Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Kevin J. Gillespie

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, March 14, 1996

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Reflections for Police Officer Kevin J. Gillespie

Rest in Peace. You will never be forgotten.

Lt. Bernard Gannon

October 15, 2018

Rest in peace my brother. Thank you for your service.

Lt. Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

March 15, 2017

I was working in the 46 Pct the night Kevin was shot, and had to make numerous notifications of 2 P.O.'s shot. Bad night. I pray for him and his family often, especially on March 14th.

P.O. Mante (Ret.)

March 14, 2017

It doesn't matter how much time passes , your loss is felt everyday. Miss you brother

Lt. Tommy O'Rourke
N.Y.P.D. (Ret)

May 4, 2016

Just saw a report on the news of your passing and a remembrance from your wife. You are always remembered
and alive in the city you served.

D Donegan

March 14, 2016

It was my honor to research newspapers, magazines, online & books to find your ID CARD Photo. I found this photo in a 1997 NYPD MEDAL DAY BOOKLET about your heroic sacrifice. I felt it was necessary to have a photo on this website so that your family & friends can remember you. Rest Easy Hero! Always Remembered!

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit

February 5, 2016

I spoke to one of your former training officers who told me about you. I have also recently thanked your former precinct for help with something recently. May you rest in peace sir.

Officer Aaron Sparks
Newbury police NH

June 6, 2015

Kevin and his partner worked PSA 2 on the late tours when my partner and I worked the late tours in the 77. Kevin and I became friends quickly. We backed them in their jobs in the Albany and Kingsborough Shyteholes and they backed us on ours everywhere in the 77. Kevin was an active cop with a bright smile, quick wit and great street sense. I got promoted in the summer of 1995. I had to spend a couple of days training in PSA 2 because of the pending merge. Kevin and I had a great time hanging out at the PSA. The night he was killed was the first time I cried hard on the job. I still miss him. The NYPD lost a great one that night, and a family lost a wonderful father, husband, and son. I can't believe it's been 19 years. RIP Brother. I will never forget.

Ret. Sgt. George Ruppel

March 15, 2015

Officer Gillespie, I came to visit here after reading about you in "Brave a Hearts." You were much loved and respected a I appreciate all you did for your community. I am sorry for your loss. I am sorry for your family. Rest in peace.


June 30, 2014

Rest in peace Kevin, you will never be forgotten. You owned the night...

Det. RW
Former SCU

March 16, 2014

I remember vouchering evidence in the 75 Pct. after a search warrant when we heard that someone in Street Crime had been shot. We all thought of you but figured, what are the odds? The odds weren't in your favor that night, brother. You lived for, and died for, the job. The NYPD lost one of its best that day. We still miss and remember you, and I know that you are watching out for all of us to this day.

Sgt. Greg Contino

April 4, 2013

GodSpeed Kevin. Lest We Forget. A Warrior was murdered that night. RIP Brother.

Jack Dineen

March 14, 2013

RIP, you will never be forgotten.

P.O. Carlos Nunez - retired

March 14, 2013

RIP Kevin thinking of you always

John Pijaca

March 14, 2013

Had the honor of working with Kevin in Psa2. Great officer and dedicated family man. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace brother.

Ret Detective

February 5, 2013

Still thinking about you old friend.

NYPD/Street Crime Unit

October 26, 2012

An Irish Blessing

(A Blessing from St. Patrick)

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
May the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And, until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand

R.I.P Kevin


September 12, 2012

Rest easy Brother.

Officer J. Craven
Silver Spring Township (PA) Police Dept.

June 4, 2012

Rest in peace Kevin. I was just recalling some of my fond memories of serving in the old Street Crime Unit. We did own the night back then. Our small unit of 50 took more illegal guns off the streets then the rest of the entire dept, combined. You paid the ultimate price brother. You are NOT forgotten.

Det. Yanti Michael Greene
NYPD, Midtown North Detective Squad & Hostage Negotiation Team

May 4, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 16th 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 who was murdered in the 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 14, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

March 14, 2012

I am a serving Police officer in London. In May 1996 i Boxed at fundraising Charity event at Galic park in the Bronx Representing for a London select team against NYPD Boxing team. This was in memory of Mr Gillespie. In May 2001 i joined the Metropolitan Police as serving officer , the reason i joined , being involved at the Memorial Boxing night in May 1996 opened my eyes to the Brotherhood that Police officers have. Mr Gillespie i still walk the Beat every day after 11 years of joining the job and 15 yrs after you were taken from this world i think of you often although i never met you , its your legacy that made me join this job and after 11 years i still love the Brotherhood i have joined. God bless you and your family and to all your NYPD brothers and sisters . Police Officer Paul Reading Metropolitan Police London.

Police Officer Paul Reading
Metropolitan Police London

December 13, 2011

We worked together as white shields on the late tours 2130X0605. You were a wonderful, kind and considerate human being. You will never be forgotten by your late tour Street Crime brothers. God Bless your family and may you rest in peace for eternity.

Lieutenant, retired
NYPD--Street Crime Unit

May 12, 2011

It's hard to believe that it was fifteen years ago today that you made the ultimate sacrifice. Rest in Peace Kevin, there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about you. Continue to watch over us and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hands.

John Pijaca

March 14, 2011

Hey Kevin, thinking of you on this sad day.

PSA #2
NYC Housing Police

March 14, 2011

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