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Police Officer Joseph Keegan

New York City Transit Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, June 19, 1980

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Reflections for Police Officer Joseph Keegan

In any case where a police officer is murdered during the performance of his/her duty the perpetrator should not even considered any type of parole. Life without parole!

Sgt. Jan Bruce, retired
Kansas Highway Patrol

January 24, 2018

keep his killer in jail.

samuel f gattelaro

January 21, 2018

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

June 19, 2015

Officer Keegan, today marks the 35th anniversary of your murder at the hands of a meaningless pile of flesh. I noted that a couple of years ago that thing was up for parole but there is no follow up as to whether it got parole or not. We can only hope and pray it did NOT.

To murder you over a simple toll evasion is despicable. Even if it was wanted for more serious crimes and feared they would be discovered, it's reprehensible to think why such drastic action would be taken by anything even resembling a human.

You are and always will be a hero. You agency and it's fine and proud history was swept into the dustbin, but you and all who served in the NY Transit Police have a legacy to be truly proud of.

God Bless you Officer Keegan. God Bless you and all who you left behind who apparently have kept you very much alive in their hearts and minds.

Rest forever in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

June 19, 2015

Gone but never forgotten

Tampa, FL

January 22, 2015

Transit cops are overworked and underappreciated.

P.O. Jacob Bratek
NFTA Police

January 21, 2015

PO Keegan, I have just sent a letter to the NY Parole Board requesting denial of parole. No words can describe my outrage. Gone, always honored.

Sgt. Rory Murphy
Newark PD, New Jersey

January 21, 2015

Gone, but not forgotten and always honored.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

June 19, 2014

Fidelis Ad Mortem.

Thomas P Martin Jr.

May 5, 2013

I knew Joe well. I built a little coffee table for him when he moved into his apartment in Vermiglia Ave, in Washington Heights back in the days
I worked with Joe in District 3. Great guy. I just sent my letter to the Parole Board.

Sgt. Tom Moriarty

January 17, 2013

I too was honored to send off my 'No Parole' letter today for you, my brother in blue. Thank you for your sacrifice and may you forever, rest in peace. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!

My prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers.


Sgt Don "Boots" Jensen
Milwaukee PD (Wisconsin) Retired

January 14, 2013

Officer Keegan was a Law Enforcement officer that was shot down for no other reason than for some loser to get away with a crime. A person that takes the life of a police officer should never see the light of day again. You have not been forgotten Officer Keegan and those of us that appreciate your sacrifice will see to it that people that take the life of a law enforcement officer serve out the full term of what the judge gave them.

Ed S.
Grateful Citizen

January 10, 2013

In respect for this deceased murdered Officer and all of those that serve DONT PAROLE A POLICE KILLER.

Retired Chief Deputy
Mahoning County Sheriff's office

January 10, 2013

Your service is not forgotten. A 'No Parole' letter has been sent for your cowardly killer. RIP.

Communications Officer Berridge
Amtrak Police

December 10, 2012

A "No parole" letter has been sent, so your cowardly killer remains locked up - and denied the pleasure of living in a world that you made safe for all of us.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret)
Nassau County PD, Nassau NY

December 7, 2012

I was honored to send off my 'No Parole' letter today for you, my brother in blue. Thank you for your sacrifice and may you forever, rest in peace. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!

My prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers.

Sgt. Mitch Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

December 4, 2012

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now.

Sergeant James Alfieri
New York State Office Of Court Administration

December 4, 2012

Thank you for your service, Officer Keegan. Gone, but never forgotten. RIP

Future Law Enforcemet Officer

December 4, 2012

Never Forgotten brave Warrior brother.
Rest in Peace.

Senior Constable
South Australia Police

April 6, 2011

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

Robyn Wilkes

June 18, 2009

Rest in peace Joe!! Your memory will live on forever in the hearts of the NYPD. Fidelis ad Mortem (faithful till death)

Sergeant Chris DiToro

June 19, 2008

Officer Keegan,
On today, the 28th anniversary of your murder, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City.



June 19, 2008

God Speed, Brother.

Union PD, NJ

April 20, 2008

Officer Joseph Keegan was my uncle, the uncle I never had a chance to meet. He died 5 years before I was born. Although I wasn't able to meet him and get to know him, there are endless stories about him that I've heard over the years. He was truly a remarkable man and didn't deserve to die the way he did. The man who shot and killed my uncle is up for parole in March. Pray that he doesn't get paroled. Rest in Peace Uncle Joe.

Erica Keegan

February 20, 2007

A man remembered with love and respect never dies but continues to live on in the hearts and minds of others.

June 19, 2006

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