Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Anthony Alan Giniewicz

Signal Hill Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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Reflections for Police Officer Anthony Alan Giniewicz

RIP brother Anthony.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Det. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Department

December 10, 2011

Rest in Peace Brother in blue, the piece of garbage that was paroled will face another judge someday, there will be NO parole then.

Don Hurley Retired Police Officer

December 10, 2011

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My condolences to your family, friends and coworkers of the Signal Hill Police Department. May you rest in peace.

Off. William F. Shields
Federal Reserve Police/Philadelphia - Retired/Haverford Police

December 10, 2011

Officer Giniewicz, may you rest in peace. You'll never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester Police Dept

December 10, 2011

Thank you for your service. Having been on LBPD from 1965 to 1976 I worked with Signal Hill officers many times, especially while in narcotics..

Patrolman-Narcotics Officer
Long Beach PD

December 10, 2011

Officer Giniewicz thank you for your service. May God bless you and your family. Rest in peace. You will not be forgotten!

Friend

December 10, 2011

Our deepest sympathy to the dear family of Officer Giniewicz. God Bless him for the service and sacrifice he made to keep others safe. Rest in Peace Brother, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

December 10, 2011

Rest in peace Brother. Thank you for your brave service to keep all of us safe. I am sad that you ended up paying the ultimate price while performing a most dangerous job. I pray for comfort for your family, fellow officers and friends...God Bless You.

Ed S.
Grateful Citizen

December 10, 2011

Thank you for your service. Here's to a new trial for that parolee...this time, for murder.

Jay Reed

December 10, 2011

Rest in Peace...

Detective
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

December 10, 2011

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Officer Gary Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

December 10, 2011

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 10, 2011

Rest in peace, Officer Giniewicz. Thank you for your dedicated service to your community. Your long struggle and ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten. Prayers for your family, friends, Signal Hill PD and law enforcement brothers & sisters. Godspeed & God Bless, Hero.

Kathy B
Citizen

December 10, 2011

Rest in Peace my brother as one of heavens angels and may the Universe comfort your friends and family always...

Sr. Insp Charlie Moore
US Marshals Service

December 10, 2011

Rest, valiant hero. You deserve the peace you will find in God's arms. God Bless the family of this hero, you were loved by the best!

Mother of a Sargeant
Colorado Springs Police Department

December 10, 2011

Having served with honor and glory receive now your ultimate and final reward ... to join those who have gone before. RIP and may God bless you and your family, friends and colleagues.

Chaplain Jerry Steele
Coquille, Oregon Police Department

December 10, 2011

My deepest sypathies to the Giniewicz family! My prayers and thoughts are with you. God bless him and may he rest in peace!

PO Ken Snopkowski -Retired
NYPD

December 10, 2011

Rest in peace, Officer Giniewicz. Your bravery will never be forgotten.

JMS
State Trooper

December 10, 2011

Thank you for your dedication to our country and your community. You shall be honored and never forgotten. May God watch over your family and protect them. Brother, we now have the watch. Godspeed.

Deputy R. L. Matthews NC
Father of Deputy C. Brian Matthews E.O.W. 9/30/2005

December 10, 2011

The loss of even one fine Officer is a tragedy.

Sgt. Gary Marshall (retired)
Santa Paula Police & Long Beach Police Reserves

December 10, 2011

You served with honor and your watch is complete. We'll carry the torch and remember you always!

Special Agent C. Fontaine
United States Secret Service

December 10, 2011

Rest in peace Brother....my thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of the SHPD during this most difficult time, as they finally say goodbye to you.....

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret.
Jackson, NJ PD

December 10, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family,friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

December 10, 2011

Whatever our duty, or wherever we serve, we are all brothers and sisters in this most honorable calling. We have lost yet another brother who we must never forget.

Not only did this officer make the ultimate sacrifice; he sacrificed and suffered daily for almost 27 years after his horrible injury. He is truly a hero in every sense of the word!

My deepest sympathy to both his family and his police family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. May he rest in eternal peace.

Sgt. Tom Waller, Cincinnati P.D., Ret.
Greater Cincinnati Police Museum

December 10, 2011

Rest in Peace Sir................................

Officer Thomas Wiederhold, Retired
Fort Worth Police Dept. Tx.

December 10, 2011

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