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

I was walking with my girlfriend through the streets of Fair Lawn today when she pointed out the memorial erected in honor of Police Officer Collura. The plague near the statue mentioned how she was responsible for a program that gave out glowsticks to the children of Fair Lawn so that cars can see them better at night. This program is now in place all over the state of New Jersey and maybe even the country. I do not know how many lives have been saved by this program. My girlfriend gave me a brief summary of what happened but it was not until I read the account on this site that I got the full story.
She was a remarkable woman. Rest in peace. You will never be forgotton.

Angelo Petruzzella

June 24, 2007

As police officers attend training in the room named in your honor, know that you are not forgotten. Rest in peace our Sister.

June 13, 2007

Officer Collura,

On this the anniversary of your leaving us in the physical sense we pay tribute to your spirit. Tonight the Evening Watch of the Henry County Georgia Police Department’s North Precinct will hit the street in your honor. Please watch over us as we continue your fine work.

For the entire shift,
Sergeant V.T. Rosen

Sergeant V.T. Rosen
Henry County Police Department

April 17, 2007

It has been 4 years since you were called away and I know you have been missed dearly on every one of those days. Thank you for your dedicated service to law enforcement. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

April 17, 2007

G-d Bless.

April 17, 2007

A trailblazer!

Rest In Peace.

D. Paul, Special Agent

December 22, 2006

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

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