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Patrol Officer Vincent A. Julia

Delaware River and Bay Authority Police Department, Delaware

End of Watch Friday, February 9, 1996

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Reflections for Patrol Officer Vincent A. Julia

Vince is always on my mind. You will never be forgotten.

Lieutant Floyd E. Wiley Jr. Ret
VALORFORBLUE - BJA VALOR - OFFICER SAFETY AND WELLNESS

May 15, 2019

Officer Julia,
On today, the 23rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Delaware. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

February 9, 2019

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 26, 2017

Rest in peace and know that you didnt die in vain. You are a hero brother. God bless you and your family.

N.Y.P.D. Ray Flores
Lieutenant (ret.)

February 9, 2017

I've have never forgotten you classmate.

Ret. Lieutenant Floyd Wiley
Academy Classmate

December 13, 2015

To my "Special Son" Vincent
Today is you 19th anniversary of your death. Such a sad day when you were taken from all of us. So much has happened. So many loved one have died. But they as well as all of us left behind will always remember the years we were together. The happy moments and the not so happy moments will always be remembered. I am sure you are with your Mom and Dad and all the friends and family members that shared your life while on earth. Rest in Peace and know that you were loved.
Love Evelyn

Evelyn Julia
Step Mom

February 9, 2015

Vinny
I speak about you often especially to new recruits and new troopers about following your dream and doing the job you love on every shift. Your career was not long but it made a lifelong impact on the people you did serve. Your photos hang in my office at the barrack above my desk to remind me of the ultimate sacrifice you gave and to never forget the great highway patrolman you were. Miss ya and love you big guy.
Mike

Sergeant Michael Smart
Maryland Sate Police (cousin)

March 20, 2014

Vince
So many years later I still think about especially when I drive over the bridge an each every time I remind her how we both knew. We rode together many times and we talked about many things an your desire to become an officer. I tell her each time how we all went to breakfast together. When you were the guard I always took you with me everywhere in Camden,and still took you with me on rides outside of Camden, we went everywhere.It was always a pleasure to talk to you and I was so happy the day I found out you were hired.It was tragic the day I heard of your accident, You will always be remember because you were loved by so many. I sorry the way things turned out because you were an achiever an you were accomplishing things you wanted in life. you will always be remember my friend. Ish

ish Friend

June 16, 2013

17 years ago was an awful day for us, but a joyous one in Heaven when you were reunited with loved ones who have passed before you. Memories of you remain strong and happy, and I take every opportunity to share them with my family and friends (many I have come across this past year who knew you and shared their own fond reflections).

I know you will continue to be honored and am grateful as it will keep your legacy alive. And I know when my time here passes; I will get to dance with you in Heaven.

Peggy
Sister

February 9, 2013

I think of you often Vince

Lisa Shaffer
DRBA Dispatcher, retired

November 20, 2012

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 18, 2012

Uncle Vince, I miss you so much.... i have a picture of you in my room because i loved you. I still watch the tape of you and me when you came over and let me play with the sirens in your cop car and sat on your lap. And then when I was in my accident in January, You were with me. Your my guardian angel and your always in my heart... I got a tattoo with angel wings and a heart saying always in my heart. I will always love you. you always come up in conversations with me and my mom... i always tell her how much i miss you and how i wish you were here to see how much Kristi and I grew up.

Julia Geschwindt
Neice

August 24, 2012

Rest in peace and may god bless you.

Lt.J.Pease
B.P.D

February 9, 2012

Uncle Vince, you are missed dearly. Even though you are not here, both of my girls know and love you. Thank you for watching over us. We send our love.

Dena
Neice

February 9, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Julia. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2012

To My Brother Vincent,
You will never be forgotten and your 6 sibling's that are left missing you and our parents, I know we will see you and Mommy and Daddy together one day. Love your one and only family.

Love your Sister
Anne,
Love Rich, Kristi and Julia

Anne Julia Castrati

January 1, 2012

Vince,

I can remember the last time I saw you at the Wawa in Williamstown right before you got the job at the port authority. We was reflecting on policing because at that time I was doing Class I work in Ocean City and you was doing some work down the shore as well.

Now every time I cross the bridge I salute you and make sure I look at your name on the building.

Rest in peace, my friend I miss you

Linus Bolden

Linus Bolden/Class II
Friend

August 16, 2011

Vincent, although I never had the priviledge of knowing you, and you left this world 5 yrs before I came to Delaware, your name still comes up from time to time while I am on patrol. Just tonight, I was patrolling a community and an older man had expressed his appreciation for what I do, and he mentioned that he still recalled the day you left us. He said that is was so senseless, the other driver wasn't paying attention and you were too young and too handsome (yes, a man said this so it must be true!!! lol) to be taken to heaven this soon. I could sense his appreciation for the ultimate sacrifice you made that day, and know that you are not forgotten, even by those who never knew you. Rest in peace brother.

Gina
Nccpd

July 2, 2011

Vince,
When I worked on the ferry as a summer officer, we talked many a day aboard the boats. Even though I was only a "seasonal" officer at the time, you did not speak down to me, you treated me like an equal. I will always remember talking with you and thinking about how I could start my career in law enforcement. I may be 3000 miles away here on the West coast, but you are not forgotten.

Rest in peace and save me a spot up there!!


Ofc. R. Poole #183
South Lake Tahoe PD

Officer Ray Poole
South Lake Tahoe Police Department

May 16, 2011

Vince,

Your name came up today in briefing, funny how time goes by. Seems like only days ago we were talking in the station about all the police officers being killed and how tired we were of going to the funerals. I think we were going to Lee Gonzalez's funeral. We haven't been over to Twin Bridges in a few years now because we use the ferry but I still think about what you said to me in the station that day, it seemed like only a couple of days later my wife was yelling out the door at me to come look at the TV. Rest in Peace Vinny you are always in our thoughts.

Lou Branda and family

Lt. Lou Branda

March 15, 2011

So young. You are not forgotten.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi #1249
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

February 9, 2011

We had a connection that not many in our families understood. I looked up to you as if you were my own brother and were grateful for the years we knew each other. It wasn't easy keeping the peace amongst all, but with you around, things were smoother and more enjoyable.
Sometimes I wonder how it would be now if you were still alive on this earth and part of my family. Would you be laughing at my children's jokes, attending my family gatherings, giving my nieces dates the evil eye, enjoying the awesome dance moves my son has (and teaching him some more)? What would your children be like?
These 14 years without you have never been easy and has been filled with a lot of "what if's". At least I'm comforted to know I had a lot of fun "we had's" and the memories often bring me peace.
We all loved you, your smile, your laugh, your heart, your dance (yeah, you were the best at this - hands down). I do my best to pass the memory of you to my children and hope you are watching over them from heaven, along with the rest of your neices & nephews. Someday we'll see each other again, and when that time comes I request a hug and a dance my Brother!

Peggy O'Neill
Sister (step)

February 9, 2011

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

December 13, 2009

To Officer Vincent Julia and his loved ones:

On this the thirteenth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart is with all family members who call you beloved. They are all in my thoughts and prayers today.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Julia. I am so humbled by your valor and service.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Vince gave to his community and the citizens of Delaware, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 9, 1996.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

Anonymous

February 9, 2009

Dear Vincent...I think of you and your mother (my only sister Betty) each September, and know that you are together in heaven. Your loving Aunt Nancy

Nancy Bazil
Aunt

September 9, 2008

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