Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Tommaso Popolizio

Newark Police Division, New Jersey

End of Watch Saturday, March 3, 2007

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Reflections for Sergeant Tommaso Popolizio

Pop, it was a pleasure working with you and a very good Sergeant that you are,a hard worker and very good man. God has you in heaven, and may God bless your family. It was a pleasure working with you!!!!!


March 8, 2007

Rest in peace Brother.

senior deputy gavin price (retired )
escambia co fl. s/o

March 8, 2007

Another Hero lost. How thankful we all should be to have such fine men and women, along with their families support to protect and serve. May God bless you and your family.

Wife of Deputy s

March 8, 2007

My deepest condolences to the Popolizio Family.
Brother may you rest in peace

Detective Mario Suarez
Essex County Prosecutor's Office

March 8, 2007

I known you for 12 years and will never forget you
Rest in Peace

Sgt. Luke Laterza
Newark Police (classmate)

March 8, 2007

Hey Pop, I know I only knew you for like 6 months but in those 6 months I learned alot from you. Mia and I always looked foward to those last two days of our tour. You always had the answers we needed and treated us like we've been on the force for like 20yrs and not like we were rookies. I know I speak for all the rest of our brothers and sisters when i say you'll always have a piece of our heart.

P/O N. Gomes
NPD 3rd

March 8, 2007

Sergeant Poplizio, your sacrifice will never be forgotten, a true brother has fallen but a heroe remains standing. My deepest condolences to the Popolizio family and the Newark Police Department. "Heroes in Life, Not Death"

Cst.Ian Reeves
Durham Regional Police,Ontario Canada

March 8, 2007

To your wife, your children, your father, your brothers, your entire family, friends and Newark Police Dept/Law Enforcement... May God shower you abundantly with His most choicest blessings of peace, comfort, courage and love. Please know that we share in your grief.

And to you Sergeant, thank you for your loyalty and dedication to us, residents of any county or municipality so we can live a better and safer life. May God embrace you and hold you in the palm of His hand. Rest in peace Sergeant and know that you will always be in our prayers.

morris county resident

March 8, 2007

i knew tommaso in fifth grade. i havent seen or heard from him in about 20 years,but i had to send my condolences to his family and friends P.S r.i.p massso JAMAL

school friend

March 8, 2007

Goodbye friend, we will miss you in Part 6 at night.

Albert J. Mrozik
Newark Law Department

March 8, 2007

I remember Tommaso well. He was a patrolman and appeared so often in Part Three (aka Hell Court) which was my second home in the Newark Municipal Court system. Although I have been gone from my prosecutor's job since late 2002, I still remember, and am in contact with, many of the officers who I will always consider to be family. I recognized all too clearly the danger into which these men and women placed themselves each day just to make sure citizens had some sense of protection from an ever-expanding criminal element. And the absolute worse part of my job was also realizing that one day, an officer might not sign in for court precisely because some twist of fate made an arrest or pursuit go terribly awry. I would rather be hearing how Tommaso is doing from one of my friends in the Department than entering anything on these pages. It may have been years, but I remember each and every one of you with whom I worked - your faces, your names, and your dedication to doing a job few people have the fortitude or bravery to undertake, especially in Newark. My condolences to the family and friends of this dear man I remember so well. My heart goes out to you.

Lisa Adams
Former Newark City Prosecutor

March 8, 2007

although i never met you, thanks for protecing us, bless you & your family


March 8, 2007

Rest in peace Sgt. May the Lord bring his blessing and guidance to your family and members of the Newark Police Department. I can not imagine the heartache and loss they must feel. I pray that God watches over your family and that this suspect gets what he deserves.

Ptl. L. Santiago
West Caldwell Police Department, NJ

March 8, 2007

You will always be my little brother. It is so difficult to gather my thoughts right now. I love you brother.

People are what make a city, not buildings,roads, bridges, stadiums, etc. You , Nicola, and Pasquale made the city a better place. Tommaso, where most people take, you gave and you kept on giving. Tommaso, my brother, I'm so proud of you. You are the best of Newark.


Angelo Popolizio

March 8, 2007

To Family and Friends;
I know that he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. I for one was greatful to have known him and his brother's. He will be in my prays along with everyone still Patroling the streets of Newark. My God best his family and friends and keep them safe.

Ret. P/O Jesus M. Uriarte, NPD
Retired Newark Police Office Res. Tampa, Fl.

March 8, 2007

Sergeant Popolizio:

May God provide the strength for your family and your department in this difficult time. Rest in peace brother for you will not be forgotten.

Officer Ed Valentin
Passaic Police Department (NJ)

March 8, 2007

After reading some of the reflections left by Tommaso's men and women, I can only hope to earn the respect and admiration from my men and women that he earned from his. As sergeants, we strive every shift to ensure that our men and women are safely dismissed to their families, to those who eagerly wait for them at home. It is evident that Sgt. Popolizio embraced this very mentality and ideal.

In these reflections I have seen such descriptive attributes as "brave, loyal and fair." It is obvious that Tommaso was loved and respected by his peers and family. He is an inspiration to all who don a badge and dedicate their lives to those we serve.

Rest in peace brother. Your legacy and devotion to this "thing of ours" will live on and grow ever stronger. Your family, friends and co-workers are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Sgt. Bob Stavola, Jr. #125
Gloucester Township Police
Honor Guard C. O.

Sgt. Robert S. Stavola, Jr.
Gloucester Twp. Police Dept. (Camden County)

March 8, 2007

Pop, it was truly a pleasure to know you, both as a supervisor and as a good friend. In addition to always being there when we needed you most on our assignments, you always had time to discuss our families and their well being in between your duties, further showing how much a proud family man you were.
As officers, we will continue your legacy by emulating the very type of officer you were: fearless, dedicated, and dependable.
Our deepest sympathies, condolences, and prayers go out to the Popolizio family. We know both you Pop, and Nicky will be guarding from above. You will always be remembered in our thoughts and in our hearts. Rest in peace Pop.

P/O's Anthony & Navasha Rawa
NPD 3rd Precinct

March 8, 2007

May GOD bless your family and friends at this terrible time. They are in my thoughts and prayers. Your children will know that you are a HERO and will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, Sir.

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

March 8, 2007

Rest in peace brother. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and coworkers of this fallen hero.

Andrew, Narcotics Detective
Baltimore City Police, MD

March 8, 2007

May God be with you at this time...

Colorado Police Officer

March 8, 2007

"Blessed are the Peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God" Matthew 5:9 - Rest in Peace my BROTHER.

Ptl. Michael Gromek #23
Harding Twp. PD - NJ

March 8, 2007

Pop, reading through some of these reflections I never realized what an impact you had on so many peoples lives. It shows the type of character and integrity you had. And it makes it even more difficult and sad to lose you as a friend. You will be greatly missed. My prayers go out to you and your family. Rest in Peace...


March 7, 2007

...Rest in peace brother, you will never be forgotten!

Police Officer
Baltimore City Police

March 7, 2007

May your dedication to the job and the people of the city you grew up in be a comfort to those you leave behind. Rest In Peace.

P.O. Frank Conti
Port Authority NY/NJ PD K9

March 7, 2007

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