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Officer Patricia E. Quinn

Washington Township Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Wednesday, November 4, 1987

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Reflections for Officer Patricia E. Quinn

I am retired now, but every year, around this time, I remember you.. You were the only one there, who called me Gibby.. I remember that we'd sit at the table scared to eat, being the fat ones.. YOU said the day i last saw you at breakfast, that they knew you could pass all the paperwork, but it was the boxing, that would send you home... I know you gave it your all.. I remember the tears I let go of at your service. Nothing to be said.. I just knew, Id remember YOU.
Continue to Sleep in Peace.

Senior Patrolman Andrew W. Gibson Sr.
Salem City Police

November 8, 2020

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 4, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Quinn. A New Jersey heroine!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 4, 2018

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 4, 2018

REST-IN-PEACE My Sister in Arms

Anrae Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

May 27, 2018

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

November 5, 2017

25 years ago today we lost Patty Quinn... a friend and classmate (WTHS Class of 1980) who served our local community. Patty, we miss you and you are not fogotten.

End of Watch 04NOV1987 - Rest In Peace!!!

Rich Evans

November 4, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th 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. Your picture shows such a beautiful young woman, full of spirit. Your death was so tragic and must have pained many..

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

November 4, 2011

Patti

I'm stunned and so deeply saddened to find out the reason that I haven't either heard from you or been able to contact you for so long. I'm so sorry that we lost contact after so many years so close to the end of your life. You were absolutely the best friend I've ever had, and I have missed you so often over the years.

I love you

Sue Ramsey
friend

April 18, 2011

Officer Quinn,

Although you were only granted 2 months in service as a Police officer, at the Academy... your courage, tenacity, committment to serve were on full, glorious display. We don't know why God granted you only 2 months but what is certain is that you will never be forgotten. Never.

Tom Jensen

Father of Detective Jared Scott Jensen, EOW 2/22/06
Colorado Spring Police Department

Tom Jensen

March 14, 2010

Officer Quinn thank you for your willingness to serve your fellowman. It has been 21 years since the end of your watch and you have not been forgotten. May God continue to bless you and your loved ones. Rest in peace my sister.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

November 4, 2008

"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
Sergeant
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

December 13, 2007

On this 20 year anniversary, we say thanks. You are never forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 4, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you for your service

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

November 2, 2007

Patty;

I remember roving watches with you. How you hated running and had a real interest in 2:C (Criminal Law) Rest well my sister. I cannot go on base at Sea Girt and not think of you.

BTBG

Classmate
NJSP

May 21, 2007

If not for ODMP I would have never known of this tragic loss. I was shocked when I read of it this morning.

I am so sorry for the family left behind. Patricia is a true American hero.

Officer David E. Haney
Glynn County Police Department, GA.

Police Officer 1 David E. Haney
Glynn County Police Dept., Ga.

April 11, 2007

Our Lord must have needed a pretty angel.May you Rest in Peace.

November 4, 2006

Rest easy BLUE ANGEL. You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

November 3, 2006

Patricia,
Though we never knew each other very well. Your passing has not been forgotten. I was there on that day and will never forget it. May God bless and keep you Sister.
Rick Gunning
187 MC

Detective Richard Gunning
Fellow Classmate NJSP 187 MC

April 25, 2006

Pat... you have been thought of many times in the years past, and are sorely missed..... you were a "good egg"

Rolf Demmerle
Private

January 17, 2004

As an instructor, I am deeply saddened by accidents that occur during training. These are accidents that took the life of a loved one, friend, co-worker. But God has a purpose for these fine HERO'S. May they sit upon thrones of gold and serve him, for no harm will come unto them now. RIP BROTHERS/SISTERS.

Sr. Correctional Officer W.R. Phillips
CCA Lake City Correctional Facility

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