Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective John P. Finnegan

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, May 18, 1962

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Reflections for Detective John P. Finnegan

So that POS Rockefeller commuted the sentence, that was mighty nice of him. That makes my blood boil.

MSG Mark T
U.S. Army

May 18, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 18, 2015

My name is John McParland retired 6th squad NYPD. As usual I saw you that AM with your son when you came into get cold cuts for lunch. Later that day I saw your wife at the store. I was proud from a store clerk I followed you onto the NYPD and rose to Detective. You never left my mind my whole career Thanks

Detective John McParland
06 sqd NYPD

March 14, 2015

RIP as a young boy I was told about how you and your partner were killed in the line of duty. My mother was good friends with Det Finnegans sister. Rest in Peace

Deputy Chief of Police James Hayden
Harrington Park

January 4, 2015

Detectives Fallon and Finnegan you are remembered on the 52nd anniversary of your deaths, you not only gave the ultimate sacrifice for your department, you gave it to your friends, family, and the citizens of New York City thank you for your service R.I.P.


May 18, 2014

Thank you all for your comments. It is nice to know we are not alone in remembering.


October 13, 2013

Thank you for your Heroism Sir, RIP

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

May 18, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 50th 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 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

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

May 18, 2012

Detective John Finnegan, I never had the opportunity to meet you but have heard very nice things of you. As I am currently working in the 70th Precinct where you ended your tour of duty we prepare to remember you once again on your fifteth memorial anniversary with our Annual Prayer and a gathering with the community in which you serviced. Your family will be here to join us and keep your memory alive. May you rest in peace.
Lt. Jacqueline Bourne
May 15, 2012

Lt. Jacqueline Bourne

May 16, 2012

Uncle John I also heard stories about you and grew up with you children. I saw your picture in the 70 pct in Brooklyn. I wish I had met you Rest In Peace Love your niece Carol

carol finnegan cellana

June 5, 2011

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

Robyn Wilkes

May 13, 2009



August 17, 2008

RIP Detective Finnegan. I was eight years old in 1962 and lived on your block of Linden Blvd. Thank you for making Brooklyn safe for the rest of us.

Leslie D Kalash

September 7, 2007

John, I never had the pleasure to meet you. You and I are cousins.Your Aunt Ann Finnegan O'Rourke was my Grandma. I have known stories of you for a long time. I have just completed my 15th year of service on the job and never turn out for patrol without thinking about you and your sacrifice. Rest in deserved peace. Tommy

Sgt. Thomas P. O'Rourke

April 15, 2007

Detective Joseph McNeely and Detective Edwin Lambert, who both made arrests of persons resposible for the murders of Dectectives Fallon and Finnegan, both passed away this year. It was no secret that the murder of those Detectives haunted them for the remainder of their days. God bless all of them.

Detective Patrick Cherry

November 18, 2006

you are not forgotten

Detective Jim Mulligan (retired)

May 11, 2006

Uncle John,

Even though I never had the chance to meet you, my mother told me how wonderful of a person you were. I take much honor in being named after you!!

Your loving nephew,

John Finnegan McGrory

March 21, 2005


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. Any officer who dies in the line of duty will always be remembered for his sacrifice. You died a hero. Rest in peace Officer Finnegan.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

May 13, 2004

John, you have been sorely missed throughout the years.
Love You,

Eileen Finnegan McGrory

May 13, 2004

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