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

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer.

Tonight, December 17, 2005 we dedicated the shift to the memory of School Safety Agent Vivian A. Samuels who died in the line of duty just yesterday.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Agent Samuels sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

December 17, 2005

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the New York City Police Department. We were made safer by her service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Agent Samuels deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Agent Samuels is a women distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for her brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Tom Doyle
Cary Police Department, NC

December 17, 2005

Rest in peace Ma'am. Thank you for your service.

Shannon
Collins Fire Dept. (Mississippi)

December 17, 2005

Again we mourn as another hero is taken from us. My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Safety Agent Samuels. May the Lord give you strength and bless each of you during this time.

Rest in peace for your watch here is over; walk in heavens beat and guide us to protect and serve others safely.

US Ranger Catroppa
National Park Service GA

December 17, 2005

Prayers and thoughts are withthe Samuels family and friends during this time.

"Without laws there is Chaos, without law enforcement there is Anarchy"

Detective Patrick J Donohue
NYPD

December 17, 2005

MAY GOD BLESS THE FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND COWORKERS OF AGENT SAMUELS DURING THIS SAD TIME IN THIER LIVES. THANKS TO AGENT SAMUELS FOR 24 YEARS OF DEDICATION TO SCHOOL SAFETY FOR OUR SCHOOL KIDS. SADLY, THERE ARE A SMALL PERCENT OF KIDS LIKE ADULTS, CANNOT OR WILL NOT ABIDE OR HAVE RESPECT FOR LAW AND ORDER IN OUR GREAT COUNTRY. AGENT SAMUELS, MAY GOD BLESS YOU. YOU HAVE SERVED WELL, NOW MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. LIKE ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, YOU LEAVE THIS WORLD A HERO. MAY YOU NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

December 17, 2005

Never forgotten. You are a true hero.

December 17, 2005

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
She hoped her shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as her brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared her shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unhidden tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of her god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"

GREGG HOUSTON
SOUTH CAROLINA

December 17, 2005

My thoughts and prayers are with Safety Agent Samuels, her family, and the New York City Police Dept. I am very sorry for your loss.
Mary Kay Balchunas
Mother of Special Agent Jay Balchunas
EOW 11/5/04

December 17, 2005

My Brothers and Sisters, we have all sworn to perform our duties, impartially and without hesitation or fear. Our present duty, and though it be painful, is to pay a just and deserving tribute of honor to a Sister who has embarked upon that lone journey which leads through the valley of the great shadow into the sunlight of perpetual day and lasting tranquility.
These feeble but heart-felt words can do little more than remind us of the duty which we owe to our departed friend and colleague.
As she was ever faithful to us in the full performance of her task and the protection of those who slept, so let us be, my Brothers & Sisters, faithful to her, ever zealous to protect and cherish the memory of her good deeds, forgetting her imperfections, and emblazoning her accomplishments.
As time runs on, in sun and shade, may we bear with us ever-pleasant memories of a hallowed friendship, a kindly feeling, and a deep respect for all our Sister stood for. As an indication of our regard and affection, let us pause and, in silent meditation, typify what mere words cannot express.
Let us pray:
Almighty God, be with us on this occasion. Strengthen us in a firm resolve to do right, to serve well, to be faithful to our tasks, to our community, and to our Brothers & Sisters. Make us appreciative of the opportunities to do good and to lend a helping hand. Inspire us with a new devotion to fulfill the duties, which are entrusted to our keeping. May those who mourn be comforted in this sad hour, and may they be strengthened by the knowledge of Thy presence and Thy omnipotence.
May we be constantly reminded in the hours of the night, as well as in the brightness of the day, of Thy everlasting love and kindness, and may Thou guide us through this uncharted valley and bring us at last to the shore of the eternal stream, our ranks unbroken, to dwell with Thee forever more. We ask this humbly through Thy redeeming grace and power. Amen.





Ret. William Hackley
Baltimore Police

December 17, 2005

Your Service to the Children of New York shall not be forgotten!God Bless you and your family. My prayers are with your sons who I know are very proud of you!

Officer Thomas Wiederhold
Fort Worth Tx PD

December 17, 2005

I was deeply saddened to hear of the passsing of School Safety Agent Vivian A. Samuels. Her 24 years with the NYPD is a testament to her dedication.
I want the family, friends and co-workers to know that there are folks all across this country that will lift them up in prayer before the Almighty.
It is my personal prayer that you each experience the eternal love and endless blessings of our Lord and Savior.

Patrolman Doug Hutchison
Irving Police Department, Texas, (Retired)

December 17, 2005

THANK YOU FOR YOUR DEDICATION OF 24 YEARS OF SERVICE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN.

PATROLMAN
RTPD

December 17, 2005

MAY GOD BLESS THE SAMUELS FAMILY.
REST IN PEACE MY SISTER.

OFFICER DAVE WILLIAMS
RICHLAND PD , RICHLAND MS

December 17, 2005

Thank you for your service. You did a great job. Prayers for you and your family. God speed

ret NYSP
New York State Police

December 17, 2005

Our thoughts are with your family, rest in peace.


Tredyffrin Police Dept / Chester county Pa

December 17, 2005

AMERICA LOST ANOTHER HERO. AGENT SAMUELS GO PATROL THOSE HEAVENLY HALLS OF GOLD. YOU DIED A HERO.TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS MAY GOD BLESS YOU.
R.I.P. SISTER.

SERGEANT WILLIAM M. RILEY
ARAGON GA. POLICE DEPT.

December 17, 2005

keep me safe, o God for in you I take refuge.

My thoughts and prayer with all those in the NYPD and those in Blue everywhere!

TR Sherwood MPO 431
Monroe Police Dept., NC

December 17, 2005

Your 24 years of honerable service will not be forgotten. RIP.

Special Agent S.Cochran
CSX Railroad Police Jacksonville,Fl

December 17, 2005

Thoughts and prayers are with your friends and family.
From the ladies of
CopsWives, Ladies Behind the Badge

Annie - Denver PD Wife

December 17, 2005

I cannot begin to imagine the number of students you impacted over 24 years...It takes a special person to dedicate their career to the schools. For that I thank you.

Rest in peace Agent Samuels.


Sterling Heights PD (Michigan)

December 17, 2005

Rest in peace sister in blue! We have your watch from here. You will never be forgotten...........

December 17, 2005

RIP Sister. May go be with your two Boys

McLearen, Aaron
Clare County Sheriff Department, Michigan

December 17, 2005

Thank you for your many years of service. May you rest in peace knowing that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

FTO N. Roberts #791
Tallahassee Police

December 17, 2005

May you rest in peace, Agent Samuels. Your family, friends and co-workers are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you and thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Carin E. Sollman
widow of Easton Police Officer Jesse E. Sollman, EOW 3/25/05

December 17, 2005

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