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Federal Prohibition Agent John O'Toole

United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Prohibition Unit, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, February 17, 1922

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Reflections for Federal Prohibition Agent John O'Toole

The era and manner of Law Enforcement you decided to serve in speaks tremendously about your character and commitment to do what is right and uphold the law regarding alcohol when most of our countrymen did not. I am honored to be in the same profession with noble and steadfast Americans like yourself. I pray your family is well and you rest with great peace sir.

Recruit Romero
Covina Police Department

May 14, 2018

Though in the end Prohibition turned out to be a folly, You showed heroism enforcing a law few wanted and fewer seemed to obey. Ninety Three years ago today, you gave your life doing what was right at the time and for taking that brave stand, you are a hero.

God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

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

February 17, 2015

Proud to share your name brother.

"My Brother"

Although I never met him, I knew him. He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference. He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what they represent. He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his community and to his country.



He was a cop.



Although I never met him, I knew him. He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm. He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary. He was competent, trained, and professional.



He was a cop.



Although I never met him, I knew him. He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became frustrated when true justice became sidetracked. He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he never wavered. He stood by and for his fellow officers.



He was a cop.



Although I never met him, I knew him. He longed for his family during the long hours. He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart. He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling and prayed they would understand.



He was a cop.



Although I never met him, I knew him. He was a good son, a loving husband. He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the people he served. He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to be the best he could be. He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.



He was a cop.



Yes, I did know him. He was a cop, he was my Brother



" Although I never met him, I knew him. He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference. He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what they represent. He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his community and to his country. He was a cop.



Although I never met him, I knew him. He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm. He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary. He was competent, trained, and professional. He was a cop.



Although I never met him, I knew him. He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became frustrated when true justice became sidetracked. He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he never wavered. He stood by and for his fellow officers. He was a cop.



Although I never met him, I knew him. He longed for his family during the long hours. He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart. He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling and prayed they would understand. He was a cop.



Although I never met him, I knew him. He was a good son, a loving husband. He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the people he served. He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to be the best he could be. He was a good citizen and a good neighbor. He was a cop.



Yes, I did know him. He was a cop, he was my Brother.

Sergeant Joe O'Toole
Louisville Metro Police (Kentucky)

March 26, 2012

One day we'll have to share some stories when we meet in the great beyond. I am proud to be from the same clan as a hero such as you.

Investigator Jason O'Toole
GA Secretary of State

February 24, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 88th 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 18, 2010

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

February 11, 2008

"My Brother"

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference.
He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what they represent.
He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his community and to his country.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.
He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.
He was competent, trained, and professional.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became
frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.
He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he
never wavered.
He stood by and for his fellow officers.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He longed for his family during the long hours.
He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely
weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart.
He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling
and prayed they would understand.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.
He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the
people he served.
He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to
be the best he could be.
He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.

He was a cop.

Yes, I did know him.
He was a cop, he was my Brother.

SGT J. O'TOOLE
LOUISVILLE METRO POLICE (KY.)

October 24, 2007

John, I honor you.

Jim Crotty, Special Agent (Ret.)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms

July 31, 2004

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