Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Michael J. Califano

Nassau County Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, February 5, 2011

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Reflections for Police Officer Michael J. Califano

Thank you for your service.
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Sergeant
Connecitcut State Police

February 10, 2011

Police Officer Michael Califano, Thank You for your years of dedicated service to make Nassau County safer. You, Your Wife, Your 3 Children, and the rest of your Family are in my thoughts and prayers.


Think of how they must be wishing,
that we could know today,
how nothing but our sadness can really pass away.
And think of them as living in the hearts of those they touched,
for nothing loved is ever lost,
and they were loved so much.
-Unknown

Anonymous

February 10, 2011

With deepest Sorrow for your loss.

PO Craig Keitel
Scarsdale,NY

February 10, 2011

Rest in Peace Officer Califano.

Lieutenant
N.Y.P.D.

February 10, 2011

May You Rest In Peace Brother Califano

Deputy Donald R. Edwards
Southampton County Sheriff's Office

February 10, 2011

Rest in peace Officer Califano. God bless you, your family, your fellow officers and friends. You will not be forgotten.

Anonymous

February 9, 2011

Officer Califano, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

February 9, 2011

Rest in Peace brother

Patrol Officer
Windsor Locks CT PD

February 9, 2011

To Officer Califano, thank you for your service and for making the ultimate sacrifice in order to make this a better and safer place to live. I pray for your family and agency to stay strong during this tough time.

K-9 Officer Jason Williams
Henry County Indiana Sheriffs Department

February 9, 2011

Rest easy brother.

SPO 4920
Austin Police Dept, TX

February 9, 2011

Officer Califano, Yesterday, I spoke with someone from your Agency. As I told him, please know we are here for your family, including your family of blue.

You, your family, and your coworkers remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Ellen Guerdat
Gates Police Victim Assistance
President Genesee Valley Concerns of Police Survivors

Ellen Guerdat
Gates Police Victim Assistance /President GV C.O.P.S.

February 9, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Officer Califano as well as the brotherhood at Nassau County Police Department. May you rest in God's eternal peace our brother!

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse (NY) Police Department

February 9, 2011

My heart goes out to your wife and 3 children in this difficult time. Your ultimate sacrifice will NOT be forgotten. R.I.P. Officer Califano

PO
NYPD 44pct

February 8, 2011

My prays and thoughts go to the family and brother officers of Police Officer Michael Califano. A life cut to short by a series of tragic events. Rest in Peace my friend and may God watch over your family. You will never be forgotten.

RETIRED DETECTIVE FRANK DEMARCO
NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

February 8, 2011

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for all you did keeping our county and highways safe. I did not know you but from what I've read You are a shining example on how guys should do the job and live thier lives. We pray for your family's strength and faith and hope they feel some comfort in this tragic time to know that you are with your daughter now in heaven. You will be missed!

Police Officer John T Horn
Nassau County Police Dept.

February 8, 2011

REST IN PEACE BROTHER. YOU ARE A TRUE HERO.

Deputy J.D.Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office

February 8, 2011

Rest in peace brother. In time I hope your family and agency finds peace in your passing.

We will keep the fight going down here. Enjoy patrol on the streets of heaven. I will see you up there one day.

Dan Vaquero Police Officer II
San Diego Police Department

February 8, 2011

“The Final Inspection”
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
“Step forward now policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?”
The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
“No Lord, I guess I ain’t,
Because those of us that carry badges
can’t always be a saint.
I’ve had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
And sometimes I’ve been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn’t mine to keep…
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I’ve wept unmanly tears.
I Know I don’t deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you’ve a place for me here,
Lord, It needn’t be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don’t…..I’ll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
“Step forward now, policeman,
You’ve borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven’s streets,
You’ve done your time in hell.

author unknown

REST IN PEACE OFFICER CALIFANO.
To the Califano family: God Bless you and may the many loving memories you have of Officer Califano comfort you through this difficult time.

Anonymous

February 8, 2011

Rest In Peace. My thoughts go out to the family.

Anonymous

February 8, 2011

Policeman's Prayer
When I start my tour of duty God,
wherever crime may be,
As I walk the darkened streets
let me be close to thee.
Please give me understanding with both
the young and old.
Let me listen with attention until their
story is told.
Let me never make a judgement in
a rash or callous way.
But let me hold my patience, let each
man have his say.
Lord, if some dark and dreary night,
I must give my life.
Lord, with your everlasting love
Protect our children and my wife.

Rest in Peace Brother

Stephen Macauley, Detective (Retired)
Nassau County P.D.

February 8, 2011

"There but for the grace of God go I!" This is something that could happen to any of us that work on the hwy's and my prayers go out to his family. Lets use Officer Califano as an example to all of our Officers so that he will not have died in vain. Lets use his memory to make the young Officers understand that red and blues are not magic force fields and that far too many people have no respect for them!

Sgt Eric Larson
Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

February 8, 2011

On behalf of our department RIP PO Michael J. Califano. To the members of the NCPD, we feel your pain. God bless and stay strong.

PO
Schenectady Police Department

February 7, 2011

RIP Officer Califano.

Anonymous

February 7, 2011

Rest in Peace Sir.....

Officer Thomas Wiederhold, retired
Fort Worth Texas PD

February 7, 2011

R.I.P. Brother...After working in SCPD Hwy. Patrol for 24 years, I know the dangers of patroling the Expwy. and Sunrise Hwy. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Retired P.O. Mark Pizer
SCPD Hwy. Patrol

February 7, 2011

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