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

Rest easy, Detective. The unbelievable strength shown by your family in the wake of this tragedy is nothing short of inspiring. There is no doubt in my mind that you were an exceptional father.

Family of a fallen officer

February 10, 2012

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiance Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Detective Figoski. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Peter he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Peter's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Peter's life was about so much more than the way he died. Peter will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Detective Figoski, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiance Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been nine years and he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

February 2, 2012

Detective Figoski is a HERO, rest in peace my friend,you will never be forgotten....

Anthony Carollo

January 23, 2012

May the Lord have received you above when you left this mortal life. To all who read these words, let us not forget Peter and others like him in the emergency services who paid dearly for our right to live, the currency being his blood shed for us as Christ shed His for the whole world. Peter, you are a pure example of Christian scripture that says there is no greater love one can show than to be willing to give up their lives for others. Thank you, and God Bless the family you have left behind. I'll help keep the watch over them with others who will fight to protect them for life.

Vol. Firefighter Shayne T. Pendrick
Lake Desolation Volunteer Fire Company-Upstate New York

January 21, 2012

My sincerest condolences to your Family, friends and the department. My heart feels your loss

Robina Browne, Hawaii
Mother to Dep. Sheriff D Browne Sanchez - EOW 2/10/2011

January 18, 2012

To Pete,
You are a true hero and incredible father to your girls. Though I never met you, I know people who you worked closely with and they honestly believed, you sir were an honest and true person that carried himself like a real man should. This is a true tradgedy and my heart and soul go out to your poor daughters. They are the ones that hurt the most from this and do not deserve such evil to have taken away that one very special person they get to call "Dad".
I hope the piece of garbage that ended your life rots during his own. He is a true coward and doesn't deserve to shine a shoe let alone breath air.
RIP my brother. I'm honored to be working in the same Department as you


January 12, 2012

det.figoski, my prayers are with you and your daughters sir, and will be for ever. rest now my friend, for you have done more than your share,many times over.

robert c. murphy sr.
saratoga springs fire retired

January 12, 2012

Extraordinary bravery, sir. Godspeed.

Special Agent
ICE-Homeland Security Investigations

January 8, 2012

Det. Figoski,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol

January 7, 2012

To the Figoski daughters,

Your Dad represented the very best. The overwhelming response to his murder is a true testament to this dedicated and brave man. It is my heartfelt desire that the pain that each of you suffers today, soon transforms into warm and soothing memories of your beloved Dad.

May God bless and keep you

Detective - Retired

December 30, 2011

Rest in Peace Brother.....
Your girls will know that you will always look out for them and keep them safe......

Detective, Mike Corr (ret)
NYPD (ret

December 28, 2011

My heart aches for this po & the family he left behind no one deserves to be killed in such a horrific way, my father is a retired NYPD officer & I always feared him going to work, god bless all the people who showed their support at this tragic time, & may justice be served to the fullest extent of the law RIP officer Figoski, & god bless ur girls.


December 28, 2011

After hearing about the daughters stating Peter would text them every night this hit home for me in a special way my wife and I every mourning or evening depending on her shift she texts me to let me know she has made it safely to work or home. I know about loss my good friends Deputies Billy Walls and Cpt Chuck Morgan were killed in 2001 severing a warrant and I myself have been severly injured in 2005 fighting with two large subjects 6'7'' 407lbs and 6'3" 385lbs and while recovering lost my own son to CF if you girls read this and just need someone to lean on contact my agency my wife and I will listen cry with or what ever you wish or need to do

Senior Patrolman SRO
Lawrenceburg Police Lawrenceburg, KY

December 24, 2011

Rest in peace, Brother. Your services and the 20,000 officers who came out to send you off are a testament to the type of person you were while here with us. "Blessed are the peacemakers, they shall be called the children of God."

P/O Bill Walsh
Voorhees Twp. Police Dept. NJ

December 23, 2011

Our deepest sympathy to the dear family and children of Detective Peter Figoski. God Bless him for his service and the sacrifice he made to keep others safe. Rest in Peace our Brother in Blue, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

December 22, 2011

God Bless your family and rest in peace my friend

Detective Rosado

December 22, 2011

Dear Peter, I was rookie cop in the 75 when I met you. I will always remember the time you took to give a smile and kind word to a young man like myself entering law enforcement. I am hurting inside and the crying ever since I heard the news. I will miss you my friend. Though many miles away from the 75 pct, I will never forget you. Thank you for helping make me the officer I am today. God Bless you and your Family.

Tom Bakalis
Montgomery County Police, MD

December 22, 2011

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, 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 tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got 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 an unmanly tear.
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 often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor Officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

December 22, 2011

"A Man Remembered, Never Dies."

Being a fellow Long Islander from Patchogue before moving to Florida in 2004, I was deeply saddend to hear of your passing, as it hits close to home. Rest in peace and thank you for your service, brother. Please watch over us and protect us from harm.

My condolences to the Figoski Family and the members of the New York City Police Department.

Trooper Peter C. Hooker
Florida Highway Patrol Troop-K Orlando

December 21, 2011

We never met, though I we know some of the same people. You have been described to me as the model of a police officer, father and friend. I admire and respect you for the legacy you have left for those who were close to you. Your passing is such a terrible loss to your family, friends, NYPD and the community you served. Godspeed.

Sergeant C.J. Witzenburg
Oneonta City Police Department

December 21, 2011

Godspeed, Brother. Rest easy in the peace of the Lord.

Ret. Police Officer John Engebretsen

December 21, 2011

I am absolutely heart broken for po Figoski and his daughters these perps have forever ruined these girls lives the holidays will always be associated with this tragedy. I commend him for being an exceptional officer especially being out there still with 22 years on. I worked in east ny when I first got on the job I wish I.could have gotten to know him. God bless his family and may he rest in peace.

po Hernandez

December 21, 2011

RIP Pete,you will missed by everyone! I remember coming to the 75 with you in Oct 90. you were a true professoinal! never had a bad side! 75 forever!

retired police officer

December 20, 2011

Dear Officers:

I am sorry for the loss of a wonderful police officer and human being. May he rest in peace. God Bless him, and watch over his daughters.

Anita Paryani-Reed.

Anita Paryani, J.D.
future attorney

December 20, 2011

Rest in peace. May justice be served.

Deputy Sheriff
Oneida Co. S. O.

December 20, 2011

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