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Captain Barry Galfano

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, June 26, 2011

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Reflections for Captain Barry Galfano

Barry Galfano ! Portiamo lo stesso cognome e ne sono tuo sacrificio sia d'esempio per tutti i poliziotti. R.I.P. Polizia di Stato Galfano Nicolò
Polizia Italiana.

September 13, 2023

Capt. Galfano,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City and our Country as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 26, 2021

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 18, 2018

I met Barry when I was assigned to the Street Crime Unit in 1997. He was my commanding officer. I would later be able to call him friend. In my 22 years in the NYPD, I have never met a leader such as him. I would have followed him to hell and back as many times as he would ask. A true gentleman and a true hero. He is missed by all those he touched.

Retired NYPD Detective
Ron Castro

August 12, 2016



June 26, 2016

It was with a heavy heart when I learned of his passing. I worked with Capt Galfano numerous times in my career. I considered him a friend and mentor. It was a very moving and touching service. He was a big brother who always had your back. I think of him often and the great times we had on and off the job. He was the real deal, A hero who never cared for the politics of the job or the phonies who ran it. At the time of his passing, I knew Barry for over 20 years. He was the best boss on the job. He motivated you, led from the front and fought for all his cops. I never met one person who had a negative comment about Barry. He was a true gentleman and proud father. If the NYPD had only 50 more bosses like him, I would of stayed past 20 years. Barry, you are missed by many and respected by ALL.

Sgt (Ret.) Anthony Russo NYPD

Sgt (Ret.) Anthony Russo
NYPD Sergeant (Retired)

May 8, 2016

May God rest your soul, thank you for your service.

Peter Kennedy

October 25, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 26, 2015



August 4, 2013

Captain Barry Galfano was truly one of New York's Finest! He was a tremendous boss to work for, who always had your back and was an inspiration to all under his command. Rest in Peace Cap!

Lt. Brian Duggan
NYPD (Retired)

February 24, 2013

Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. We will never forget our 9/11 heroes. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 30, 2012

You Capt are a hero by the profession you chose, the leadership you delivered and your selfless search for your fellow officers, first responders and other individuas murdered on this horrific day. God Bless you, your family, police family and friends

Pat Van Den Berghe
Civilian, Manchester, NH

September 11, 2012

As a young Police Officer I served under Capt. Barry Galfano in the NYPD elite "Street Crime Unit". We would patrol some of NYC highest crime areas and effect arrest of those individuals who possessed illegal firearms and committed violent crimes. It was the best time of my career. Capt. Galfano was a hands on supervisor who had no problem jumping in your car and doing "Gods work". It was an honor to serve with you and may you Rest In Peace. Hey Capt. "We own the nigth" SCU....


September 5, 2012

Barry Galfano was a true hero, a gentleman, a great supervisor, and his passing is a reminder of our mortality in the face of courage. In another posting someone said that St. Michael now has a fantastic back up. I could not agree more. Rest In Peace Barry: Larry Monte NYC Transit Police

P.O. Larry Monte
New York City Transit Police Department

July 31, 2012

Barry, you were taken from us way too soon. I can recall many deadly serious & other quite humorous situations that we found ourselves in. You lived the life of a true hero.

Sgt. Michael Fanning

July 29, 2012

Captain Barry Galfano, i have never served with anyone close to your Bravery and integrity !!! God Bless Barry, St. Micheal has recieved the perfect backup !!

I believe, that no matter what agency you belong to, we as brother and sister Officers need to remind eachother to ' NEVER FORGET' !!!

July 29, 2012

I am amazed that Capt. Galfano has recieved only 2 reflections on this page, so I am assuming that not many NYPD Officers know about this page, but that will change right now, I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Barry Galfano, and I will affirm that thru out my long career and meeting many legends in the game Barry was one of the best, a gentleman and true leader, knowing him as a cop to the pleasure of being promoted to Captain he stood the same, level headed and a true leader, he would enter first then expect you to follow, which is rare in leadership !!! Barry Galfano truely deserves honors among Police Officers its a shame you have never met a true legend, Im glad I did !!! God Bless You Captain Barry Galfano !!!!

Sgt. Flores

July 29, 2012

Captain Galfano, it has been 1 year since your passing of this world and joining all the other Law Enforcement Officers in heaven. I know I speak for everybody that we thank you for your service, which even on vacation, you stayed true to your calling.

Patrolman Nicholas Bibbee
Marksville Police Department, LA

June 26, 2012

Capt. Galfano,
On today, the 1st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City and our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol

June 26, 2012

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