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Police Officer Anthony W. Sanchez

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, May 19, 1997

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Reflections for Police Officer Anthony W. Sanchez

Officer Sanchez,
I did not know you but I did graduate high school with your brother.
I was shocked and saddened to hear of your senseless death.
I have run into your brother many times since your passing. He now proudly wears your badge as a tattoo but you can see the sorrow in his eyes.
I wish you eternal rest and pray for Gods comfort to ease your parents and brothers sorrow.

Kevin Clarkin

May 20, 2021

Continue to rest in perpetual peace, my brother. Until the day we meet.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

May 19, 2021

I remember that terrible night I was working a midnight in task force. Rest In Peace brother

Retired police officer joe orosz

May 26, 2020

Officer Sanchez, 23 years ago today you where brutally murdered. Continue to rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

May 19, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Sanchez.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 27, 2020

Rest well my brother...I truly remember that horrible day. You are kept alive by people whom you had worked with, and in their are still with them. May you continue to watch over your family and the N.Y.P.D. God bless all who had the opportunity to know you. Until we meet my friend, and that would be my honor.

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

May 19, 2017

It was my honor to research newspapers, magazines, online & books to find your ID CARD Photo. I found this photo in a 1998 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

Rest in peace Anthony. It was an honor to have worked in the same command as you and Roy. I can't believe how fast the years have passed, yet I remember hearing the news as though it was yesterday. The 13th Pct late tour guys were always a tight group of great cops, and I know they did everything they could that horrible night.
May you and your family find peace.

Vinny G.-34 Pct.
NYPD ret.

May 19, 2015

You are not forgotten. RIP Police Officer Sanchez on your 18th anniversary of your death. You are a hero. God bless you and your family?

Retired Police Officer

May 19, 2015

Many years have passed, and you are still missed by the many people and coworkers that had the honor to know you. Rest in Peace.

PO Kevin Horak

May 19, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 19, 2015

Anthony, you are thought about often!

Police Officer/Island Trees Grad
Albany, NY

October 17, 2014

I met you when you worked in the13th and I was in the Boro. I was saddened by your senseless death. I live in the neighborhood you grew up in long before I moved here. I have seen your father often. He wears memorabilia of you proudly. I can see in his sad eyes how much he misses you. It is heartbreaking. I pray for him often.

Police officer
NYPD - retired

May 19, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 15th 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 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

May 19, 2012

Not a day goes by that I dont think of my partner and friend of ten years...May 19,1997 I lost not only a partner but also a dear friend....its funny that after all these years I still find myself talking to Anthony like he is standing right next to me.
I guess thats because he never left my side.........

Detective Roy Ruland 13Pct. (retired)

Detective Roy Ruland (retired)

February 28, 2012

Never Forgotten!

Police Officer/Island Trees Grad
Albany, New York

May 27, 2011



June 15, 2009

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

Robyn Wilkes

May 13, 2009

May you rest in peace.And continue to watch over your loved ones.


September 24, 2008

Anthony, I remember that day and I remember Michael was crying, blaming himself for not being there. Now, both of you are together again, patrolling the gates of heaven. God bless both of you and take care of each other.....Deborah

Ret.P.O. Deborah Kwasnicki, 79 Pct.
NYPD - Widow of Ret.P.O. Michael Kwasnicki, 13 Pct.

May 9, 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
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

January 2, 2008

Officer Sanchez,

I pass the street that bears your name everyday to and from the academy. I want to thank you for your heroism and for making the ultimate sacrifice. As I look up at your street, I am reminded everyday why I chose this job. Thank you.

Probationary Police Officer

August 16, 2007

My thoughts and prayers to the family of Officer Sanchez on the anniversary of his passing. May God continue to comfort you. Thank you for making the world a better place to live. Heros are never forgotten.
Rest in peace.

911 Dispatcher

May 19, 2007

I was a recruit in the police academy when you were tragically taken from us. Now, 10 years later, I still remember the bravery and courage everyone said you exhibited every day. Your wife and son should be proud of you, and they should know that many of us think of you from time to time.

Lt Accardi

May 4, 2007

my brother you will never be forgotten. thank you for you service and keep us safe.



November 26, 2006

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