Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Frank A. Quinlivan

Schenectady Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, September 15, 1925

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Reflections for Patrolman Frank A. Quinlivan

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 88th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 14, 2013

Thank you officer Reyell. Very thoughtful of you to name your K-9 partner after my grandfather. You guys (and girls) put your lives on the line everyday for the safety and security of the citizens of Schenectady N.Y. I appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Mike Quinlivan

Michael E. Quinlivan (Grandson)

October 5, 2012

I am a Patrolman for the Schenectady Police Dept., and on July 9th, 2012, I started the NY state police k-9 academy. I wanted to name my K-9 after a fallen hero from my department. As I began to research I couldn't help but be blown away by the courage and bravery showed by Patrolman Frank A. Quinlivan on Sept. 15, 1925. I then knew that I wanted to name my K-9 after such a hero, so I namd him Quin. Frank is a hero to me and all of my fellow officers on the force today. I am so proud of my k-9's name because of what Frank accomplished as a Police Officer. My heart goes out to the family of Officer Quinlivan, and may God Bless you all. Just know that Franks memory still carries on at the Schenectady Police Department and will not be forgotten. Quin and I will start patrolling the streets of Schenectady on December 1st, 2012. I know that Frank will be watching over us as we protect the City of Schenectady.

Patrolman Eric S. Reyell #27
Schenectady Police Department

August 22, 2012

Grandpa I said a prayer for you this morning and every morning, please be waiting for me when I get to heavens gate. I still long for your strong hug. I hug my grandsons everyday and remeber you in some small way.

Charles B Quinlivan Jr.
US Postal Service/ Grandson

March 13, 2012

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

Robyn Wilkes

September 14, 2009

How sad that you left us so early in life. You left behind a wife and 5 children- one died about a year after you. I have heard stories what a hard life Grandma Q had trying to support the family. I wish we could all have known you.

Ellen L. Quinlivan

December 4, 2007

So many years have passed, but you are still a part of our family; both Law Enforcement and you're own. Your son Charles, was a Deputy Sheriff and I, your grandson, a Correction Officer. So it's true the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree. I can only imagine the times we would have shared, but I can promise you that as long as my branch of the name carries on; someone, somewhere, will cherish and carry forth the legacy you began. I've seen your name carved in stone in Schenectady,NY- Albany,NY and Washington, DC. That stone may wear out, but you will never disappear from our hearts. I miss you Grandpa....

Donald F Quinlivan, C.O. ret.
NYS Dept. of Correctional Services and Grandson

March 31, 2007

Patrolman Quinlivan,

Thank you for your service and dedication to the citizens of Schenectady New York. Your sacrifice will not be FORGOTTEN...... and I salute you for a job well done

Senior Officer D.W.Reichhardt
Virginia State University Police Department

May 29, 2006

Patrolman Quinlivan showed, in his actions of Sept. 15, 1925, what it meant to have courage. His sacrifice was for the greater good, but a terrible one none the less. It's sad to note that these days, there would be all sorts of investigations, inquiries and accusations rather than just an appreciation of his hard work.

You did a good job and for it, your family lost you in the physical sense, but as your grandson so eloquently put it, you're still there, protecting them.

God Bless you and all you left behind. Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

October 5, 2005

We have seen many mementos that my father kept from his father's life in the Schenectady NY Police Department. It is unfortunate that we did not get to meet him in person but know full well that he would do the same thing again. My father said he would always do the right thing regardless of what others may have thought about him. He was a motorcyle officer for the department and my younger brother is Keeper of his motorcyle putts, gloves, whistle, and parade and working baton's.

He was young when he departed this earth however, we have always felt his presence around us protecting us each and every day.

Thank you Grandpa Quinlivan for being an honorable man and gentleman. Your children and grandchildren have often relived your short life and the sacrifice you made for all of us.

Thank you,

Michael E. Quinlivan (Patrolman's Grandson)

Michael E. Quinlivan
Grandson of Deceased Patrolman

June 15, 2005

Rest in peace my brother.


April 13, 2004

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