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

God bless your loved ones, both your immediate family and Police family. Even though these are sad times for your friends, family and brothers in blue. Know that they are truly thankful for every day, hour, minute that you were in their lives. Know that they will continue to think of you every day. Weather it brings to them a smile of happiness from a fond memory, or a sorrowful tear.

Your watch will never end.

Thank you for choosing to serve and protect, and for putting your life on the line for the safety of others. Thank you to your extended police brothers and sisters whom continue to serve and protect.
Thank you for your service !!!
May you rest in Peace.

On Behalf of us all:
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America's 9/11 Foundation Inc.

March 5, 2007

Rest In Peace Brother!

Mississippi Deputy Sheriff

March 5, 2007

Our prayers go out to the family, friends, and fellow officers of Sergeant Popolizio. May God be with you brother.

Ptlm.Candice Carestio
Audubon Police

March 5, 2007

Rest In Peace brother.

Officer Dwight Rackley
Louisville Metro PD, KY

March 5, 2007

I will never forget that horrifying moment in my entire life while listening to the radio in the communications room. The worst words to hear from a dispatcher over the air. It felt as if it had ripped my entire heart out and forced to witness the next remaining hour listening to the radio. At times the radio was silent, as I had waited anctiously to hear the condition of our brother! I wished that I could have raced down there to his aid.

My brother, you were not alone on the fateful morning. We were all there. We felt the pain and sorrow. We will never forget where we were and what we were doing that morning.

My prayers and thoughts go out to the family. May you rest in peace our brother. You are with GOD now.

Officer A. Alvarez

March 5, 2007

Officer Down Office Down 10-78! 10-78!

RIP Tommaso. You were an awesome Police Office, husband and father.

All or your brothers will miss you dearly!!!


Justin Accardi

SGT. Justin Accardi
United States Marine Corps / Friend

March 5, 2007

He is a new angel in Heaven. He will be blessed for eternity. God grant you all comfort with your loss.

Kevin Butts
Allen County, Indiana

March 5, 2007

The Final Inspection

The Policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass,
he hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as bright as his 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 his shoulders
and said, "No Lord, I guess I ain't
because those who carry badges,
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."
And i never passed a cry for help
Though at times i shook with fear,
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I wept many 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, 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 saints had often trod,
As the policeman waited quietly,
for his judgment of his God,
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on heavens streets,
You've done your time in hell.



March 5, 2007

Our prayers are with the family and the dept. We all have lost a brother doing the job that we all love, and taking the risks that we take every tour of duty. Sgt. is starting a new tour, a tour to watch over all his brothers and sisters as we protect & serve our towns citys twps & states. Platoon #3 salutes Sgt. Popolizio for his dedication to give his all for the job.

Cpl. L. Cooper #47
Platoon #3
Coateville City P.D.

Cpl. Larry Cooper #47 platoon #3
Coatesville City P.D.

March 5, 2007

Rest in peace brother, you will not be forgotten.

Patrolman Shaun McCready
Altoona (PA) Police Department

March 5, 2007

The only fitting tribute to such a hero is to carry on the dedicated service you provided to the citizens of this country. We will walk proud knowing that people like you have made the ultimate sacrifice..All is well Brother safely rest.


March 5, 2007

We have just put a hero to rest here, and to hear of another is heart breaking. God speed our brother...we have it from here.

Officer T. Anthony Cowpens PD SC
and Rachel Anthony Spartanburg County 911/Communications

Officer Travis Anthony
Cowpens PD, Spartanburg County SC

March 5, 2007

There are no words that will ever ease the pain of the Popolizio family. I just hope that you know that there are people out here that are thankful for Tommaso's years of service, we know that he was out there for our families. Be Proud of him, for he is a true HERO!
Sergeant, look down on your family and wrap your wings of "Blue" around them and help them through this terrible and dark time. We will ask God to hold you and your family dear to his heart.
I did not know him in life, but I call him Brother- for he was my Brother in "Blue".

+ Rest Now Brother, For Your Watch Has Ended +

I never dreamed it would be me
My name for all eternity
Recorded here at this hallowed place
Alas, my name, no more my face

"In the line of duty" I hear them say
My family now the price will pay
My folded flag stained with their tears
We only had those few short years

The badge no longer on my chest
I sleep now in eternal rest
My sword I pass to those behind
And pray they keep this thought in mind

I never dreamed it would be me
And with heavy heart and bended knee
I ask for all here from the past
Dear God, let my name be the last
(Author unknown)

+God bless all the men and women in blue.+

Deputy Alan Lazarus #3820
Cook County Sheriff's Department, Cook County IL.

March 5, 2007

My heart goes out to your family and friends. God bless.

Patrolman Alexander Blanco
Elizabeth Police Department

March 5, 2007

Rest in Peace, Brother.


March 4, 2007

My condolences go out to the Popolizio family during this time of grief and sorrow. Our prayers and thoughts are with you always. Rest in peace "Pop"

P/O L. Oyola
Newark Police Dept. 5th Precinct

March 4, 2007

My sincere sympathy goes to your friends and FAMILY. When I heard the News I couldn't believe it. Brother I really wish you were back. But God took you for a reason. Best Regrets from your guys in the NEWARK POLICE DEPARTMENT.

CAn't forget the word "Officer Down"

Newark P.D

March 4, 2007

Rest in peace. I pray for your family. May God put his arms around them in this hard time of sorrow. God bless you.

Officer Abbatiello

March 4, 2007

rest in peace "boss" the law enforcement community has lost yet another brother.

patrol officer (ret.) Steven W Schiller
Borough of peapack-Gladstone

March 4, 2007

You were an aggressive cop, and a good one. Rest in peace brother I hope to see you again some day.

Det. Miguel Rivera
Newark P.D.

March 4, 2007

Rest in Peace.

Officer Mike Guerra
Bridgewater Twp

March 4, 2007

Rest in peace"Sarge!"
Our condolonces to the Sergeant's family and to all our brothers and sisters in the Newark PD, our prayers are with you.

Palisades Interstate Pkwy Police officer
PIP PD Officers

March 4, 2007

God Bless you Sarge and your entire family. Our prayers are in place for God to comfort your wife and children and entire family during this terribly sad and tragic time. You gave the ultimate sacrifice protecting your community. You can't define a hero better than that.

Chief Frank V.Tino,Jr.
Cresskill NJ PD

March 4, 2007

Rest in peace my brother until we meet again, and keep the light on for the rest of us still fighting the fight one love PEACE.

Detective Roy Wheeler-Weaver
Newark Police Department N.J.

March 4, 2007

Rest in Peace, My Brother.
-Bill Walsh


March 4, 2007

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