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Police Officer Joseph John Franceschino

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, October 26, 1959

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Reflections for Police Officer Joseph John Franceschino

Officer Franceschino,
On today, the 58th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during WW II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

October 26, 2017

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 54th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 5, 2014

Thankyou for your service and sacrifice, you are a hero who will never be forgotten. God bless your family

POLICE OFFICER
PHILA PA

October 13, 2008

Rest in peace as we will always remember you.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

October 26, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 23, 2007

THOUGH I NEVER MET YOU, MY HUSBAND REMEMBERS YOU WELL - HE DESCRIBED YOU AS A BIG GUY WITH A BIG HEART. I HOPE YOU REST IN PEACE
LOVE YOUR A NIECE

a NIECE

December 28, 2005

Godspeed Officer Franceschino


The Final Inspection

The policeman stood and faced 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 lord, 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've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time 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 judgement of his god.

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


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Donna
Philadelphia citizen

October 27, 2005

Although we do not know the circumstances of your passing, your sacrifice makes you a hero. Rest in peace.

A citizen

October 26, 2004

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