Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Park Guard Michael McKenna

Fairmount Park Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, May 17, 1937

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Reflections for Park Guard Michael McKenna

It's destiny or who knows what that on this day I get on google and find this space for reflection. Today is May 17, 2016. 79 years ago today our grandfather passed away after performing a heroic act as a park guard. It speaks to the four sons he and Stella have left as a legacy. All hero's to all of us, as is he.

tish palumbo
Grandaughter

May 17, 2016

Just wanted to add that I am the last living member of the family as the other three sons Joe Charlie and Ed have all passed. I have have never missed remembering my father on May 17 His EOW although sadly I do not remember him when he was still here as I was only 2 years old

michael J McKenna

June 7, 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
Texas

May 17, 2015

A Hero in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
PA C.O.P.S.

May 17, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 75th 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

You are remembered today as everyday as a hero for us all to look up too. God bless your family.

POLICE OFFICER 9TH DISTRICT
PHILA PA

December 5, 2008

I come to ODMP often to leave remarks for other fallen brothers and sisters, but today was different. I come to the homepage and see my name. I have never thought to look for our last name. After looking at where you are from and seeing the reflections left here for you, I am sure we are related. My father Larry, whos brother and sister are Ed and Kathy. With all that said, I am honored to have bumped into this thread and feel a deep connection with you. Many thanks to you for your service to the great State of Pennsylvania. I am glad to have finally met you! God speed.

Michael McKenna
Lawrence Police Department

December 23, 2007

Know that even seventy years later you are remembered for your sacrifice.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

May 17, 2007

Chuck, contact Uncle Mike he has all of my information.
Jimmy

James P. McKenna
grandson

March 29, 2007

As I see my cousin Jimmy, has left a message on this page, and I as well as most of our family has not heard from him or his brother Eddie or sister Kathy in many years, it is my sincere hope that somehow through this site they will contact me.

I also, as Jimmy said never knew my grandfather, however I did grow up in the same household with his wife Stella Gramigna and certainly heard many stories. This mans honour for family, he left four young sons when he died, as well as his service to our country in WW1 is unquestionably a legacy that we all should be proud of.

Chuck McKenna
Grandson

March 10, 2007

Never knew you as you died when my dad, your son, was only a baby. I know that Grandmom Stella was proud of your service.

James P. McKenna
grandson

January 9, 2007

A real hero to the citizens of Philadelphia and your family.

September 25, 2006

God rest your soul. I'm sure those kids are very thankful for your service. Love always

Alicia McKenna, great granddaughter

January 15, 2006

rest in peace and god bless you, you were a true hero.

Will McKenna, great grandson

January 14, 2006

Park Guard McKenna,

Rest in Peace Brother...Many years have gone by, but you will never be forgotten..

Officer
NC

June 26, 2004

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