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Patrolman Joseph Sternberg

Nassau County Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, August 16, 1954

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Reflections for Patrolman Joseph Sternberg

He was my grandfather. My mom’s dad, and I never got to know him. I wish that I did. What a hero. I love him without even knowing him. My mom was only 3.. his wife Anita hurt so bad. Sadly she died young too. At least they are forever together in heaven right now. God bless you grandpa! Wish u got to meet your great grandkids and me and my brother Michael, too.


April 6, 2022

Rest in peace and olav hashalom Patrolman Sternberg.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 2, 2021

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 16, 2020

Sgt. Wilson L. Graham Shield 65, 1930 to 1956. EOW:
While serving on Marine 5 and conducting emergency work on standed yacht before oncoming storm,
suffered stroke and was forced into retirement upon exhausting accrued sick time, due to Dept's policy
at the time that heart attacks were not service related.

Ptl. Edwin S. Graham

August 16, 2020

With great respect to this honorable young Police Officer Joseph Sternberg and all the dedicated and heroic officers who have sacrificed their lives to the citizens they serve, may you be at peace and God bless your service to the citizens under your watch.

Ret. PO Richard Winwood
P.D.N.C. (Highway Patrol Bureau)

August 16, 2017

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

August 17, 2016

On this day, I pause of a moment of reflection and prayer and remember the service and ultimate sacrifice made by Officer Sternberg. God Bless

Detective Jeffrey Schilling
Nassau County Police Department

August 17, 2015

The service of Patrolman Joseph Sternberg will never be forgotten, Thank You Officer Sternberg, Rest in Peace.

PO Michael Collins
Nassau County Police Dept

August 16, 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 59th 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

February 22, 2013

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 21, 2012

Rest in peace Patrolman Sternberg, your sacrifice will not be forgotten. Olav Hashalom.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 16, 2011

Honoring the memory of Patrolman Sternberg, May he continue to be shielded under the wings of the Divine Presence.

I think of him when on patrol on his post.

Aux/Sgt D. Spier
Nassau County Auxiliary Police

February 5, 2011

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

Robyn Wilkes

August 10, 2009

Never forgotton, Rest in Peace.

Lt. Paul Sanzone

January 14, 2006



December 14, 2003

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