Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Vincent J. Adolfo

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Monday, November 18, 1985

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Reflections for Police Officer Vincent J. Adolfo

I was in Vincent’s squad and was off on the evening that this horrible event took place. I harried to the Eastern District in disbelief after receiving the news. I was a rookie at that time and he was willing to show and teach me a lot about the job and how to write excellent police reports. Great professional and my heart still burns when I think about Vinny not being here. RIP and know that your brilliancy will last a lifetime. Our Law Enforcement Family are keeping your family in our prayers.

Retired Lieutenant Therman Reed
Sector 2 (Eastern District)

November 20, 2022

Rest in peace Officer Adolfo.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 13, 2021

I'm writing with utmost respect and sadness for your family. My name is Sally Shea. My brother, Detective Dan Shea worked this case. He passed in 1991 of cancer. I recently came across the news clippings of this senseless crime. . I have written to the Balto Sun, hoping to gather info for a possible documentary. The Sun ran a 3 part story, 'One Gun's Trail of Violence.' 5/11/1987. Please reach out if you have any interest in exploring a project, honoring our officers. All my best. ~ Sally. [email protected] (add something in the title so I'll know you are not spam)

Sally Shea
My brother was Detective Dan Shea

June 19, 2021

I worked with him at New Start Ship Supply co. He was a great guy.

Kenneth P Barzey

June 18, 2021

I worked with him at New Start Ship Supply co. He was a great guy.

Kenneth P Barzey

June 18, 2021

Still remember this day like it was yesterday. I was at work with Vince's Dad, Fred that evening, he was always so proud of his son. His kids in general. Vince had just stopped by to see his dad before the call, he should have been headed home. he was a dedicated officer who loved his family beyond measure.
I could scarcely look into his father's eyes after that day. He put on a brave face but the anguish, pain, knowledge of the senselessness of his sons murder mere blocks, minutes from their last words to each other and missing his son just gutted me. I remember this tight knit family coming together, doing everything they could to make sure that their loved one's murderer was brought to justice. And they did just that.
Thank you Vince, for your service.
Missing you Vince and you Fred...


March 31, 2021

Thank you for your service and 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)

November 18, 2020

I was next door neighbors with Vince's parents when I was a little kid. I remember Vince very well. I always thought his police gear was so cool. Him and his family were like family to me and my brothers. I wanted to become a police officer when I was a kid because of Vince. After his death I never wanted to do it. Your murder affected my life greatly. I will always remember you and your family. I just found this page and it brought back a lot of memories. Thank you Vince for being such a great person and role model.

Shawn Preston
Friend "neighbor"

November 16, 2017

The death penalty has been abolished completely in maryland, but fortunately your killer unlike all the others won't live to see it because he didn't deserve to be saved by that abolition, he was the least worthy of it. I salute you


July 25, 2016

My memory of Vince is vague at best. I was his nephew. One memory I have of him is him was him taking me to a bowling alley in Pikesville on a day I was off from school. Probably a snow day or something. Another memory I have is riding in his car and him pretending to turn on the siren as if we were in cop car. The problem is we were in his regular car. I remember saying I don't hear anything and him saying you can only hear it when we are on a call. I was like 9 or 10 years old and didn't know any better. I miss him. I wish he could have grown old like me. I'll probably die young like him, but not from being shot but health like my Dad

Ryan Blank

January 2, 2016

Vincy, I will never forget you and I remember the days we spent down the Island like it was yesterday. You were my cousin Ed's best friend. I remember introducing you to Karen and how Mrs. Blank would not let her see you unless I was there. The best time we had was when we rowed over to the lighthouse at midnight with Karen and my cousin Wayne. It was right when that Jaws movie came out. I know that you are always watching out for me. Like a guardian Angel. Love and miss you still!

Debbie (Medlin) Snyder

December 10, 2015

I remember this as a kid I will never forget his name. He is one of the reasons I went into the military to serve the public.

MSgt Martin Molock
United States Air Force

February 11, 2015

A Hero now in Heaven, Always remembered and Never forgotten.

Kim Weigand - PA C.O.P.S.
Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand E.O.W. 9/14/2008

November 18, 2014

Dear Vincent,I'm feeling really sad right now.You did not deserve to be taken in the way you were.You were an upstanding member of Baltimore.I'm sorry I didnt get a chance to know you.RIP .

Thomas Banner
just a concerned citizen of Baltimore

May 10, 2014

Its been 28 years today this world lost a hero, we all love you and will never ever forget you. Keep watching us and keeping us safe.

ofc. grossnickle

November 18, 2013

Vinny and I were friends: we use to sit in our patrol cars in Greenmount Cemetary eating lunch on day shift. Vinny would open his lunch bag packed by his lovely wife and find a love note; I would do the same. We would compare our notes and laugh with joy; it was always beautiful in that old cemetery with birds,stately trees and bushes and small animals...unlike that surrounding neighboring ghetto all crumbling concrete and decaying asphalt and no hope. The dead were dead but we were alive with youth. Vinny was like me: always got his man. I was off the night he was killed but wished I had been with him. I think of my brother from time to time always wishing to visit his grave but never do. Vinny will always be a part of me for I was a part of him. We were warriors together.

Officer Eric Kolkhorst
Baltimore City Polie

October 13, 2013

Hi my little brother. Well Dana had a little boy as you and Dad and Fred probably already know and you all would love him. His name is Luca Vincent and he is beautiful. We will tell him all about his namesake when he gets older. Take care, until we meet again.
Your loving sister Carol

Carol Adolfo Miconi

July 14, 2013

This is amazing how so much time has passed n that you are loved and remembered by so many! Im proud and honored to call you family. RIP to we meet again!

Sondra Smith

June 28, 2013

The years have passed. I often think of the laughs we shared when we were rookies. I remember that dark day like it was yesterday. I felt satisfaction being there the night Hunt was executed. I'll never forget you brother.

Retired Detective Brian D. Schwaab
Baltimore Police Department

May 8, 2013

Hey its may which is the month we honor all of the officer who gave all. I will be dressed in my dress uniform this friday to honor you. I will be at dalleny valley to see a wonderful lady who wrote a amazing song in honor of you when you passed. Also i will be in D.C. For a candle light memorial and I will be honoring you. Love you

ofc. grossnickle

May 2, 2013

P9 he is watching over you and always will be. I know he is watching over all of us.

Lt. George Clinedinst

April 19, 2013

Hey buddy i know it hasnt been long since my last reflection but just checking in i have been an officer for about 3months now and i have gotten 13 arrests hope to be making you an pop and uncle freddy proud seeing how well i am doing in my life. Also i stopped an prayed the other day at the grave site but thays not where i see you guys anyway i love you and please keep looking over me and being my angel. I will be sure to keep writing to you forever and always love george

ofc. grossnickle

March 26, 2013

Hey just letting you know even though i know your looking down smiling i had gotten my forst arrest lastnight. One more armed bad guy off the streets. Tell pop pop and uncle freddy i said hi and love you guys.

ofc. grossnickle

February 20, 2013

To my loving uncle in know i would have loved to meet you from everything i have heard you were an amazing man our family misses you every single day my mom your sister janet always talks about you i joined the force jusr recently i just wanna let you know i will make you proud also i go see your name on the wall each year in dc

I love you and hope to see you smile one day but until than keep us safe.

ofc. grossnickle

February 6, 2013

My Dear Little Brother, I just found out about this Memorial Page and even 27 years after you were taken from us, I am reading beautiful reflections for you from so many people. I'm sure you think this is cool. I want you to know that we all still miss you so much. You would have loved how much our family is growing and you would have been so proud of all of our children. There has been 5 more besides Derek and Dana since you went to heaven. And Derek is married now with a beautiful 2 year old son and Dana is married now with our first grandchild on the way. We go on living but we think about you and Freddie and Dad everyday. You take care of everyone up there with you and I will take care of everyone down here. Until we meet again....Love You. Your Sister Carol

Carol Adolfo Miconi

November 20, 2012

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