Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer John Charles Samra

Clifton Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, November 21, 2003

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Reflections for Police Officer John Charles Samra

Rest in peace Officer Samra.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 27, 2020

Rest in Peace Officer Samra, Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Samra Family and the Clifton Police Department.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office
Wayne, New Jersey

June 16, 2019

Though many years have past I remember you like it was yesterday. Please watch over your Brothers & Sisters. You are deeply missed John!!!

Passaic County

October 14, 2018

Din. John, I still miss you every day. You are the best, sweetest, funniest brother in blue, Probably the only one that loved me, as his unconditional sis. I will always love you. it was an honor and privilege to know you. The blessing of you, helped me through many a hard day.
Your Mom and Pop are with you now. Kiss them for me. I am forever grateful I was with you as you left this earth, if only for the chance to say farewell. You left so many holes in so many hearts. God bless you always!
You are so special.


January 25, 2018

Gunga, sadly missed i learned to ride and talk to you .you are not alone love you bro.164


November 22, 2016

Din. I miss you so much. At least mom and pop are with you. But nothing is the same without you. I love you always 180

Your very good friend

November 10, 2016

I always think about officer john samra,when Im in Clifton nj.

none*jim nowacki-westwood nj
member-concerns of police suvivors

September 21, 2015

remembering officer samra,on this nice cool sunny morning


September 14, 2015

I write articles for police officers killed in the line of duty so they will not be forgetten and for their family and friends to know common people like me remember
for those that serve
jim nowacki westwood nj

no rank
no agency

February 8, 2015

John was an amazing person. We served together at Griffiss AFB in the early 80's. I am so sorry to hear of his passing.

Rick Dias

January 24, 2015

You will never fully understand how much you were loved by me and how much I miss you every day. What I wouldn't do to have one more day to play with you and see that wonderful smile. You will never be forgotten because you were such a wonderful man to everyone you came in contact with. I love you!


January 20, 2014

Officer Samra, I think about you often. I still have the picture hanging in my office of Otto the Auto along with the 2 students and you. You are not forgotten !

Stephen Rajczyk
AAA North Jersey

August 19, 2013

Still in everyone's thoughts....your name was brought up in conversation this morning. Hope you are hanging with your friends on your favorite beach this weekend.


June 6, 2013

Look at your picture every day, it hangs in front of me in my den - miss you pally!

Police Officer Craig Brockman (ret)

December 8, 2011

I been living in Clifton for the past 6 1/2 yeras and I started to notice the banners for the 5k run in honor of this couragous
officer.I know God is delighted to have such prestigious company,but I will like to say that is an honor to live in your city.You will always be the example of what courage and bravery is all about.As you probably notice you have never being forgotten.RIP soldier!

Federal Employee(Register Nurse)

October 7, 2011

I am in tears reading this reflection page. I am a Jersey girl transplanted to North Georgia. Our neighbors in Chattanooga TN just lost a Police Officer two days ago. The news spoke of this wonderful page. I have said a prayer for the Samra family, friends and fellow officers. God bless you all and thank you for keeping our citizens safe.
Blessings. Patty

Patty Schoen-Jones

April 4, 2011

Still miss you all the time Din, you were my brother like no other. Love you always

PO A. Ortiz (Ret)
Clifton PD

March 22, 2011

Well Johnny, now you have Tommy [Ret. P.O Lanzalotto]

You know, I had always been impressed by the spiritual side of Tommy -- silver turquoise jewelry, cowboy boots, pow wows & tepees. And, riding beneath a moon's bright canopy.

Tell me dear friends, have your bikes' spurred wings? Does Pegasus soar with the stars?

~~In my heart your still alive, because great spirits never die~~

Doreen Skidmore
Friend & L.E. Officer (long-time Clifton resident)

January 4, 2011

John was a very thoughtful & generous friend & helped us without question. I was crushed to learn of his death.

One fond memory I have is the time he shows up & I hadn't cooked yet, but there is this big brown raw potato & John simply takes his fork, prongs the thing & 'graciously' bites into it, unfazed. As to say "But, you did have something to offer me." --- a gentleman who's humor put other people at ease & someone I will always remember.

I was glad my brother, Robert Krupinski, played taps for his memorials, but it still saddens me he is gone. But then, our loss is Heaven's gain.

Doreen J. Skidmore

June 29, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 6th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 21, 2009


You were a mentor, friend and fellow "Mid-Nighter", who could always make me laugh with your natural wit. As a new cop it was a honor to have worked with you. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace my brother.

Special Agent James Scartozzi

August 9, 2009

Still think about you and still miss you


March 5, 2009



February 5, 2009

RIP! gone but never forgotten!

wife of LEO

November 21, 2008

Dear Johnny,

More than a brother, you were my friend. I think of you every day. I think about what could have been for you, who loved life so much. I know that God has a purpose and that one day we'll be together again.

Your loving sister,

Michele Em

November 21, 2008

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