Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Parole Officer Barry N. Sutherland

New York State Division of Parole, New York

End of Watch Monday, December 13, 1976

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Reflections for Parole Officer Barry N. Sutherland

RIP. Many times we have taken firearms off Parolees after arrests. You never know but this could have happened to us many times. This is a dangerous job. This officer's luck ran out. Our hearts go out to his family and his co-workers that will miss him.

Glenn Hamilton
Ct Board of Parole [retired}

December 13, 2018

I know I never got the chance to meet you, but from what I have read and heard about you, you were the epitome of a hero. Rest in Peace.

Wade Sutherland

December 30, 2017

Forty years gone. RIP Brother, you will never be forgotten.

Senior Parole Officer Frederick Germain

December 13, 2016

It seems like yesterday that we said goodbye in the New York office, and discussed some football. You were are your desk, and I left for the field. When I got to Brooklyn, I heard that a Parole Officer was shot and killed. Barry, you are a hero, and you'll always be a hero. Rest in Peace

David M. Blum (Parole Officer)
Fellow P.O.

April 2, 2016

You are never forgotten, my favorite neighbor ever! Because of you, I have a much deeper appreciation for all LEOs and their sacrifices as well as their loved ones. Prayers always for Joy, with love, I have never forgotten you either.

Civilian, L. Sewell
Friend of the family

February 20, 2016

May God rest his soul I remember it well.

Mike Gillen
Us probation and parole

December 14, 2015

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

Robyn Wilkes

December 12, 2015

Always in my heart, never forgotten!!

Lisa Sewell

December 27, 2014

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Parole Officer Sutherland. Thanks for your commitment and dedication.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 13, 2014

We honor you, rest in peace, thanks for unknowingly bringing us together in the Village on February 29, 1976.

Mike & Barb

Mike Ramirez

February 17, 2014

Barry Sutherland, Marty Minsky, Don Benedetto, and I all started working for the NYS Division of Parole on the same day in 1972, and were in the same training class at a State Police facility in Peekskill NY. Later on Barry, Don, and I spent a month working at the Greenhaven Correctional Facility in Stormville, NY prior to being assigned to field caseloads in NYC.

I'll never forget the day Barry Sutherland was gunned down in front of Grand Central Station while apprehending an armed parole violator who had previously absconded from parole supervision, and was wanted.

Barry Sutherland was loved and admired by all who knew him, and will always be missed and remembered for the gentleman that he was.

Rest in peace Barry!

Richard Greenstein, P.O. (Ret.)
NYS Division of Parole

September 6, 2013

The Incident Details fail to mention that several members of the Division of Parole's Bureau of Special Services were not only present when Sutherland's killer was tracked down but deveolped the "source" who gave up the location where we found and despatched the gentleman following an exchange of gunfire. To the best of my recollection there were no members of the NY State Police present. I would also mention that the excellent photo of Barry was taken by me in an office I shared with him approximately two years before he was killed. Coincidently, Barry was not armed the day he was killed; he was not comfortable with the law enforcement aspects of the job. Nevertheless Barry was a beautiful guy; well liked by all who knew him.

Chief(Ret) -Bureau of Special Servicesl
N.Y.S. Division of Parole

March 8, 2013

I learned about Officer Sutherland tragic story in a training conference for Probation Parole Officers in West Virginia. Thank you for your service. God Bless you.

You are remembered.

Aaron Linn Probation Parole Officer III
West Virginia Division of Corrections Parole Services

September 16, 2012

36yrs. to the day, after Parole Officer Sutherland's murder we mourn the death of NYPD Officer Peter Figoski, who was gunned down making an arrest. Rest in peace Peter and Barry and all those heroes who run to the gunfire or enter the burning building to protect their fellow man.

Barry you are remembered and missed by many!

James Contino, Bureau Chief (retired)
N.Y.S. Division of Parole

December 14, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 35th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you.
Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 13, 2011

So glad to see this online, I will never forget, even though this happened when we lived across the street and I was 13. Gone, but not forgotten. I have such an appreciation for all of LE because of you, Barry and am blessed to serve as a civilian volunteer.

Lisa, CPST
Friend of the family

September 14, 2011

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, nh

December 7, 2007

Officer Sutherland - thank you for your service.

Michelle - wife of LEO

May 17, 2006

Rest in peace sir. You died a hero.

Captain Robert W. Cannon; Retired
Vermilion County Illinois Sheriff's Department

March 19, 2006

rest in peace.your friend and co-worker

Marty Minsky P.O.(Ret.)
NYS Parole

October 18, 2005

Rest in peace! God love you.

S. Yates

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