Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Postal Inspector Finton T. McMahon

United States Postal Inspection Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Tuesday, August 1, 1939

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Reflections for Postal Inspector Finton T. McMahon

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 1, 2020

Rest in peace Postal Inspector McMahon.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 11, 2020

Inspector McMahon,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

August 1, 2019

Inspector McMahon- I never knew you, but inherited your assignment as an SD - “Service Depredation” Inspector domiciled at the Akron, OH Main Post Office in February 1970, thirty years after your unfortunate and unnecessary death.
The galleries were death traps in my opinion. They were cramped, dirty, and dangerous. I still bear a scar on my forehead from hitting a low hanging cement wall while trying to promptly move through a main tunnel. The hanging “tell tales” didn’t give me quite enough warning. Needless to say the blow felt like a baseball bat and put me out seeing stars for a fair amount of time! I’m sure I suffered a concussion that night, but I was working alone as was standard and ultimately shook it off. You were a brave man doing your duty that day and I truly appreciate the hazards to which you exposed yourself. At that time there was no viable way to catch thieves in the act without watching them handle “test” letters. Everything then was “low tech”. Surprisingly, I was never told of your death. To my knowledge nothing ever changed. I respect and honor you for what you did and consider you as a brother in arms.!
Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice!

Edward W. Reda
U. S. Postal Inpector - Ret. Team Leader

January 15, 2018

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 74th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 25, 2013

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 27, 2012

Postal Inspector McMahon,
Thank you for your service and sacrifice Sir! You are a HERO.. You will ever be forgottten... Rest in Peace..

Sister of Officer John P Harris EOW 8/19/1994

April 18, 2008

"Final Call"
An Angel In The Sky Must Leave His Place Of Rest,
Gently Tucking His Wings Beneath His Armored Vest.
For Duty Has Called, There Is Much Work To Do.
Little Did He Know, This One Is Dressed In Blue.

Arriving On The Scene, He Knows Just What To Say,
"Follow Me, Fallen Brother, I'll Show You The Way."
"Your Duty Has Ended, Your Work Is Now Through."
"Come Hang Your Hat Beside Mine, I'm A Cop, Too."

Finton was in our service long before I came in. The job is quite different now. But some things never change, like our appreciation for the bravery and selfless acts of those who came before. As I near retirement I sincerely wish he had the same chance.

Blessings from USPIS Badge #3942 to his family and all those who loved him.

Pat Locke
US Postal Inspector

February 22, 2008

Inspector McMahon,
It has taken over 68 years, but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.



February 9, 2008

PI McMahon-Thank you for your dedication to your country. It takes special people to "guard the mail" & you gave your all doing just that. America can never say enough thanks to the men & women in law enforcement. It is with sincere hope that you found peace in heaven where no more pain or harm can come. It is also hoped that your family & friends were able to mourn your tragic loss and then were able to have fruitful & beautiful lives.

Daughter of a Postal Inspector

February 8, 2008

I am honored to leave a reflection for you today. Thank you Sir for your dedication and your service.

Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

February 8, 2008

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