Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Dominick John Boscarelli

Olmsted Township Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, August 21, 1979

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Reflections for Patrolman Dominick John Boscarelli

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 21, 2020

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Dominick John Boscarelli of the Olmsted Township Police Department, Ohio and the additional 69 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

August 21, 2019

Rest in peace Patrolman Boscarelli.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 27, 2019

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

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

August 21, 2018

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Dominick John Boscarelli of the Olmsted Township Police Department, Ohio and the additional 68 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

August 21, 2018

IN HONORE CASORUM
The promise... Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Tranist Police Department, Ohio

August 21, 2015

IN HONORE CASORUM
The promise... Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

August 21, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 31rst 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.


Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 21, 2010

My brother, 31 years and I still miss you. WE would be two years from retirement right now. WE would have been a great team on this job. I know you have been taking care of me all these years. And I thank you from the bottom of my heart and badge ! You, Mom & Joe have two years left. WE will ride together one day ! But not too soon ! Lol
I LOVE YOU BROTHER.

Ptl. Raymond J. Pagor #59
Cleveland Police Dept. Best & childhood friends

June 10, 2010

"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
Sergeant
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

January 8, 2008

you ray pagor-cpd and myself all were catchers on a west denison baseball lg team... when i saw the tt at vpd in 79 i was floored.....survivors guilt... i have seen many go and i hope i do you all proud....

chief robert kish
vermilion pd

September 2, 2006

we were all catchers on a team in the west denison baseball league you, dominic, ray pagor cpd and myself bob kish vpd...we all ended up in different agencies but i bet that is something that has not happened three catchers all cops i remember the day i saw the tt on your tragedy to this day... survivors guilt....

chief robert kish
vermilion pd

September 2, 2006

Dear Dominick

Its been a quarter of a century since you needlessly lost your life. Your dream was always to be a Cleveland Police Officer and I have no doubt you would have made it. Who would have thought that I would have followed your dream? Even though I had an older brother in flesh and lost him the same year, you were the big brother that I always looked up to. I miss the good times I shared with you, Charlie and the old man (I'm sure the old man is up there giving you the business). One day we'll shoot hoops together again. I miss you.

Thom Dillon

Lieutenant Thomas R. Dillon
Cleveland Division of Police

November 23, 2004

To my brother Dominick from his older brother:
Your young life of joy and promise where interrupted and silenced way to soon. Your big smile and gentle demeanor will always be missed. May the memory of your life and service to America be remebered always.

Your older brother,
Robert L. Boscarelli

Robert L. Boscarelli

June 25, 2004

MAY GOD BLESS YOU MY BROTHER. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

December 22, 2003

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