Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Timothy J. Cantlin

Buffalo Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, January 12, 1896

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Reflections for Sergeant Timothy J. Cantlin

I discovered Timothy's work as a policeman and his murder several years ago. Timothy was my Grandfather Thomas J. Cantlin's first cousin. I had him listed in my genealogy records for some years before a distant nephew of his with whom I was in contact told me about Tim's work as a policeman in Buffalo and his murder. He left five very young children for his wife to care for. Such a sad result of serving the public in their protection.

I am wondering if anyone connected with the Buffalo Police Department can lead me to information as to where Tim was buried or any other information about him. I have not yet been able to discover that. I presume it was somewhere in Buffalo. He was from Perrysburg, NY, and most of his family had moved to Conneaut, OH, by the time of Tim's murder so the men could work for the Nickel Plate Railroad there. His eldest brother, John William, was crushed to death between two railroad cars in the Conneaut train yard when he was only 56. I've visited his grave in that city.

I hope any who remain in Timothy's line are supported by fond memories of that brave police officer.

Gil Cantlin

Gilbert Cantlin
Second cousin, twice removed

November 2, 2011

Sgt. Cantlin,
Sir, on today the 115th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Buffalo.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
USBP

January 12, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 114th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 13, 2010

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

Robyn Wilkes

January 8, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE.

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

January 3, 2008

01-12-2004, MY BROTHER, YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN. A HERO NEVER IS. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

January 12, 2004

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