Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Irving E. Wright

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, March 5, 1973

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Reflections for Police Officer Irving E. Wright

On this actual anniversary of your heroic and untimely death I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your law enforcement family will always remember. Rest in peace always.

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

March 5, 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 15, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Wright.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 6, 2020

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

March 5, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 5, 2018

It was my honor to research newspapers, books and magazines and finally find your ID Card Photo in a 1973 Spring 3100 magazine article and make sure your photo was put on this site. I wanted to put a face to your heroism in the Line of Duty. I did the research because you are a brother officer and no matter how many years past, you will always be remembered. Rest Easy Hero.

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit

February 5, 2016

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solacr for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace.

Rest In Peace

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

March 5, 2012

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

February 19, 2011

Rest in peace, Officer Wright. You gave your life protecting the citizens of New York. You were a Hero that day and you will always be remembered as one. I pray for your family, your friends, your fellow Officers and especially the other officers who have had to live with the tragedy of your death. Rest now in the arms of the Lord.

PO II Thomas Carpenter
Las Vegas Metro P.D./ Laughlin Sub.

September 18, 2010

And some gave all. Thank you Sir.

Carol

December 2, 2009

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

Robyn Wilkes

February 27, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

March 4, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 20, 2007

What you did in service to your community meant more than you'd ever guess - Thank you so much for your service.

Sgt Don "Boots" Jensen Retired
Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee, WI

May 8, 2007

Rest in peace Officer Wright. My sympathies are with your family. I sincerely hope that your fellow officers who shot you have been able to deal with their own grief. God bless you.

SFC William L. Farrell
US Army Military Police, Ret

July 17, 2006

GOD LOVES YOU SO MUCH, REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND.YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTON.

LT. CAROLLO
NYPD

June 17, 2006

MY BROTHER, YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN. A HERO NEVER IS. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. YOU SERVED WELL.

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

March 5, 2004

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