Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer John D'Allara

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, September 11, 2001

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Reflections for Police Officer John D'Allara

Officer D'Allara,
Sir, on today the 8th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and all the other LEOs who died that day for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



September 11, 2009


Eight years since you made the ultimate sacrifice. Your heroic actions are not forgotten. A true Mount Man


September 11, 2009

You are not forgotten...thank you


September 11, 2009

The anniversary of 9/11 is coming up in a few days as you well know. I just wanted you to know that you have not been forgotten. Rest in Peace...

Sergeant Chris DiToro

September 8, 2009

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friends and family. May God bless and keep them.


Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


March 6, 2009

I said a little prayer today for Police Officer D'Allara and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

January 12, 2009

My name is Raymond Flood and I am a member of the NYPD ESU. I was lucky enough to be touched by John in so many ways there is not enough space to list them all. John was the consumate E- MAN who could handle any situation. They say that nobody knows anything but they never met John. John's twin brother Dan is a visitor to the Memorial every year and it would mean the world to him and all surviors for the love and support of all who visit the wall this time of year to stop and take a moment at the wall for John and all NYPD members as well. I will be running for John on May 18, 2008 in the annual run for deceased members of the NYPD. Anyone interested can contact the running club for more information. Ray Flood NYPD ESU

Raymond V Flood

May 2, 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
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 3, 2008

Thank you, Ofc. John D'Allara, for your dedication to God, your family and. ultimately, your country.

Your sacrifice was not in vain, and you will never be forgotten.

God speed and God bless. Rest in peace Ofc. D'Allara.

God Bless America.

LRVirgil, Civilian
Texas - Law Enforcement Supporter

September 30, 2007

Thank you Officer D'Allara for your sacrifice on 9/11. You and all your fellow fallen officers will always be in the hearts of all Americans. You are a real hero and that will never be forgotten. God Bless you and may you forever rest in peace.

Wife of SSG Christopher Castleberry
United States Army

September 24, 2007

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 is has been 6 years since that terrible day. The nation mourns, along with your family, that your's and so many other lives were taken in one day. I thank you for your sacrifice and dedication. God bless...

A proud American

September 11, 2007

Thank you for your sacrifice and 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

To the wife and sons of Officer John D'Allara I offer my most sincere condolences for the loss of your husband and father. I know he will be watching over all of you from a far better place than he left. Keep his memory alive to all those who will come after him and will become his legacy... he was a hero and selfless human proud to have had him in your lives.

May God's perpetual light shine upon the soul of Officer John D'Allara and may he rest in His eternal peace for having made the ultimate sacrifice in protecting and serving the people of New York.

I will keep your family in my prayers and know that someday you all will be reunited again.

With my deepest sympathy,

Anita L. Culosi
sister of NYS Tpr. Salvatore J. Embarrato eow 7/6/61

July 16, 2007

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

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

April 5, 2007

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

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

April 5, 2007

To the family and loved ones of Officer John D'Allara 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 28, 2006

a hero lives forever.....

September 11, 2006



September 11, 2006

Dear John:
Today being the 5th anniversary of the sneak attack by the terrorists that took the lives of so many, I would be honored to write to you, and to all my brothers who lost their lives that day. Though you can't be seen, I know you are smiling at the rest of us, from a better place. Smiling, because you gave your all to save so many innocent lives. And you John, and ALL the NYPD who lost their lives 5 years ago today, have made us who wear the badge, PROUD. I don't think there has EVER been a time in my 27 year career, that I have been more proud of our profession, that I am now, because of you and ALL the others.
Though we have never met, we ARE brothers. And we still share a dream that our forefathers had, so many years ago. That this nation, and our people, shall live free. Free to speak, free from want, and freedom from fear. And if others around the world think that their cowardly acts of terrorism will alter our thoughts and ways, or our style of life, then they have missed their mark. It's people like you John, and EVERY law enforcement officer in this great country, that make the difference between us and them. We PRESERVE life...they TAKE it. We KEEP peace, they ABHOR it. We BELIEVE in justice...they BELIEVE in revenge.
As I am writing this tonight, I continue to wipe the tears away, and ironically on the radio, is playing, "God Bless The U.S.A." Yes, John, God Bless The U.S.A. And may Almighty God Bless you and ALL who did so much 5 years ago to combat the horror and the carnage that horrible day.
In closing, John, and my fellow officers in Heaven, thank you from the bottom of my heart, for all you did. May Americans NEVER forget that our freedom comes at a great price...whether at home or abroad. And may we NEVER forget the sacrifice made for all us. AMEN.

Detective Ron Tomassi
Palm Beach Sheriff's Office

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

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

Police Officer

July 17, 2006

Dear John,
Four years have passed since you were taken so suddenly from your wife, your sons, your family and all of those who knew and loved you. Although you're not here physically; your spirit, your honor and your bravery will live forever. When I look at your picture, I see the ultimate sacrifice and I see Jesus. You will always be a hero and I'll never forget you. Rest in peace.


September 9, 2005

I was stretching on the bumper of my truck with my head phones on getting ready for my morning 4 miles. I heard a plane hit the Trade center and I thought a small plane wow that is incredible. As I started running I discovered it was much more than what I first thought and I went straight home. I woke my wife up and we sat on the floor for 4 hours and watched in horror at the pictures that still stay with me to this day. The only thing that sticks to me to this day is that all those that were running away from the towers were those who had on suits. All those that were running towards the towers were those that had badges on their chests. My license plate on the front of my truck reads 9-11-01 nypd/fdny and I will ride with that till the day I die. Because I will carry the memories that long. To the families of all those involved on 9-11 I thank you for all you have given us you will live in us forever.

PO II Russell Ward
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

January 29, 2005

I never met Officer D'Allara but we shared something that not even he was aware of. One day when I was reading the ODMP I came across his memorial and when I read his shield number I got a shiver down my spine. You see, when I was a child and my Dad came home from work as a New York City Police Officer he would hand me his shield and ask me to put it away in his drawer, that shield was number 4011, the same shield that would eventually be issued to Officer D'Allara. I would hold that shield in my hand and be so proud that my Dad was a police officer, and I knew that I wanted to be one too.When I saw the memorial for this officer, all my childhood memories of my Dad came rushing back. My Dad passed in June of 2001. I know that my Dad and Officer D'Allara are trading stories about "the job" and all the incidents that shield 4011 responded to. Rest in peace Officer D'Allara, we have the watch now. And please tell my Dad I miss him and love him and think about him every day.

Sergeant James Alfieri
New York State Office of Court Administration

September 24, 2004

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