Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Gary R. Stymiloski

Westchester County Department of Public Safety, New York

End of Watch Sunday, February 24, 1985

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Reflections for Police Officer Gary R. Stymiloski

Gary was murdered the week before I started the academy. They were still talking about him in class our first week. Gary’s memory lives on even today through cop social media forums like “Blue Line Only” that remind us that His Life Mattered. God bless his memory.

Ptlm. (Ret. Binghamton, NY P.D.) P.K. Ha
Binghamton NY

February 24, 2020

As a young agent back in the early to mid 80's in NYC, I had the opportunity to briefly meet and befriend Gary when he helped me with an investigation I was conducting in his area of operation.

I'll never forget the profound sadness I experienced the morning I learned of his murder as I was taking the stand in federal court.

I think of, and reflect upon Officer Stymiloski often. He will never be forgotten even though our paths only briefly intersected.

Senior Special Agent, U.S. Customs Service (ret.)

January 27, 2020

Officer Stymiloski, the first week, if not the first day of the WCPA, we learned about you; your story was instilled in us, as the hero you were and how evil lurks. That was many years ago, and today, in honor of you and your family I assisted escorting your mother to her eternal, earthly resting place. May you both rest in peace.

PO Schnall

July 6, 2019

Rest in Peace brother, we have the Watch

Officer V Cole
Phoenix PD

June 13, 2016

Rest in peace my brother

Det. Frank Prete
Westchester County Police (ret)

February 25, 2016

I remember it all to well Dennis. I was working the day he was killed, in Dobbs Ferry. I worked Gary's brother Eddie in the WC Dept of Corrections before we both got on separate police jobs.

I hope you are well, and thank you for doing this for Gary and his family.

May he forever rest in the arms of the Lord.


Sgt. Larry Migliore (ret)
Dobbs Ferry

February 25, 2016

Every time I go down The Saw Mill Pky. and pass the spot where Gary was killed I say a prayer for him and the lady that was also killed.

P O James Hurley

February 25, 2016

Gary you will never be forgotten.31 years since that day it to me was like yesterday. The hurt fades but not you always on my mind and in my prayers.


February 25, 2016

Continue to rest in peace, my childhood friend and Brother-in-Blue. Time cannot erase all of the wonderful memories and dreams that we shared. You were one of a kind and will never be forgotten. You are forever in the hearts of those whose lives you touched.

Lt. Kevin T. Holden (Ret.)
Yonkers Police Department

February 24, 2016

Rest in peace Gary.

Sgt. Mike DeRosa
Westchester Co.P.D.

February 24, 2016

30 years ago, you are not forgotten. Thank you for your service. God bless you and your family. RIP Brother.

Retired Police Officer

February 25, 2015

I cannot believe it's been 30 years. I hope and pray that the healing hands of time have brought some measure of solace and trust in our faith.
God bless Gary Stymiloski and the entire Stymiloski family!

Gregg Laskoski
former reporter, The Herald Statesman

February 25, 2015


30 years ago this day you made the ultimate sacrifice.
Your friends and the community you served will never forget .
You have always been in my thoughts and prayers.

Jim Barna , MD


February 24, 2015

Will never forget - a tragic day for all!

P.O. Paulette Parent #175 (Retd.)

February 24, 2015

Thirty years, Brother - it's difficult to comprehend; it still seems like yesterday. I know you're watching over all of your Brothers and Sisters in Blue, active and retired. You left behind a legacy that time cannot erase - and your enthusiasm for the job, your empathy and respect for those in need and your love for your fellow officers, your friends and family have sustained us in our grief.
'Til we meet again...

Lt. Kevin T. Holden (Ret.)
Yonkers Police Department

February 24, 2015

Gary you are thought of often by all of you friends at the Yonkers Police Department. RIP Brother.

Captain George Robinson
Yonkers Police Department

February 24, 2015

Gary, say hello to our grandfather, P.O. Edward Morrison who served with Yonkers PD, and died in the line of duty. On behalf of myself and sergeants Gary and Edward Morrison, also retired from WCPD, may you both rest in peace.

Sgt. Ronald Morrison #19 Ret.
Westchester County Police

February 24, 2015

Gary was a good friend and a good police officer. We started working in the Village of Sloatsburg. Gary was hired in 1982 by the County of Westchester . Gary was one of the first offices hire off the newly established list of the Westchester County Department of public safety which was the merger the between the sheriffs department and the Parkway police in Westchester. Kerry was standing in the new department and it had he live I know he would probably be running the department by now. A life cut short a life that could've been all because of the psycho they now believe was a mass murderer. And we cannot forget about Beverly who was also killed by the same individual that Killed Gary and horrible things that were done to her before she died and after she died.

PO Dennis Suarino 134 (ret.)
WCPD- partner and friend

February 24, 2015

You are always on my mind,I was the last one to see and talk to you at Tompkins gas s/b. I can still remember our talk word for word. To this day I still have the WHAT IFs. Until that time.

SGT G T Morrison
Westchester County Parkway Police

February 23, 2015

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thanks for your service.

FF Kieran J. Outhouse
Buchanan Engine Company

May 20, 2014

This seems like yesterday. I always think of you when I passed the park or drove the SMRP. I too, said a prayer for you and your family at the Police Memorial. Thanks for your service and keeping an eye on us.

ASGT. Zamborsky
Yonkers Auxiliary Police

February 24, 2014

Dear Gary: Always remember that day and the many tears shed. Everytime I worked and made a traffic stop in that location always thought of you. Not one day did not go by and traveling through that exit on the SMRP that we thought of you.

I have visited the Police Museum in Titusville, FL and stopped by your etched name and say a prayer.

Forever in our hearts, never to be forgotten.

Rest in Peace brother.

Ret. PO Maria O'Donnell (Colon)
Yonkers PD

February 25, 2013

A day I will NEVER forget - when the call came in I knew who was on the SMRP and I called HQ and spoke with "Mush" Mahoney who put my personal fears to rest, but not the awful pain in my heart. Thus began a time of tragedy for everyone which has never really left even after all these years. Rest in Peace, Gary, you will always be remembered.

Paulette Parent, P.O. (Ret.)
Westchester Co. DPS

February 24, 2013

RIP Officer Stymiloski, you will never be forgotten. Your killer got the justice he well deserved.

Kieran J. Outhouse, President
Buchanan Explorer Benevolent Assn.

February 24, 2013

God bless you Gary, always thinking of you especially on this day when God needed you more then us.

Mark Belserene,
Abbey Richmond Yonkers, Vero Beach police

February 24, 2013

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