Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Inspector Joyce Anne Carnegie

Orange Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Thursday, April 8, 1999

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Reflections for Inspector Joyce Anne Carnegie

Hey Partner,

We dispatched together and I can remember your Rolo's you always had. Both my daughter and I miss you alot. I can remember all the good times that we had, there were so many memories some good and some bad and through it all your memory will last forever. There is peace at where your are, maybe all I need to know. If I only had one wish, I would love to hear your laughter once more. Joyce all I have to say, I'm so proud you came my way. It's not easy to say goodbye. I continue to light a candle for you at church and I miss you.

Jean-Charles Prophete
Orange Police Officer Partner

May 9, 2006

I remember when I went to sesame place with you when I was a baby,even though I was little when you died but I will always remember you always.I LOVE YOU JOYCE,and "I WISH YOU WERE STILL HERE"!
but I will always have good memories of you.You were the best you took me everywhere.And you did so much for me.My mom always talks so much about you she really misses you alot,and my sisters too. We love you don't you ever forget it.
Love Foerever Taia xoxoxo

Taia Glover
your goddaughter

April 2, 2006

Heeyyyyy Joyce wat r u duing im just here wit my mom duing nothing??????
i still remember when u took me 2 sesame place we had sooo much funnn u r the greatest godmother in the world I LUV U the best!!!!!!!!! I will always remember U AND U will always b in my heart 4 lyfe i cant wait 2 get 2 heaven and c u were gonna have soo much whenwe finally get 2 gether i luv u more than anything!!!!!1 u were the funniest person i know in this world in the hole unniverse i remember when i used 2 b scared of u and always run?? i remember when i was little and u dropped me on my head lol lol lol haha i luved when we used 2 go 2 the malls together we had a lot og funn i u didnt die wewouldb having soo muchh funnnn right now b cus i am 11 now i will b 12 in aug19 i dobt u 4 got Joyce ur the best in the world!! i will never ever4 get u cus ur my goddmommy and ur the best evverr!! when we get in heaven 2 gether were gonna b the best of friends there is up there!!! Joyce dont worry ur in the best place there cud ever b i bet ur relaxing right up in heaven having a ball wit God!!! Joycu ur #1 and u always will b Luv u soo much it makes me soo mad2 no i have 2 right 2 u instead of seeing u there is no body else like u !!!!!?? i remember when u sprayed the stuff in Stu's eyes ur so crazy!!!!!!! lol luv ya to the bottom of my hearrrttttt luv ya luv ya luv ya soooo muchhh luv ya there is no one else out there like u luv yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ssoooo much i cant even express my feelingss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol lol ahaahhah ur soo coollll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ur the one and only i luv u soo much?? Joyce is soooo coolll luv ya sooo muchhhh lol lol lol lol ahaahahahahaha ur the best in the world call meeee in the new world i admire u soo much ur the world 2 me luv ya ill c u there sooonn!!!!! Joyce always remember me cus i will always remember u !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Donnyell Richardson

April 1, 2006

I need you to know that I love you & miss you so very much.There is not a day that passes by that I do not think about you.You were and always will be my best friend.You were one person that was always there for me.You were even right there for the birth of your Goddaughter,that really meant alot.Thanks to you I'm in the career that you helped me to achieve,and with you in heaven looking down on me and with the grace of God I've found the man of my dreams.Joyce I love you and the kids love& miss you,but we know your in a better place.And I am so glad I had the chance to say goodbye,and to tell you that I love you.You will forever be apart of our lives.We love you and you will never be forgotten.

Officer Tonya Richardson

April 1, 2006


I remember meeting you on Main Street when I was a member of the PYA(Police Youth Auxiliary) and I had a chance to talk to you about being a police officer. I always look up to you for advise and I thank you for that. I think of you all the time and you and your family will always be in my prayers.

Love you,
Lamar & Lamarkus Towns

Correctional Officer Lamar Towns
Essex County Jail

November 26, 2005

my condolences to the family of officer joyce anne a sign of respect and honor i will be naming her in a moment of silence during the rising of the flag at john h.stamler academy in scotch plains n.j on saturday march 12th @6:30am

recruit dellamonica
rockaway twp police dept

March 11, 2005

they always say time alone may calm the storm, but what happens when a flower is snatched from us we all lose, we can all say what would of happened if she waited, easily said than done, you are always in my thoughts , god will bless you .

ptlm david john dundas
irvington police departmentdd

February 19, 2005

~~~Eternally and Always~~~

I didn't get to say goodbye
You're gone without a reason why
I've loved you all of my life
and then you weren't there

I didn't get a chance to say
how much I cared
I can't even remember the tears
that I cried
All I really wanted was to tell you

When I last saw you I felt I wouldn't
see you again
There was a distance between us
that I couldn't explain
You wouldn't look
at me but I could see the tears
in your eyes
If you knew then
You should have told me
Then I could have said

So many words left unspoken
So many hearts left so broken
My love for you is forever
And that will never die
We'll be together always
Our souls are one with God
Eternally and Always
I'll never have to say

February 5, 2005

I think about from time to time and will always remember when I became a Police Officer and I had to walk a post on Main St. You would always pick me up in 35 car and we would talk about the job and what was going on in our lives at the time. We all miss you and will keep you close to our hearts.

Officer Larry Dillon
Chatham Police

November 28, 2004



September 29, 2004

To this Sister In Blue who is a true Warrior, May you rest in peace, and may your family, Fellow Officers, and Friends find Peace in their hearts as this sad day of rememberance nears.

officer Debra S. McFall
East Buffalo Twp P.D. Lewisburg, Pa.

March 27, 2004

I guess you're with the Real Patrol Sup now.

PFC Corbin
Fort Lewis Military Police

The night that Joyce was taken from us I remember watching TV and the news commercial said a cop had been shot in Orange. I prayed it was not Joyce, but somewhere deep down I knew... I felt it was. Never in my life had I wanted to be proven worng as much as I did that night. I never was.

Joyce means a lot to me... More to me than even she ever knew. Before becoming an Orange Police Officer she had been a Loss Prevention Agent for Sears. She worked her way up the ranks to become the department's supervisor. In 1993 I began working for Sears & she trained me. I rarely got to see the sweet & gentle side that everyone else appears to have been privy to, but then again that was not the nature of our relationship. I had a job to learn & she had a job to teach... AND SHE WAS HARDCORE!

Joyce had a way of making you see your mistakes through a balance of humor & humiliation. You'd be P.O.'d at first but then you'd have no choice but to see where you were wrong and also laugh at how she showed it to you.

I left Sears before Joyce & saw her only by chance after she joined the Orange P.D. but I never forgot the little nuances she taught me about people's behavior as they have proven to help me in my Loss Prevention career, and in my personal life in terms of spotting when someone may be up to no good.

AND NOW... I have 10 days left in the Police Academy and soon I will be hitting the streets of East Orange - Orange's neighbor. I have several classmates who are from the Orange Police Dept and Joyce has been the topic of conversation on many levels. I have learned from Joyce's life & I have learned from Joyce's death.

If she spent any significant time in your life you'd know & agree that Joyce Carnegie is one of those rare people who you will NEVER forget. She left her mark on me, and the lessons she taught me in Loss Prevention I have taught others & shall continue to do so as a police officer. So therefore, Joyce shall always live on.

Don't be too hard on those angels up there Joyce!

Harold S. Reed, Jr.
East Orange Police Dept.

Just a note, Joyce loved being a police officer. But even more than that she was a kind, giving, loving daughter, sister and aunt. She is terribly missed by all who new her. Her easy going way and her laughter will never be replaced. We love you Joyce!


Dear Joyce,
We will forever love you and you will never be forgotten. While you were here on this earth you have touched a lot of hearts and had an affect on a lot of lives, We are thankful that God had placed you here for that short time, now that your job is done and God has taken you back I guess we will have to wait to see you again in the next life maybe by then Tracey and myself will have husbands, who knows.

Before I go I just want to thank you for being there for my sis, she misses you deeply along with the rest of the crew and I know they will eventually find comfort in knowing that you will always be in their memories and hearts. they will remember you as the Beautiful Nubian Princess with a kind and gentle heart who was the most professional fair-minded police officer the department has ever known.

goodbye my sister until we meet again

P/O Kim Wallace
Essex County College Police Department


You will truly be missed. My prayers go out to your mother and the rest of the Orange PD.
Drew Berkery

retired Sgt


Andrew Berkery, Sgt Ret
Orange Police Department

To the Friends and Family of Joyce;

Let our prayers be with you at this tough time.

Northfield Law Enforcement Explorer Post 60

Though I did not know Joyce personally, I know why she wore the uniform. We, at the International Association of Women Police, salute Officer Carnegie for her heroism and bravery in the face of danger and death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your loved ones and your coworkers.

Officer Donna C. Hillier
Purdue University Calumet Police Department

As I do each day, I prayed for the safety of police officers worldwide on the day you were killed. I know that my prayers are never unanswered, so God must have big plans for you. To the officers who read this I say the following:

You must put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Special Agent Darin L. Paul
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Hey Joyce,
Got home today from Washington and the Memorial. Stood there on Tuesday night and thought about you while surrounded by that Wall and those 16000+ names. I consider myself lucky to have known you for those 14 years and pray you rest peacefully in the company of all our brother and sister heroes who's names and memories we honor all year long in or memories.

Bill Brennan
Livingston NJ PD

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer. Tonight, April 8, 2003 we dedicated the shift to the memory of P.O. Joyce Carnegie who died on this date 4 years ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Officer Carnegie's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

Rest in peace blue angel.

S. Yates
concerned citizen

Your tour of duty has come to an end but your dedicated service will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.

Your Brother Officers
Mountainside, N.J. P.B.A. #126


I did know you other than seeing you around town in your Police uniform in which you wore very brave and proudly. The world and the people you touched are still missing you and reflect on the positive things about you.

Sweet Dreams my blessing and prayers are still with your family.


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