Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Bay Constable Richard L. Brooks

Babylon Town Bay Constable, New York

End of Watch Friday, July 16, 2004

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Reflections for Bay Constable Richard L. Brooks


Mortimer J Keane RET PO

June 12, 2023

Rich was my boss in the 71. He was a solid boss and always looked out for us on the 4x12's. Today is 14 years since he was killed by this savage. Rest Easy boss.

Phil Schurr

July 16, 2021

Richie, my dear cousin. 17 years today and yet it seems like yesterday. I will never ever forget that moment when I learned how you were so violently taken from our family, on that horrific day. I also will never forget the outpouring of love and support from the community of Amityville , to the communities nationwide. The flags that the Amityville Fire Department hung across the street, and the support and hosting as well, and the endless NYPD buses and out of state convoys that filled our streets .... for you! It was so surreal, standing on the steps of the church and seeing that endless sea of Blue, was something I’d always say” you’d see on Tv”..... but this time it was us, it was our family, it was you. It was such an amazing testament to the incredible man, husband, father, son, brother, cousin, Uncle, friend , colleague you were. Richie, you will never be forgotten, not by me, not by Anybody!! I love you cuz, you stay within us, always. Xoxo

Doreen Brooks Roniger

July 16, 2021

Richie served in the 71 Pct in Brooklyn. I was a Lt in the Gang Division at the time and would talk to Richie if I happened to stop in the 71 Pct. He was a great guy and he was so happy to retire to this gig as a Bay Constable. I was so shocked to hear of this terrible incident. Rest In Peace brother. Fidelis Ad Mortem!

Lt. Tommy Barnes

May 7, 2021

Rest In Peace

Mark Mottola

July 16, 2020

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 16, 2020

Hey Boss, Thinking of you and your family, your Transit and NYPD Brothers and Sisters. Continue to keep watch over us all and protect them from harm. They need it right now.
We lost Janet this year, I can see you guys having a beer together.
You have not been forgotten, a great boss, a good friend. True heroes never die, till we meet again Richie.

Ret. Gary Rider

July 16, 2020

Richie another year passes as you protect us from above. Missing you every day.

Ralph Vazquez

July 16, 2020

Gone but not forgotten... miss you...

John, Cathy, Kara, Jenna, Kayla Vazquez
Brother in law

December 11, 2019

Missing you everyday. Love you.

Ralph Vazquez
Brother inlaw

July 16, 2019

You were a “cop’s boss” Richie.

Sgt. Kevin Fitzpatrick (ret)

July 18, 2018

Miss you everyday. Never far from my heart and my thoughts. Love you.

Ralph Vazquez

July 16, 2018

Gone but not forgotten. Missing you.

Family Friend

July 16, 2018

It been 14 years.
Still missing my friend and brother in law.


July 15, 2018

Lt. Brooks, you will never ever be forgotten; RIP.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

February 1, 2018

Partner, friend, not forgotten. I remember those long overnight tours. They were much longer without you.

Ex Bay Constable G Peterson
Town of Babylon

December 9, 2017

This reflection is posted on behalf of the Executive Board and Membership of Transit Police Memorial FOP Lodge 317, in honor and memory of our departed member, Richard L. Brooks.

VP John Moakley, NYSFOP Lodge 317

July 16, 2017

I was on the ambulance that responded to the call. It was and continues to be a tough day for me and my friend that was the State Trooper that ended the situation.

Ex Captain Eric Price
Babylon Fire Department

July 16, 2017

Another year gone. It seems just like yesterday we were sitting in your backyard have a beer together. Miss you.......

Ralph Vazquez

July 17, 2015

Am a frequent visitor to oak beach, observed the memorial for Mr.Brooks there and was curious about what the statement on memorial rock was all about. Now saddened by the account,Rest In Peace officer....G.F. Davis

visitor to oak beach memorial

August 28, 2014

We can't believe that 10 years have gone by. Thanks for your services!! Love you and miss you!! RIP Rich.

Audrey, Leroy, Samantha & Justin

July 16, 2014

10 years gone but not forgotten. Miss you everyday brother, Love you.

Ralph Vazquez
Brother In-law

July 16, 2014

It's hard to believe that it has almost been 10 yrs . I think of you often I will never forget the friendship we had, I don't think you ever knew how you have helped me thru some rough times in my life. Thank you Rich for listening and offering advice. RIP my friend , you are greatly missed.

Jamie Gaskill

April 23, 2014

I worked with Richie when he was a sgt. and a nicer person you couldn't meet. I always knew him as a hard worker and was highly respected by the men he commanded. I've never forgotten him.

Capt. Arnold Fisher

August 11, 2013

Ritchie was a great guy, a real cop's boss!! Worked for him in Transit Rescue back in the 90's. He is sorely missed.

Sgt. Kevin Fitzpatrick, ret

July 16, 2013

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