Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Harold E. Vanderoef, Jr.

Suffolk County Sheriff's Office, New York

End of Watch Thursday, June 4, 1987

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Harold E. Vanderoef, Jr.

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 4, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 25th anniversary year 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.

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 and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

November 16, 2012

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 4, 2012

This man was my brother. He loved his job. He had stopped to help an accident victim on Sunrise Hwy. He left four grown children but they loved their dad. He would be a grandfather now. I know he would have loved that because he was a great father. He is greatly missed by my sister, his children and grandchildren. we love you and will always have you in our hearts

cathy vanderoef
Sister

May 27, 2012

Dear Deputy Sheriff Harold E. Vanderoef Jr.:
Though I didn't know you, I appreciate your service to the Suffolk County Community & the U.S. I will say a prayer for you and your Family as losing someone is very difficult even as the years go by. God bless you for helping the Community and helping to ensure everyone is safe. I hope my Uncle Deputy Sheriff John Roubicek was a help to you in your career as I am estranged from him. I have 4 Law Enforcement Officers in my Family & I was an Auxiliary Police Officer for about a year & a half for the 17th Precinct in N.Y.C.. As a Community Activist I also honor Law Enforcement that have been killed in the line of duty by making Memorial Posters and putting them up at the crime scene. I do this regardless of the hour as soon as I see it on TV. I figure since Officers put themselves in harms way at all hours, I should go to show respect in my own right at ANY hour. I also ask the Public to show their support & respect, in the Memorial Poster, for all Officers as they regularly risk their lives & sacrifice themselves to keep us safe. One of my Memorial Posters in fact is part of a Memorial to Detectives Andrews & Nemorin at 1 Police Plaza. If I was in Suffolk County, I would have made a very nice one for you too! Regardless, I'm sure many of your fellow Law Enforcement Officers are honoring your work in many ways. God bless your soul & your Family who supported you all your life.~+~+~+~Respectfully & Sincerely, Ms. Victoria Mary Stong / 9/11 Family Member, Former 1st Responder & Ground Zero Worker 9/11-11/10/01, Humanitarian & Civil Rights & Community Activist-Long Island City, New York

Former Auxiliary P.O. Victoria M Stong
New York Police Department

November 30, 2009

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

Robyn Wilkes

June 3, 2009

Thank you for your bravery, dedication and sacrifice. May your loved ones find solace in the fact that you will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten! So until one day in Heaven we meet, keep walking your beat on the Golden Street.

DET SGT, Retired
AR

April 15, 2008

God Bless you, Harry... I think of you and Walther often, and will miss you for the rest of my life.
You are a Hero, my friend.
Rube

Deputy Sheriff Sergeant John Roubicek Sh
Suffolk County Sheriff

January 25, 2007

I have served the Sheriff's Office for 11 years. Although we never met, we wore the same uniform and patrolled the same streets. I have transcribed your name twice at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C.
Your Department has not forgotten you Harold or the sacrifice you made. You are spoken of often and remembered always

Deputy Sheriff Investigator John Rogowsk
Suffolk County Sheriffs Office

April 21, 2005

Thanks for your service, be at peace we have your watch now

February 13, 2005

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