Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Tommaso Popolizio

Newark Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Saturday, March 3, 2007

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Reflections for Sergeant Tommaso Popolizio

Pop today I was speaking to my mother and she told me something I never knew until now. Better than getting into great detail she told me you did something to help me out and this was around the time you passed. I never knew this but I wanted to say thank you. I still think about you everyday and that is not an exaggeration. I miss you a lot and hope that you were still here. If you were I know my life would definitely be different for the better. Thank you. And I hope this shows everyone reading this the type of person you were.

Animous

October 31, 2008

Pop it's been a little over a year and I can still remember you calling me in off the street to relieve me. You were always eager to get out there and work. All of us at the 3rd Pct. miss you and always think of you. Rest in peace brother and may you always watch over us.

Sgt. C. Soares
Newark Police Dept. NJ

May 24, 2008

hey pops its police memorial week and we the fop lodge 12 and the soa all traveled to d.c. to show that we allways roll deep , you are not forgotten and you allways come up in many conversations in the pct, dude we miss you ,you were allways real with the troops and allways was down to work , god bless you and keep the watch going up their in heaven because god is so lucky to have you watching his back now.

p/o william rodriguez jr
newark pd 3rd pct

May 16, 2008

Henry County Police Dept.,GA, Evening Watch North, we rode in your memory today. God speed brother. Gone but never forgotten.

Lt. Jeff Maddox
Henry County Police Dept., GA

March 3, 2008

Pop, I still think about you everyday and pray that I will awake from this dream. Thank you for everything you have done for me. Rest in peace brother.

Jerry Camacho
Brother-in-Law

March 3, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

Van Den Berghe
MANCHESTER, NH

March 3, 2008

Today on the 1st anniversary of your death, we pause and say a prayer for those you left behind.
Rest in peace Sarge, you will not be forgotten.
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

March 3, 2008

Rest in peace. Thinking of you on this day 3-3-08.


Niece

March 2, 2008

Rest in peace my Brother.

Kevin T Ryan
Ex NJ Cop

March 2, 2008

God Bless you Pop. Gone but never forgotten............ It still doesnt make any sense...Probably never will....... Rest easy Brother..

Sergeant
Newark Police Dept.

February 29, 2008

SOME OF MY GREATEST DAYS AS A NEWARK POLICE OFFICER WERE UNDER YOUR DIRECT SUPERVISION IN S.C.T.F. I AM PROUD TO HAVE CALLED YOU MY BOSS, AND MY FRIEND. REST IN PEACE.

RET. P/O P. CANTALUPO
CO-WORKER AND FRIEND

January 27, 2008

MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. MAY YOU GO WITH THE ANGELS. YOU WERE TAKEN TOO SOON. R.I.P.
I WISH YOUR FAMILY WELL.

Christina H. Kries
County of Essex

January 9, 2008

Thank you for your service & sacrifice, we'll take it from here, God bless you & your family.

Fellow NJ Officer

December 27, 2007

I've just learned of your passing.. I can't believe it. Such great sorrow for a loving family. I watch you dance at your sister Rosie's wedding and wittness the whole family at it's best loving each other and sharing a joyous event. My deepest condolence to the entire Pololizio Family and the Entier Newark Police Dept.

Family Friend Millie

December 26, 2007

God bless you and your Family. You are greatly missed Pop.

Sergeant
Newark Police Department

December 19, 2007

"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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 12, 2007

It has been over 6 months, and i'm still not sure what to say or how to express how I feel about your loss. In my eyes we became close, and then you were gone. I didn't realize how hard it would be ... for my family, your family and all of our friends. I remember the sadness, laughter, tears and smiles of your memories and the hard moments that we went through to realize you were gone. I will always remember moments and laughter and also how you brought memories into my family, our family. You will be missed, loved and forever remembered in our hearts, mine especially. Rest in peace. <3


Niece

October 24, 2007

Fallen Comrade
Rest in peace

NYPD 114
Midnight Patrol

October 6, 2007

Rest easy Pop but the Lord knows we need your help. Please do what you can to back us up. You are missed and loved by many.

Sergeant
Newark P.D.

September 20, 2007

I still think of you everyday. Love and miss you so much. Although not having you here has gotten easier, the pain of knowing that I will never see that crooked smile ever again hangs heavy on my shoulders. Know that you could never be forgotten.

Officer
Newark

September 14, 2007

WOW, I CAN'T EVEN IMAGINE GOING BACK TO WORK NOW AND NOT SEEING THE FACE OF YOURS WALK IN. YOU ALWAYS MADE THE NIGHT GO BY QUICKER. HELL,WHO IS GOING TO DO THE CROSSWORDS OR PLAY SUDOKU WITH ME NOW. MIDNIGHTS ON THE DESK WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. I'LL MISS YOU POP!

HEY HOW ABOUT THE SIZE OF THAT BOTTLE!! LOL

LUV YA MAN,
SC

P.O.
NPD

August 15, 2007

Continue to watch over us Pop. Lord knows we need all the help we can get. You are greatly missed. Rest easy.

Sergeant
Newark Police Dept.

August 9, 2007

Always In Our Hearts & Prayer Pop R.I.P.

P/O Angel Lugo # 100
Former Newark Aux. Police

August 6, 2007

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Sergeabt Popolizio, especially to his wife. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Tommaso, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Tommaso's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Tommaso's life was about so much more than the way he died. Tommaso will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Sergeant Popolizio, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been four years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,


Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Surviving Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

July 31, 2007

Even though we consider everyone of our brother and sister officers as "family", nothing is worse for a department than losing a fellow officer, and now being from a department that just recently lost one of their own, there are no words that can express the sorrow one feels when losing a true brother. To know that you will never see them in briefing, or out on a call, or taking a beating right beside you ever again is hard to comprehend. For all my fellow officers in the Newark P.D. , I am very sorry for your loss, and I pray to God that both Sgt. Polpolizio and Officer William "Nichie" Preslar(Lakewood P.D.) will watch over all of us from up there and keep us all safe and pray that they are in a better place then where we are.

Sisiter officer of William "Nichie" Preslar E.O.W. 5-14-2007.

P.O. Summer Cunliffe
Lakewood Police Dept. (NJ)

July 10, 2007

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