Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Russel Timoshenko

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, July 14, 2007

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Reflections for Detective Russel Timoshenko

To a fallen brother of blue
May you rest in peace
For you will never be forgotten

NYPD 114
Midnight Patrolman

October 6, 2007

I had gone past your grave to day and it hit hard I had remembered the name. I just want to say thanks for making this world a safer place to live. You will be missed.
From a everday citizen. God Bless you and your Family

Walt Helmlinger

no rank
no relationship

October 5, 2007

Земля пухом, коллега.
Rest in peace, brother.

Senior Trooper Peter Arnautov
Oregon State Police

September 13, 2007

On behalf of the Mt. Kisco Town Police Department (New York), I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family of Police Officer Timoshenko. Our prayers are with you! Many of us (NYPD) transfer to the the suburbs because of the far better pay, but always feel an extra deep connection to NYC Police Officers that fall in the line of duty. Congradulations to the Detectives/P.O.'s who worked on catching the mutts responsible. Russel Timoshenko and his partner are heros and are what we all should keep in mind when on the street.

Police Officer Joseph A. Donza
Mt. Kisco Village/Town P.D. Westchester County,NY -formerly NYC 40pct

September 8, 2007

My angels lift you up. May God greet you at the gates. I pray tonight you watch over us with the angles, rest in peace. Thank you for your service and God bless us keep…

officers girlfriend

September 1, 2007

I knew him but briefly, but enough to know Ruslan was one of the kindest, smartest and compassionate young men I have ever met. What he could have been! My prayers go out to his family, every single day, most especially to Tatyana and Leonid, who raised such a beautiful human being.

Former Civilian MOS

August 22, 2007

My dear brother I can't believe you are died and a piece of my heart died too. I can't imagine our lives without your beautiful smile, your funny jokes, your inner beauty;it is all so hard to believe.
Eventhough you weren't with us for a long time your memories will live on with us forever and ever. I know that your are my guardian angel looking over me now up from heaven.

I love you and miss you so much life will never be the same now that you are gone.

RIP Russel Till we meet again!!!

Anastasiya Apanasyuk

August 13, 2007

"My Brother"

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference.
He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what they represent.
He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his community and to his country.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.
He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.
He was competent, trained, and professional.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became
frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.
He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he
never wavered.
He stood by and for his fellow officers.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He longed for his family during the long hours.
He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely
weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart.
He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling
and prayed they would understand.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.
He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the
people he served.
He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to
be the best he could be.
He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.

He was a cop.

Yes, I did know him.
He was a cop, he was my Brother.

Rest easy Brother Timoshenko, we have the watch...

”I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.”
---Isaiah 6:8

You answered the call and made the ultimate sacrifice. Rest easy in God's kingdom and watch over us as we continue the battle here on earth!!!

Metropolitan Police Department Washington DC

August 11, 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

August 9, 2007

I can only leave this thought for Officer's Timoshenko's family and that is that although you have lost the most imporant person in your world ,Just remember that you will one day be with him in paradise. He is gone but never will he be forgotten

Stephanie a caring citzen from Queens

August 8, 2007

I was actually on vacation in new york city when this terrible injustice occured and I was completely taken with Det Timoshenko and his family. I send all my prayers and thoughts to his family and can honestly say that the new york police dept displays such a unity and brotherhood that is just fantastic. god bless all of you brave officers.

caring citizen from pennsylvania

August 7, 2007

Another brother of the law gunned down without cause or reason in the name of keeping others safe.

Rest In peace brother

Police Officer
Philadelphia Police Dept.

August 6, 2007

You are in my prayers.

Ofc. S.l. Coffman #15174
California Highway Patrol

August 3, 2007

Rest in peace.

P.A Dupont
Irvington Police N.J

August 2, 2007

Just a "routine" traffic stop. The most dangerous call. Rest In Peace Brother.

Ret. Corp. Hubert
Kankakee County Sherriff's Police

August 2, 2007

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and brothers and sisters in blue. Thank you for your service.

Howard County Police Department, MD

August 2, 2007

May God bless Officer's Timoshenko's family. May the people responsible for the death of Officer Timoshenko be brought to justice! We will be praying for the friends and family and all the outstanding brave officer's who serve proudly with the New York Police Department. Take care of one another during this difficult time and God Bless you all!

SSG Edward Michela
United States Army

August 2, 2007

May the Angels lead thee into Paradise.
May the Martyrs recive thee at thy coming and take thee to the Holy City.
May the Choirs of the Angels recive thee and mayest thou have rest everlasting.
Till we meet in Heaven

Sgt. 47Pct.

August 1, 2007

May god be with you, your family and co workers. God sped rest in Peace.

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD

August 1, 2007

God bless you and your family Det. Timoshenko. Thank you for making the ultimate sacriface to keep others safe.
All my prayers,

ADH, daughter of a former police officer

August 1, 2007

Yet another reminder to the world the dangers we face day to day whilst protecting the law abiding many from the less law abiding few. May they all sit up and give thanks for the blanket of protection we provide on a day to day basis.

Thoughts and prayers to officer Timoshenko's family colleagues and friends from the a Metroplitan Police officer in London who had the privilage to stand shoulder to shoulder with officers from the NYPD and officers from across the globe the 9/11 memorial.

Constable Paul Tickner 455KG
Fellow police officer from the UK

August 1, 2007

May God ease the pain in the hearts of your parents, friends and co-workers.

Clinton County Sheriff's Office

August 1, 2007

It has been my goal to become a police officer. I really don't know what turned my focus to that, as I had been interested in the medical field before, but I do know one thing: it is because of people like YOU who give the ultimate sacrifice to keep safe those you don't know that I am determined to become an Officer of the Law. Thank you, and GOD bless your family.

Rebecca Bigott, Captain
Montgomery County Police Explorer Post 1986

August 1, 2007

I would like to express my deepest condolences to the surviving family of Officer Timoshenko. I had just graduated from the academy as the January 2007 class and had begun working in Midtown South when I had heard the 10-13 over the air. I turned to my partner and gave a grave look, saying this isn't good. I had prayed for Officer Timoshenko to recover, but he tragically passed. We are all sadden by this loss. I had attended the funeral in Brooklyn and was definitely impressed by the solidarity the NYPD had shown by its presence to express our condolences for a fallen brother. Although I did not know Officer Timoshenko, I will remember him, and I hope for everyone to be safe out there.

PO Ryan Chan

August 1, 2007

god speed brother

August 1, 2007

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