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

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

Wow, what a tragedy. All in an instant, Officer Giniewicz's life change forever. What seems even more unfair is that he suffered a horrific event which lasted over 25 years. May he rest in peace.

Lt. Kenny Park
Vallejo Police Dept

December 10, 2011

A terrible hardship for Officer Giniewicz, and for his loved ones. May he sleep in the arms of the Lord, until Judgement Day. God bless him and his family. Sincerest condolences from Texas.

Deputy Chief Dan Gabehart
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, TX

December 10, 2011

The silence, now, is deafening
where once his laughter fell.

The beat is empty of the one
who knew its streets so well.

The squad room has a vacancy
no one else can occupy.

And so we stand, salute and grieve
again we say 'good-bye'.

Sergeant Bruce Waldo
LA Sheriff's Department

December 10, 2011

You did your job well, and made many proud. You fought a fight most would not have been able to endure for 26 years. My you rest in peace at last.

Scott F. Police Officer (retired)
Massachusetts LEO 20 yrs

December 10, 2011

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

December 10, 2011

Rest in Peace brother, Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. My prayers are with you and your family always.

Thank You brother

Deputy C. Davis
Charleston County Sheriff's Office

December 10, 2011

My family and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family, friends, co-workers, and agency of Officer Giniewicz, a warrior who has been taken from us far too soon. We will carry on for you...

Sergeant Mike Allen (Retired)
California Highway Patrol

December 10, 2011

May you rest in peace.

Lt. J.P.

December 10, 2011

God's peace and speed Officer Giniewicz. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago PD

December 10, 2011

Rest with the Angels brother in blue. May your family have peace, strength, and closure. Your ultimate gift will never be forgotten.

Retired Police Officer Bob Lester
Midland Texas Police Department

December 10, 2011

Thank you Officer Giniewicz for you service, bravery and ultimate sacrifice to your community. May you now watch over from above with your Heavenly Father. Sincere condolences and prayers to the Family and your Fellow Officers at the Signal Hill Police Department.

Rest In Peace Sir........You will not be forgotten.

Sheila Webber / Michigan
Civilian / G-Grandaughter of Constable Bev Scott, EOW April 2, 1933

December 10, 2011

Rest in peace Brother Anthony.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

December 10, 2011

As you walk the beat once again, this time in Heaven, remember that you will never be forgotten and we are very grateful for your sacrifices here on earth. Rest in peace Officer Giniewicz. You were shortchanged here on earth but now have eternity. Our condolences go out to your family.

Doug Gist, Executive Director
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum

December 10, 2011

Thank you Officer Giniewicz for your fine service, your bravery in helping your partner and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in signal Hill, CA. You are a true AMERICAN HERO!!!

My prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever, rest in peace, my brother...

Mitch Cheselka
Sergeant / CA-OR Retired

December 10, 2011

RIP Warrior! You paid the ultimate sacrafice and are a hreo!

Motor / Anthony Parente
Hermosa Beach Police

December 10, 2011

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Signal Hill Police Department. Rest in Peace Brother.

Chief Steven Marshall
Washington, NH Police Department

December 10, 2011

A Hero in life, not death!

Provincial Constable C.D. Spence
Ontario Provincial Police, Canada

December 10, 2011

Officer Giniewicz, your watch is ended. May our Heavenly Father watch over your family and friends during this tragic time. May your soul walk carefully and proudly into everlasting life. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in God’s peace my friend, you deserve it.

Chaplain Michael Grinnals
Camillus Police department

December 10, 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 who 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."

Family of CCPD, Ca Ofc.

December 10, 2011

Tony - HOWAYA !! Rest in Peace my academy mate, carpool partner, and friend. Your bravery at Charlie Browns will always be remembered by those who know the story. You were such a great guy I will always remember the insights you shared with me.

Scott Creager, Sergeant
Vancouver Police

December 10, 2011

May the Spirit of Christmas lessen the suffering of the family and friends of Officer Anthony Alan Giniewicz.

'Blessed Are The Peacemakers'.

Sgt. Randy Keenan (Ret)
City of Alameda CA. Police Department

December 10, 2011

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“ uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place. As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say its ok you’re with your eternal partners. A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.

A brother law enforcement officer

Sheriff Jim Weaver (Ret.) LAPD (Ret.)
Jerome County, Idaho (Ret.)

December 10, 2011

May god welcome you with open arms for you have done your job well

Officer Douglas J. Maykowski
Macomb County Sheriff Marine Reserve division. Mt. Clemens Michigan

December 10, 2011

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