Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Salvatore Potenza

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, October 15, 1964

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Reflections for Detective Salvatore Potenza

Rest in peace Detective Potenza.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 14, 2021

Rest in peace

Lt. Jim Russo

October 15, 2017

Det. Potenza,
On today, the 53rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 15, 2017

May God Bless your soul as you RIP in Heaven.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police

July 26, 2016

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

Robyn Wilkes

October 13, 2015

It's b sen 50 years and your "Girls" still miss you! You are our hero and we hold your memory close to our hearts every day. May your dedication to the NYPD be a shining example of what our future officers should aspire to be. May you always watch over us and guide us through lives journey.

Donna Cutugno- Surviving Daughters
your loving daughters,Donna, Linda and Lisa

October 8, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 49th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged 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 officer Larry Lasater

November 15, 2013

I am not sure how to approach this - I am the Great Grand Nephew of the man that committed these crimes. I learned of this atrocity from the memory of his sister, my Grandmother. All though I personally did not take the lives of these heroes - I feel such a sense of grief knowing that this man's blood partly flows through my veins. I was shocked when I learned of this - I am so sorry for the weakness and cowardly act by my Great Grand Uncle and pray these fallen hero's and their families have found peace.

None N/A

October 21, 2012

Det. Potenza
46 years after making the supreme sacrifice, you are not forgotten.


October 15, 2010

God Speed, Brother.

Union PD, NJ

October 30, 2008

On the anniversary of your passing I just wanted you to know that you have not been forgotten. Rest in Peace.

Sergeant Chris DiToro

October 15, 2008



June 4, 2008

May you always rest in peace and know that you will always be remembered.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

October 15, 2007

We remember you today and thank you Sir for your service

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

October 12, 2007

Two hero policeman gave their lives on that day. The Finest to the end. Your heroism and your memory will never be forgotten. Thank you Detective Potenza for your sacrifice.

Pennsylvania State Police

February 19, 2004

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