Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Joseph E. Hanusey, III

Plumstead Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, May 18, 2002

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Reflections for Police Officer Joseph E. Hanusey, III

To honor my nephew and my daughter's Godfather. May we never forget the great man that he was and the true strength and courage he had as an officer. A loving husband, true friend and an exemplary role of law enforcement. With my love to his wife (my niece) and his family, may you be proud as he is honored this Police Memorial Week and on the anniversary of his death. And, I'd like to thank the fellow Plumstead officers as well as all of the many officers in the surrounding counties, for their support and dedication to helping his wife and family through this tragic loss. Joe committed the ultimate sacrafice. May his memory live on in all of us. God Bless and may he rest in peace!

Aunt Janine McCormick

It is hard to believe that it has been almost a year since you left us. We all still smile and cry whenever we talk about you and all the things you had done. They say that it gets easier with time, but I still find myself thinking that this is all just a bad dream and sooner or later I will wake up. We all miss you deeply and will always think of you with love.


You made the ultimate sacrifice helping a fellow officer and as one, I extend my gratitude. Thank you for your committment to helping a brother in need. Thanks for your service and assistance to our department over the years.

Pennsylvania State Police


You would be proud of how Brandy and all of your many friends have been coming together to support one another. You surrounded yourself with good people - and that legacy continues with your memory. We miss you deeply.


Cpl. David Duffy
Doylestown Township Police

On behalf of the National Drug Interdiction Association, I would like to express my deepest regards and sympathy to the family, friends and fellow officers of Officer Joseph E. Hanusey III. Nobody can ever be prepared for the unthinkable. We will all miss you fallen hero. Rest in peace brother, rest in peace.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends

DouglasR. Wright / Board of Directors
National Drug Interdiction Association


You are missed so very much by all of us. Your service and your friendship will never be forgotten. Those of us who worked with you on the street and with the Central Bucks SRT will carry memories and stories of you forever.

We will be sure to watch over your wife and your parents.

God bless.

All of us at the Doylestown Township Police Department.

Doylestown Township PBA
Doylestown Township Police

I know the Terrible Feeling. My son was 30 years old . He was killed the same way Joe was Two Years ago. I miss Billy every day, You'll miss Joe the same as me. Hes in a much better place now. Kenny

Depuy Sheriff Kenneth Hetrick
Ottawa county Sheriffs Dept

This is the first time that i ever tried to write a letter like this. my wife and i live just across the river from you in Somerset county NJ. On May 4th we lost our youngst daughter in an almost identical accident while on the job in montgomery county Maryland. When I heard about your loss I just couldnt believe it. I wish I had some magical advice for you to help and make things better, but I dont. We just want you to know that you're not alone. May God help us all,
with our deepest love and understanding,

Greg and Janice Pataki

greg pataki

Sorry to hear about the loss of Officer Hanusey. I will be praying for each and every one affected by this loss.

Dispatcher A Huff
Mecklenbur Co S.O. VA

God bless the family, friends, and department of this fallen hero. Rest in peace, brother.

Baltimore City Police

Dear Joe,

You have touched all of us in a special way. There will be a lasting smile forever engraved on our faces. Have no fear, we will continue to take care of you in our hearts and your family on this earth.

Much Love and God Bless You

All of Us

Joe, as I look at the reflections that are being left for you both joy and sadness fill my heart. The joy comes from the fact that you have touched so many people throughout your life and career. The sadness comes from knowing that you will be unable to continue in your life's calling. I remember talking to you about police work when you were considering joining the Plumstead Police Dept. I remember your excitement when you were in the academy. But most of all I remember a loving husband and a good friend. I am a better person for knowing you. I will always remember how you served the Commonwealth with pride. Rest in peace my brother, we will all miss you dearley.


To Officer Hanusey family and friends our thoughts and prayers goes out to you. May God Bless You and may your love one rest in peace.

D. Jones
Mother of Officer Ron Jones
EOW 12/26/01

Joe, You will always be in our hearts and minds. We will miss your goofy smile and your one liners.
Barney & Roni

Rest easy and a God bless you brother.

A brother in blue.

Corning P.D. NY

When hell's doors open, even just a bit.
Evil is sure to rear its ugly head.
The mighty God commands those to close it.
Thus sacrifice is surrendered.
And a Hero, adored by the heavens, is born.

Cpl. James J. Crawford
Lower Providence Twp Police, Montg. Co. PA.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Family Of Officer Hanusey during this time.

Uncle of Mississippi State Trooper
Paul Denham

Danny Gibson

You gave your all in the effort to assist another officer.For this we thank you. Rest easy now brother...

Buffalo,NY Police dept

Rest in peace - all is well here on earth because of your sacrifice.

God bless

border patrol agent jeff weisend

I remember fondly the days when you were brand new to the uniform and to was always nice to see a friendly face on scene willing to lend a hand. It saddens me to learn of your untimely passing, but I consider myself blessed for the few moments I was able to know you. May you watch over us all, patrolling forever on the wings of angels.


To the Family of Officer Joseph Hanusey and the Brothers and Sisters of the Plumstead P.D. my heart felt condolences to each and everyone of you. We all answer the call for service without hesitation, but never so urgently so when 'back-up' is asked for by another officer. Joseph made the ultimate sacrifice, and always remember,"That no greater love hath a man, than to lay down his life for another".
Joseph "Rest in Peace" my Brother

Master Deputy K.S.McClure
Botetourt Co. Sheriff's Office, Virginia

To the Family of another Fallen Hero. My thoughts and prayers go out to you in a time that everyone fears. I never knew Officer Hanusey. I dont even know where Plumstead Township is. But this man, to whom I never had the honor or priveldge of knowing laid his life down for us. For that I am eternally greatful.


To Officer Hanusey family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to you.

God Bless you

Terry Miyares
surviving spouse
Officer Emilio MIyares
Hialeah PD<, FL

terry Miyares, COPS GR National Trustee
Hialeah Police Dept, (SOUTH FLORIDA COPS)

I can feel the adrenaline... when going to backup another officer, I am sure he wondered what was waiting on him as he drove. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. Another brother in blue is in heaven sitting at the right hand of God. Thanks for your time here, Officer Hanusey, may you Rest in Peace...

Isaiah 40:31

God Bless this officer's family and friends... and Thank You Officer Hanusey.

North Catasauqua Police Dept.

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