Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Paul J. Shafer

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, January 7, 1930

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Reflections for Patrolman Paul J. Shafer

Rest in peace Patrolman Shafer.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 7, 2021

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

January 7, 2018

Thanks for what you did for the city of New York City

Auxiliary David Lora

January 7, 2018

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 82nd 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
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 7, 2012

I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Shafer and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He died a New York hero.


January 7, 2009



January 1, 2008

I have had the opportunity during my career to understand the joys and dangers of being a Police Officer. The dangers are obvious, especially the dangers of being a motor officer. The joys are a little tougher to explain to a civilian. I know you enjoyed your job as a motor officer as much as I enjoyed my time doing that job. I was lucky enough to ride a motorcycle for my department for almost five years. During that time while riding, I took you with me to work everyday. I did this by putting on my uniform and putting on my "In memory of" bracelet with your name and EOW stamped on it. This was my daily ritual and something I enjoyed because I knew you were at home being back on patrol. I know you were there watching over me, protecting me against a fate similar to your own. I thank you for your service long before I was born, and I thank you for looking out for me.
May you rest in peace.

Ben Shafer
Riverside (CA) Police Dept

October 10, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

January 8, 2007

Thank you for your service and sacrifice, sir.

March 7, 2006

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