Auxiliary Police Officer
Armando RosarioNew York City Police Department - Auxiliary Police Section, New York
End of Watch: Wednesday, March 25, 1992
Reflections for Auxiliary Police Officer Armando Rosario
IN HONORE CASORUM
The Promise: Always honored, never forgotten, forever grateful for his service to his community and to our nation.
Sgt. T. Jake Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio
March 25, 2017
Still remember that day.. Those we Love don't go away, They walk beside us everyday... Unseen , Unheard , but always near , STILL LOVED , still MISSED and very dear. Never got a chance to tell you thank you for always being a good friend a brother inlaw. Thank you for your service may God bless you always.
Brother inlaw / friend
November 21, 2016
Thank you for your bravery Officer Rosario, may your sacrifice never be forgotten. Sleep in peace, kind Sir.
Civilian Joe Collazo
October 13, 2015
March 25, 1992 seems like a long time ago and in a way, it is. For those who miss you every day, it probably seems almost like yesterday since they got the news, and centuries since they last saw you, heard your voice and felt your touch.
Whatever became of the victim? Did he go on to make a good life for himself and honor your sacrifice while helping him? We can only hope.
Did the man who murdered you repent? Did he see the error in his ways and reform himself into a model citizen who hopefully still resides in prison? Was he set free and if so, what did he do with his life?
Your family, friends and co-workers have never been set free and yet, I hope and pray they feel the comfort of your presence always as you continue to watch over them.
God Bless on this 23rd anniversary of your sacrifice and may you eternally Rest in Peace, Brother.
Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
March 25, 2015
It was a privilege to serve as your auxiliary police coordinator.
Rest in Peace, Armando. It has been so long since you left us. But, our memory of you has never diminished.
P.O. Francis J. Balducci (Ret.)
New York City Police Department, 46th Precinct
December 5, 2013
Armando, I recently upon the occasion of my graduation from John Jay College of Criminal Justice received a Memorial Award Plaque that was named after you that was presented to me by the Auxiliary PBA and John Jay College of Criminal Justice. It is given to a Senior with the Highest GPA that serves a Auxiliary Police Officer helping his community while also studying at John Jay College. It is called the "Armando Rosario Memorial Award". 20 years after you gave your life for the citizens of NYC, You are remembered by the John Jay College Community, Your Fellow APO's and Me. I been familiar with your story for a long time and to receive a award named after you was a Honor. I hope to make you proud and continue serving as a Great Auxiliary Police Officer just like you were. I display the award in my home with Honor and Remembrance. When Someone asks me who was "Armando Rosario", I will tell them your story and Tell them you were a Hero. To receive the award at the same age that you lost your life, broke my heart. You will always hold a special place in my heart. Armando, Rest in Peace, Your A Hero of the City.
A/P.O. Christian Durante
NYPD Auxiliary Police 68th Precinct
September 4, 2013
Brother Armando Rosario I remembered you today. You stood for what is the absolute best in the Auxiliary Police for the State of New York. As a former Auxiliary Police Officer myself I always knew that we will always answer the call to help another person whether or not we are on duty and without regard for our own personal safety. Brother Rosario your sacrifice came at the same week as a NYPD Officer from the 100 Pct. and Capt. James Rodriguez of the NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation Police. I make this promise to you, members of the Auxiliary Police in New York State, and the HHC Police Department that I will continue to fight for the rights of Auxiliary Police Officers in New York State and the HHC Police Department with every breath in my lungs and ounce of my strength.
P.O. I. Howard Friedman
NC HHC Police Dept. (retired)
March 25, 2013
As a new appointed NYPD A/PO and being on the streets for few months i now understand how much you have give to safe guard our city.
I am honored by your bravery,and promise you i would uphold your memory by perfoming my duty with the same passion as you did.
No one can kill the gratitude and pride we all share because of you.
Thank you Officer rosario.
APO Gustavo Aragon
NYPD 100TH precint
November 7, 2012
May he rest in peace.
APO L. Morales
Yonkers Police Department
October 29, 2012
Twenty years have passed. I remember that tragic day in the Bronx.
April 3, 2012
Officer Rosario we never met but we shared the same life experiences as Auxiliary Police Officers. At the time of your passing I was a Police Officer with the NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation Police Department. I never ever forgot where I came from and carried the professionalism that I learned as an Auxiliary Police Officer. I will continue the fight to upgrade both Auxiliary Police Officers and HHC Police Officers with every once of my strength and with every breath that I take. You were a shining example of the best of the best of NYPD and one day I hope that Auxiliary Police Officers will no longer be treated as fourth class citizens in New York State. Rest in Peace my brother and you were joined in Heaven 20 years ago with Capt, James Rodriguez of HHC Police and James Alcamo of NYPD who were both killed the day after you. May G-d grant peace and serentity to your family and friends and may you never ever be forgotten.
Retired P.O. I. Howard Friedman
New York Health & Hospitals Corporation
March 27, 2012
Officer Armando Rosario,
I miss you so much. I remember you so vividly and how full of life you were. You were a big brother to many of us growing up. You took us out and showed us many fun times. Many of us did not have dad's or an older sibling. But we had you. I should be so lucky to have the chance to meet up with you in heaven. Until the day comes for me to meet my maker..............please put in a good word for me.
Love Always #4-C
March 25, 2012
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.
U.S. Border Patrol
March 25, 2012
I remember that terrible day when you made the ultimate sacrifice in the Bronx.
May God bless you and your family.
February 20, 2012
You are remembered by your brothers and sisters in public safety, whether we wear sheriff green, trooper grey or NYPD Blue. Faithful unto Death.
Aux. Inspector Eric Wollman, Esq.
September 25, 2011
I have never forgotten you. You gave me a gift 25 years ago that I still carry with me every day. I miss you and love you. Rest in peace my friend. Love Annette Best
August 30, 2011
Armando, Dude I still remember your first tour at the 52, you were gung ho then, a rookie officer thathad one thing on your mind, Protecting the people of the city of NY. I remember driving down Valentine with you ion your black cutlass and we saw something.... Man when I heard that you were killed it hurt so much.......... I'll Always remember you Brother
A/Lt Sakelos RET.
August 12, 2010
Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06
March 25, 2010
YOU WERE A BRAVE MAN. GOD BLESS YOU. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
RETIRED DETECTIVE FRANK DEMARCO
NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
March 22, 2010
Officer Rosario, I wish to acknowledge your heroics on this 17th anniversary of your murder. Though off duty and probably unarmed, you tried to bring a little justice into the life of a robbery victim by apprehending the scum that had robbed him. As a former Auxiliary Officer, I’m aware that the vast majority of Auxiliary Officers do the job for no pay. You went above and beyond. You are a hero.
God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.
Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
March 25, 2009
Your heroism and service is honored today, the seventeenth 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.
Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.
Rest In Peace.
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
March 25, 2009
I said a little prayer today for Auxiliary Police Officer Rosario and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.
March 24, 2009
hey big bro another year has come and the pain is still there .....i miss you my kids miss you ...i will never let your memory fade ...just take care of mom and grampa and ill take care of my kids till i see you guys in heaven.
your lil brother
March 20, 2009
happy birthday big bro i miss you so much my son reminds me of you so much i think of you all the time but im strong and i got you in my heart.
love ur brother
tony and family
September 21, 2008
hey bro another year year with out you but not forgotten i hope you and mom are proud of my boys because they are proud you and wish they have known you but until we meet up again you and mom will be in my heart
love always tony
March 25, 2008
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