Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Joseph T. Fitzsimmons, Jr.

Wellesley Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, April 10, 1992

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Reflections for Police Officer Joseph T. Fitzsimmons, Jr.

I met your daughter this evening. She was very nice to me & my 10 yr old daughter. I’m sure you would be proud.

Troooer Tracy L Ayers
Retired NYSP

September 21, 2018

Cousin Buddy, so sad.
I was able to speak to him that night. I workes at NWH when they brought him there. Nice man.

Karen Nugent

April 10, 2015

Thank you, Phyllis, and I will pray for your family. You are so right about time. He is missed every day especially by his lovely daughters.

Pat Fitzsimmons

Pat Fitzsimmons

June 8, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 10, 2009

Officer Fitzsimmons, today, on the 17th anniversary of your untimely death, I wish to say thank you for your service to the people of Wellesley and the Commonwealth. You have not been forgotten.

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

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

April 10, 2009



May 1, 2008

Officer Fitzsimmons,
On today, the 16th anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Wellesley. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



April 10, 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

February 18, 2008

Absolutely. Thank you for your service, sir.


July 21, 2007

I am honored to leave the first memorial for this Officer. Every line of duty death should be remembered. Rest in peace.

Sergeant James Alfieri
New York State Office of Court Administration

September 27, 2004

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