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Patrolman Samuel Banks

Youngstown Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, October 4, 1919

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Reflections for Patrolman Samuel Banks

Rest in peace Patrolman Banks.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 4, 2021

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Samuel Banks of the Youngstown Police Department, Ohio and the additional 61 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

October 4, 2020

No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

October 4, 2020

Patrolman Banks,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Youngstown. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

October 4, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service. Never forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 4, 2019

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Samuel Banks of the Youngstown Police Department, Ohio and the additional 56 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

October 4, 2018

Patrolman Banks’ badge number is 65. Thank you for your service and sacrifice great grandfather. Your son James William Banks is my grandfather and his son James Curtis Banks is my father, and my brother Dr. Scott A. Banks’, all born in Youngstown. You have great great grandchildren and even a great great great grandson who carry your name. Your portrait decorates our home office. We think of you often.

James P. Banks
Great Grandson

April 4, 2018

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

February 10, 2018

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Samuel Banks Youngstown Police Department, Ohio and the additional 68 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.


End of Watch: Saturday, October 4, 1919

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

October 4, 2017

I am a former YPD Officer 1961-1964.

Can anyone find out the name of the Streetcar driver. A family friend had the Sharonline route in 1919. What were the results of the investigation?

God bless all fallen Police Officers!

Major Robert R. Zins
US Army Military Police (Ret) YPD

April 2, 2016

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 94th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged 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.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

September 12, 2013

Officer Banks we will never forget your sacrifice!! We all made this possible to never forget you in remembering you with a plaque in roll call!!! RIP SGT Zaida Miranda 901

Sgt Zaida Miranda
Youngstown Police Department

October 3, 2012

Samuel,
I kept my promise and your picture and story is in our roll call room now Sept. 13,2012 Rest well with the honor and respect you deserve. God Bless You

Det/Sgt. C. Dellick
Youngstown Police Dept.

September 14, 2012

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

March 27, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe
NH

October 14, 2007

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

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

October 4, 2007

This man was my great grandfather. May he rst in peace, and always be remembers as the common hero he was!

Brad Kemp

May 9, 2005

You may have walked our streets 95 years ago, but you are not forgotten for the work that you did. God bless and rest in peace, Officer Banks.

Joe Lowry
Youngstown resident

May 2, 2004

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