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Patrolman Thomas Albino

Lyndhurst Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Tuesday, August 5, 1947

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Reflections for Patrolman Thomas Albino

Patrolman Albino,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lyndhurst. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 5, 2022

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)

August 5, 2020

North Jersey Record Aug. 5, 2019
Lyndhurst cop killed in 1947 is honored 72 years later

Lyndhurst police officers place wreath at the rededication of Thomas J. Albino Memorial Park. Liam Quinn, North Jersey Record

LYNDHURST — More than half a century has passed since Police Officer Thomas J. Albino was killed, but the town does not want time to leave its fallen officer behind.

On Monday morning, with police officers and members of Albino's extended family in attendance, Lyndhurst rededicated the park on Orient Way and Valley Brook Avenue to him.

"Regardless of the time that's passed since one of the darkest days in our community's history," said Lyndhurst Mayor Robert Giangeruso, "the memory of Officer Albino and his sacrifice will continue to flourish through this park."

Lyndhurst has had four officers killed in the line of duty in its history, with Albino being the latest. That number is the most of any municipality in Bergen County, with Teaneck sharing the tragic distinction.

Albino was accompanying a court officer serving an eviction notice on August 5, 1947, when the occupant of the home opened fire, killing him.

The house where he was killed, described in a 1947 article in The Record as a "squalid 3-room shack," was on Monroe Street, near the Passaic River.

Albino was survived by his wife and two children, who were 12 and 8 years old at the time. Albino's son, Tommy, died a few years ago, but his daughter, Joyce, still lives in Lyndhurst. She was unable to attend the rededication.

"Leaving behind a young family, Albino paid the ultimate sacrifice protecting our community," Giangeruso said Monday.

For Albino's funeral, police mounted an honor guard at Nazare Memorial Home on Ridge Road.

On Monday, police also formed an honor guard. After a wreath was placed by officers, the Albino family put roses in front of it. In attendance were his two grandchildren and his great-nieces and nephews, in addition to other members of his extended family.

Retired Police Officer
New York Police Department

August 5, 2019

I am not a police officer, but I am a volunteer emt in Lyndhurst, I just wanted to say Thank You for your service, and that your brothers and sitsters from the police department, emergency squad, and fire department will forever and always hold you, and the fallen members in our hearts, as we hold the watch.

Volunteer EMT
Lyndhurst Police Emergency Squad

March 19, 2017

My dad told me a story about a LPD cop who always asked about him and was shot and killed. I never knew his name until now.

Bruce Bayer
Grandson of LPD Chief Otto Bayer

August 25, 2016

My father,Charles L Groenveld served on the Lyndhurst Police with Tommy Albino. This happened a few months before I was born..Tommy & my Dad had traded shifts that day. Fate was challenged that terrible day, I was blessed to have my Dad in my life for 46 years.

Judy Groenveld Campbell

December 23, 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 66th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first 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 Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 31, 2013

Rest in peace Brother.

Kevin T Ryan

August 8, 2008



March 21, 2008

Always remembered.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

August 8, 2007

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the Lyndhurst Police Department. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Patrolman Albino deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. No greater love has a man than the will to give his life for another. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Patrolman Albino is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas Doyle
Cary Police Department, North Carolina

July 6, 2006

Thank you sir for your service so many years ago. may you reast in peace.


Bev H

May 17, 2006

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