Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Anthony R. Samfay

Kankakee City Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, October 17, 1996

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Reflections for Patrolman Anthony R. Samfay

Tony you have been on my mind all day today and I just wanted to thank you for watching over us all while we have tried our best to protect the good people in our communities. My career is coming to an end soon after 26 years of service and my Sons will be just starting. I know you will watch over him as well. Until we meet again Old Friend I miss you and will never forget how you touched the lives of so many people with your kindness, honesty, dedication, ethics, and strong family values. Rest In Peace my Brother.

Senior Agent Charles Victor
IIDOC Parole

October 17, 2021

I still think about u all the time old friend and how your life was taken so suddenly. Hope to see u again one day. Your friend Chuck V.

Parole Agent

August 26, 2021

Tony you are Never forgotten.

Special Agent Victor Filipek
Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)

May 25, 2021

Thinking of you Tony
RIP brother

Derek Evitt Retired Patrolman
Cicero PD

April 6, 2021

Tony, last week I retired from the Cicero PD. Damn , what I wouldn't give for you to be here with us . Miss you, RIP.

Allan Pineda
Cicero Police Dept. Cicero ,Illinois (Retired)

October 17, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman Samfay.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 5, 2020

Happy belated birthday.

Special Agent
Homeland Security Investigations HSI

November 22, 2019

I never got the chance to meet you but I’m sure I would have been blown away of the type of officer and person you were. Your story is still being told at the PD. I recently wrote a paper about you at the academy. Every time I go into the station I visit your plaque on the wall as a reminder what officers are up against each day and the risk we take in exercising good from our hearts. Wish you were here to teach me and other officers how to connect with Kankakee. I will make sure that the story of your life as an officer continues to be passed along as it was to me. Rest well my brother.

Patrolman/ Rookie Officer of 2019
Kankakee Police

October 27, 2019

On behalf of Offcr. Anthony Samfay's mother, who extends her sincerest gratitude to all his friends and family members who have not forgotten this beautiful soul. To all who continue to visit his gravesite and leave heartfelt messages, know she keeps you near her heart. She wishes you to know she prays for all of Tony's fellow officer brothers wherever they may be placing their lives on the line to keep us safe as Offcr. Tony did. God bless you for all you do!

M. R. Samfay
Officer Anthony Samfay's Mother

October 25, 2018

Typical RAT move to allow this dirt bag killer of our Brother to breath air. When will most of these politicians wake up and stand up for our brave officers and tell the world we will not allow you to continue to act in this barbaric way towards them. God bless you and your family and please know that you are NOT forgotten. Semper Fi Brother

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
CHP Motorsport

October 17, 2018

The day Tony was murdered is forever etched into our memories. For those who did not know Tony he was always willing to give his time to the citizens. We worked an extra duty time as SRO's for the Kankakee School District. Tony had a gift where he could reach troubled students with his kind words and attention . Tony could diffuse high emotional situations and bring calm to the emotional storms we faced in our community.

Every time I go to the VA, I pass the Cemetery where Tony was buried and say a prayer.

Forever in our hearts and minds

Lt. Kevin P. McGovern
Kankakee City PD

October 16, 2018

Thinking about you Tony. RIP brother. Till we meet again.

Special Agent
Homeland Security Investigations / HSI Chicago

July 20, 2018

On behalf of my aunt Maria Samfay(Tony's Mother) and myself, we would like to thank everyone that always remembers and thinks about Tony. She values the friendships that still exist because of Tony and speaks volumes about Tony's character. My aunt would also like to reconnect with anyone that knew Tony, you can reach me @ [email protected]
Thank you and stay safe.

Capt. Allan Pineda
Cicero Police Dept.

January 27, 2018

Officer Samfay's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 2-12-17 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan

February 12, 2017

Thinking about you today Tony. Christmas is coming and we miss you buddy!

Special Agent
Homeland Security Investigations / Chicago

December 14, 2016

That outgoing governor, should take the perps place!!

Judge and former SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC

October 18, 2016

Just thinking about you today Tony and our H.S days. RIP brother.

Special Agent
Dept. of Homeland Security / Homeland Security Investigations

September 26, 2016


RIP brother.

Community Liaison Officer Adam tabor
Morton Grove Police / ISP class #451

October 20, 2015


I just wanted to say thanks for being our guardian angle.

Motivated by Pride
Dedicated to Duty

Community Liaison Officer Adam Tabor
Morton Grove Police

April 16, 2015

Tony just thinking about you. RIP brother.

Special Agent
Homeland Security Investigations / HSI Chicago

April 3, 2015

Hard to believe it has already been 18 years since that awful day. Today was a cold, rainy day like it was when that animal took your life.
We will never forget you bro.

Fellow KPD officer

October 18, 2014

Thinking about you Tony!

Special Agent
Homeland Security Investigations / HSI Chicago

March 26, 2014

Police Officer Tony Samfay,

When you made your decision to enter law enforcement you became blessed:

For the Lord said, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God." Matthew 5:9 ESV

When you made that traffic stop on Thursday October 17, 1996, you answered God's call to serve:

And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then I said, "Here am I! Send me." Isaiah 6:8 ESV

As a result, you were shot and sacrificed your life so that others might live and be protected:

And the Lord said, "Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13 ESV

I, along with your family, friends and comrades, will mourn your sacrifice and loss in the line of duty:

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." Matthew 5:4 ESV

Now go! Rise up! And do battle against evil as an angel for the Lord!


March 23, 2014

Merry Christmas brother! RIP.

Special Agent
Homeland Security Investigations / H S I

December 26, 2013

Hard to believe it has been 17 years since that tragic day you were taken from us. You were a great man and officer. Though we only knew each other a short time, we had some good times on the pd. Tony, we will never forget you. RIP bro and keep watching over us.
May your memory be eternal.

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

KPD cop

October 20, 2013

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