Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Cornelius Joseph Leyden

Lehigh Valley Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Sunday, July 30, 1916

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Reflections for Chief of Police Cornelius Joseph Leyden

Rest in peace Chief of Police Leyden. I was wondering if you were related to PAC12 football referee Terry Leyden?

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 4, 2019

My Grandfather gave the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you for your actions which spared the lives of so many.
R.I.P.

Linda Leyden-Bernal
Granddaughter

August 20, 2018

Rest in Peace Chief Cornelius Joseph Leyden. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting America's steel roadways.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Ancestors and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your foot steps protecting the public. I also Pray that the thugs who murdered you rot in hell.

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 4, 2016

Chief of Police Cornelius Joseph Leyden,

I have just been moved in reading of your brave heroism that fateful night Sir, when cowardly agents of the Empire of Germany, sneak attacked the United States and thus ended your mortal life.

Please know that we did win what eventually became WWI, because of your sacrifice and Almighty God's will, in a cause of justice, in which you were one of the first American Heroes to fall.

Chief, I am now, One Hundred Years later, sincerely praying for You and All of Your descendants, as well as for our Great Nation.

Please know that Your Sacrifice and those of ALL your colleagues, of all responding agencies, will NEVER be forgotten.

May God Bless You, Eternally, Sir.


Salute.

Lew Lee
NYC, retired.

September 26, 2015

Chief of Police Cornelius J. LEYDEN ... the passage of time ( 99 years ) will never diminish our sincere appreciation for your dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice for us. God Bless You and Patrolman James F. DOHERTY and all the victims affected by the explosion.

another grateful citizen

July 30, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 97th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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 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. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 23, 2013

IN HONORE CASORUM
Gone, but not forgotten.
Continue to watch over us.

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

July 30, 2012

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

September 28, 2009

RIP...You will never be forgotten by those who love you.

Anonymous

October 8, 2008

Chief Leaden, your death proved that you didn’t have to be a city cop or on the front lines in Europe to loose your life due to World War I. Your death was a loss for all law enforcement and you are a hero. Thank you for your efforts in helping to protect a vital resource and part of our economy, the American Railroad.

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

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

July 30, 2008

You are still remembered, and the loss of not knowing you is still felt.

Tim Leyden
grandson

September 21, 2006

You did a fine job, Chief Leyden. Many more people would have been killed if not for your actions. Your sacrifice is not forgotten, even today (the 90th anniversary). Rest in peace.

Steven Biars

July 31, 2006

A CHILD OF GOD AND A GREAT MAN.
ABOVE AND BEYOND HIS CALL IN LIFE AND KNOWLINGLY MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE
FROM HIS GRANDSON
JOHN C. LEYDEN

February 7, 2006

Now you are with your family in heaven and reaching out to touch the face of God.

Thank you for your protection of us both on earth and from above. We will meet someday. You made the ultimate sacrifice. You cared. Please know that we love you.

Grandma & Grandpa Hinkle
Parents of a Deputy Sheriff

October 7, 2004

rest in peace you are not forgotten

S/A G.Rowe Jr
RR Police Department NJ DIV

October 2, 2004

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