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Lieutenant Joseph Francis Adamy

Amherst Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, January 27, 1990

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Reflections for Lieutenant Joseph Francis Adamy

RIP Lt. Adamy, you will never be forgotten. May God bless your wife and each of your five children, your daughter Yasmin who will make you proud of her.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 1, 2018

Miss you daddy. I vow to make you proud. Until we meet again, I’ll see your face in the stars painted in the night’s sky.



Yasmin Adamy

January 27, 2018

Joe is my friend.

Paul M. Rozewicz

January 16, 2017

Just remembering your father Yasmin, although I never met him. I'm the Executive Director for the Metro NY Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors. I hope that you have been in contact with our national office over the years. If not look us up. National Concerns of Police Survivors. I'm sure you would appreciate the connection.

Detective Dennis Jones

January 27, 2015

Dear Daddy,
You will always be the source of my strength, the fire that ignites perseverance, and my reason to overcome fear with courage. Your memory is alive in my heart and present every day in my life.
As you probably know, I got married. His name is Joseph.:-)
I love you daddy and I miss you so very much.

Yasmin Adamy

January 27, 2014

Almost 24 years later and I still think of you everyday. I miss you

A. Adamy

January 24, 2014

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

January 27, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 22nd anniversary of your death.. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 27, 2012

Lt. Adamy you are remembered today by the members of the Boston Police Department for your dedication to duty. RIP

Det. Michael Kane
Boston Police Dept.

January 27, 2012

I said a little prayer today for Lieutenant Adamy and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

January 19, 2009

You're the end of the rainbow, my pot of gold,
You're Grandpa's Little Girl to have and hold.
A precious gem is what you are;
Your Grandma's bright and shining star.

You're the Spirit of Christmas, our star on the tree.
You're the Easter Bunny to Grandma and me,
Like the angels that sing, you're a Heavenly Thing
'Cause you're Grandpa's Little Girl.

Charlotte Louise Adamy

January 16, 2009

Dear Daddy,

We are all still doing okay. Life moves on, that is a certainty. Sometimes it is a blessing, other times it is bittersweet. However, your memory gives me strength. If I need to make or reach a goal, I look to your memory...your legend for inspiration. You would have been a grandpa on July 5th...but I guess you are now Baby Charlotte's guardian angel:-) I will strive to make you proud.

Love you, never forget you,


Yasmin Adamy

July 18, 2008



January 26, 2008

"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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 18, 2007

Hey Dad, I know you're working hard up there in Heaven. I hope you can read this and that you know how we are all doing. We miss you, love you, and live each day with you alive in our hearts, hopes and dreams. I did awesome this semester. Soon I'll be starting right where you left off in fighting the bad guys and helping those who are in need. I'll take good care of Mom, much love from Mozo:-)

Y.W. Adamy

May 11, 2006

LT. Adamy, Heroes live forever. May God Bless you! Thank you very much for keeping all of us safe. May God shine his light down upon your face as you patrol the streets of Heaven. Thank you.

Corrections Officer Jimmy Ratel, P# 5392
Las Vegas Metro Police Dept.

February 16, 2006



November 18, 2005

God Bless you and your family.
Growing up in Western New York, I remember meeting you on several occassions at the Boulevard Mall. I expressed my desire to pursue law enforcement and you were supportive. I have since fulfilled that goal and I am proud to serve the citizens in my community.
You have had a positive impact on many people and your passing, is a loss to all citizens of Amherst.

Deputy Sheriff Frank N. Felicetta III
Pinellas County Sheriffs Office, Florida

January 11, 2004

We still miss Joe but he is always in our thoughts and prayers.

Det. LT. Donald Wright, Jr.
Amherst Police Department

October 31, 2003

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