Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Peter Voto

Lodi Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Monday, August 26, 1963

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Reflections for Sergeant Peter Voto

Rest in peace Sergeant Voto.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 26, 2021

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” [Isaiah 6:8 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Ministering to Law Enforcement Nationwide
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

February 28, 2021

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

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

August 26, 2020

On this Memorial Day, we honor and pray for all fallen in defense of Country and Community. We have and will continue to ensure the next generation remembers. You are not forgotten.

Captain Michael E. Voto
USMC Military Police 1981-1987

May 28, 2018

I Served with Peter Voto's Son, Jerry Voto Sr. in the Marines, I never met or even knew Peter Voto but knowing Jerry, I can tell Peter must have been one heck of a Father... He raised a Great Son with compassion and dedication... Semper Fi Peter and Jerry Voto !

Sgt.
Friend of Peter's Son Jerry

August 30, 2017

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 50th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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.

Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections. I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever

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

April 14, 2013

I am in tears reading these reflections. I was young when this horror happened but I will never forget. My Father, Uncles, Cousins were Civil Servants in NJ and NY. I remember them speaking of this terrible day for many years. I am a transplanted Jersey Girl now living in North Georgia. Our Neighbors in Chattanooga, Tn. lost an officer the other day. The news spoke of this site and the first thing I did was look you and your partner up. I was horrified to hear the demon that did this to you was on the streets again. I pray he is back in prision. Said a prayer for your family, friends and fellow officers. Blessings to all. God took home two special Angels that day.

Patty Schoen-Jones
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April 4, 2011

Remembering your sacrafice sarge on this anniversary of your death.

Police Officer
Metropolitan Police Washington D.C.

August 27, 2007

Your bravery, courage and sacrifice will never be forgotten and may you always rest in peace as we will always remember you.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

August 26, 2007

I WAS IN LODI TODAY TO DO A JOB ON TERHUNE AVENUE, AND THOUGHT OF YOU AND YOUR PARTNER, AND THE SACRIFICE YOU MADE FOR US 43 YEARS AGO.
YOUR KILLER WAS RELEASED FROM PRISON, HOWEVER, HE WAS INVOLVED IN A DOMESTIC DISPUTE, CAUSING INJURIES TO HIS GIRLFRIEND. OF COURSE, HE TRIED TO WHITTLE HIS WAY OUT OF IT BY CLAIMING TO BE THE VICTIM. THE LAST I HEARD, HE WAS BACK IN JAIL, WHERE HE BELONGS.

SERGEANT VOTO, AFTER ALL THESE YEARS, YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN.

JIM SWEENEY CIVILIAN NEW JERSEY
A FRIEND TO ALL PEACE OFFICERS

February 9, 2007

My Brothers in Law, I read your story tonight, and find it to be a shame that your murderer was let go in 2001 by the NJ state supreme court, what a travesty. I guess 37 years served was suffice for the murders of two Lawmen. I suppose your ultimate sacrifice meant very little to the liberal courts, but please know, that to us, you were, and always will be Hero's. Justice was NOT served here, but one day the remanding punk that did this to you will be dealt with. Rest easy Officer Tedesco, and SGT. Voto your watch on earth is over.

SGT. John L. Gulledge Retired
Escambia CO FL SO

November 12, 2006

I wanted to let you know you are a hero. You are always in my thought and prayers as is your partner Gary.Whenever I think of my Dad I think and pray for you and your family.
God Bless
Kathleen (Birch) Gomez
Daughter of fallen police officer Billy Birch.Whose end of watch was Sept.4,1966.

Kathleen (Birch) Gomez
daughter of a fallen officer

September 11, 2006

YOU AND YOUR PARTNERS ULTIMATE SACRAFICE WAS TOLD TO MY ACADEMY CLASS. I WILL NEVER FORGET YOUR SACRAFICE. REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER.

DETECTIVE
NEWARK P.D.

July 9, 2006

Rest In Peace

Ofc. Eric Chiang
San Francisco Police Department - Bayview District

April 15, 2006

I WAS 8 YRS OLD WHEN THESE HEROES WERE GUNNED DOWN BY THESE COWARDS. I REMEMBER THIS INCIDENT VERY WELL. I AM APPALLED THAT HIS KILLER WAS PAROLED. I AM ASHAMED THAT THE COUNTY I LIVE IN IS NOW HIS COUNTY OF RESIDENCE.THIS GUY HAS RECENTLY BEEN ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ON HIS LIVE IN GIRLFRIEND. JUST SHOWS THAT ONCE VIOLENT, ALWAYS VIOLENT. HE MUST GO BACK TO JAIL AND STAY.

OFFICERS VOTO AND TEDESCO, MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. I SALUTE YOU! I THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. TRUE HEROES INDEED.
I ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT YOU DID NOT LOSE YOUR LIVES, YOU GAVE THEM IN SERVICE TO OTHERS.

JIM SWEENEY
A FRIEND TO ALL PEACE OFFICERS

August 27, 2005

Our thoughts and prayers go out to This Officer, as well as the Family, Friends, Department and Community.

This is a loss that will never be forgotten. Hours have turned into days, days turned into weeks, weeks into months and months into years but, the difference that these officers have made will last forever.

We lost Our Deputy Morris Taylor on September 14, 2002. When he joined Officer Voto and the other Angels in Blue.

God Bless Our Law Enforcement Officers and Those Who Love Them.

June 16, 2005

Peter,
Your service and sacrifice will NEVER be forgotten. Your killers ability to speak anywhere is an outrage. We will come together as one and deal with this problem. We will not let ANYONE forget or dismiss you or your family.
Thank you for you noble service Brother. God Bless you and your family.

SGT Phil Abdoo
Macomb County Sheriff's Office

February 2, 2005

As a Rutgers student and a police officer I am disgusted that the University would allow your murderer to speak on its campus, defending it as "free speach", protected by the First Amendment, the same thing you died protecting. Rest in peace, brother.

Officer
West Orange PD

February 1, 2005

you have been brought to our hearts and minds once again by your killer's new so called proffesion. May you rest in peace and forgive our justice system.

Ivestigator Traffic unit
34 th military police

February 1, 2005

I was truly ashamed this yesterday morning to read that your killer was a guest speaker during a criminal justice seminar at my former college. This man should still be cowering in the corner of a 10 X 12 hole in the wall, but like the many other cop killers and people who defend them they will never know the true meaning of the sacrifice you made and pain your family must deal with everyday

RIP Brother -- a brother from the other side of the river

Police Officer
NYPD

January 23, 2005

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies...

Rest in peace, hero.

December 29, 2004

37 years in jail does not come close to the suffering endured by the Officer's Family. The NYPD did a good job. The NJ Courts dropped the ball. May God bless all of us in Blue.

Detective
Newark NJ PD

October 16, 2004

Remembering Officers Voto and his partner who were killed in the line of duty 41 years ago today. Rest in peace. You have not been forgotten.

Michigan Resident

August 26, 2004

Rest easy, brother. See you on the other side.

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

October 22, 2003

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