Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Joseph Steven Pellicano

Melbourne Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, October 17, 1986

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Reflections for Officer Joseph Steven Pellicano



October 17, 2022

My Dear Brother Joe,
The date I was sworn into office, March 2, 1992, I took the oath to protect and serve. For those we love and care about and the diverse community within. We also took another oath. To learn about all the greatness of those before my time such as you and teach others about your ways and most of all, to never forget. Although your time was before mine, you have been the epitome of what being a police officer is all about for so, so many. We are honored to speak about you, know your family and to carry an eternal commitment to never forget the legacy you left behind for us to learn from. I miss and love you my brother and may God be willing and in his time, I shall see you soon.

John A. Pasko ID #264
Melbourne Police Department

October 17, 2019

33 years and still not a day goes by...
Thanks to all who keep your memory alive.


March 13, 2019

Officer Pellicano, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 2, 2019

I was walking past the cemetery and seen your flowers had blown down in the storm yesterday Officer Pellicano, I noticed the Melbourne PD badge on your marker...... just wanted to thank you for your sacrifice in the line of duty and pay my respects to you and your loved ones. Thank you.

Melb.citizen, Ray Chavez
Grateful Melbourne resident

May 15, 2018

Rest in peace brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 17, 2017

I was a member of the Lynbrook, NY volunteer fire company Tally-Ho with Joe. Shared a lot of drinks and laughs. Great memories!

Detective Gene McCoy
Fort Lauderdale Police Dept.

March 29, 2015

When "Joe" lived on East 38th Street in Brooklyn, NY he was my first love. He was a year behind me at St.Catherine of Genoa School. There were 87 kids on our block. One or two of every color and nation. We NEVER saw a difference. Touch football, stick ball (Joe hit two sewers long) find a Brooklynite they'll tell you what that is) five points ten points off the stoop, and the BEST, the sprinkler from the "Johnnypump" during the Summer, you need another Brooklynite!!! Joe Pellicano was a great guy, his Mom whistled and gave him a shopping list and we would go to King Kullens on Brooklyn Ave. I was very lucky to know Joe, Anthony, Joeva, and Patrick!!!

Kate (Kathie) Byrnes-Lombardo
Freind and wife of a Captain in Stamford

March 7, 2013

Continue to rest in peace Officer Pellicano, we will never forget...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

October 17, 2012

Your picture is on our wall, and your memory in our hearts. I have had the privilege of knowing you only through stories, yet I'll never forget your face. For those who knew you, and those who did not, a wreath was placed next to the Memorial Bench this morning. For you, and for all those who have lost their lives in the line of duty, may you rest in peace. Thank you for your service.

A. Tweedy
Melbourne Police Department

May 15, 2012

Your watch began and ended 23 years before I began my watch with the very same agency you called home.

There are likely very few Officers left at the department who knew you face-to-face, but you are not forgotten.

There is a special place after death for all those who made the ultimate sacrifice doing what is worth sacrificing your life for.

Rest in Peace, Officer Pellicano.

Officer J. McKinney
Melbourne Police Department

March 22, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Pellicano. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all, and you sir are a hero. May you continue to rest in peace Officer Pellicano.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


October 17, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th 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

October 17, 2010

You sir are not forgotten on your EOW... A hero forever.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


October 17, 2010

Thank you Sir for your dedication, service and making the ultimate sacrifice while performing your duties. You are a hero.

Sgt. T. Henshaw
Bell Gardens Police Dept., CA.

August 17, 2010

It's nice to see so many others remember and miss you too!
A day doesn't go by...

Marion and Joseph
wife and son

May 27, 2009

Nearly 22 years have passed since that night when we stood in that road.
I have not forgotten.
Rest in peace Joe.

Sgt. Frank Armeson (retired)
Melbourne Police Department

August 24, 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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 14, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 16, 2007

Rest in peace, Joe.

We miss you.

Commander Mark Laderwarg
Melbourne (Fl) Police Department

March 29, 2007

Time has not forgotten you, rest in peace.

Offc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

June 27, 2006

We all miss you


May 14, 2006



August 23, 2005

Thank you for your dedicated service to your community. Rest in peace.

A citizen

October 26, 2004

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