Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Keeper Hugh McGovern

New York City Department of Correction, New York

End of Watch Monday, October 29, 1900

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Reflections for Keeper Hugh McGovern

Rest in peace Keeper McGovern.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 27, 2019

I said a little prayer today for Keeper McGovern and his family. He may be gone but not forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

October 28, 2015

Officer McGovern you paid the ultimate price keeping the public safe, by keeping watch over the inmates. You are not forgotten.

Lt. T. Davis

October 4, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 109th anniversary 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 29, 2009

Keeper McGovern,

You were valiant in your actions during this incident. You are not forgotten, but remembered for your service. You may rest in peace, as we now have the watch, sir!

The Correctional Officers Prayer

Lord, I ask for courage...
Courage to face and conquer my own fears.
Courage to take me where others will not go.

I ask for strength...
Strength of body to protect others.
Strength of spirit to lead others.

I ask for dedication...
Dedication to my job, to do well.
Dedication to my community, to keep it safe.

Give me, Lord, concern for all those who trust me.
and compassion for those who need me.

And, please Lord, through it all
watch over me and keep me true.

DB, Lieutenant
Federal Bureau of Prisons

October 29, 2008



October 29, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service. This writer is pleased that justice was served on your behalf

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 29, 2007

Officer McGovern,

We have come along Way in the Department Of Corrections, but we are still Fighting to keep the public safe from the misfits of our Generations. Rest in peace and Thanks for your Service.

Sister behind the wall. God Bless

Correctional Officer
California Department Of Corrections

June 14, 2005

Maintaining control of prisoners is a dangerous yet very necessary job. Without brave men like Keeper McGovern to perform it our system of justice could not function. I hope that you rest in peace Keeper. Your bravery and dedication to duty will not be forgotten.

Auxiliary Police Officer Charles Smith
New York City Police Department - Auxiliary Police Section

May 23, 2004

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