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Police Officer Joseph Meaders

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, October 22, 1972

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Reflections for Police Officer Joseph Meaders

Rest in peace, brother.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 22, 2020

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 24, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Meaders.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 19, 2019

It was my honor to research newspapers, books and magazines and finally find your ID Card Photo in a 1972 Spring 3100 article and make sure your photo was put on this site. I wanted to put a face to your heroism in the Line of Duty. I did the research because you are a brother officer and no matter how many years past, you will always be remembered. Rest Easy Hero.

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit

February 5, 2016

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

Robyn Wilkes

October 16, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th 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.

Your sacrifice was made so many years ago. Evil was, is, and will be a part of life just as goodness such as yours will also be present. Time nver diminishes respect.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater. Pittsburg Police Dept., eow 4/24

October 22, 2011

Brother in Blue Joseph-38 years-not forgotten.
RIP

TPF/SCU
NYPD

October 22, 2010

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

December 26, 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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 20, 2007

YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN GOD BLESS YOU

Det Jim Mulligan (RETIRED)
NYPD

October 20, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.

VanDenBerghe
NH

October 19, 2007

To Uncle Joe,
one of the best uncle's that a young man could have.I'll always remember 4th of July at grandma's.Miss you dearly. Your always in my heart.
LOVE
Richard"lil willie"Meaders Jr.

Richard Meaders Jr.

December 20, 2006

i'll always remember you on family get togethers and the 4th of July Miss you always

Inez McKinney
niece

December 10, 2006

You died the day I was born. I hope to meet you in the next life. Rest in peace.

Trooper Jeremy Franklin
PA State Police

January 21, 2005

Rest easy motor brother...your job here is done. We will never forget you.


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