Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant John Gerard Coughlin

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, September 11, 2001

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Reflections for Sergeant John Gerard Coughlin

You are not and will never be forgotten. You and the other brothers we lost that day are HEROES and will be remembered forever! Rest high on the streets of Heaven!

Deputy Brant Pewitt
Williamson Co. Sheriff's Dept TN.

September 11, 2007

It is hard to believe that it has been so long since that terrible day. The nation mourns, along with your family, and I thank you for your sacrifice. God bless...

An American

September 11, 2007

Sarge, I remember seeing this nightmare unfold while watching television that morning after my wife called me to tell me about the first plane.........I felt so damn helpless (still do!) as the first tower fell; I knew......didn't wanna believe but I knew we had to have lost cops and fire fighters. I was watching this and it seemed so close, yet I couldn't do anything...........or help any of you guys....I AM SO SORRY!

Please know that I keep all of you in my prayers and thoughts always. Rest in peace my brother.......your sacrifice will NEVER be forgotten. GOD BLESS YOU! We'll finish the tour from here.

Sgt.Kenneth Bowman
Washington Township PD (Toledo,Ohio)

September 11, 2007

Rest in peace....we will not forget!!

Badge 195
Winston-Salem Police Department, NC

September 11, 2007

Thank you for your service and for all the lives you saved that day. It takes a brave officer to go into a burning building. Rest in peace.

Ohio State Highway Patrol

September 11, 2007

Thank you for your service and for all the lives you saved that day. It takes a brave officer to go into a burning building. Rest in peace.

Ohio State Highway Patrol

September 11, 2007

thank you sarge , we have the watch from here...

officer val pickens
b'ham p.d./b'ham,al

April 5, 2007

Dear John:
As I write this reflection to you, I find myself thinking what thoughts you must have had, as you ran into the Towers. I think what you saw and heard as you ran into that inferno. I can't imagine the horror and the fear that had to have been all around you, with our fellow countrymen trapped and hoping that they would be saved.
But whatever it was that ran through your mind, it had to be the thoughts of a hero. It had to be the thoughts of a man, no, a legend, trying to save someone, anyone from certain death. Without the quick reaction and sacrifice you displayed, along with all the rest that horrible day, the death toll would undoubtedly been higher.
John, I am sorry to say that after more than 5 years have passed, many Americans seem to have forgotten the enormous sacrifice made by so many. But I like to remind our fellow countrymen with every opportunity I get, that the terrorists have had no peace since 11 September 2001, and they NEVER will. Your death was NOT in vain, but rather, part of a wake up call to Americans everywhere, that our very existence and that of our children is at stake.
Though you can't be seen or touched, I truly believe that you are in a better place, and as a result of your sacrifice, our country is a better place, too. I pray that your family, and all the families of the all the officers who gave everything that day, will take comfort and pride knowing that you all are heroes. No words of mine, or anyone else's, can ease the pain that your family has had to endure. But to them, I would like to extend my deepest gratitude for not only what you did, but to THEIR sacrifice as well.
Our sacred blue line has held, rest in peace. May God bless you, your family, police officers everywhere, and God Bless America. Amen

Detective Ron Tomassi
Palm Beach Sheriff's Office-Florida

January 9, 2007

To the family and loved ones of Sergeant John Coughlin and his fellow officers with the New York City Police Department and most especially to John:

Mere words seem insignificant to honor your heroism and courage which will never be forgotten. On this the fifth anniversary month of the tragic devastation wreaked upon our nation, those brave men and women who lost their lives safeguarding others are remembered and revered.

May your spirit continue to soar and your memory continue to inspire.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect and gratitude for the distinquished service John gave to his community and country, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 11, 2001.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg Police Department, CA; eow 4/24/05

September 29, 2006

a hero lives forever.....

September 11, 2006

John its been 5 years since that horrible day, there isnt a day that goes by that we your friends and family do not miss you. we will continue to watch over Patty and the girls. one day we will be able to start that book club all over again, until then we know you are watching!

one of your lads

September 11, 2006


Niles, IL PD

September 11, 2006

You will never be forgotten. Thank you for your courage.

September 11, 2006

Thinking of you and your loved ones on this tragic day in history. You will never be forgotten and will be forever a hero.

Nicole Burdette
Wife of Deputy Alex Burdette EOW 3-12-05

September 11, 2006

Rest in peace, John. Your memory lives on. We knew of eachother in high school and I'll always honor you each time I look at our flag or hear our national anthem. I'm glad that you touched my life in a measureable way. God bless your wife and daughters. May God always look out for them in your absence.

US Navy (Retired)

August 1, 2006

HERO! Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

July 17, 2006

Thank you for your sacrifice. It is greatly appreciated. Rest easy now, we have the watch.

PO1 Joseph Chavis
Mobile Police Dept Alabama

April 4, 2006

John, rest well. Till we meet again for a scratch, Honor Courage, Faith.

Housing Police

December 11, 2005

My prayers are with your family and friends for the fourth anniversary of the horrific event in US history. May they stay strong and keep you in their hearts.

E. Goyke-telecommunicator
Riverdale PD

September 12, 2005



September 11, 2005

Your Service to the community and trying to make a difference in children's lives will not be forgotten. May our Lord and savior comfort your family knowing you gave your life to save many lives. This is the most noble act anyone can do.

Corrections Officer Shawn Krueger
Brown County Sheriff's Department

May 1, 2005

Sgt. Couglin,
As a fellow LEO and former Marine, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice, not only for your fellow New Yorkers, but to our Country and Corps as well.

Semper Fi Devil Dog,
A fellow LEO

March 24, 2005

I just read a book which mentioned that Sgt Coughlin was a former Marine. Like he was, I'm a cop and former Marine. I'm writing this to say we honor him for his service to our Corps, our country and to his city. Semper Fi, Sarge.

Officer Ken Haney
Jackson Police Dept, TN

March 8, 2005



December 8, 2004

Rest easy, Brother. Your death will be avenged with a mighty sword. Your heroic actions will always be remembered by the thousands you saved that day, and by millions more who never met you.

Sgt. Dennis Lane

September 3, 2004

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