Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Mary Ann Collura

Fair Lawn Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Thursday, April 17, 2003

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Reflections for Police Officer Mary Ann Collura

God bless are always remembered.

Police Officer Landau-Jorgensen
New York City Police Department

December 10, 2006

Thank you for your dedication to keeping our town of FairLawn safe. You are remembered and appreciated daily.

PO Ken Bzik
Passaic County Probation

December 6, 2006

Take care of him, Mare. You have each other's back, again. Love and miss you both.

Cathy Jaskot
LT's wife

May 29, 2006

A better mentor I could not have had as we entered the Bergen County Police Academy, Class #53, as the first female police officers in our respective agencies. Mare, I miss you and remember each day the spirit that is in our town because of you.

Sergeant Lisa Jasmine (Crystall)
Bergen Co Sheriff's Office

May 25, 2006

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, April 17, 2006 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Police Officer Mary Ann Collura who died in the line of duty on this date three years ago.

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

Officer Collura's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

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

April 17, 2006

It has been 3 years since your tour of duty ended and I know the tears are still being shed by those that love you. You will always be in their hearts and you will never be forgotten by them nor by your Family Blue. You are a true hero. Keep watch over your family and protect them from harm. Also, keep watch over those still out on patrol. Thank you for your dedicated service to law enforcement.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon

April 15, 2006

I only met Mary Ann once (2 days before her death), and she was so nice and friendly to me. I am fortunate to be close to her brother Paul and his family and we are truly blessed knowing them. We learned so much about Mary Ann from her family and those that knew her. She was and is a remarkable woman, police officer and friend. She always put others first and I know that she touched many lives. The memorial ride to remember was amazing and powerful. She is loved by all and I respect her for her hard work.

God Bless you,
JoAnne Fournier and family

The Fournier Family - civilian

April 12, 2006

I never met P.O. Mary Ann Collura, but I will always keep her in my heart and my prayers. Although it is deeply saddening that she lost her life, it is good to know that officers like Collura are out there doing everything in their power to protect the public and each other. Thank you for your service, Mary Ann. God bless.

Vito Lupo

April 4, 2006

A true pioneer in a damned if you do and damned if you don't profession. Condolences to the family. I hope that her county college or local PBA initiates a scholarship in her name.

GC Investigator
NJ Treasury

March 10, 2006

God bless you Mary, you are a true hero. May the rain fall softly upon your grave, and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand. Rest in peace sister!

Newark, NJ. P.D.

March 4, 2006

Officer Collura your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in Gods Care now.....May you rest in peace..

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

February 15, 2006

mary ann we have had so many good times in and out of work. it still is so hard to belive that you are gone. i think of you often. the week before the shooting i will never forget you asked me to switch shifts with you. i said let me check at home with teri to see if we had anything going on. as it turned out we did switch shifts on that evening. i can only imagine what could of are a friend and a hero,rest in peace.

police officer lou failla#157
fair lawn police dept

February 5, 2006

Although I have never had the pleasure of meeting you I just want you to know that you are miss dearly by those that did know you...I did join in on the bike run in your honor and I must say that there was 1000's of officers from all over...May you rest in enternal peace!! God bless you and your family..

D. Johnson

January 8, 2006


po erik diaz
paterson pd

December 12, 2005

By chance I had the opportunity to meet your niece as she was coming through the airport in Daytona Beach, Florida this morning. She was wearing a navy blue T-shirt that had your name and agency on it along with your EOW date. Although my contact with her was a brief one I could tell that she wears this particular shirt very proudly in remembrance of you.

She was not aware of this website for fallen officers so I made sure she got the address so she can look you up.

Although I don't know your name, I hope you are able to read this and take comfort in knowing that others have a fond remembrance of your aunt and her years of service.

Police Officer Mary Ann Collura, you are definately remembered.

Respectfully submitted,

R. A. Dea

R. A. Dea
DHS / TSA / Former Volusia Co. Sheriff's Office Deputy

November 16, 2005

Maryann, I remember that horrible morning, all the helicopters above reporting on the events of overnight. We didn't know each other, even though I worked with your mom years ago, and you worked with mine in Fair Lawn. She was a crossing guard and spoke of you fondly often. I didn't know your mom was Helen until you passed. I know Fair Lawn loved you, as a neighbor from Elmwood Park, you are remembered here also. Rest well Mary Ann. There is another tribute to you as well here. Thought some may like to visit and leave you a "flower".


July 1, 2005



June 28, 2005

You are gone but not forgotten. You have joined our uncle, Officer Phillip Yourman killed in action in Hollywood, Florida, 1973... Mary Ann, fellow HS classmates, friends... we miss you. May you rest in peace.

The Yourman Family

June 27, 2005

Rest in peace. Your brave actions will never be forgotten. You are a true hero

Barry Talesnick
St Petersburg Police, Fla CID

April 20, 2005

You will never be forgotten. You have made a HUGE difference in Fairlawn and in my life. May God be with you and Rest In Peace. I will never forget you! You have been an inspiration to me since I met you. And don't worry, I am staying out of troublee.

March 9, 2005

I still to this day cannot believe you are gone. You made everyone smile and laugh and everyday when I come into work I see your Police Card and your poster that still sits outside the Departments doors. I would give anything for you to still be here with all of us. Rest In Peace my hero!

Fair Lawn Police

January 13, 2005

Rest in peace sister.

Police Officer
Burlington Township PD

December 23, 2004

I miss you and think of you often.

September 9, 2004

Today I saw a t-shirt that said "in memory of..." and I immediately came to this site when I returned home to read of the fallen hero memorialized on this mans shirt. Officer Collura, may you rest in peace and know that you're memory still lives on. My condolences to your family and fellow officers.

L.E.O. Wife

August 15, 2004

My sincere condolences and deepest sympathy go to the family, friends and members of the Fair Lawn Police Department on the tragic loss of Officer Mary Ann Collura. It has been over a year as I still mull over that horrendous night when one of our own made the ultimate sacrifice. Mary Ann was not only a sister officer but a friend who loved and recognized the value of the job. May you Mary Ann and all of our other fallen Brothers and Sisters rest in eternal peace with their Lord and Savior. Always remember: Blessed Are the Peacemakers for They Shall Always Be Called the Children of GOD.

Lieutenant Gene DiGiacomo
East Orange Police Department

July 31, 2004

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