Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Jason D. Conklin

Tuxedo Park Village Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, August 21, 1997

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Reflections for Police Officer Jason D. Conklin

Officer Conklin,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Tuxedo Park Village. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 21, 2022

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 21, 2020

The Conklin Award and Scholarship has helped enable many others to become police officers. One of those persons is my daughter's best friend. He is a fine young man and an exceptional officer. We are blessed to have him in our daughter's life. We are blessed that Officer Conklin's legacy lives on. Thank you

Sarah Fetterman, RN
A thankful citizen

May 4, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Conklin.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 26, 2019

Today I was promoted to Detective in Tuxedo Park. I said a prayer for Jason as it is directly because of him, his family and their generosity that I was able to become a police officer in the first place and I like to believe he is with me when I patrol. God bless him and may he rest in peace.

Detective Michael Taback
Tuxedo Park Police

January 12, 2016

When I went to Rockland County Academy in 2004 I received the Jason D Conklin scholarship. It was one of the proudest moments of my life. I am now a police officer in Tuxedo Park and thank Jason for his service every time I get in the car, RIP.

Michael Taback
Tuxedo Park Police

December 14, 2015

As i just completed the very academy Jason attended I say a little prayer every night for all fallen officers and all current officers, as well as a special one for Jason and his family in his honor. God Bless, and continue to rest in the most beautiful peace Jason

P.O John F Rader #36
Village of Florida Police Department

August 7, 2013

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

Robyn Wilkes

August 19, 2009

You have not been forgotten. You and your loved ones are in my thoughts today as they face another year without you. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol keeping watch over the Thin Blue Line.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 21, 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

December 20, 2007

Never to be forfotten. God Bless the Conklin family.

Ret. PO
City of Miami PD fla.

August 21, 2006

To the family and loved ones of Officer Jason Conklin and his fellow officers with the Tuxedo Park Village Police Department:

On this the ninth anniversary of Jason's tragic death, I wanted to honor and remember him today. Jason's professionalism and dedication will never be forgotten.

In reading the loving reflections left by his friends and co-workers I can see that he was very well respected and is sorely missed. I hope that God is holding him in the sweetest part of his heart and the most gentle part of his soul.

I am so sorry that Jason was robbed of his life so tragically, but through his heroism and the profound sense of duty with which he lived his life, he made an immeasurable difference. May his spirit continue to soar and may his memory continue to inspire.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Jason gave to his community and the citizens of New York, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 21, 1997.

Phyllis L. Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD
eow 4/24/05

August 21, 2006

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today is a gift.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

August 16, 2006

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten or go unnoticed. Thank you for you bravery! You will always be a hero.

Cpl Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP Service, Traffic Unit

April 22, 2006

I had the privilege of briefly working with PO Conklin. He was a fine young man who would have made a great cop. I recall him asking me many questions in the locker room. His only ambition was to be the best he could be. He left behind a fine family and friends.
May he rest in peace.
His memory lives on with the Jason Conklin FOP lodge in Orange County, NY.
Posted 12 NOV 2005.

PO Alan J. Odze
Tuxedo Park Police Department

November 12, 2005

Mrs Conklin,

While browsing the internet, I came across the beautiful peom you wrote to honor your son. I am so sorry for your loss.

Gone but never forgotten!

Sterling Heights Police, Michigan

September 1, 2005

Thank you! Please watch over all of us. You will never be forgotten.

August 21, 2005

Blessed are the Peacekeepers, as they are the sons of God Matthew 5:9 God Bless You & Your Family

Jason Conklin FOP Lodge 957, Monroe, NY

SGT (Ret) Rich Stanley
West Point Military Academy Police

November 2, 2003

God bless you and your family for your sacrifice...

PO Doug Eatherton
St. Louis City Police

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