Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

School Safety Agent Vivian A. Samuels-Benjamin

New York City Police Department - Division of School Safety, New York

End of Watch Friday, December 16, 2005

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Reflections for School Safety Agent Vivian A. Samuels-Benjamin

Rest in peace my sister.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

December 16, 2019

School Safety Agent Benjamin rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 10, 2019

Very kind,loving person my memories I wotked with her for 10yrs at Ms Samuel's would share a lot of stories of experiences with school safety. I'm glad I had the opportunity to work with my co worker.was true blessing.RIP Samuels

Melinda Trescott
Co worker

July 10, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 13th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 16, 2018

School Safety Agent Vivian A. Samuels-Benjamin will never ever be forgotten. May her soul rest in Heaven.

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

February 19, 2018

I miss my cousin!!! You were a hero!! Sleep in Peace!!

Darlene Lawson

February 3, 2018

You have been on my mind R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff Clayton Holly
Mecklenburg County Sheriff

March 17, 2016

ten years in heaven ; rest in peace

c o james hoffman

December 19, 2015

RIP Agent Samuels-Benjamin. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice. I pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the flesh of the punk that caused your death.

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

December 16, 2015

I said a little prayer today for School Safety Agent Samuels-Benjamin and her family. She may be gone but never forgotten. She will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

December 15, 2015

May God rest your soul, thank you for your service.

Peter Kennedy

October 25, 2015

7 years. Not forgotten.

RIP Vivian


December 16, 2012

She was my Friend and I am currently working on a Street Renaming Bill in Memory of You...You will be remembered for your dedicated service...Its sad because you didn't want to work that night...R.I.P

School Safety Division

June 25, 2012

I recently wrote a book about law enforcement, titled, Everything you wanted to know about the Heroes in Blue and I included your story Officer Samuels-Benjamin! Thank you for your sacrifice!!

Charlotte Hopkins

January 16, 2012

Thinking of you and your family on this sixth anniversary day. Rest In Peace. Thank you for your hard work and dedication which you gave to your community.

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

December 16, 2011

Whatever our duty, or wherever we serve, we are all brothers and sisters in this most honorable calling. We have lost yet another sister who we must never forget.

My deepest sympathy to both her family and her police family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. May she rest in eternal peace.

Sgt. Tom Waller, Cincinnati P.D., Ret.
Greater Cincinnati Police Museum

December 12, 2011

Vivian You will always be missed...I will try my best to make sure that your name lives on forever...RIP

SSA-III Hunter
NYPD/ School Safety Division

November 13, 2011

May God be with your family during this time.

PO M. Osteen
Boston School Police Department

October 6, 2011

Ms. Vivian may god have you resting with the angels...

L3 Virginia Rodriguez
School Safety

October 19, 2010

To the family of School safety agent samuels even though i didnt know you I read what happened to you and it was a tragedy to know that you died doing what you loved to do. my prayers go out to your family and god bless

P. O. Rufus Smith
Hospital Police

August 20, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the fourth 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

December 16, 2009



July 19, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this third anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

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

December 16, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 2, 2008

On this 2nd Anniversary of your EOW, we are thinking of your family, friends and co-workers as they go through these rough holidays without you. Please watch over everyone...

Craig Figgins
Brother - SGT Dan Figgins St Charles, IL EOW 4/9/05

December 16, 2007

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