Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Cornel Young, Jr.

Providence Police Department, Rhode Island

End of Watch Friday, January 28, 2000

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Reflections for Sergeant Cornel Young, Jr.

We just wanted to express how much we love and miss our son, Sgt. Cornel Young, Jr. Not a day goes by that we do not think about him. We continue to cherish the wonderful memories we had as a family. On May 19, 2008, we remember his birthday and celebrate his life. We will continue to celebrate and honor him. His legacy will live on through the Sgt. Cornel Young, Jr. Scholarship Fund established through the RI Foundation in the year 2000. As we celebrate his eighth year anniversary, we will be giving out four more scholarships to students going to college, totaling 32 scholarships given thus far. We are proud to know that our son's legacy will live on by giving back to others for many years to come.

Love,

Cornel, Amy, Joshua, and Jessica

Major Cornel Young, Sr. (retired)
father

May 18, 2008

My Family is from Rhode Island,and as an EMT in The Bronx,
I work closley with The NYPD, and other Law Enforcement
Agencies in NYC. On behalf of Brothers and Sisters on The FDNY and NYPD; I would like to say Mistakes especially
when it comes to making split secound decisions can be easly
made in "our line of work" weather it be PD, FIRE, OR EMS.
It's not supposed to happen,but it happens. To conclude I
would like to wish The Family of Sgt.Cornel and
The Providence PD Our Prayers and Condolences. Thank You for
Your Services to My Family in Providence

EMT STEPHEN BROTHERS
FDNY EMS BEARU,Brooklyn NY

March 20, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE, YOU ARE A HERO JUST BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 25, 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

January 24, 2008

Cornel and Amy we are so sorry to find out about your loss, our hearts goes out to your family. Amy or Cornel please contact us by e-mail would like to talk with you.


Love Edith & Your God Son Cornel.

Edith & Cornel
Friend of Parents

January 5, 2008

What we do here on earth stays with those left behind. May God bless you brother and be with your family as they cope with the unexpected.

Det. Robert Mitchell
Osceola County Sheriff's Office, Florida

September 18, 2007

In the line of duty, another hero pays the ultimate sacrifice so others can walk without fear.

Correction Officer Scott Boutell
Massachusetts Department of Correction

July 24, 2007

As a postal employee I worked in the onleyville post office for many years, and had the privilage of knowing sargent cornell, he was the most caring and dedicated person who i have ever met. He used his humanity and status to bring people closer together, and I have never seen him without a smile, a hello, and what can i do to help you, no matter how bad a day, or days that he was having. I truly miss him and his great smile, but i have to believe that he is directing and helping people on the other side. DEB providence ri 02909

June 23, 2007

G-d bless you and all other fallen officers.

May 15, 2007

On this seventh anniversary, my sincerest condolences to all those involved in this tragic accident but especially to the family of Sgt. Young who lost a man with a bright future.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

January 28, 2007

My thoughts are with your loved ones today on this 7th anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones. You will never be forgotten as you are a true hero and heroes never die.

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

January 28, 2007

Such a tragedy. You went above and beyond and paid
a high price, your life. Thank you for your service.
Time has not diminished your sacrifice. My thoughts are with all who knew you.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

January 28, 2007

Cornell was a big part of my life. There isn't a day that goes by that I'm not thinking of him in some way. It wasn't easy moving on from his death. I look back at all the memories with him and it makes me happy. He was such a warm hearted man. I miss you Jai!

Amanda
Friend of Cornell

January 26, 2007

This young man of honor and valor will always be remembered for making the supreme sacrifice.

Joanie
Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEOs

January 11, 2007

MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO THE YOUNG FAMILY AND THE BROTHERS/ SISTERS ON THE PROVIDENCE POLICE DEPARTMENT. I WAS BORN AND RAISE IN PROVIDENCE RHODE ISLAND AND ALWAY'S WANTED TO BE A PROVIDENCE POLICE OFFICER BUT MOVED TO SUNNY SOUTH FLORIDA AT A EARLY AGE AND BECAME A POLICE OFFICER HERE. I GO BACK TO RHODE ISLAND EVERY YEAR TO VISIT FAMILY AND ALWAYS' BEEP MY HORN AND RASE TO THE SKY ANY SAY REST IN PEACE BROTHER. GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOUR HEAD UP.

OFC. MATT HAYES
CLEWISTON POLICE DEPARTMENT

September 18, 2006

Sergeant Young,
Your service and sacrifice will never be forgotton. Rest easy brother. We will continue the watch from here. Godspeed and God bless.

Patrolman Matthew Pine
Providence Police Department

June 30, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer
Tennessee

February 10, 2006

Thinking of you on the 5th anniversary of your death.
Such a tragic end to a worthwhile life. May God watch
over your family.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

January 28, 2006

At the time of Sergeant Cornel Young Jr's death I studied at Johnson & Wales University in Providence and I remember this terrible incident as it was yesterday. My heart and thoughts goes out to his family and fellow colleagues at the Providence Police Department.

May you rest in peace Sgt. Young.

Patrolman Kenny B. Eriksson
Vastra Gotaland County, Police Dept. of Gothenburg, Sweden

October 16, 2005

YOU ARE ALWAYS AND FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS.

CORNEL AND AMY YOUNG

May 25, 2005

I think of you everytime I passed that spot on Valley Street. Although, I do not know you or your family, I do know whatever the final outcome of the lawsuit you have been taken away and nothing can replace you. I hope your family can find some peace in the celebration of your life. Even after all these years I am still as saddened as when I first heard.

elaine

May 20, 2005

I give my deepest thoughts to your family and may you forever rest in peace

Detective Willie Tellis
City of Fort Myers Police Department

April 25, 2005

This loss still bothers me...

April 20, 2005

God bless you, your family, friends, and co-workers. Please continue to keep watch over all of them from above.

Jennifer Aaron
Wife of Ofc. Duke G. Aaron, III (EOW 07/20/04)

March 16, 2005

RI is my home. It will always be. And on this anniversary of the untimely death of Sgt. Young, I reflect on the courage and heart it takes to be in this line of work, and how much he was appreciated in the community.
This kid from RI, and the rest of the Scottsdale, AZ Police Dept. offer Sgt. Young's family our prayers.
Gone, but not forgotten...still a soldier in heaven...
CSS Kat Martin B1162
Scottsdale Police Dept.
Crime Scene Unit
Scottsdale, AZ

Kathleen Martin, Crime Scene Spc.
Scottsdale PD (Arizona)

January 23, 2005

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