Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Peter John Figoski

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, December 12, 2011

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Reflections for Detective Peter John Figoski

Thank you for what you did! Rest in Peace Sir!!

1Sgt Montana Sims
United States Air Force Auxiliary

December 17, 2011

Thank you for your service, Officer Figoski. May you rest in peace. The the friends, family and extended law enforcement family of the New York City Police Department, I am so very sorry for your loss. May each of you find peace during this terrible time.

Reserve Sgt. L. Brown
Rainier Police Department

December 17, 2011

Dear Lord, please watch over the family, friends, and loved ones of this Officer in these most trying, and difficult times. Rest easy my Brother in Law, as your watch on this earth is over.......

Sgt John L Gulledge (Ret)
Escambia County FL. Sheriffs Office

December 17, 2011

The funeral line was long,
There's an awful lot of cars,
Folks came out of the restaurants,
They came out of the bars.

The workers at the construction sites
All let their hammers drop.
Someone asked."What is this all for?"
And they said,"Aw, just a cop."

Some chuckled at the passing cars.
Some shed a silent tear
Some people said,"It's stupid.
all these dumb policemen here."

"How come they're not out fightn' crime?
Or in a doughnut shop?
Sure is a lot of trouble,
For someone who's just a cop."

They blocked the intersections,
They blocked the interstate.
People yelled and cursed,
"Damn, it's gonna make me late!"

"This is really ridiculous!"
"They're makin' us all stop!"
"It seems they're sure wastin' time,
On someone who's just a cop."

Into the cemetery now,
The slow procession comes,
The woeful Taps are slowly played.
There's loud salutes from guns.

The graveyard workers shake their heads
"This service is a flop."
"There's lots of good words wasted,
On someone who's just a cop."

Yeah, just a cop to most folks.
Did his duty every day.
Tryin' to protect us,
Till they took his life away.

And when he got to heaven,
St. Peter put him at the top.
An angel asked him, "Who was that?"
And he said, "Aw, just a cop."


December 17, 2011

God Bless Officer Peter Figoski. Everyday these officers are out on the streets protecting us. Sometimes we take for granted that our loved ones will always return at the end of the day, but that is not always the case. We should all be grateful to all these officers. Thanks for all you do! Heaven has another hero up there watching over us.

Correctional Officer/Nurse V. Milera
WEBB County Sheriffs Office

December 16, 2011

"Final Call" 

An Angel In The Sky Must Leave His Place Of Rest,
Gently Tucking His Wings Beneath His Armored Vest.
For Duty Has Called, There Is Much Work To Do
Little Did He Know, This One Is Dressed In Blue.

Arriving On The Scene, He Knows Just What To Say,
"Follow Me, Fallen Brother, I'll Show You The Way."
"Your Duty Has Ended, Your Work Is Now Through."
"Come Hang Your Hat Beside Mine, I'm A Cop, Too."

RIP Brother. My prayers go out to your family.

P.O. St.Clair
NYPD - Highway Patrol

December 16, 2011

My heart goes out to the 4 surviving daughters of Officer Figorski. will offer my prayers for all. Don Hipple, Police Chaplain.

Police Chaplain
Virginia Beach Police Dept.

December 16, 2011

Officer Figoski - Rest in peace my dear brother. With a broken heart I salute you Sir. Rest in peace brother. Your shift is over and we proudly will take your watch

Officer Roy L. Shriver
North Enid Police Department, North Enid, Ok.

December 16, 2011

Rest in peace, thank you for your service.

Corporal Eric Gruss
Soledad CA Police Department

December 16, 2011

Rest in Peace. You were a terrific cop, and most of all, father.

SA Jon May

December 16, 2011

Thank You for your service PO Figoski. You are the reason I can walk the street at night. You are the reason countless perps are off the street. You are the reason I put on a uniform everyday. You ARE the Finest...NY lost a great officer, and a great man. May God bless your daughters in this time of sorrow. Thank you for your service day in and day out for 22years. God called a 10-2 too soon.

NYS Courts - Manhattan

December 16, 2011

GOD bless his daughters in these troubled times. May they take comfort in the fact that their father made the ultimate sacrifice for a better world. That is why we do what we do! So our sons and daughters can have less evil in their lifetime than we had in ours.

Deputy Juan Roque
Webb County Sheriff's Office

December 16, 2011

God bless the daughters of Officer Figoski. They were loved by a true hero. At this time of the year, it hits especially hard. God bless the Department and all the heroes who Serve & Protect.

Mother of a Sergeant
Colorado Springs Police Department

December 16, 2011

I served with the New York City Police Department for 22yrs, like Pete. I loved the JOB and miss it every day. Its Officer's like Pete who make coming to work for the NYPD all worth it. Not for any other reason but for Duty, Honor, Service.
He was a Cop's Cop.

Retired NYPD

December 16, 2011

Words seem to fall short for what needs to be expressed. I didn't know PO Figoski and was stunned again when I turned on the news to hear of yet again another NYPD tragdey.
When I saw the newspaper I could plainly see the soft smile of a man that was cherished by all that knew him.
I pray that the pain felt by his beautiful family will soften over time and that the pain will diminish and be replaced with a joyful memory of his love for them.

Dan D'Allara
Twin brother of 9/11 LODD NYPD ESU John D'Allara

December 16, 2011



December 16, 2011

My prayers are with Peter, his family, friends, and co-workers. No words can soften the blow that you all have had to bear this week. I hope that it is some comfort for you to know that so many people have a deep appreciation for the good work that he has done during his career. You can be proud of the contribution he made to his community.
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13

Ptlm. P. K. Harding (Ret.)
Binghamton, NY PD

December 15, 2011

In Valor There Is Hope, truer words are rearely spoken.
Rest in Peace, Godspeed.

Lt. Paul J. Schettino (Retired)
City of Beacon New York

December 15, 2011

RIP Officer Figoski. God bless your family they are in my thoughts and prayers.

wife of a firefighter

December 15, 2011

God rest your soul Brother Figoski. My heart goes out to the Figoski family.

Officer Stockinger
CCPD Georgia
Ret NYPD Det.

December 15, 2011

God Bless your family during this most horrible time in their lives. Thank you for all you have done during your 22 years of service.

wife of a police officer

December 15, 2011


RET DET.#2111

December 15, 2011

Thank you for your service. Rest in peace and may God bless your family during this difficult time.

Lt . Ruben Castro
NYPD 30th Pct Det Squad

December 15, 2011

My Brother in Blue! Although So far away, and never having met you I still feel the loss ! The thought of this is always in our minds, but rarely when called upon do we think of it and let it stop us from doing our calling as you so bravely did. Sir, your watch has ended, but have no fear because we will cover your beat and protect those who you so courageously did ! We know you will walk the beat in heaven of ST Micheals Police Force watching over us ! God Bless you and your family !

Police Officer, Ret

December 15, 2011

I am saddened to hear of this, and glad the perps are collared, and most heartfelt sympathies to his survived daughters and family!

A/Capt. Lisa Neumann

December 15, 2011

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