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

my condolences to the samuels family.i know that it is very hard to lose a iove one and once your love one is gone,you never forget the person but,god had a purpose for ms.samuels and her assignment was to patrol the biggest school in the world and that is the kingdom of heaven.

ssa-1 terrence p.smith
nypd division of school safety

December 19, 2005

to this sister of the badge that you for your long years of service to your community.to the family,and the dept my prayers are with you in days to come. My prayers are thatthe lord keep you strong in this time.

patrolman
charlotte mecklenburg school law enforcement

December 19, 2005

God bless you sister...you are now patroling heaven's school yards now...

Olen M. Young Chief of Police/Ret.
Wauneta PD

December 19, 2005

MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY & CONDOLENSES TO HER TWO SONS & SISTERS. AGENT SAMUELS YOU WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR YOUR DEDICATION TO THE CHILDREN & YOUR JOB. I DIDNOT KNOW YOU PERSONALLY BUT FELT IN MY HEART FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. I KNOW THE DEDICATION IT TAKES TO WORK IN THE SCHOOLS AND HANDLE SO MANY DIFFERENT SITUATIONS ON A DAILY BASIS. SO AGAIN GOD BLESS, YOU WILL BE MISS.
FROM A FELLOW SCHOOL SAFETY AGENT

SSA CEPHUS-ROBERTS
NYPD/SSD

December 19, 2005

Prayers and Love to the family of Agent Vivian A.Samuels.
Rest in Peace.

SSA3 PYLE
NYPD/SSD/OPERATIONS CENTER

December 19, 2005

Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. To the NYPD and Samuels Family keep trusting in God and he will see you through. From Mississippi (The Magnolia State)

Capt. Jerry Carter
Dept. Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks

December 19, 2005

MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY OF AGENT SAMUELS YOUR LOST IS GREAT AND MY PRAYER IS THAT GOD WILL COMFORT AND GIVE YOU PEACE DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. "FALLEN OFFICER GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN"

SSA III MCIHELE WILLIAMS
N.Y.P.D SSD/ OPERATIONS CENTER

December 19, 2005

To a soldier in the army, job well done. The time has come for you to enter your rest.To the family you have our prayers and you are already in the care of an Almighty God.

ASSS Caroline Williams
NYPD?School Safety Division

December 19, 2005

God Bless you agent Samuels.

December 19, 2005

I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to the family of my fallen sister. May god keep you in his glory.

SSA-III WILTSHIRE
NYPD/SSD/CENTRAL HEADQUARTERS

December 19, 2005

Rest In Peace. Thank you!

Darin L. Paul, Special Agent
FBI

December 19, 2005

May you rest in peace and THANK YOU for your years of service. Working as a Police Officer in a school is a different world compared to working on the streets. It takes a "special" officer to be able to work with the kids in the schools and to give them the right direction to follow in life. You did it for a number of years and again, THANK YOU!

Officer D. Davis
Indianapolis Public Schools Police

December 19, 2005

My deepest symptathy to the family and co-workers of Agent Samuels. Rest in peace.

Chief George Yaccich
Rochester Township Police PA

December 19, 2005

Agent Samuels,
Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. You and your family are in our prayers. Rest Easy !!

Dep. Paul Sperandeo, Ofc. Amy Sperandeo
Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office, Gretna Police Dept. LA

December 19, 2005

My deepest symptathy to the Samuel's family. What a wonderful woman Ms. Samuel's was to dedicate her time to protecting our young - and this is how she is repaid. What a shame.

Michelle - wife of LEO
Maine State Police

December 19, 2005

“When God made Peace Officers….”

When the lord was creating Peace Officers, he was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.”

And the Lord said, Have you read the spec on this order? A Peace Officer has to be able to run five miles through alleys in the dark, scale walls, enter homes the health inspector wouldn’t touch, and not wrinkle their uniform.

They have to be able to sit in an undercover car all day on a stakeout, cover a homicide scene that night, canvass the neighborhood for witnesses, and testify in court the next day.

They have to be in top physical condition at all times, running on black coffee and half- eaten meals. And they have to have six pairs of hands.

The angel shook her head slowly and said, “Six pairs of hands….No Way.”

“It’s not the hands that are causing me the problems,” said the Lord, “It’s the three pairs of eyes an officer has to have.”

That’s on the standard model? asked the angel.

The Lord nodded. One pair that sees through a bulge in a pocket before he asks, “May I see what’s in there sir?” (When they already know and wishes they had taken that accounting job.) Another pair here in the side of their head for their partners’ safety. And another pair of eyes here in front that can look reassuringly at a bleeding victim and say, “ You’ll be alright ma’am, when they know it isn’t so.”

“Lord,” said the angel, touching his sleeve,” rest and work tomorrow.”

“I can’t,” said the Lord, “I already have a model that can talk a 250 pound drunk into a patrol car without incident and feed a family of five on civil service paycheck.”

The angel circled the model of the Peace Officer very slowly, “Can it think?” she asked.

“You bet,” said the Lord, “It can tell you elements of a hundred crimes, recite Miranda warnings in it’s sleep; detain, investigate, search, and arrest a gang member on the street in less time than it takes five judges to debate the legality of the stop…and still it keeps it’s sense of humor.

This officer also has phenomenal personal control. They can deal with crime scenes painted in HELL, coax a confession from a child abuser, comfort a murder victim’s family’ and then read in the daily paper how Law Enforcement isn’t sensitive to the rights of criminal suspects.

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the Peace Officer. “There’s a leak,” she pronounced. “I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model.”

“That’s not a leak,” said the Lord, “It’s a tear.”

“What’s the tear for?” asked the angel.

“It’s for bottled-up emotions, for fallen comrades, for commitment to that funny piece of cloth called the American flag, and for justice.”

“You’re a genius,” said the angel.

The Lord looked sober. “I didn’t put it there,” he said.


Anonymous

Senior Instructor
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

December 19, 2005

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Safety Agent Vivian Samuels, and the New York City P.D. - DSS. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Agent Samuels, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

December 19, 2005


My wife and I would like to send our deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of School Safety Agent Vivian A. Samuels. Thank you for your years of service and dedication. May God Bless

Officer Timothy T. Royster
Huntsville Police Department, AL.

December 19, 2005

I wish to convey my condolences to this ladies two sons. I did not know her but she looks like a remarkable lady. To her colleagues, stay safe but know that she will watch over you. I respect police very much and it saddens me to see them die trying to keep other people safe.

Tanea Jean
Australia

December 19, 2005

MY heartfelt prayers to Agent Vivian Samuels's family and co-workers. IT is a sad day when young children can ruin an event for themselves and everyone else by acting stupid. This is another case of us as human beings not using our minds and talk things out rather than using our hands or fists. May the good Lord hold all in his loving arms and give them the endurance to get thru this sadness and loss.

Retd Ofcr LaVerne Sanborn
Indianapolis Police Dept

December 18, 2005

Its sad that another family member has passed trying to make this a better world and so close to the holidays. To the family and friends, co-workers sorry for yalls loss.. God bless Agent Samuels she will now act as a gaurdian angel and let her RIP in gods world.

Ofcr MW Moore 3176
FWPD

December 18, 2005

My family would like to send our condolences to the family, friends, & fellow co-workers of Ssafety Agent Vivian Samuels. You're in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God give you the strength to carry on and help heal your hearts. I'd like to express my gratitude to all the brave men & women in law enforcement who continue to do their jobs protecting those in their communities everyday. May God watch over each & everyone of you and keep you safe.

Gail M Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2-16-04

December 18, 2005

Rest in peace, sister in blue and silver.

Ofc. K. Batchelor - motorscout
Homewood, AL PD

December 18, 2005

OUR JOB IS SPENT TAKING CARE OF OTHER PEOPLE SOMETIMES WITH LITTLE OR NO SLEEP. NOW YOU CAN REST IN A BETTER PLACE WHERE GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU.TO THE FRIENDS AND FAMILY SHE WILL BE TRUELY MISSED AND WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN. TO MY FALLEN SOLDIER IT WAS A BLESSING TO MARCH WITH YOU.

SSA 2 WARE
NYPD/SSD/PBQS

December 18, 2005

God bless to the family, friends and co-workers Agent Samuels. Thank you for your service.

MJW #643

December 18, 2005

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