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Police Officer Juan Andino

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, June 15, 1984

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Reflections for Police Officer Juan Andino

Rest in peace always and know 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 24, 2020

Rest in peace.


June 16, 2020

To the family, friends and colleagues of Hero Officer Juan Andino: I proudly mailed my NO PAROLE letter, on his behalf.
I’m very sorry for your loss; the pain of having to relive it, with each new parole board hearing.
To Officer Andino: Thank You for your service and sacrifice. You are not forgotten!
God Bless You All!

Allie Wroten
Proudly Supporting All L.E.O.’s
Wife of a Corrections Deputy

February 7, 2019

PO Kevin Young et al
It sounds like Juan was an outstanding officer and above all proud to wear the NYPD shield. I thank him for his service and thank PO Young for his insight. I too watched one of my officers take his last breath in an emergency room and you never forget that. Two others followed. I would hope that Juan's family is well and that Juan's service is never forgotten..

Asst. Sheriff Jim Lopey (ret) and NvDPS
Washoe Sheriff (Reno, Nv)

June 15, 2018

Juan was a true "stand up" cop. While the rest of us were dying from the heat on post wearing only our uniforms shirts and vests, Juan walked out of the station every day parade ready, dress blouse and all. You would have thought he was going to his own graduation. That day Juan was walking my post, cause I had collared up the day before and spent the evening at court. When I came in later in the day I was given the news. That day I got myself assigned to stand watch over his casket at the wake. But first, I was given the job of taking home his shield and getting the blood off so it could be place on his uniform. I sat in my kitchen, crying like a baby, as I scrubbed every drop of blood from his shield. The next day I placed that shining clean shield on John's chest. The family chose to have a closed casket, but I know that John had a spotless, shining shield on his uniform and John knew. That's all that matters.

PO Kevin Young
NYPD (retired)

February 21, 2018

I remember this very dark day. And today's politically correct society is more concern about the rights of the offender than the safety of the brother officer. May he continue to rest in eternal peace, and when I'm called to my final resting place, it would be my honor to meet you.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

June 15, 2017

It was my honor to research newspapers, magazines, online & books to find your ID CARD Photo. I found this photo in a Online Article about your heroic sacrifice. I felt it was necessary to have a photo on this website so that your family & friends can remember you. Rest Easy Hero! Always Remembered!

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit

February 5, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 15, 2015

Juan Andino was like the other Cops i knew there. Nice kind and caring.
When my Daughter's Godfather Died in 1981 Andino was the Officer on the scene ( Man died in his Bathroom) we knew Andino from walking the Beat and other Officers we knew He was so caring to the Widow and to us all. When i heard of the incident and that it was Juan i cried. I still think of him and all of the others i knew. I pray for them all. R.I.P. to my Hero

I am the Mother of a Son from a retired NYPD and my Heart goes out to all of you

January 3, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 28th 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 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,

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

June 15, 2012

I worked at Eye Encounter Optical at the time this horrific
event took place. I remember Officer Andino as a gentle, kind and caring area patrol officer. I will never forget that day when we lost such a warm hearted person who selflessly lost his life so that others can keep theirs.

Iris Cruz
Just another person who he protected

February 4, 2012

...Officer Andino's memory will never be forgotten by me. I was a young college student, who lived briefly in the south Bronx. He always said that I didn't look like I belonged in that neighborhood and voiced concern for me as I would trek from 163rd and 3rd to the 149th street train station.
Each day he would incorporate wooing me to and from the station as I continued my education. I felt safe and truly protected by his angel. I want him to know that I am now a special educator in an upstate middle school. His protective angel wings kept me pursuing my career and because of him- I made it out of he south Bronx ... His kind spirit and soul has forever touched my heart.

Ayesha Ibrahim
Someone he protected

January 14, 2011

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

Robyn Wilkes

June 12, 2009

"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 2, 2008

My first month on patrol while assigned to Neighborhood Stabilization Unit 7, I recall immediately the day of our fallen Brother. While in Bronx AAU (summons court) with another officer I recall the overwhelming loss I felt when news of the event reached us. I saw Officer Andino walking a footpost along 3rd Ave. close to ten years prior, and found that his manner of performing his duty was a catalyst determining my path into law enforcement. The day after his passing, my sergeant assigned me the footpost this mountain of a man walked the day before. I was dumbstruck by the outpouring of genuine sentiment expressed by all persons that sunny Saturday afternoon I walked Brother Andino's foot-post. I will never forget this, and I will never forget the impact this man had on the community he served and my career. I truly feel that he walked that post with me and I only pray that had he seen the lives he touched, he would smile with the satisfaction of having lived well while others lived by his example. I'm going to miss him.

Ret. Det. K. Harris

March 8, 2007

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

A hero never dies....

June 15, 2005



June 5, 2004

We cannot forget P.O. Juan Andino. God Bless.

police officer

September 15, 2003

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