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Patrolman Lawrence Stefane

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, May 28, 1970

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Reflections for Patrolman Lawrence Stefane

Rest In Peace hero ! You saved your partners life also . I pray that the perp is still in jail or his life ended there and wasn’t paroled . God bless your family and hope they were looked after and prospered

Ret. Po ohara
Nypd mounted

May 28, 2021

So hard to believe that 50 years have passed, still think of you all the time and miss you everyday. A true hero

Karen Mangas

June 9, 2020

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

May 28, 2020

Patrolman Stefane,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 28, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you Hero and your family for your courage and sacrifice. Always remembered.

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

May 28, 2020

You personified our motto, "Fidelis ad Mortem." This was a tragedy in which you showed courage to the end in saving your partner. Thank you.

Lieutenant McLarin

May 8, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman Stefane. You surely were a very honored and heroic young man!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 28, 2019

Rest in perpetual peace my brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

May 28, 2018

I remember Larry from high school and I think of him and his family often. People that make the ultimate sacrifice should never be forgotten.

Police Officer Pilot Thomas Daly
Nassau County Police Department

July 7, 2017

Remember the incident. So sad.

Lt. Chet Levey

May 28, 2016

It was my honor to research newspapers, books and magazines and finally find your ID Card Photo and make sure your photo was put on this site. I wanted to put a face to your heroism in the Line of Duty. I did the research because you are a brother officer and no matter how many years past, you will always be remembered. Rest Easy Hero.

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit

February 5, 2016

Larry, We dated throughout high school and then went our separate ways. You always wanted to serve as a policeman. Reading this, so many years later, I can help but get teary eyed... I am not surprised that you responded as a hero. You always believed in doing what was right.
You were a good man.

margie macumber stoller

September 3, 2015

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

May 28, 2015

Forty-five years ... it doesn't seem possible. Will never forget you, Larry.

L.A. Maynard

May 28, 2015

Will never forget you, Larry.

L.A. Maynard

May 28, 2014

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

May 28, 2014

Rest in peace larry. We got him for you.

P/O Haseney
NYPD Retired.

May 28, 2013

Rest in peace larry.We got him for you.The day is still fresh in my mind.Your partner for that day.

P/O Haseney
NYPD Retired.

May 28, 2013

Sympathies to the Stefane family on this the 43rd anniversary of his passing. My older brother Ernest was the patrolman sitting next to you at 830am that morning exactly 43 yrs ago today. It could have been him I always think. He was also just early in his career with the NYPD perhaps in his 4th year. He went on to marry in 1977 and have three children. His youngest John is now a Lieutenant with the NYFD. God bless.

Civilian David R Haseney
Brother to patrolman's partner.

May 28, 2013

Rest In Peace Officer Stefane, your service and sacrifice is remembered.

Sgt. Jarrod L. Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections

May 28, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 42nd 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.

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.

Rest In Peace.

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

May 28, 2012

Patrolman Stefane I meant to say the police magazine my dad received was the Spring 3 one -hundred. Rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 28, 2012

Rest in peace Patrolman Stefane. I remember by reading the Spring 300. I believe that was a magazine which told of a day in the lives of police officers. My dad worked out of the 1o2 precinct in Richmond Hill. His name was Patrolman Owen Davis. He worked for 38 years, before retiring to Florida. Your courage that day to protect your partner was outstanding. heroes such as yourself are to be commended. Detective Robert Laurenson is buried at St. Boniface too.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 28, 2012

42 years. Not forgotten.
RIP Larry


May 28, 2012

My husband (retired NYPD) and I visited my brother's grave today for Memorial Day. Staff Sgt. Gerald Vetrano was killed in Vietnam 3 months after Larry. They were classmates in Elmont and are buried next to one another at St. Boniface Cemetery in Elmont. They were both heroes and it was our honor to place flags at their resting place.

Christine Vetrano Dolan

May 30, 2011

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