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Patrolman Michael Melchiona

New York City Transit Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, February 28, 1970

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Reflections for Patrolman Michael Melchiona

I was there. I was driving the taxi and behind the taxi that the bad guy got into. I was not a cop at the time. I saw the whole shooting incident go down. I wrote the story in my autobiography, "True Blue: A Tale of the Enemy Within. Google Joe Sanchez NYPD for my bio on Wikipedia, and Joe Sanchez Badge 3712. My website is: www.bluewallnypd.com God bless Mike Melchiona's soul.

-Joe

police officer
NYPD, NY& NJ Port Auth0rity cop and New York State corrections officer

August 27, 2016

IN HONORE CASORUM
Gone, but not forgotten.

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

February 28, 2014

I DID NOT KNOW PO MELCHIONA PERSONALLY. WHEN THE NOTICE OF HIS DEATH WENT PUBLIC A YOUNG LADY I KNEW IN THE PAST THOUGHT IT WAS ME BECAUSE, OF THE SIMILARITY OF OUR NAMES. I MET THIS WOMEN AGAIN YEARS LATER ON THE TRANSIT SYSTEM AND TO THE BOTH OF OUR SURPRISE WE FOUND EACH OTHER AGAIN. SHE IS MY WIFE NOW, AND, WE HAVE A LOVELY DAUGHTER WHO BECAME MY RETIREMENT PRESENT. RIP, MIKE. YOU PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE TO PROTECT AND SERVE THE PEOPLE OF NEW YORK, I HOPE THEY APPRECIATE AND REMEMBER, AS WE IN THE NYCTPD DO, GOD BLESS.

PO PETER E. MALCHIODI-RETIRED
NYC TRANSIT POLICE DISTRICT 12

February 27, 2014

Rest in Peace, Officer Melchiona. Thank You for your honorable Transit Police Service. Condolences to the Melchiona family, may the peace that comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you always.

Sgt Michael Swikata - Retired
NYC Transit Police District 12

February 25, 2014

Members of Transit District One will be holding a moment of silence in memory and honor of Officer Michael Melchiona at the 50th St/Broadway subway station on February 28, 2014 at 0900 hours. All are welcome to attend. Hank Melchiona, Michael's brother and retired Transit Police Officer, will be present as well.

Deputy Inspector Raymond Porteus
NYPD

February 25, 2014

Uncle Mike, Gone but not never forgotten, I carry on the Law Enforcement Legacy for you and your brother Henry.
Love, Donald

Chief of Police
in NJ

May 24, 2013

Patrolman Melchiona,
On today, the 43rd 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.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

February 28, 2013

IN HONORE CASORUM
Gone, but not forgotten.
Continue to keep watch on all of us from your platform in the sky.

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

September 13, 2012

Thanks for your four years of services.

David

February 28, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 42nd 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

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

February 28, 2012

My heart aches for your little ones and how much they must have missed having you in their lives.

Thank you.

When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge - Proverbs 14:32.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi #1249
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

February 28, 2011

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

You are never forgotten

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08

K.L.

February 28, 2009

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

Robyn Wilkes

February 26, 2009

Big Mike,
you gave your all. Like everything you did It was a privilege to have worked with you.
rest in peace

Sgt.Anthony Cilluffo
nyctp

May 31, 2008

Patrolman Melchiona, today marks the 38th anniversary of your murder at the hands of some unknown and forgotten loser. It is so tragic that you were taken from your family at such a young age. Neither you, nor they deserved such a fate. Though they lost you physically, I know in my heart you never truly left them. You served with a Police Department that is now sadly, a part of history and you, because of your heroic actions, are sad part of that Department’s history. You are a hero and are not forgotten.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

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

February 28, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE AND DEDICATION

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

February 21, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 20, 2007

May you rest safe with Our Lord and may He bless you and your loved ones.

February 28, 2007

Thank you for your years of service, dedication to duty, and your ultimate sacrifice. I salute you.

A grateful citizen.

September 21, 2004

Your memory will always be carried on with the dignity and respect for their is no greater love than to sacrifice one's life for your fellow brothers and sisters. The members of the NYC Transit Police Memorial Lodge #317 are proud and honored to call you one of our own.

Sgt. Michael Fanning
NYCTPD

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