Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Martin J. Gaffeney

Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Friday, March 21, 1924

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Reflections for Patrolman Martin J. Gaffeney

Railroad Police Officers have a rough, dirty job. They work tough environs and deal with hard, dangerous people and situations, and their efforts are largely overlooked or just plain unknown to most people. I didn't know you were murdered in my home town.
My Great Grandfather was a PRR Conductor and Brakeman. Guys like you kept him safe from criminals and thugs. Thank you.
Rest in Peace.

Lt. Wayne H. Sanderson
New Jersey State Prison, Trenton

March 21, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 88th 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 21, 2012

IN HONORE CASORUM
Gone, but not forgotten,

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department

March 21, 2012

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 21, 2010

Patrolman Gaffeney, today marks the 86th anniversary of your murder. You gave your life helping to protect one of America’s most vital assets, the Railroad. The memorial to you does not say if the suspects were ever caught, but caught or not by the justice system, I trust they faced true justice for their crimes, if not in this world, then in the next. They have become a forgotten footnote in history; you have become history itself and have not been forgotten.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

March 21, 2009

May you always rest in peace and know that you will never be forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

March 21, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

February 29, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

Van Den Berghe
MANCHESTER, NH

February 29, 2008

Far too often railroad police officers are not noticed or not acknowledged. I am glad to see Patrolman Gaffeney honored here. Justice may be blind, but these officers are the healthy eyes of the rails. God bless Martin J. Gaffeney, and his fellow high-iron officers for their work and sacrifices.

M.J. Ryan, EMT
Railroad Enthusiast/EMT

December 7, 2006

My thanks to you for you sacrifice. You will be remembered. God loves his policeman who stand up against the wrongdoers. (7-16-2003)

Sr. Trooper Keith Miller
Oregon State Police

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