Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Correctional Officer Steven P. Ary, Sr.

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, September 16, 1973

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Steven P. Ary, Sr.

Officer Ary,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

September 16, 2023

God bless you Officer Ary


August 4, 2022

Rest in peace Correctional Officer Ary.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 16, 2021

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 16, 2020

I walked into Graterford as a new CO in 2016. Your picture hanging, there on the corridor wall, reminded me each day to stay safe. It’s as though you have watched over Graterford for the past 45 years; somehow still standing shoulder to shoulder with your fellow COs.
Thank you for your sacrifice, may you Rest In Peace.

CO 1 C. Smith
SCI Graterford (Now SCI-Phoenix)

September 17, 2018

Dad I wish that I had you when I was growing up. Now your loving wife is back with you in heaven. I miss you both so much every day. Two of my brothers were with you now (Thomas and Steven). I have one son his name is Thomas after your father and my brother. It will be 40 years in September since you were murdered. I will always miss you.

Sean Art

Loving Son

sean ary

July 17, 2013

When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge - Proverbs 14:32.


February 24, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th 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 the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 16, 2010

Steve, not a day goes by that I don't think of you. I miss you so much. They say life goes on and "it does",but life is not the same when you have lost someone you loved so much. You will be forever in my thoughts and my heart. Steve, I will always love you.


Toni Ary Lord

September 16, 2010

Your memory lives on always.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

September 18, 2007

Thirty three years ago today you were tragically taken from us but no law enforcement officer will ever forget your sacrifice and courage. May God always bless and look after your wife and family and may you always look over your brother and sister officers. Thank you!

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

September 16, 2006

On September 16 you will have been gone 33 years. There is not a day that has gone by that I haven't thought of you. Time may heal some wounds, but time does not erase the hurt and it does not erase the memories of you. You were my true love and I will never get over the loss your death brought to our family. You are forever in my heart and my mind.

Love, Toni

Toni Ary Lord

August 9, 2006

Officer Embry,
As one office wrote in another fallen officer's reflection-"No fallen officer should be without a reflection." I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of the state of Pennsylvania-there is no tougher job in Law Enforcement then that of a Corrections Officer.


September 17, 2005

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