Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Aldo A. Rossi, Jr.

Port Dickinson Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, July 27, 2008

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Reflections for Police Officer Aldo A. Rossi, Jr.

It's been 15 years and it still seems like it was yesterday. 15 years without "Big Al" bursting into a room and being the star of the show. Time passes but no one will forget. Al was genuine in everything he did and with everyone he knew. Miss you Big Al.

Deposit Police Department

November 21, 2023

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 27, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Rossi.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 27, 2019

RIP Officer Rossi.

Officer Ron James
Myrtle Beach Police

July 27, 2013

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

July 27, 2012

As a retired police officer from Santa Monica who grew up at the Port Dickinson Police Station, I extend my thoughts and prayers to the extended Rossi family.

Because of my attachment to the PDP, Aldo Rossi was a member of my own family and the loss was just as heartfelt.

May God bless you, Aldo, and may his face shine upon you forever.

Police Officer John Burtis Badge 1701
Santa Monica Police Department, CA

May 3, 2011

Two years and change since you left us. I would give anything to pick up the phone and hear "Hey, it's Big Al!" one more time. We miss you brother. Always will.


September 2, 2010


I was just looking at some pictures and movies from our time at the academy. I've been going through some difficult times with the job and it was nice to see the way things were a few years ago, when we were all fresh-faced and we didn't know what we were getting into...we really didn't know any better. Funny to hear your voice in some of the movies, kinda makes it seem like it was yesterday, but at the same time, it feels like it's been an eternity. Thanks for reminding me why I wanted to be a cop in the first place- I think we all forget that from time to time. Rest in peace, brother.


PO Erik Peters
Gloversville PD

February 1, 2010

I stopped at the site where you and I both were 1yr ago as I left the barracks this morning. I will never forget. RIP.

New York State Police

July 27, 2009

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

Robyn Wilkes

July 20, 2009

Prayers are being said for your family. Thank you for your service and sacrifices. Your life was too short here on earth.
Friend of Deputy Sarah Haylett Jones killed in the line of duty Oct. 19th, 2008 and mother of a police officer in Michigan. Peace..............................................


June 12, 2009

We not only remembered you during Police Week - but always - REST IN PEACE

Deputy Marc Ayers
Broome Co Sheriffs Office

May 19, 2009

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion
Proverbs 28:1

God bless you and all who mourn you. May God give them the strength to carry on. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08

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February 28, 2009

Aldo Rossi was a police officer that I got the chance to know during the tour of duty that he served with the Deposit Police Department. Having met and knowing Ofc. Rossi I know for a fact that Aldo loved the work that he did in law enforcement. Aldo Rossi worked with some of the finest police officers in the business. Donald Cantwell who is now the chef of police in deposit misses a fallen hero who gave his life in the line of duty.
I as a citizen of deposit will never forget when I first heard that one of our police officers was hit by a car while on duty my first thought was that it was another officer witch I knew worked for Owego Police Dept., I tried to contact that officer whom I did not get a hold of till two days later.
Rumors started flowing that a part time police officer that worked for Port Dick Police was killed. I did not believe it had any thing to do with our part time officer being hit by a car till the next day when I went to work and saw the black flag hanging above the door of the Deposit Police station. Then at that time I knew the worst had happened to Deposit Police and the small town that they all served, a officer killed and not only killed but killed in the line of duty.
Still not knowing witch officer was killed the night before I went in to speak to Chef Cantwell who told me that Ofc. Rossi had passed after being struck by a car. Days later I read in the paper that there was more to the story. Reading the Binghamton Press & Sunn I learned that Ofc. Rossi was waiting for D.O.T. team to remove a tree from the road (talking to another motorist) when he was struck by a drunk driver.
Ofc. Rossi was not only a police officer he was a hero, a friend, a brother and husband but I got to know him as Ofc. Rossi a police men Deposit Police the police officer that helped to keep me out of trouble when I was younger. Aldo and his co. workers such as Sgt. Demarco and chef Cantwell still to this day do much to help me in the quest that I call my life helping me with things that seem so small to them but there huge to me. These things being just the issues of teenage life to even helping me with my senior project in high school. The men that he worked with loved him not as a co. worker but as a brother. One life taken that can never be replaced.

deposit native

December 4, 2008

May God's grace sustain you, May His arms hold you during this very sad time. My deepest sympathy to each of you who knew, loved and worked with Officer Rossi. My prayers are with you.
Officer Rossi, Thank you for your service to your country, you will be missed but never forgotten, as our Hero's live forever in our hearts.

Summit Co


October 28, 2008

May God lay his healing hand upon the family and friends of Officer Rossi and may they know he will never be forgotten. Thank you Officer Rossi for your dedicated service to the people of New York and the United States.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

October 18, 2008

To those who loved Officer Rossi, my heart goes to you all. Know that you're not alone in this journey you walk. I lost my fiance in the line of duty January 2003 and my world was forever changed. It's been a long hard road, and even as time as gone forward, and I've found many reasons and ways to smile, I still have not forgotten the man that he was. Dennis was a beautiful person and he forever has a part of my heart, just as I'm sure Aldo will always be a part of yours.

It takes a special person to put their lives on the line everyday to make this world a little safer for us all. I know many of these men never would've thought of themselves as "heroes" but they were in so many ways. It's sad that it they had to lose their lives for some of us to see that. Having said that, thank you Officer Rossi for helping to make this world a better place. You will not be forgotten here in Winnipeg. I know this isn't a very manly thing to do, but if you happen to run into Dennis up there, please give him a big hug for the kids and I. Dennis was a good man and we miss him more than words can say.

Wishing those who loved you brighter and better days,


"Forever Remembering 26-3"

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

September 26, 2008

To the family and friends of Officer Aldo Rossi and to his fellow officers, and most especially to Aldo:

On behalf of our entire family, we wish to extend condolences for the grievous loss you suffered when Aldo so tragically lost his life. His heroism, valor and bravery will be forever remembered.

May you be continue to be comforted by the support and caring of your law enforcement family, and other police survivors. We grieve for you and with you.

Our family lost our beloved Larry Lasater when he was fatally shot in April of 2005 during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, so we know the anquish you are experiencing. We know the meaning of lives forever changed because of the criminal acts of others.

Rest in Peace, Aldo. May your spirit continue to soar and your memory continue to inspire.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Aldo gave to his community and the citizens of New York, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on July 27, 2008.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 21, 2008

You are in my prayers.

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

August 12, 2008




August 11, 2008

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Police Officer Aldo Rossi,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Police Officer Aldo Rossi. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Police Officer Aldo Rossi is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network


August 9, 2008

My thoughts & prayers are with you. Rest Easy.

Cindy, Arkansas
sister of slain Officer Randy Basnett, eow 9-24-1976

August 9, 2008

I had the pleasure of going to the police academy with aldo in 2005 where we became friends and co workers for the village of Deposit. his time here was too short. we will keep you in our prayers my friend, you will always be on our minds and in our hearts.

Corporal Derek Bowie
Deposit Police Department

August 8, 2008

To the family and fellow officers of Officer Rossi, there are no words that are adequate at a time like this. I pray that your memories and God's grace will sustain you through this difficult time and always. You are in my prayers.


August 7, 2008

Our heartfelt prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Alayna Wilcox, Secretary
Slidell Police Department

August 6, 2008

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