Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Master Police Officer Peter J. Lavery

Newington Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Thursday, December 30, 2004

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Reflections for Master Police Officer Peter J. Lavery

Thank you for your service Mater Patrol Officer Lavery !!!!!!

Sergeant David Dufault (Ret)
Hartford Police Department
Hartford, CT

March 6, 2024

19 years tonight Pete-
You are never forgotten.
Rest Easy.


December 30, 2023

Master Police Officer Lavery, it has been 19 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your military and 22 years of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

December 30, 2023

Rest in peace Master Officer Lavery.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 12, 2021

Still thinking of you Pete

Sgt. James Gauthier
Groton Town PD & CTARNG

January 2, 2021

Rest in peace hero.

Lt. Jim Russo

December 30, 2019

I remember staring down the street. The house was a little elevated. Multiple teams setting up. So many cops milling around waiting wanting to help and not able to get in. You could here the guy tapping off rounds. Everyone geared up and still helpless to get him out. Terrible. We remember.

Sgt Timothy Dowty
East Hampton Police

December 31, 2018

Pete Lavery was a really good guy. I'm not a police officer, I'm a civilian. When I was young, I worked at a donut shop in Berlin. Pete would come in almost every night. One night a little after midnight, as I was walking home, Pete saw me walking in the dark and stopped. When he found out I didn't have a car, he made it a point to stop by the donut shop every night at midnight and give me a ride home in the cruiser.

Earl Souza

February 15, 2018

Peter, we haven't and never will forget.
Peace my friend.


January 1, 2018

Peter, we finally made it to that New Year's eve dinner at your house this year. I can't express how deeply you were missed...


January 13, 2016

Every year that goes by does not diminish the memories of you. Take care and take car of our brothers in blue that have joined you.

A friend who will never forget

May 15, 2015

God bless you Pete. You are always remembered.


January 31, 2015

10 years ago today a brave officer lost his life in a senseless act of violence. Peace to him and to his family.


December 30, 2014

Coming on the ten-year anniversary of losing you to the Great Beyond. The world you left behind has lost its would be shocked to see the current state of affairs. Your family is growing and doing beautifully, though you are so sorely missed at every celebratory event, every holiday; each and every day in fact. Ten years later, you are never far from my mind. I hope it is better where you are. Rest easy, brother. We still remember who you were and what you stood for.


December 23, 2014

Officer Lavery,

Thinking of the sacrifice you gave to protect and serve the citizens of Newington on this day- National Peace Officers Memorial Day. Thank you, and keep watching over all of those who wear the badge.

Holly McCarthy
Newington Resident

May 15, 2014

Pete, it's been 10 years since you were called to respond to the gates of heaven. You are not forgotten.


Officer Brian Gallagher
West Hartford PD/ Newington PD (Ret.)

April 30, 2014

Been 9 Years...seems like yesterday. You are the Best Little Brother a big Sister could Have. Miss you so much. Always Remembered..Never Forgotten. Give Rita a hug for us.

Nora Lavery-Petrash
Sister of a Fallen Officer. MPO Peter J. Lavery EOW 12/30/2004

December 30, 2013

Hey Pete, I was thinking of you today on my way in for nightshift. I had a nice cuban like the one we shared on the 911 Ride in 2003.

Provincial Constable Stacey Niceliu
Ontario Provincial Police

December 30, 2013

You were badly missed today on the ride down here. There wasn't a mile on the road that didn't bring back a memory of all the new roads we have found over the short years. Even when the days journey ended and we sat around hoisting a few there wasn't a story that didn't include you. Thanks for the weather. Always in our thoughts.

Anonymous Friend

May 13, 2013

Eight years today since your tragic death. So much life you have missed. Rest in peace knowing you did your job well.

former Newington resident

December 30, 2012

Your daughter, Samantha, bought onsies for our twin sons. On them is a pair of handcuffs and it reads, "My Mom can arrest your Mom" I dressed them today and thought of how proud of you, your family is, how proud of you we all are, years later. We think of you often, when we ride, when we work, when we train and when Paul smokes a cigar! Your sacrifice and your memory are never forgotten. Rest peacefully my friend & Irish Warrior.

Officer Bridget Camara
Wethersfield Police

April 12, 2012

Wearing a shirt today that is from one of the Memorial Motorcycle rides. Yo'u're missed dearly down here sir. In a few months, I'll be taking the CHIP test, and look forward to the hiring process. I hope to continue the "Irish" tradition and work for the Newington PD. I ask for your guidance, and help through it. Because of your hardwork and dedication, I too want to be a police officer. Thank you for protecting Newington. Rest easy sir.

Holly McCarthy
Wethersfield Police Explorers, Advisor

March 15, 2012

I just found out. A good man indeed, and a good military officer whom I was glad to serve with.

See you on the other side Pete.

LTC Norman A Pierce
CTNG - Fellow Officer

March 7, 2012

Rest in Peace, Master Police Officer Lavery. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2012

When he dies a component of the servants of the state whether they are policemen or other enforceability, it is always a huge pain, because we are all aware that this has happened to defend the integrity of every citizen whether America or other countries
I think all these people form the largest family of the defenders of the population
God help them and all those who defend us
Mario Garlasco from Italy

Mario Garlasco - Associazione Arma Aeron

December 31, 2011

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