Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Paul John Rizzo Domenic Sciullo, II

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, April 4, 2009

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Reflections for Police Officer Paul John Rizzo Domenic Sciullo, II

Lord Jesus, as we watch America’s Peace Officers succumb to the wicked and evil in this world, Shot and Killed in the Line-of-Duty, it becomes difficult for us to pick up and move forward. Our communities are on the brink of exploding with tension. In light of the peace officers who are no longer with us, I pray for endurance for our communities and law enforcement agencies. Carry us through this time of strife, that through our struggles, our bonds may grow even more unbreakable. In Your mighty and holy name, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scriptures on Law Enforcement’s Mission:

“For the policeman [peace officer] does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don’t want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman [peace officer] is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he [the peace officer] will have you punished. He [the peace officer] is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should.” [Romans 13:3-5 TLB]

[Jesus Said,] “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

And he [Jesus] said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” [Luke 23:43 ESV]

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” [Isaiah 6:8 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
Ordained Christian Global Outreach Minister No. 36526
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry

January 7, 2024

To these three brave officers, their families and loved ones and to the brave men and women of the Pittsburgh Police Department, especially the ones who also responded and assisted that day, God Bless and God Speed. Officers Sciullo, Mayhle and Kelly, thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

April 4, 2021

Officer Sciullo , 11 years ago today you and your partners were horrifically ambushed and murdered while trying to protect a mother from her son. Your killer will never be able to hurt anybody else again and he very much Ed deserved the death penalty which he got in 2011. rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

April 4, 2020

RIP Paul. The city held a wonderful service in your honor. Your family was there. I stopped by in the afternoon. You are missed. I will never forget that day and being there. I can't believe it is 10 years already. I am sure you're with GOD and may GOD be with your family.

Margo, LE LODD Survivor, Ret. Pittsburgh {PA} Rescue 1 & PATF1; Monroeville FD

April 4, 2019

Officer Sciullo,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank to you and your fellow Officers who were also killed in that incident for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pittsburgh. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

April 4, 2019

Rest in Peace

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

April 4, 2019

Scripture assures us that, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called [children] of God.” Matthew 5:9 ESV and “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 ESV.

Rev. Dr. Steven Robert Closs, DD, MSBS
Licensed & Ordained Independent Christian Minister
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
“An Intercessory Prayer Ministry for Law Enforcement”
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DD, MSBS
Merrimack NH Police Department

July 29, 2018

RIP Paul. I will never forget that day and being there. I can't believe it is 9 years already. I am sure you're with GOD and may GOD be with your family.

Ret. Pittsburgh Rescue 1

April 4, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 4, 2018

Officer Scuillo and Family,
you are not forgotten.

Rest Well, Sir

Pittsburgh Resident

June 8, 2017

My condolences to your family. I hope that they can find a way to heal from this terrible tragedy. Thank you for honorably serving in our law enforcement. RIP

John Haseltine - Civilian

April 4, 2016

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 12, 2015

A Hero in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand

April 4, 2015

Rest in peace brothers. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, as do so many others. May God be with you and your families

SSgt Brian Loy
United States Air Force

April 4, 2015

RIP Brother. May you be with GOD and may GOD be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

March 12, 2015

It has been 4 years but your sacrifice is not forgotten. Thank you for your service, may you rest in peace.

Amy R. Cafardi

April 4, 2013

At God's Gate

They came from different walks of life
Yet they answered but one call
To protect & serve the public
In this they gave their all.

They stood their post
Each & every day
To make our world a safer place,
They greeted our children with arms outstretched
And a smile upon their face.

When times grew dark,
And evil appeared,
This is when they were at their best,
They stood above all others
And for this they have earned their rest.

Yet the watch goes on,
It must never stop,
For their journey is not complete,
As they guard the gates of Heaven,
Next to God they take their seat.

Rest Well My Brothers

Officer Paul R. Sciullo, II

Officer Eric G. Kelly

Officer Stephen J. Mayhle

End of Watch

RP Jacobs II
Friend & Golfing Partner of Paul

December 26, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the third anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the 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.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I hold your family in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace

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

April 4, 2012

The laws today are there more so for the criminals and less for the victims. Laws need to be stronger, especially when there is a Police Officer involved while in the line of duty. There should be "automatic sentences" "automatic sanctions". Perhaps we would have less of this. The 911 system needs to inform Officers in EVERY case of Weapons on the premises. Policies need to change. This whole day was TRAGIC! My heart goes out to all the families involved. May God's Love protect those that protect us every day. My prayers are with the families going through this hell. I am pleased with the verdict, however, we will probably never see this carried out in our lifetimes and it will cost, we the taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. This whole system needs an overhaul.

Charlotte Dancisin-Wright
Prior Forensic Spec. ACJ

August 3, 2011

For Officer Sciullo's family-

I send my Love & support & prayers to all of you.
You are all so brave for enduring this trial, but I would of done the same-I hope the outcome brings you a bit of Peace.
With love & respect for your son-

Richie Grant
Wife of Deputy Dave Grant/EOW/5/31/04

June 27, 2011

The trial for this POS started & hopefully for the sake of the families & co-workers of these fallen heroes, he will without a doubt be found guilty & rot in hell for the pain & suffering he has caused to all involved.
RIP Ofc. Mayhle, Ofc. Kelly & Ofc. Sciullo. Your heroism will never be forgotten.

Deputy Michael Cooper
Lawrence County Missouri Sheriff's Dept

June 21, 2011

Two years ago today and the city of Pittsburgh hasn`t forgotten and never will.

John 15:13
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his family and friends"

Rocky Geppert

April 4, 2011

It is so hard to believe that it has been two years. You will never be forgotten...

Amanda Warfield

April 4, 2011

Rest easy, Officer Sciullo. You were not forgotten today.


February 16, 2011

To the family and friends of Paul:

Today I was honored to participate in a workout that honored Paul...a Hero WOD....our little gym in Tucson, AZ paid tribute to Paul, who made the ultimate sacrifice. I remember the day Paul died...who could forget. A few months later I started to Crossfit....and I was hooked from day 1. The tribute that is paid to fallen officers, soldiers and firefighters is amazing...Every time I get chills...

I just wanted to let Paul's family, friends, and brothers and sisters in Pitt know that his sacrifice will never be forgotten. He died a hero, and he will live on hero.

From Crossfitters all around the world, I thank you my brother, rest easy and we will train together some day....

Sgt. Bob Krygier
Pima County Sheriff / Pima Regional SWAT

April 27, 2010

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