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Patrolman John Tuohy

New York City Transit Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, March 20, 1963

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Reflections for Patrolman John Tuohy

Rest In Peace

Mark Mottola

March 20, 2020

You were my grandfather. I never got to meet you. You passed 4 months before I was born. I became a Federal Firefighter and just retired this year after 33 years of service. One of my cousins became NYPD( now retired) and one of my cousins daughter just graduated the New York City Police Academy. Grandpa, without you there would be no us. After you selflessly served and protected, your watch was taken over. Through us you have continued to serve and save those in need. Both hero and coward are afraid. Both know what needs to be done. The hero goes and does it!!! You are a hero. Through space and time, my love and respect to a man whose blood flows through my veins.

Station Chief BJ Scott (retired)
Joint Base Charleston SC

October 19, 2019

Rest in peace Patrolman Tuohy.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 14, 2019

Never forget what all police officers must endure to protect the lives of people they never met.
Transit PD 1968 to 1973. Von1

Detective 1st
Riverhead PD retired

May 30, 2018

Dear Uncle Jackie, I was a little girl when you died from chasing a bad guy down. I remember the funeral part that was out on the street with so many police attending in the Bronx where we lived.
Thank you for being such a great uncle - taking us to Orchard Beach because my father worked 7 days a week back then. Thank you for giving my brothers and sisters and me money - we saved five whole dollars for our Halloween party because of you. Thank you for being so good to my mom, your baby sister and Ganga, your Mom - who lived with us. You were her eldest child of 8. Always the life of the family party - I remember you used our Wollensak tape recorder at a family party and said to Ganga - Kate -put your teeth in and say something to everyone! To this day, you are missed and never forgotten! Love, Dana your niece

Dana Coyle Flood
Niece - family

April 13, 2013

Gone, but not forgotten.
Continue to keep watch on all of us from your platform in the sky.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department

September 13, 2012

Patrolman Tuohy,
On today, the 48th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



March 20, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 20, 2010

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

Robyn Wilkes

March 12, 2009



April 30, 2008

Officer Tuohy, today marks the 45th anniversary of your tragic death while in the performance of your duty. Though your department is now a footnote in history, you are a part of that department’s history that will never be forgotten and a hero if ever there was one.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

March 20, 2008

God bless you and may you rest in peace

Officer Robert Tuohy
Easton Ma. Police department

June 7, 2006

Rest easy, sir. You are not forgotten. Never.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

Your memory will always be carried on with the dignity and respect for their is no greater love than to sacrifice one's life for your fellow brothers and sisters. The members of the NYC Transit Police Memorial Lodge #317 are proud and honored to call you one of our own.

Sgt. Michael Fanning

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