Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Rodney J. Andrews

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, March 10, 2003

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Reflections for Detective Rodney J. Andrews

I said a little prayer today for Detective Andrews and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

March 6, 2009

Rest in peace Detective Andrews, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! You are gone but not forgotten..

Sergeant Chris DiToro
NYPD

January 5, 2009

Thankyou for your service DETCETIVE ANDREWS, you are a hero we all can look up too. You will never be forgotten. God bless your family

POLICE OFFICER 9TH DISTRICT
PHILA PA

December 4, 2008

You are not forgotten...................

Anonymous

September 17, 2008

I read about this event at the time it happened.

All these years pass that even I cannot erase this memory.

'When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight'

- England

Anonymous

August 25, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

March 13, 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 2, 2008

Had the pleasure of going to the academy with you and when we got assigned to the 23 precinct.Never forget ya bro.
rest in peace

Jim Alfredsen
FDNY

August 22, 2007

"Jay",

It has been four long years now and not a single day goes by where i don't think of you and your family. Today a jury sentenced that piece of garbage to the death penalty. Thank God.
It was an absolute honor to work with you and to be your friend. We had some real good times at Task Force, like teaching everyone at the Base how to play chess on our meals.
Jay i have to say you and MaryAnn raised two very special boys. It was really something to meet Christian and Justin and then play them both in chess. You taught them well, they had a great Dad for a role model. They were so happy when they recieved your Duty Hat and Nightstick at a Roll Call at the Base.
God Bless you and your wonderful family.
"Jay" you will always be with me, may you Rest in Peace.
Regards,
Police Officer
Greg Galustian

Police Officer Greg Galustian
ex-NYPD, NCPD & Friend

March 29, 2007

"Jay",

It has been four long years now and not a single day goes by where i don't think of you and your family. Today a jury sentenced that piece of garbage to the death penalty. Thank God.
It was an absolute honor to work with you and to be your friend. We had some real good times at Task Force, like teaching everyone at the Base how to play chess on our meals.
Jay i have to say you and MaryAnn raised two very special boys. It was really something to meet Christian and Justin and then play them both in chess. You taught them well, they had a great Dad for a role model. They were so happy when they recieved your Duty Hat and Nightstick at a Roll Call at the Base.
God Bless you and your wonderful family.
"Jay" you will always be with me, may you Rest in Peace.
Regards,
Police Officer
Greg Galustian

Police Officer Greg Galustian
ex-NYPD, NCPD & Friend

March 29, 2007

Wow - what a tragic story. I'm so sorry you were taken from your family and friends in such a cowardly, hateful way. You are a hero......

March 27, 2007

My condolence to the family of Detective Andrews. Rest in peace Detective. You are not forgotten.

Senior Patrol Agent / K9
U.S. Border Patrol

March 10, 2007

G-d bless you and your loved ones.

March 10, 2007

God Bless you, your family, friends, and fellow officers. Justice.

January 31, 2007

I am glad that the person that did this to you and your partner will not live out his life in prison. I am against the death penalty in most cases but in your case I was for it. Thank you for all your service in trying to keep our streets safe.


leo wife

January 31, 2007

It was heartening to see that some justice was attained yesterday. You, Jim, your families and co-workers will be in my prayers.

Retired Officer

January 31, 2007

Detective Rodney Andrews,

Please know my deepest heart felt sympathy goes out to you and your family. Words can not express the sorrow I feel deep within. Giving your life so that other can be safe is the most heroic honor of all. You will always be our HERO....

To the Family and Friends of Detective Andrews,

If ever you find yourself missing your love one... simply touch your heart... for you will truly feel his love....

May my Lord Jesus Keep you always,

Ms.Harris

Ms. Harris
Citizen

January 16, 2007

Det. Andrews: I cannot begin to express my gratitude, and my ultimate respect that I have for you. When it is listed in any book or article talking about what a hero is... you and your partner should have both your pictures shown. God Bless you both.

Jim Grasso
Private citizen.

December 22, 2006

Detective Andrews: We were all very pleased to learn yesterday that one of the pieces of garbage who took you from your family was finally convicted. We are awaiting his death sentence.

Rest in peace. We have the watch now...

Detective
Mountain View Police Department

December 21, 2006

After retiring from U.S. Army I know how important team work, safety and honor play a vital part in our lives. Thank you for giving the ultimate sacrifice. On behalf of the U.S. Department of Defense we offer our prayers and words of encouragement to your loved ones. God bless

Staff Sergeant Richard Ramirez
U.S. Army Retrired

November 28, 2006

To Detective Rodney, his loved ones and fellow officers with the New York City Police Dept.:

On this the third anniversary week of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart goes out to your family. You’re in our thoughts and our prayers.

To the Dept: To have two officers brutally murdered under those circumstances must have caused unbelievable pain and anger. I am so sorry for this tremendous loss.

Rodney, you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Detective Rodney Andrews.
I am humbled by your valor and courage.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the many years of distinquished service Kenneth gave to his community and the citizens of New York, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 10, 2003.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05











To Detective James Nemorin, his loved ones and fellow officers with the New York City Police Dept.:

On this the third anniversary week of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart goes out to your family. You’re in our thoughts and our prayers.

To the Dept: To have two officers brutally murdered under those circumstances must have caused unbelievable pain and anger. I am so sorry for this tremendous loss.

James, you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Detective James Nemorin.
I am humbled by your valor and courage.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the many years of distinquished service Kenneth gave to his community and the citizens of New York, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 10, 2003.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05











March 11, 2006

We haven't forgotten Rodney. God Bless you and your family. RIP Brother.


LASD

March 10, 2006

Rodney,

I had the honor of going through the Police Academy with you in company 96-33. You were always a gentleman, and I always had the highest upmost respect for you. Thanks for getting me through those gym runs with your wit and humor. RIP

"May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand."

Maher
NYPD

December 3, 2005

Detective Rodney J. Andrews,

I had the opportunity to visit your unit and peers during a trip to N.Y. with our Dept. boxing team. What an honor! May God grant your family the courage and strength that you lived by.

Sergeant Tim Milliman
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept.

December 1, 2005

Uncle Rodney, you will always be remembered no matter what. Your Family misses you dearly.You will always be held in the warmest place in our hearts.

-your nephew and family

Jermaine Bryant
His nephew

March 23, 2005

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