Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Morris Cavaliere, Jr.

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, April 26, 1998

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Reflections for Sergeant Morris Cavaliere, Jr.

Hi son, well after 20 very long years, we may have some hope of getting some justice in your death. Praying that we get to see that day. You are loved and missed everyday. Maybe if we can get justice ,we may be able to have closure. Till e meet again We love you, ma,poppa George brother Grant. Remember we're always as close as a phone call away.

Brenda Griffin
mom

June 25, 2018

Hi son, on April 26 it will be 19 years since God called you home. It was a day that we will never forget. Seems like yesterday. It hurts as much today as it did then. Your brother would make you proud he's has followed in your footsteps. He wanted to finish what you started. He loves what he does. Please watch over him for us. He wants to get a motorcycle. Please talk him out of that. We couldn't handle that. We're very proud of him just like we were of you. Lil james has grown into a handsome young man. Love and miss you so much son. Till we meet again.

Brenda Griffin
Mom

April 18, 2017

Hey brother,

I still miss you even after all of these years. You may be gone but not forgotten. I still get a lump in my throat when I look at your pictures and think of the good times we shared.

I love you man and miss you every day.

Steve Haase- NREMT Paramedic
Formerly with New Orleans Health Dept. EMS

June 24, 2016

It's been 17 very long years since you earned your wings. You are missed and loved more than you'll ever know. You'd be so proud of your brother Grant. He followed in your foot steps. He is an awesome Police Officer. We are so proud of him just as we were of you. You may be gone but you live on in our hearts and minds. Till we meet again.

Brenda Griffin
Mom

November 17, 2015

Well I'm a cop now and looking forward to a long career doing this. Thank you for being my inspiration. I love you and miss you brother.

Deputy Grant Griffin
LPSO / Brother

April 9, 2015

I'm putting in applications with lots of departments to be an officer. My goal is to be a role model for kids like you are my role model. I always looked up to you and what you stood for. I wanna continue your work and help out a community. I love you brother.

Grant Griffin
Brother

December 19, 2013

MO, I'll never forget our times working together at EMS, and still crossing paths from time to time at NOPD. You inspired me to go to PD at that time. Good memories. Rest in peace MO.

Bill King
Former NOHD / NOPD

August 3, 2013

Will always remember your courage and bravery.
Your cousin,Michael j cavalier sr.

Michael cavalier sr

May 22, 2013

You are not forgotten Brother Mo.

Sergeant Scott Monaco
New Orleans Police Department

April 27, 2011

Hey Bubba, I miss you so much I wish my son could meet you. He is 4 years old now his name is Jason Jr. He loves policemen. Daddy is finally retired now. We miss you so much. I Love You! Your Sister, Jenny.

Jennifer Ledet
Sister

October 20, 2009

God bless you and your family. Thank you for your service.

Virginia LEO

June 20, 2009

Well, son it is almost 11 years since you were taken away. I know you are looking over us and can see how your brother Grant has grown into a great 16 year old, just like his brother. He is just as good looking as you are. Lil James is a very beautiful child. He is all grown up now. Just as handsome as his dad. WE all miss you very much. Wish we had more time with you. You will forever be in our hearts. We love you and Lil James very much, he misses you a lot too. All Grant talks about is beoing a motorcycle police officer like his brother. Miss you, love you, Mom, Dad George, Brother Grant and Son Lil James.

Brenda Griffin
Mom

January 29, 2009

RIP...you will never be forgotten by those that love you and knew you.

Anonymous

October 8, 2008

Mo, I cant believe it has been 10 yrs. It seems like yesterday we were laughing and joking at S.W.A.T. training. I moved on to the state and am looking forward to your son joining or ranks. We miss you a great deal and will look after of your boy.

S/T Louis "Reggie" Smith
Louisiana State Police

May 1, 2008

So wrong that you were never given any justice in death. You served well and
are still remembered.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

April 26, 2008

Hi brother just wanted to let you know that I'm 15 now and plan to become a police officer. Hopefuly I will be a Motorcycle Cop just like you. Because I always thought it was going to be you and me like on chips. Well talk to you later Love You..... P.S. I'm thinking about going to the Louisiana State Police.

Grant Griffin
Brother

April 8, 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
Sergeant
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

February 10, 2008

Mo,
Well buddy I miss you. We went through the academy together, and all during it we were neck and neck over the academic award. You edged me out in the end.....BOY was it close!! I would give anything to have you back and do it all again.

Know that your family is being looked after, and your son is growing into a fine young man. You are sorely missed by a LOT of people brother.

G. Burgess
NOPD

July 23, 2007

BROTHER MO, WE WORKED TO GEATHER AND ON THE DAY YOU LEFT US I HELD YOUR HAND AT THE SCENE AND PRAYED FOR YOU. I WAS WITH YOU AT CHARITY AND PRAYED FOR YOU BUT THE LORD JESUS NEEDED YOU TO PATROL HIS GATES. YOU ARE SADLY MISSED YOUR BROTHER.

RETIRED MIKE BURAS
NOPD

May 9, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

April 26, 2007

May you rest in peace and may your loved ones be ever blessed.

April 26, 2007

Dad you are very special to me. Even though I did not know you that long, I feel that I have known you forever. I love you very much. I wish I could have seen you one last time.

Your loving son; James

James Cavaliere
son

January 8, 2007

As my older next door neighbor I always looked up to you and was envious of your appointment to the NOPD. I remember that Chuck couldn't go with you into the Marines. Well, he joined you with the NOPD. I used to see him in the quarter when we both worked down there. I worked at Cats Meow and Chuck was in the 8th. I always liked your family. Your dad was always good to me and my folks. I thought it was so cool that you followed him into the Motorcycle Division. Well, enough of the moosh, I'm proud of what you were doing with your life and sad about how it ended. The bottom line is that you wanted to make a difference and how many of us can say that?

Mike Keefer
Childhood Neighbor

May 18, 2006

To Sgt. Morris Cavaliere and his loved ones:

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

May your family continue to be comforted by other police survivors who share this painful journey with them. My heart is with your family.

Reading all the loving reflections left by those who cared for you gives us an understanding of what a good and honorable man you were and of the high esteem with which you are held.

Morris, you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

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, Sgt. Cavaliere. I am so humbled by your valor and courage. I am so sorry that you lost your life at such a young age with a whole lifetime ahead of you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Sgt. Cavaliere gave to his community and the citizens of Louisiana, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 26, 1998.

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


April 26, 2006

To Sgt. Morris Cavaliere and his loved ones:

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

May your family continue to be comforted by other police survivors who share this painful journey with them. My heart is with your family.

Reading all the loving reflections left by those who cared for you gives us an understanding of what a good and honorable man you were and of the high esteem with which you are held.

Morris, you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

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, Sgt. Cavaliere. I am so humbled by your valor and courage. I am so sorry that you lost your life at such a young age with a whole lifetime ahead of you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Sgt. Cavaliere gave to his community and the citizens of Louisiana, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 26, 1998.

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


April 26, 2006

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