Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Rodney Fredderick Pocceschi

Virginia Beach Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Monday, June 23, 2003

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Reflections for Police Officer Rodney Fredderick Pocceschi

You made the ultimate sacrifice...Without you doing what you did i might not be here writing this...Thank you alot rodney. And for maria and carson i want you to know you should be proud of rodney and carson should know his dad died being a hero. thank you and god bless

Safely Home

I am home in heaven, dear ones;
Oh so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.

All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in heaven at last.

Did you wonder how I so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh, but Jesus' love illumined
Every dark and fearful glade.

And he came himself to meet me
In that way so hard to tread;
And with Jesus' arm to lean on,
Could I have one doubt or dread?

Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still;
Try to look beyond earth's shadows,
Pray to trust our Father's will.

There is work still waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remains,
You shall rest in Jesus' land.

When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you home;
Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come!

Son of a VBP Officer

I want to send my sympathies, and say THANK YOU Officer Pocceschi. I am currently off the Coast Of IRAQ with the USS FIREBOLT and my fellow ship mates have asked me to send my appologies to the family, friends, and CO-Workers of Officer Pocceschi. I am a Volunteer EMT with the city of Virginia Beach and I always look up to the Police Officers out there risking their lives to protect the Citizens. People dont understand why a Police Officer does what he/She does. Well I understand and RESPECT them all.

To the Wife and Son of Officer Pocceschi please if you feel you need anything what so ever, Please stop by one of the FIRE Stations in the City and ask. If you just want to stop by and talk feel free. What I am trying to say is that We are all here to help in anyway possible if the need arises. The whole City is here to help. One of our Volunteers is an Officer at the 4th precinct and I want to extend my condolences to him as well, I am sorry to hear that you lost a Fellow Officer and friend. May GOD BLESS all the Police Officers and watch over the POCCESCHI Family.

Calvin J. Adams
EMT/ VA BEACH Station 2

Calvin Adams
Davis Corner Rescue/ USS FIREBOLT (PC 10)

My God's Loving arms bring comfort to you and your family Maria during this time mourning.

Dana Jones
VABCH Probation & Parole

There is no greater love than a person lays down their life for another. I know Rod is with God and watching over all of us. My thoughts and prayers are with the Pocceshi family and all those who volunteer to keep this country great. God Bless You!


My heartfelt sympathy goes out ot the family and coworkers of Officer Pocceschi.

Although I did not have the privilege to have known you personally, I grieve for your loss my friend. Rest in peace knowing that those of us left behind will proudly cover your post on the thin blue line.


After hearing all the tribute to you and learning about what kind of person you are, I felt sad that I didn't get the opportunity to meet you and to know you. As a brother in blue, I have lost a little bit of my heart and soul.

I was comforted however, to hear at the memorial service in your honor, that you were a Christian man. Knowing that eased the sorrow. And I smiled and felt joy and relief for you and your family.

Rest now. I rejoice for you, for you are with our Creator, where there is no pain and no sorrow. We, your brothers and sisters in blue, will continue the fight. Out of something bad, always comes good. It is promised. God Bless.

J. Eaton
Virginia Beach Police Department

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