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Police Officer Edward C. Stevens

Albany Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, November 26, 1971

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Reflections for Police Officer Edward C. Stevens

Officer Stevens,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USNR. And to your Family, and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

November 26, 2021

Remembering Ed and his sacrifice today. It was an honor to represent you and this department as we celebrate the life of his wife, Rose Marie.

May we never get those who gave all in the performance of their duty for the safety of us all.

Sgt. Matthew Haker
Albany Police Department, Honor Guard

September 16, 2021

My condolences to the family of Officer Stevens, especially to his daughter. May his soul rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

January 30, 2018

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

Robyn Wilkes

November 22, 2015

I was engaged to a young Albany cop, Dennis Cunningham. Five people in my office on the Campus were shot to death in 1970 and in 1971 Mike McNeil, another cop in Denny's squad was murdered..shot to death. I remember when Dennis told me about Eddie Stevens. He was beyond distraught. Mike was his best friend and that pushed him over the edge. It was the era of cops being called pigs - when they were totally disrespected as members of the "The Establishment".It was an era when returning vets from Viet Nam were spit upon, riots erupted across the nation, the niceties of the real Sixties, before the violence broke out, was officially over. It was a rough time..people had an attitude, fashion and manners were all but disbanded. The cities were dying. Hopelessness reigned. It was into these years when Eddie and Mike and the girls I worked with were all killed. It was an unbelievable time..when we Baby Boomers were taken from the world of Leave it to not being able to go to work without getting shot. It was the beginning of the unravelling of society we see in its fulness today..when God was proclaimed dead by the NY Times, when women left the home "to find themselves", when divorce soared and the economy showed its first signs of collapse, which has taken 40 years and will no doubt come to fruition. Eddie and Mike were representative of the time and the period in the city's history. For the record, Dennis thought Ed was a stand-up policeman, due all respect, a cop in the very best sense of the word, when being a cop was a very difficult thing to be. He did his job and kept the faith. God bless him.


October 22, 2014

My dad Raymond Fish Sr. was the ambulance crew member I remember the story my dad told me of seeing the barrel of the gun and yelling for Stevens to run. The bullet grazed the back of my dad's head and killed Officer Stevens. Very sad and never forgotten!!

Margaret Shellenberger

May 26, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

January 27, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the forty-first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Laslater was a fellow police officer 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 solace for all those tha tlove and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

January 13, 2012

I was born on that day 37 years ago. Even though I did not met you here on earth, I'm sure our spirts passed by one another on this day. It's sad how on this day my family was happy because I was the first girl born after 8 boys and how your family was going thru what must have been hell. Rest in peace and know some one is thinking of you today.

Stacey Carter

November 26, 2008



September 9, 2008

Officer Stevens your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 26, 2008

I did not know you because you died on the day I was born.

April 8, 2008

"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

December 17, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Manchester, Nh

November 26, 2007

Hi Ed
I just wanted to let you know that I think about you every day and will never forget you. I often remember your last day with me on that snowy Thanksgiving day at mom's. I wish we could have had our children grow up together. Your son is the best and your two grandchildren are wonderful and I know if you were here you would have loved them so much. I love you and know that mom and dad, Sharyn and Nicky are with you and am comforted by knowing you are with people that we loved. I miss your humor and the fun we had going out together. Remember you are always in my heart.
Love you always

Nancy Elia

March 23, 2007

Uncle Ed, we were taken away the opportunity to ever meet you but have learned alot about you. Are always in our thoughts and prayers and will never be forgotten.

nephews rick stevens and brian pallozzi
sons of ed's siblings

January 7, 2007

Officer Stevens you will never be forgotten Thank you for your hard work, your dedication, and the sacrifice you made protecting the citizens of New York You will be remembered in my prayers. God Bless you as you sleep in God's Love and Peace.
Kathi Halligan
Phila, Pa. wife and mom of LEO

January 15, 2006

Thank you for your service Officer Stevens. May God rest your soul and watch over your loved ones. We salute you, Sir.

melissa smock
indianapolis citizen

January 24, 2005

Rest In Peace.


November 27, 2004

Thank you for your service. You are not forgotten, Officer Stevens.

Joe Lowry

June 2, 2004

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