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Patrolman Anthony Taddeo, Jr.

Hastings on Hudson Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, June 3, 1979

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Reflections for Patrolman Anthony Taddeo, Jr.

Patrolman Taddeo,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hastings on Hudson. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

June 3, 2019

Rest in peace Patrolman Taddeo.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 3, 2019

Where has the starlight gone?
Dark is the day
How can I find my way home?
Home is an empty dream
Lost to the night
Father, I feel so alone
You promised you'd be there
Whenever I needed you
Whenever I call your name
You're not anywhere
I'm trying to hold on
Just waiting to hear your voice
One word, just a word will do
To end this nightmare
When will the dawning break
Oh endless night
Sleepless I dream of the day
When you were by my side
Guiding my path
Father, I can't find the way
You promised you'd be there
Whenever I needed you
Whenever I call your name
You're not anywhere
I'm trying to hold on
Just waiting to hear your voice
One word, just a word will do
To end this nightmare
I know that the night must end
And that the sun will rise
And that the sun will rise

Miss and Love you Forever

Anthony NW Taddeo III
Loving son

March 29, 2019

38 years today, miss you ALWAYS, RIP, SWEETHEART?

Mary Taddeo
WIFE

June 3, 2018

38 years today, miss you ALWAYS, RIP, SWEETHEART?

Mary Taddeo
WIFE

June 3, 2018

RIP and thank you for your service.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 1, 2018

36 years Tony. What a long time it has been. Loving you is easy, it is missing you that is so hard. On May 4th, 2015 you met your nephew Ronny for the 1st time. He was only 19 and like you, his death was sudden and tragic and way too soon. I hope you are with all that have passed in our family and I can't wait until I see you again. You will always be my big brother, my protector and my best friend. I love you Tony. your sister Roe

Rosemarie Taddeo Fischer
Sister

June 14, 2015

It's now, 36 years since your passing, and your are in my thoughts, and heart, ALWAYS, as I was writing you, our son Jeffrey called, and I got very emotional on the phone with him to a point where I couldn't speak to him, I had to regroup with myself to speak to him, the pain of your loss never goes away, when thought of, because YOU, are FOREVER, in my HEART, ❤

Mary Taddeo
wife

June 4, 2015

It's now, 36 years since your passing, and your are in my thoughts, and heart, ALWAYS, as I was writing you, our son Jeffrey called, and I got very emotional on the phone with him to a point where I couldn't speak to him, I had to regroup with myself to speak to him, the pain of your loss never goes away, when thought of, because YOU, are FOREVER, in my HEART, ❤

Mary Taddeo
wife

June 4, 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
Texas

June 3, 2015

May your soul forever rest in peace Officer Taddeo, and may God Bless your wife, children and siblings.

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

June 2, 2013

Today is December 10th 2012 and you would have been 63 today. 33 years have passed and I miss you so much today as I have for every birthday and anniversary of your death for the past 33 years. You would be so proud of your children and the beautiful grandchildren they have given you and Mary. Mary is a great grandma but it hurts me so that your not here becasue as you were a great Dad you would have loved your grandchildren so much. I know you are watching over all of us and please rest in peace. You did a great job while you were here. I love you.

Rosemarie Taddeo Fischer
Sister

December 10, 2012

33 years latter, and so much has changed.. Our sons haved grown into wonderful men, and Great Dads like you. I see parts of you in them when we are togerher, and for this I feel blessed.. You will always be in our hearts, after all you took a piece when,you passed.. You will never be forgotten.. FOREVER in our hearts.. MUCH love

Mary T Tadde
wife

June 11, 2012

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 33rd 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. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for 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 for sharing their memoiies and devotion t you through their reflections.

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

June 3, 2012

Tony, you have been gone now for 33 years and my heart still hurts from missing you. It was so unfair to lose you when we had so much life to still live together. I know you are at peace and I know that you look down and smile on your sons and grandchildren but it would have been so much fun to experience it all in real life. I love you very much and give Dad a big hug for me because I know he is truly happy to be with you too. Until we are together again, I love you.

Your loving sister - Rosemarie

June 3, 2012

Today is June 3, 2011 and it has been 32 years since you left us. Tony, I miss you so much and my heart still hurts from the loss of my big brother. I am so sorry that your boys and all your grandchildren have missed out on having you in their lives. I'm sure you are looking down on everyone and have been there for us when we needed you even though we didn't see you. Until it is my turn to be back with you like Dad and Mom are now, know that I love you and miss you terribly- Your sister Roe.

Rosemarie Fischer
Loving Sister

June 3, 2011

Today is Easter Sunday and I sit and reflect upon the times that Anthony and I would go to the park in ossining for an easter egg hunt. It is odd because today both he and I do the same thing with our children although in different parts of the world. I can be for certain that many times today you have crossed both our minds and touched our hearts. Thank you for giving me such a great big brother!!! I love you more than words!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous

April 4, 2010

30 years later and still no words to express the loss i feel. You took my heart a piece with you when you left that has never returned. They say i am just like you but i don't believe it, you were one of a kind. I used to fear that one day i would forget you but as i get older i see more of you as look in the mirror than me. I am done for now i can not see the keys through my tears.

i love you dad

Anthony

Anthony Taddeo
Loving Son

February 22, 2010

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

Robyn Wilkes

June 2, 2009

I just came across this site today 7-9-08 and this is my brother. He was the best brother, son, father, but most of all he was my best friend. A piece of my heart has been missing since he left us 29 years ago but he is now with our Dad who he loved with all his heart. Tony, I love you and I will meet up with you again one day.

Rosemarie Taddeo
Sister

July 9, 2008

We served together for almost eight years. Tony and I were not only police partners, we were also partners in small business for two years. We were close friends. Our children were the same age. I retired from the force two years after Tony's passing. I know his death led to that decision.

Patrolman Bob DeSanti Ret.
Partner and Friend

April 4, 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 18, 2007

G-d Bless.

June 3, 2007

May you Rest in Peace.

June 3, 2006

This was my father although I was only at of 4 when his untimely death occurred I can recall that he was a hardworking dedicated family man. Still til this day he missed sorely in my life. I love you Dad!

Jeffrey M. Taddeo

March 15, 2006

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