau County Police Department

February 5, 2015

I can't believe it's been 4 years since I received that horrible call. "One of your guys was hit. It doesn't look good." One I will never forget! Mike, you are missed!

Det. Adam Constantino
NCPD

February 5, 2015

I was Mike's Class Officer when he went through the Police Academy. He was a gentleman to say the least. Upon his graduation we worked together in the 1st Precinct. Always had a smile on his face. Great guy who will always be missed. When I heard of his passing, only minutes after the accident from another member of HPB, I threw my cell phone across the room. What a shock! As a member of the Pipes and Drums we were honored to play at his funeral. Think about him all the time. Rest in peace, my brother. High speed 98-3!

Detective Mike Bartlett
Nassau County Police Department

February 5, 2015

Mike and I started together in the Nassau County Sheriff's Department on 12-16-1988. Mike was a real go-to guy, working in the more difficult areas of the Nassau County Jail. We were all overjoyed when he went to the PD. Many of us encouraged him to make the move. In Mike, the PD got the best we had to offer.

Mike and I were skiing and camping buddies. I was at his wedding. When he went to the Highway Patrol, "Highway Mike" was always in my thoughts. Especially when I was on the highway!

I was immensely saddened when we lost Mike. He died the night of my NCSD retirement dinner. I have yet to recover from the shock. Mike was a fine man, who was taken from us much too soon.

Peter Bensen NCSD retired
Nassau County Sheriff's Department

February 5, 2014

Mike, your laugh and your good nature will always be missed

Scott And Denise Siegel
Friend

February 4, 2014

Rest in Peace Brother!

Sergeant William J Kennedy
NYPD

February 1, 2014

I have read your story before. It is heartbreaking. We just lost one of our Motors (Trooper) here in WA when he was riding up the shoulder for traffic detail and a box truck came over and pushed him into the right guard rail. He fell under the truck. I saw your wife on the Long Island Medium. As sad as it was, it was nice to know you were THERE with your wife and kids. I hope that visit keeps her spirit a bit higher. RIP sir.

Trooper Pam
WSP

July 25, 2013

Thank you for your service. You will always be with us. Rest in peace Brother!!!!!!

Sgt: David Dufault (Ret)
Hartford Police Dept

July 23, 2013

Your husband's service is not forgotten, and I pray you and your boys will remain strong...

Saw the LI Medium show just now - your husband is with you when you need it...

Anonymous

May 5, 2013

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 21, 2012

Rest in Peace Brother.

Sgt. Jerry Goglas
Orlando Police Department

May 6, 2012

RIP, u are loved by all, you are a hero.

Ofc Dennis Mayfield
Long Beach Ca

April 3, 2012

Rest in Peace Officer Michael Califano

CO. Michael Sheehan (RET)
Westchester County DOC

March 22, 2012

Thank you for your sevice Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 13, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. . My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my family's embrace today.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 5, 2012

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