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

im sorry for the loss of a loved one to the family they have my sympathy.

Explorer Patrolman Gunther Warren
Enfield Police Explorer

December 29, 2005

"He givth power to the faint; and to them that have no might;He increaseth strength." May God bless you all.

Pfc Glenn Hall
ALEXANDRIA POLICE DEPARTMENT

December 29, 2005

You don't remember me, do you...?
I was the one who unlocked your car after you accidentally locked the keys and your baby up at the mall.
I was the one who gave you a ride to the gas station when you ran out of gas on that back road.
I was the one who changed your tire because you couldn't figure out how to work the stupid scissor jack.
I was the one who directed you safely through that busy intersection when the traffic signals weren't working.
I was the one who gave you a jump-start after you left your lights on.

You don't remember me, do you...?
I was the one who found the item that identified the guy who raped your daughter.
I was the one who spent my days off in court to testify and help convict the man who beat your son so badly.
I was the one who located your grandmother in the woods that night when it was 22 degrees and she had wandered away from the nursing home.
I was the one who loaned you the raincoat the night we stood and watched your house burn.
I was the one who talked with you for two hours about your son running away from home.

You don't remember me, do you...?
I was the one who held your hand, wiped the blood out of you eyes, and calmed you down while the Fire Department cut you out of what was left of your car.
I was the one who called you at 2 a.m. to come pick up your 16 year old daughter because she had been drinking too much.
I was the one who knocked on your door at 4 a.m. to let you know your 16 year old daughter would never be coming home again.
I was the one who did CPR on your 3 year old after you found him in the pool.
I was the one who helped deliver your new baby when you didn't quite make it to the ER.

You don't remember me, do you...?
I was the one who got that snake out of your bathroom around midnight.
I was the one who got my knees and elbows scraped up fighting with the shoplifter with your carton of cigarettes.
I was the one who took your son for a "ride-along" so he could see what it was really like.
I was the one who gave you the right directions so you wouldn't miss that business meeting.
I was the one who stopped you to let you know your right rear tire was going flat.

You don't remember me, do you...?
I was the one who escorted your son's funeral procession from the church to the cemetery and cried behind my sunglasses because he was my friend, too.
I was the one watched over your place while you were on vacation.
I was the one who worked for you on Christmas Day so you could be off with your family.
I was the one who joked around with you after your truck got hit by a train and you walked away without a scratch.
I was the one was able to talk your husband into going into counseling with you.

You don't remember me, do you...?
I was the one who got shot when I pulled over a car for a traffic violation and the driver turned out to be an escaped convict who had sworn he would never go back to prison.
Oh, by the way, my memorial service is at 2 p.m.

Will you remember me now?

I will remember you!! RIP

Patrolman Jason Shelby
Lexington Police Department, TN

December 29, 2005

I am sorry to here of the loss of Agent Vivian A. Samuels-Benjamin. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The world ia a better place because of you. R.I.P.

Patrolman Mike Wilkins
Mayflower Police Department, AR

December 29, 2005

It never fails. Every single time I look at the officer down memorial page there is a new name on the list.

It never fails. I cry as if I've lost another family member-because I have.

What can I say to comfort? What can I say to heal? An officer's death touches so many people. I start to feel overwhelmed when I think about all of the families who are suffering behind selfish, stupid acts.

Please know that there are many with you, on your side. Reach out and someone will take your hand.

Fellow Officer
Wichita Kansas Police Department

December 27, 2005

Your efforts throughout your career probably set many kids on the straight and narrow and set a great example to all. You worked in a difficult enviroment, part cop, part teacher and you gave the ultimate effort.

God Bless you, may you Rest in Peace and may the girl who caused this tragedy come to realize the dire consequences of her actions.

Ptl. Jim Leahy Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

December 27, 2005

My very deepest symapthy to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Samuels-Benjamin.

Denise Parker, wife of LEO

December 27, 2005

G-d Speed My Sister

uc
odps Inv Unit

December 26, 2005

Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes.

Be at peace Sister.

Heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Agent Samuels-Benjamin.

Ofc. Scott Bachman
Baltimore County (MD) PD

December 26, 2005

My fiancé, Dennis McElderry, was the first law enforcement casualty of 2003. Dennis was a Deputy Sheriff with the Davis County Sheriff's Office in SE Iowa. Dennis died doing a job he loved, just as I'm sure Vivian did. It saddens me to know that Dennis was not the first to die in the line of duty, nor will he and Vivian be the last to die this way.

Having gone through the pain of losing Dennis I can truly understand and feel the pain that Agent Samuels-Benjamin's family, friends, and co-workers are going through in losing him. My heart goes out to you all. No one can truly understand the pain of loss until they've walked in our shoes. Please know that my thoughts are with you and that you are not alone in your "journey". Should you ever need anything please do not hesitate to contact me. (The Davis County Sheriff's Office will always know how to reach me or write jocelyne1974 at canada dot com)

As a fallen officer "survivor" and a friend, please accept my condolences on behalf of myself and the McElderry family. I never got the opportunity to know Vivian but, I am certain she was well respected and well loved. Vivian will live on in the hearts of all the lives she touched. You were all blessed to have been able to know and love Vivian, even for a short time. I pray that Vivian, Dennis, and all the other fallen officers will continue to watch over us all as only they can.

Thank you Agent Samuels-Benjamin for a job well done and for helping to make this world a safer place for us all. Please say "hello" to my fiancé Dennis for me.

Wishing you and all those who's lives you touched brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Wherever a beautiful soul has been ... there is a trail of beautiful memories."

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Sheriff Dennis Ray McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

December 26, 2005

On behalf of your brother and sister officers from Upstate NY we pray for the strength of your family and co-workers and friends. God bless you all at this time of sorrow.

Jack McMahon
Troy NY PD

December 25, 2005

My deepest sympathy goes out to the Family of Vivian Samuels-Benjamin. May God bless you during this diffcult time.

SSA Grantham
NYPD/SSD/ BS

December 24, 2005

I PERSONALLY HAVE NOT MET THE LATE AGENT VIVIAN A. SAMUELS, HOWEVER MY HEART AND SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS. GOD WILL MAKE A WAY FOR YOU TO COPE WITH THIS TRAGEDY. HE WILL MAKE YOU FIRM HE WILL MAKE YOU STRONG. GOD BLESS.

L1 SCHOOL SAFETY AGENT W. MALLORY
NYPD/SSD

December 24, 2005

I just read about your 3 hour home-
going celebration. Thank you for
your many years of service and now
you've gone on to await your reward.
Now, go rest in Jesus' arms and enjoy your time with Him. Sounds like you did a wonderful job with your
own children and you will be reunited
some day. I look forward to meeting
you when it's my turn. So sorry you didn't get to enjoy your well deserved
retirement! With love from
one coast of America to the other.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

December 23, 2005

A PRAYER FOR YOU IN YOUR TIME OF NEED.

GOD HAS NOT PROMISED THERE WILL ALWAYS BE SUNSHINE IN OUR LIVES, BUT HE PROMISED THAT HIS LIGHT WILL ALWAYS BE BEFORE US, .... I WAS A STUDENT FRON ACORN HIGH SCHOOL WHEN SHE WAS SS THERE AND SHE WAS THE SWEETEST PERSON, I WILL ALWAYS KEEP HER AND HER FAMILY IN MY PRAYERS MAY GOD KEEP HER IN PEACE, AND GOD BLESS THE FAM.

Rosa

December 23, 2005

MAY GOD BE WITH THE FAMILY AND THE NYPD DURING THIS TRYING TIME. WE WILL KEEP YOU ALL IN OUR PRAYERS.....

SAMUEL L. DIGBY #7918 POLICE OFFICER
DALLAS POLICE DEPARTMENT, DALLAS,TX

December 23, 2005

God bless you Agent Samuels your smile will never be forgotten. My sincere condolences to your family.

SSA3 Dorothy Gooding
NYPD/SSD/QS

December 22, 2005

My deepest sympathy &respest to your family. Rest in peace my sister in blue.

SSA3 Anthony Mitchell
NYPD/SSD/QS

December 22, 2005

I feel great remorse for the family and dept. I am positive the she was a great cop and woman. You are unappreciated by most of NY. Her loved ones shoud be proud.Law Enforcement stil has our support. I am one of the young associates of the East Point Ga Police dept.Your future Law Enforcer.

PFC Clayton H. Robinson
Fulton County Ga. JROTC

December 22, 2005

Heaven has another HERO tonight. Thank you for your many years of service and dedication. May GOD bless your family and friends. Rest in peace.

Shirley Roberts
Aunt of Fallen Hero John Logan EOW-3-14-04

December 22, 2005

VIVIAN....MY WIFE AND I SEND OUR HEARTS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, AND TO ALL THE OFFICERS AT THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

OFFICER MICHAEL ROSE (RETIRED)
SAN LEANDRO POLICE DEPARTMENT.

December 22, 2005

God Bless the Peacekeepers. I know your job was a tough one, Agent Samuels. Thank you for keeping US and our children safe. Godspeed.

Lisa
GEORGIA CIVILIAN

December 22, 2005

Agent Samuels,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

December 22, 2005

You will never be forgotten by your brothers in BLUE!! R I P your watch is over we will take it from here. Your brothers in Michigan!!!

Ofc. J. Dixon
Brownstown Police Dept., MI

December 22, 2005

Vivian A. Samuels, you have given your life for the safety of the people of New York City. Rest in peace, for you will not be forgotten. My condolences to the family of Officer Samuels for their lost.



Ptlm Kevin Foltz
Rochester Township Police PA

December 22, 2005

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