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Police Officer Seraphin Calabrese | New York City Transit Police Department, New York New York City Transit Police Department, New York

Police Officer

Seraphin Calabrese

New York City Transit Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, February 24, 1980
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Reflections for Police Officer Seraphin Calabrese

 

I still can see you as our shortstop at P.S. 139 and at Russell Sage Junior High School. Sammy, you were a great athlete and a good friend and many of your friends still talk about how silky smooth you were at shortstop. We also lost class mates in the 9/11 terror attacks. May God be with you and your family.
Sami Weir

Sami Weir
School friend
January 24, 2014

I danced with The Devil last Wednesday Night, Sammy..... Not my night to join you, but by far, the closest I've come in the ten years working here.

You were on my mind that night..... I heard your voice as I had the fight of a lifetime. I survived it because of you, My Dear Cousin....

Thank you for looking over me.

Still love you, and miss you, Cuz

Officer Pat Calabrese
Clearwater Police Department
May 13, 2013

IN HONORE CASORUM
Gone, but not forgotten.
Continue to keep watch on all of us from your platform in the sky.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department
September 13, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 32nd 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 24, 2012

RIP Sir, thank you for your service

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)
February 24, 2012

Hi Sammy Just Thinking About You & Dad Today We Had Loads Of Laughs At My Plbg. Store in Rego Park And Our Times At The Race Track. Miss You Pal But Not Your Tips.Your Buddy. Tony D

Tony DeDentro
Friend
August 31, 2011

Sam and I were best of friends until he died. I will NEVER forget him. He was like my brother.

David Spiess
Friend from high school and best friend in life
April 20, 2011

Hi Sammy,

Just thinking about you and wanted to say "Hi"....
We miss you, Cuz....... And I could SURE use your guidence right about now...

Still remember that last Sunday afternoon sitting next to each other at your mom's dinner table.... I remember it like it was yesterday. I listened to your advice then, and really wish you were here to give it again....

My love to ya, Sammy....

Patty

Officer Pat Calabrese
Clearwater PD
February 24, 2010

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

Robyn Wilkes
February 16, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE AND DEDICATION, YOU ARE A HERO JUST BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE.

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH
February 19, 2008

Remember Your Knighthood

You proved yourself worthy of mental prowess; showing the ability to think and learn
You proved yourself worthy of physical ability; with the ability to fight for right
You proved yourself worthy of spirit; by always knowing which way to turn.
The mind, body, and spirit were present; you are now a Knight.

Upon graduation, they gave you a shield,
And a sword by which to defend
Keep the spirit of others before you
Keep it untarnished to the end.

Each moment as you bare your garb, and prepare for the battle of the day.
Take a minute to remember in your heart, the greater good for which we pray.

Remember…. You are a Knight

Officer Pat Calabrese
Clearwater Police - Cousin
February 11, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer
March 24, 2006

To those I Love and Those Who Love Me

When I am gone, release me, Let me go
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears,
Be happy that we had so many years.

I gave you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But now it's time I traveled alone.

So grieve a while for if grieve you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for a while that we must part
So bless the memories within your heart,

I won't be far away, for life goes on
So if you need me, call and I will come
Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near
And if you listen with your heart, you'll
Hear all of my love around you soft and clear

And when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile and say,
"Welcome Home"


January 8, 2005

We grew up together in NY, he was more like a brother to me. I think of him every day of my life, and I miss more than anything on this earth, and wish he were here. Sammy's birthday is on the 4th of July, so the flags in my garden have more meaning. 24 years have gone by, and it seems like yesterday. The feeling. never goes away. Love you Sam!!

Jeri Karr (cousin)
January 1, 2004

I worked with P.O. Calabrese we all called him Sammy. We both changed in the same locker row. The day he was killed I worked the day shift and he was working a 4 to 12. I was waiting for the D train to go home and Sammy and I had a conversation on the s/b platform. The next day when I got up to work days I learned of his passing. Sammy loved his daughter very much and talked about her often GOD BLESS YOU SAMMY.
Walter Jorgensen

Police Officer Walter Jorgensen
N.Y.C. Transit Police
December 15, 2003

The policeman stood and faced his God,
which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining
just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman. How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?

The policeman squared his shoulders and said.
"No I guess I ain't, because those of us who carry a badge can't always be a Saint."
I've had to work most Sundays and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I was violent, because the streets were tough.

But I never took a penny that wasn't mine to keep...
I worked a lot of overtime when the bills got to steep.
And I never passed a cry for help
though at times I shook with fear,
and sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place among the people here.
They never wanted me around, except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand,
I never expected, or had too much, but if you don't...I'll understand"

There was a silence all around the throne where the Saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly for the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, policeman.
You've borne you're burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets.
You've done your time in Hell"


September 15, 2003

Sammy,
Not a day goes by that I don't think of you, and how proud you made everyone in the family. Your spirit lives on in our hearts and minds. And now, as I embark on a career in law enforcement, I hope to someday be as good a cop as you were.

You are loved and missed.....

Cousin Patty Boy.

Officer Pat Calabrese
Clearwater Police Department

Your memory will always be carried on with the dignity and respect for their is no greater love than to sacrifice one's life for your fellow brothers and sisters. The members of the NYC Transit Police Memorial Lodge #317 are proud and honored to call you one of our own.

Sgt. Michael Fanning
NYCTPD

 
 

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