Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Morris J. Albany, Jr.

Upland Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, October 13, 1976

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Reflections for Sergeant Morris J. Albany, Jr.

Thank you for your courage and dedication sir. You went down fighting. We will never forget you. Rest in peace

Fellow citizen

October 13, 2023

I was working that night as a patrolman for Brookhaven Borough which is adjacent to Upland, Pa. When the call went out that an officer was shot in Upland everyone working in the area responded to Crozer Hospital. There were so many Officers there when I arrived it was hard to walk around without bumping someone. We all knew Sgt. Albany and had worked with him for several years backing each other up since both boroughs were so small and usually only had 1 Officer on duty on the Midnight to 8am shift. We were all shocked to learn he did not make it. It was a pleasure working with him for all that time. RIP brother!

Retired Detective Francis M. Bruno
Lakeland Florida Police Department, 9/12/1977 to 06/05/1995

October 9, 2021

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

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

October 14, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant Albany.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 15, 2020

Rest in peace hero .

Lt. Jim Russo

October 16, 2019

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 34th 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 13, 2010

"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

January 24, 2008

Always remembered.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

October 13, 2007

On the eve of teh anniversary of your passing, we remember you and thank you sir for your service

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

October 12, 2007

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies.....

God bless, hero. Rest in peace

October 13, 2004

Even after all the years, my memory goes back to that day and the tributes and services that followed, every time we lose another officer. I was just 10 months on the job at the time and this had a deep impact on me. I'll always remember Chub with that smirk of his. God bless ya, Sarge.

Ptlm. Wood M. Heneks
Radnor Township Police Dept.

Gone, but never forgotten. Missed by all.

Cpl. Dean Johnson
Palm Beach County (FL) Sheriff's Office

God Bless Ya, Chubby!

Sgt. Tom Hannigan
Palm Beach County (FL) Sheriff's Office

Those dearest to us never really leave; they live on in the way they cared, shared and made us happy. As we worked through the years we wonder if it would have been the same with you as without.

Captain Robert C. Love
Upland Police

Time has gone by, but memories are just like it happened today.

Patrolman Richard B. McClintock
Upland Police Department

Sadly missed

Ruth M. Walls
Upland Borough Council

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