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

Jay,

Lt. J. Pappas
NYPD

October 19, 2004

On angels ...
"The wings ain't anything but a uniform that's all. When they are in the field so to speak, they always wear them."
Taken from Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

Rodney,
You're not forgotten ...
March 12, 2004

Anonymous

March 12, 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.

Tonight March 10, 2004 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Det. Rodney J. Andrews and Det. James V. Nemorin who died in the line of duty on this date one year ago.

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

Det. Andrews & Nemorin's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

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

March 10, 2004

The wicked flee when no man pursues,
but the rightous are as bold as lions.

Proverbs 28.1

Detective Larry Davis
Harris County Sheriff's Department

December 17, 2003

MAY GOD BLESS THE FAMILY OF DETECTIVE RODNEY J. ANDREWS.

THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE AMTRAK POLICE DEPARTMENT EXTENDS OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT AND TO THE FAMILY OF DETECTIVE RODNEY J. ANDREWS.

GOD BLESS!!!

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATOR
AMTRAK POLICE DEPARTMENT NEW YORK & NEW JERSEY DIVISION

November 24, 2003

RODNEY,
EVERY DAY YOU VENTURED INTO A DARK PLACE SO FEW PEOPLE EVEN KNOW EXISITS, AND EVEN FEWER KNOW HOW IMPORTANT IT IS THAT MEN LIKE YOU ARE WILLING TO GO THERE, THE BRAVERY IT TOOK TO SEE YOUR MISSIONS THRU TO THIER END IS UNBELIEVABLE, AND BROTHER I PRAY YOU WATCH MY BACK AS I TAKE ON THOSE SAME MISSIONS AND I PRAY YOU CAN BE A LIGHT TO ME WHEN I AM IN THOSE DARK PLACES.

Police Officer Mark DeSimone
NYPD Anti Crime Unit

November 5, 2003

Rest in Peace.

Sr.Cpl Hunt
Dallas PD

October 15, 2003

Jay will always rememeber our time working and working -out together. You will be missed by all that knew you. Rest in PEACE my friend.

LT - RET
NYPD

We are truly saddened at your loss.
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We all recall you gave your best.
You did your job, now you can rest.
The young ones now can cover your post
as you take your place with the Heavenly Host.

God Bless Our Fallen Brothers & Sisters.
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Our prayers will be with you, your family, and co-workers!

Ptlm. P.K. Harding
Binghamton (NY) PD

I want to thank Det Andrews, his partner Det Nemorin, and their families, for the tremendous sacrifice and contribution, these brave men have made for our safety. I have no doubt they are with God, because they have faced the devil with courage and honor. Their dedication and commitment to duty will not be forgotten, or unnoticed. They have made a difference. God Bless.

Det. Stephen A. Fusco
Orange County Sheriff's Office, Orlando

You will not be forgotten brother.

Andi

I would just like to leave my condolences to Detective Rodney J. Andrews' family and friends. You are in my prayers. My father was also killed in the line of duty in June of 2002. The following poem was sent to me and gave me some comfort, I hope it does the same for you.

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders
and said, "No Lord. I guess I ain't.
Because those who carry badges,
can't always be a saint."

"I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough...
and sometimes I've been violent
because the streets are awful tough."

"But I never took a penny,
that wasn't mine to keep...
though I worked a lot of overtime
when the bills got just too steep."

"And I never passed a cry for help,
though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I wept unmanly tears."

"I know I don't deserve a place
among the people here.
They never wanted me around
except to calm their fear."

"If you've a place for me here, Lord,
it needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But, if you don't...I'll understand."

There was silence all around the throne,
where saints had often trod,
as the policeman waited quietly
for the judgement of his God.

"Step forward now, policeman
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on heaven's streets.
You've done your time in hell."


Sonja Herzog
N/A

To the family, friends and co-workers of Detective Andrews... my deepest condolences. May God bless and comfort you. He is safe now.

Jamie Johnson, surviving sister of
Officer Jon Cook
San Francisco Police Dept.

My deepest sympathy to Det. Andrews' friends and family. I know how hard it is to lose a brother in blue. We must remember them in our thoughts and memories. He's still on duty, watching out for all of this brothers and sisters.

Detective Chad J. Burton
East Point Police Department, GA

I read somewhere that cowards die everyday and Heros just once, you guys are Heros in the truest sense of the word, and the cowards who cut your lives short will face the Creator someday. You have fought your battle with honor and courage, now you get to rest. To your families and friends, my prayers are with all of you now and in the future. Words are so shallow when you are hurting, and we who have lost a fellow brother by a cowards hand know your pain. The good times will bring smiles at unexpected moments to help ease the hurting hearts...

Thank you, Detective Andrews, thank you....

Ky Peace Officer
Isaiah 40:31

Brother Jay, without a dout you were the real deal.A real Cop. Fearless and brave.God bless you.

Detective Bernard Hardy
NYPD

Rest in peace. The LE community worldwide offers its condolences. God Bless you and your family. St Michaels gain is our loss.

Anonymous British Police Officer

It saddens me to hear of another fallen brother. God be with the Family of both men.

Sgt. Russell Grizzard
Carroll County Sheriff's Office Carroll County Georgia

To the friends and family of Detective Andrews,

Know that the world is a safer place because of his sacrifice. You are in my prayers.

Police Officer in Connecticut

Anonymous

R.I.P. MAY GOD BLESS THE BOTH OF YOU. YOU ARE THE TRUE HEROES.

officer
new york state courts

R.I.P. MAY GOD BLESS THE BOTH OF YOU. YOU ARE THE TRUE HEROES.

officer
new york state courts

My prayers will be with this fine Officer and his partner, who were unforgivenly taken from us too soon. As we fight this war on terrorism, we still pray for our brothers and sisters in L.E. This makes me sad to see that a Protector of Peace can be taken be the evils of this world. For the Families of these two fine officers, we pray for you as well. Know that they were heros. Very Sincerely, SA Gary Wolter, and the US Army. God Bless.

SA Gary Wolter
DoD, US Army

To Detective Andrews and Detective Nemorin, to my brothers in blue. You two men are true heroes. May the lord watch over your souls. I will pray for you and your family. Both of you gave the ultimate sacrafice in our fight agains't evil. Matthew 5:9 "Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called Sons of God". You two men are truly the sons of god. God bless you and your families.

Sergeant Anthony Manzo
Trenton Police Dept.

Please remember the fallen officers we have lost. Remember the men and women who died trying to make this world a safer and better place for us all to live in. Thank you Detective Andrews for a job well done. Please continue to watch over us and protect us as only you can. You will forever be at our side and in our hearts.

For those of you who still have loved ones with us please take the time to tell them how much you appreciate and care about them.

IF I KNEW

If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say "I love you,"
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.

There will always be another day
to say "I love you,"
And certainly there's another chance
to say our "Anything I can do?"

But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you'll surely regret the day,

That you didn't take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you'll always hold them dear

Take time to say "I'm sorry,"
"Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay."
And if tomorrow never comes,
you'll have no regrets about today.

Anonymous

What a tragedy. Such fine young men. I offer my condolences and prayers for these families and all of the NYPD. You guys and gals have had it so hard in the past 18 months.

We all share in your loss, because we are all family, brothers and sisters of the badge, though we may wear difference badges and live in different places.

Please be safe and God Bless.

Remember: These brave soldiers of justice now walk a beat in Heaven with St. Michael.

Chief JA Millan

Chief JA Millan
NC Public Schools Law Enforcement, Avery Dist.

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