Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Kevin Joseph Tarsia

Broome County Sheriff's Office, New York

End of Watch Thursday, July 4, 2002

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Kevin Joseph Tarsia

Best wishes on your 40th birthday Kevin.
Always in our prayers.

Binghamton P.D. Ret.

September 19, 2005

Stopped by to pay my respects to Deputy Tarsia and his family. Three years ago today he lost his life in the line of duty. May his spirit live on in the hearts of all who knew him, and may God bring peace and strength to his wife and family. Thank you for your service. Rest peacefully in God's care.


July 4, 2005

A Part of America Died"

Somebody killed a policeman today,
and a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect,
will be buried with him at his side.

The suspect that shot him will stand up in court,
with counsel demanding his rights.
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids,
and spend many long, lonely nights.

The beat that he walked was a battle field too,
just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
to his name they will add a gold star.

Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
a cop put his life on the line.

Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
and he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call, of himself gave his all,
and a part of America died.

P/O Dan Bailey (Ret)
Norristown Police, Pa.

July 4, 2005

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

July 4, 2005

Remembering Deputy Sheriff Tarsia on the Anniversary of his death.
You were dedicated to protect and serve and gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life.

Lorraine Bond
Mother of Deputy Sheriff:
Donald Kenneth Bond, Jr.
EOW: 9.06.01

July 4, 2005

My dad,Brian Cole,and Kevin were best friend's. I remember when kevin passed away, it was the only time I ever saw my father cry. I know it's been a few years since all this happend,and not a moment goes by that many of us are reminded of Kevin and the wonderful man he was. He will always be in my thoughts and Prayers.


April 14, 2005

I was born and raised in Windsor, NY and attended Windsor High School. I know that area well. My mother had called me the day it had happened because I have been in law enforcement for 16 years. My thoughts and prayers at that time went out to the family of this fallen brother. It hasn't been until no wthat I was able to express it. Keep up the good work on this web site, it reminds us how ruthless individuals are and how quickly things can go wrong. May God bless all law enforcement!

Sgt. Wendell Wagstaff
Covington Police Dept. Covington, GA

January 15, 2005

Dear Deputy Tarsia,
Reading the reflections left for you from your wife, friends and co-workers, you sound like a man that anyone would be proud of! It's awful that three cowards can do that to you and continue to "walk free" as far as I'm concerned.
You are never going to be forgotten my brother, please rest in peace and allow us to take over the watch for now...

Deputy Sheriff Adam Hobbs
Polk County Sheriffs Ofiice
Bartow, Florida.


July 5, 2004

As this sad day of rememberance is here, May we never forget Deputy Tarsia's sacrifice...May God Grant his
Family, Friends, and Fellow Deputies, the Serenity to accept the things they cannot Change, Courage to Change the things they can, and the Wisdom to know the difference....Rest in Peace Brave Warrior...

Officer Debra McFall Ross
east Buffalo Twp Police Dept. Lewisburg, Pa.

July 3, 2004

(It's been many years since we last saw one another. You have always been a good support system to my sister. My daughter has always adored you.)

She fondly remembers her time with you and Kevin with the horses. She misses seeing how happy the two of you were when you were together. Not many share true love anymore. You are very fortunate to have had the time you and Kevin shared with one another. From one widow to another, I am truly sorry for your loss. Hugs to you from all of us in your time of healing. You are in out thoughts all the time. Glad I found this website.

In Birmingham, Alabama we have lost 3 officers... when will the craziness end and how did the hatred and stupidity begin? Human nature will never stop amazing me...

To all those who protect us everyday, we love you ... come home soon... God bless you all!

June 20, 2004

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Deputy Tarsia.

I often visit this site after the loss of two very dear friends from the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

I hope you find some comfort in knowing that prayers continue to go out for your family. God Bless You.

...Gone, but never Forgotten...

Marti (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 4, 2004

Your fellow officers speak very highly of you. The courage you showed that night exemplifies what it means to be a police officer. Rest in peace brother and watch over us still on the beat.
-BCLEA Class of 10/03

Patrolman Patrick K Liddle
Elmira PD

February 26, 2004

First off, I would like to thank ALL of you who have written in memory of my sweet angel. Kevin was the best man I have ever known. I miss him so much. He was so strong and caring. He was there for everyone. He never let us down even til the end. For all of you who didn't really know him, you would have thought the world of him. He was a pleasure to be around, always laughing and joking. He had the greatest smile and laugh. Again, thank you all for caring. Kevin, I miss you so much and you will forever live in me. Until we are together again, I will miss you and love you. All my love forever and always.

Christi-Ann Ciccone
Wife of Deputy Kevin J. Tarsia

January 28, 2004

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer. Today, July 4, 2003 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Deputy Kevin Tarsia who died on this date one year ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Deputy Tarsia's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

Kevin was a great person who cared about people. He had a great sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by all! I hope to be back home for your anniversary as I was when your life was taken. Windsor Class of 83

Evidence Tech Tim Russell
Lexington Ky Police

Rest in Peace Brother. You will never be forgotten

Irondequoit Police Department, NY

Deputy Kevin Joseph Tarsia, you have always been a hero to me and now you are a hero to everyone else. May God rest your soul. You have served to all of us here in Broome County and now you serve with all the others who have gone before you and will go after you in Heaven, "Officers on Patrol in the Heavens" God Bless you and I miss you so much. Til we are together again, watch over all of us.

Christi-Ann Ciccone
Wife of Deputy Kevin J. Tarsia

Kevin was a good officer,who will be greatly missed.

Deputy Gary Deane, retired
Broome County Sheriff's office

My thoughts are with Deputy Sheriff Tarsia's family and the law enforcement community of Broome County. It is an especially shocking murder given the peacefulness and beauty of the area, a place where I have gone often to get away from the bustle of New York City to spend a restful time with family. I hope that the memory of his courage will sustain you and help heal the terrible wound that this must have inflicted on you all.

ADA Linda Cantoni
Queens County District Attorney's Office

Coming from a neighboring department, I was so sad to hear about this tragic incident. It sickens my stomach; that the suspect's will at most, get life in prison. They will have the luxury of televisions, cd players, snacks and meals. There is no better case for Capital Punishment. In-fact lets make it public, let them suffer like Deputy Tarsia.

My prayers go out to the Tarsia Family. Yes, it can happen here !!!

Sgt Richard Marchitelli
Oneida County Sheriff's Department - New York


It has to stop. God Bless you and all fallen officers. None can be so greater than the sacrifice you and all fallen officers have made. We will NEVER forget.

Explorer N.D.Romanak
Montgomery County Sheriffs Office Explorer Post 2007

To Deputy Tarsia family and friends our hearts 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

PPD,Prentiss Ms.

Rest in peace Kevin, you and your family are in our prayers...

Officer Don Hurley
Eloy Az. Police Department

To all of Deputy Sheriff Kevin J. Tarsia's family, friends and co-workers: I pray that some peace may come upon you after having to deal with such a violent act against a loved one. I attended the funeral and saw a wonderful tribute to a great law enforcent officer!

Patrol/Motor Officer Mike Franze
Town Of Colonie

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