Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman John E. West

Nassau County Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, February 4, 1946

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Reflections for Patrolman John E. West

Jesus Christ, during His earthly ministry, proclaimed, “Greater love has no one than this that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

February 25, 2021

It’s an honor to be the first person to leave a reflection on your memorial in about two years. Please know the NCPD has not forgotten about you and will continue to honor you as a hero.

Police Officer P. Castel
Nassau County Police Department

February 4, 2021

All are at risk when you sign on to Law Enforcement as a job. Officer West made the ultimate sacrifice sadly. Be at rest Brother, as others still continue the honorable Highway Patrol Bureau police work you did.

P.O. Richard Winwood Ret.
PDCN HPB

February 4, 2019

"Rest in Peace" 'Brother'... (know that over 70 years later, "HPB Still Rules"!)

R. Shaffer
PDCN

February 4, 2019

Patrolman John West you will never be for gotten. Still have the picture. Eddie ZZZ

Special Agent Edward Zitek
CSX Transportation Police

November 5, 2015

Patrolman John West, rest in peace. You will never be for gotten. Yes have the picture. Eddie ZZZ

Special Agent Edward Zitek
CSX Transportation Police

November 5, 2015

Thank you officer Aull. Patolman John E. West was my grandfather that I never met. I am very proud of him and wish I had the chance to know him. He is and will always be my hero !!!! Some day I hope to meet him in heaven so I can get to know this great man.

Patricia McGarity
Grandaughter

August 22, 2015

Rest in Peace Patrolman West. You left our job before I was born. Your sacrifice helped advance the safety protocols of policing. Thank you for service Sir.

Police Officer Pilot Eric Aull (ret.)
Nassau County Police Dept.

February 4, 2015

RIP brother, the members of Nassau County PD Highway Patrol still remember 69 years after your tragic murder.

Sgt. Michael Costabile
Nassau County Police Dept. HPB

February 4, 2015

Jack West was married to Florence who was my grandmothers sister. I remember when I was going on the police department in 1967 my father (Jack West's nephew) didn't want me to become a patrolman (what we were called back then) because it was too dangerous. My father even took me to the cemetery in Elmont where Jack was buried in an attempt to persuade me to reconsider. It didn't work. I remained on the force for 41+ years. I never had the pleasure of meeting Jack because he was killed three years before I was born but heard many great stories about what a tough guy he was.

Detective Robert Southard
Nassau County Police Department

February 4, 2015

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 21, 2012

I'm like his great great nephew and i know i wasn't alive around his time but i'm sure he was a great police officer. The police life runs through my family. My great great uncle John E. West was a police officer, my great uncle was the commissioner of the Suffolk County police department, my cousin is a private investigator after serving about 40 years. I hope to become a police officer myself. Any ways officer John E. West will always be remembered by me and hopefully many others. Thank you for your service in the police department officer John E. West.

Alix West

April 26, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 46th 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.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

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

February 4, 2012

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

Robyn Wilkes

February 2, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 30, 2008

OFFICER WEST, YOU HAVE SERVED WELL. MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. A HERO FOR SURE. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

October 12, 2007

Although I never met you as I was born 8 months after you died, I feel as if I know you from my Mother's stories. THANK YOU for your service to your community, I know many people loved and missed you. I wish people would realize that it was PROVEN IN COURT from balistics that you WERE NOT shot with your own gun!

Denise Nipper
Granddaughter

April 22, 2007

Thank you for your dedicated service to your county Patrolman West. You shall not be forgotten.

A citizen

April 14, 2007

Thank you officer West for your service,
You are a true hero and you will never be forgotten.
GOD BLESS YOU, REST IN PEACE

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December 13, 2004

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