Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Walter F. Piatt

Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Sunday, November 8, 1931

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Reflections for Detective Walter F. Piatt

Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

November 8, 2020

Rest in peace Detective Piatt.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 26, 2019

Det. Piatt,
On today, the 85th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 8, 2016

Today is the 84th anniversary of your passing. How gratifying to see that your family never forgot you. I know, simply not posting something here means nothing, to see that when a hero IS honored here, the family acknowledges that posting.

Of course, we never truly know what happens beyond this site and it is abundantly clear, the family of Detective Piatt has honored him in their own way. I respect and admire that. God Bless you all.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

November 8, 2015

I am Walter Piatt's granddaughter, and even though I never knew him, his life and death had a great effect on his wife and children. His bravery has long been honored.

I would love to contact the poster who is Walter Piatt's great-grandson and thank him for getting our ancestor added to this site and to share information.

Bonnie L. Uhlenbrock
Former US Govt.

September 17, 2015

I am Detective Piatt's great grandson and am responsible for working with this web site's administrator to get him added. I just wanted to be clear that it did not take 82 years for my ggrandfather to be honored. He has been honored by his family since his death in the line of duty. When we as a family first discovered this web site we worked to get him added. I am in law enforcement and fully appreciate his service. I just wanted the anonymous poster to realize it did not take 82 years for him to be honored. We honor our family.

US Govt

March 28, 2015

The promise... Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones.
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

November 8, 2014

Detective Piatt, when my Dad worked for the New York Central Railroad in various capacities, his last 5 as a RR cop, he encountered some very serious near death accidents. I thank God he was never seriously injured, but it proved to me how delicate life can be and how many risks are out there for the men of the rails. It's truly sad that you were taken from your family. I'm just so very glad that you have not been forgotten and that you are honored here.

Railroad Police agencies seem to be slowly becoming a thing of the past, which is a travesty, but for all of those who still serve to protect one of the main things that made America what it is today, and for all who preceded them, we, as a nation, owe our thanks.

God Bless and may you forever continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

December 23, 2013

Det. Piatt,
Sir, it has taken over 82 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a LEO.


United States Border Patrol

December 13, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 82nd anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 28, 2013

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

November 18, 2013

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