Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Private First Class Frank M. Fidazzo

Morgantown Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, June 10, 2000

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Reflections for Private First Class Frank M. Fidazzo

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
Texas

June 15, 2015

My heart goes out to your Family Frank. I was just looking back through some pictures of my brother and saw him on one of the last vacations we took. He had a memorial shirt for you on in the photo. May you both be at rest in Heaven. May your family know the sacrifices you made, and all LEO's make, are to keep us safe. God Bless.

Brother to Sgt. May EOW 2/18/12
Monongalia Co. Sheriffs Dept

April 15, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 12th anniversary year 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. Rest In Peace

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

November 17, 2012

I knew Frank for several years. We became better friends when I was working with the Mon Valley Drug Task Force and worked out of the Morgantown P.D. office. We never called each other by our names. It was either "cooge" or "cuz" "It's an ITALIAN THING". Frank was well liked and respected and missed by all. RIP cooge.........

Detective Russell Talerico (retired)
Fairmont Police Department

January 29, 2011

Thank you to whoever put the beautiful rose and blue ribbon at the rail trail memorial on the 10th anniversary of Frank's accident. It was there when I took my parents to pay their respects and made us feel good that others remember, too.

Doris
sister

August 19, 2010

Thinking of you today Frank on this the 10th anniversary. Continue to watch over us from above while we continue our service.

May God bless

Motor officer Justin Fleming
High Point Police Department NC- Motor Unit

June 10, 2010

I didn't forget.

Pete Error

May 28, 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

March 2, 2008

OFFICER FIDAZZO, YOU HAVE SERVED WELL. MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. A HERO FOR SURE. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

November 25, 2007

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Private Fidazzo on the anniversary of his passing. Heros are never forgotten.

911 Dispatcher
Virginia

June 10, 2007

G-d bless and may The Lord continue to comfort and strengthen your loved ones.

June 10, 2007

This is the 7th anniversary of your EOW. Time has not
diminished your service or sacrifice.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

June 10, 2007

My deepest condolences go out to the Fidazzo family, friends, and entire Morgantown Police Dept. Officer Fidazzo was truly a hero that will be deeply missed, sometimes even heaven needs police officers. Its not how OFC Fidazzo died that made him a hero its how he lived his live everday....

Rest Easy OFC Fidazzo
God Speed
10-7 10-42
Always Remebered

Corrections Officer II
WV Corrections

February 23, 2007

Fank is deeply missed, our prayers are with the family everyday...turkey

Officer B. Speakman
kingwood Police WV

December 22, 2006

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the Morgantown Police Department. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Private First Class Fidazzo deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Private First Class Fidazzo is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten. As a WVU graduate, I thank and salute you for your service.

Tom Doyle
Cary Police Department, North Carolina

June 10, 2006

I was in bike school the week this accident happended. I still think about it when riding. My prayers are with Officer Fidazzo's family, friends and department. God bless you all.

Patrol Officer
Chesterfield County Police School

June 10, 2006

To a man who filled a special place in my life, not only has a father figure but a hero. You are missed everyday that passes.
....turkey

unknown

April 4, 2006

Our Thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family.

From Ohio
but we have family in Calhoun Co, WV

September 22, 2005

I grew up with the guys of the Morgantown Police Department. I will always remember Frank as a quiet, yet caring person always to ask how you were doing. Franks love for the bicycle patrol was visible everytime I saw him on High St.
Thinking of you Frank,,,watch over us

Police Officer II Justin Fleming
High Point Police Department, NC

April 14, 2005

God bless my dad...
he is greatly missed and will always be remembered.

Rachel Fidazzo

December 8, 2004

May GOD bless your family and friends.Rest in peace, Sir.
Shirley Roberts-Aunt of Fallen Officer John Logan EOW-March 14, 2004

Shirley Roberts

June 10, 2004

I just recently found out about the Fidazzo accident. As a bicycle instructor it really hits home. When I think about all the classes I have been involved with, and all the trails and obstacles we ride over and through, it makes me realize how easily tragedy can occur.

I hope his family is doing well and I wish them the best.

Sgt. Gary W. Webb
Akron (Ohio) Police Department

January 19, 2004

God Bless Officer Fidazzo, his dept. and family

Anonymous

I still to this day think about the terrible tragedy that occurred on that day. My thoughts and prayers are with his family everyday. I pray everyday I put this uniform on that at anytime anyone of us could be faced with the same tragedy. I only met him a couple of times, but to me everyone in this field is family and when one goes it plays a toll on all of us, because it doesn't matter what color your uniforms is, or what agency you work for we are all family.

Cpl. S.E.Audia
Clarksburg Police Dept.

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