Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Scott R. Parker

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, September 5, 1983

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Reflections for Police Officer Scott R. Parker

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 5, 2020

Scott
It’s been like forever. Growing up with you was a reflection of better times. Although we each had different law enforcement paths at different times we are all brothers in blue. Thinking of you today my friend. RIP.

PO Jay Oher
NYC Transit PD

January 20, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Parker. We will pray Mrs.Parker for your husband's soul. Happy holidays! He was a true and faithful hero.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 19, 2019

I am so deeply touched by everyone's beautiful comments here. Scott was an amazing man, with a kind and loving heart. He was taken from us all much too soon. Whomever said that time heals all wounds, has never lost a loved one. He died doing what he loved. He had wanted to be a police officer ever since he was a child, always loved helping people. He was my friend, my husband and my soulmate. I still miss him dearly. Until we meet again...

Shari Parker
Wife

October 19, 2018

Officer Scott R. Parker will never be forgotten. May his soul rest in Heaven, and may God bless Officer Parker's sister, Stacey Sala.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

February 23, 2018

RIP Officer.

Article in today's NY Post

Badge of murdered cop swiped from sister’s home

August 14, 2017 | 1:54pm

The treasured police badge of a murdered Port Authority cop was swiped from his sister’s Brooklyn home Sunday, the woman told police.

Stacey Sala said that when she asked a male friend who has been living with her in Bensonhurst for two weeks to move out around midnight, he left — and took the shield — which belonged to her brother, Scott Parker — with him. The man also lifted three rifles that belonged to her grandfather and her wallet, the 44-year-old woman told police.

Parker was shot in the neck Aug. 31, 1983, when three men and a woman tried to carjack him in a Coney Island parking lot.

The wounded 25-year-old officer was rushed to Kings County Hospital where he remained on life support until his death a week later.
Police are continuing to investigate the alleged theft.

Police Officer - retired
New York Police Department

August 14, 2017

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Officer Parker. Your courage won't be forgotten. My dad was a New York City Police Officer for almost forty years with the 102nd precinct.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 31, 2014

Yet again, only the victims get the death penalty. P.O. Scott Parker did his duty. May he rest in peace.

Ret. P.O. Dave Podesta
PAPD

September 6, 2013

I remember you liking to stop at Nathan's for a hot dog on the way home from the job.
I remember many tours together at JFK.
I remember that night and hearing the news.
I remember our last visit together in the hospital and the final farewell when you were laid to rest in peace.
I will always remember the fine officer and man.

P.O. Don Beach Retired
PAPD NY&NJ

September 6, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 30th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 29, 2013

I remember as a kid growing up on the same block as Scott and he used to babysit for my brother and I when we were kids. I still hear his voice today telling me to always make sure of my surroundings when I am out. Even before he became a cop he had the mentality for it and I used that advice when I worked for NYC*EMS/FDNY-EMS and it saved my life on more than one occasion. Scott you were wise and will always be missed. Thank you for all your advice when I was a kid.

Michael Raimer Retired FDNY/EMS Haz-Tac
FDNY/EMS Friend

December 19, 2012

Thank you for your service and heroism Sir, Sometimes there is justice and other times there is just us.....RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

September 5, 2012

After all the years that have passed I still hold a special place in my heart for you. Tears still flow when I remember our youth and the fun times we shared. Your beautiful wedding was perfect in every way. I was proud to walk down the isle with Alan by my side.
I know you and Alan are together in heaven.

Is it fair that the people who took your life away were released into society? To have a life?

It's not fair that you can't be here with all of us,
It's not fair we only have memories to hold,
It's just not fair all around....

I miss you each day of my life!
Lauren

Lauren
friend

June 23, 2011

I never met this Brother Officer but knew many that did know him and spoke very highly of him. You are a hero and you are not forgotten .

(ret.) Police Officer Robt. Moore
Port Authority of NY & NJ Police Dept.

December 26, 2009

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

Robyn Wilkes

September 3, 2009

The funeral line was long, There's an awful lot of cars, Folks came out of the restaurants, They came out of the bars.
The workers at the construction sites All let their hammers drop. Someone asked. "What is this all for?" And they said, "Aw, just a cop."
Some chuckled at the passing cars. Some shed a silent tear Some people said, "It's stupid," "all these dumb policemen here."
"How come they are not out fighting crime?" "Or in a doughnut shop?" Sure is a lot of trouble, For someone who's just a cop."
They blocked the intersections, They blocked the interstate. People yelled and cursed, "Damn, it's gonna make me late!"
"This is really ridiculous!" "They're makin' us all stop!" "It seems they are sure wastin' time, On someone who's just a cop."
Into the cemetery now, The slow procession comes, The woeful Taps are slowly played. There's loud salutes from guns.
The graveyard workers shake their heads "This service is a flop." "There's lots of good words wasted, On someone who's just a cop"
Yeah, just a cop to most folks. Did his duty every day. Trying to protect us, Till they took his life away.
And when he got to heaven, St. Peter put him at the top. An angel asked him, "Who was that?" And he said, "Aw, just a cop."
His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

May God be with everyone!!!!!!!!!

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, Tx

April 9, 2009

I still carry the map marking your final resting place in my wallet after all these years and I think of you often. You will never be forgotten. Words like kind, loyal, steadfast, brave and strong come to my mind when I think of you, Scott. You were a good friend and everything that makes a good Police Officer. I still miss you. Keep watch over us from heaven. May God keep you in the palm of His hand and one day we will meet again in His Kingdon.

Mary

April 2, 2009

Scott, today makes 25 years you are gone physically. Not a day has gone by without you being on my mind and in my heart, nor will a day go by without you being on my mind and in my heart. You are, and always will be, loved and missed. Not just by me but by so many.

Anonymous

September 5, 2008

My parents were close friends of his and I never had the honor to meet him; he was killed before I was born. However, I grew up with his heroic story and the type of person he was my entire life. I was told he would go out of his way for anyone. I was told how he was a good friend and how he loved what he did. His stories taught me to meaning of dedication and he is one of the main reasons I decided to pursue a career in law enforcement and stop people who intend to hurt honest men. Thank you for being an influence to me without ever knowing who I was.

a college student- Adam
He was a close friend of my parents before I was born

August 17, 2008

Scott, I knew you as a child and was deeply saddened when I learned what happened, almost 25 years ago. I was explaining to one of my own children about the sacrifice made by the NYPD and PAPD on 9/11, and I stumbled upon this site and there you were after all these years.

Rest in peace.

Neil Axelrod
Cousin

July 3, 2008

I came across this site by chance. It is a sobering reality. You were/are a good spirited upbeat person.I have often thought of you through the years. I remember the Rabbi also saying that you graduated Jay Jay College with A Bachelors in Criminal Justice,and that you turned down the NYPD because joining the PAPD was considered by you the apex of your goals.
I worked with Scott at JFK Airport, we were both "FAR 107 Rangers" rookies.
G-D BLESS YOU

P.O. Artie Rossi 983(ret)
NYNJ PAPD

December 20, 2007

On your 23th anniversary, thank you for your dedication, service and your ultimate sacrifice with your life. may God continue to craddle you in His loving arms.

September 5, 2006

A Rabbi said at the funeral, when GOD needs angels he calls for them just before the Holidays, and Scott, GOD called for you just before the Highest of Jewish Holy Days, Yom Kippor, and now you are GOD's angel. My dear son, I love and miss you ewvery day so very much. Sleep well, my son. You did your job well and performed it above the call of duty.
Love,
Dad

Stanley Parker
Father

June 10, 2006

You gave it all you had, and didn't go down without a fight. To be taken by surprise as these criminals did and give such a ferocious fight back speaks highly of your skills and the bravery you showed that crisp fall day.

I'm sorry you were taken so soon in your life. It's apparent by your bravery and drive that you were an exceptional officer. Here's to celebrating your life, and contribution to your community. I salute you and remember you for a job well done. Rest easy.

S. Phillips
Ret. WA State Reserve Officer

March 11, 2006

Thank you for your service, courage, and bravery. We honor your life and salute you, Sir.

June 18, 2005

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