Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman John L. Pendergrass

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, April 3, 1953

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Reflections for Patrolman John L. Pendergrass

Requeaacat in pacem.

Richard Pettys

April 3, 2020

Thanks for your sacrifice and long service to the citizens of New York. Your dedication is appreciated. I too hope the perpetrator got prosecuted and sentenced.

Jim Lopey, Asst. Sheriff (Ret)
Washoe County Sheriff (Reno) and NVDPS

April 3, 2020

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

April 3, 2020

I read your Memorial page to our officers as part of our morning line up today. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

Rest In Peace Patrolman Pendergrass.

Sergeant S. Fajardo
San Ramon (CA) Police Dept.

April 3, 2019

Rest in peace Patrolman Pendergrass.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 17, 2019

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 59th anniversary year 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 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
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 3, 2012



April 3, 2012

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

Robyn Wilkes

March 24, 2009

thanks,officer pendergrass

July 27, 2006

Officer Pendergrass, It is an honor to
leave a reflection for you. You will always be in our prayers. Thank you for your sacrifice. Rest in peace.


June 26, 2004


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. No officer who gives his/her life for us need ever be forgotton. You died a hero; rest in peace.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

April 5, 2004

I agree with a previous writer who wrote “No officer’s death should be without reflection.” I hope the perpetrator has been sentenced to the most severe penalty. It is an honor to be the first to leave a reflection in the your memory. May the memory of your service, heroism and sacrifice remain forever. AC

Pennsylvania State Police

February 11, 2004

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