Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Chief Steven Joseph Bonano

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, January 17, 2015

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Reflections for Deputy Chief Steven Joseph Bonano

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Steven died.

To the Bonano family, fellow officers, and all who call Steven beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you. We shall never forget any of our 9/11 heroes.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Deputy Chief Bonano gave to his community and the citizens of New York, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on January 17, 2015.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 20, 2015

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your dedicated service.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police

January 20, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers to the dear family and friends of Chief Bonano. God Bless you for your service brother. RIP, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

January 20, 2015

Thank you for your service to all mankind. God will welcome you with open arms for your good works. It is he who will grant you eternal rest. May God also keep and hold your family and friends close during this tragic time. You will always be remembered in our hearts and minds. One final salute my brother. I am MyBrothersKeepr.

Marshal B. Tindle
City Of Killeen Marshals Office/Former Shreveport PD

January 20, 2015

May God bless your family, co workers, friends, and the NYPD. Thank you for your service. Rest in Peace. You will never be forgotten.

IEA Shiloah King
Immigration and Customs Enforcement

January 20, 2015

A true american hero. Rest in Peace

Correctional Officer Z. Ractliffe
Saunders County, NE

January 20, 2015

My Dear Friend Steve
I will always remember you for the laughs that we had. You were quick to tell and enjoy a joke. Everything that you set your mind accomplished. Your climb up the ranks, your pilots license, flying helicopters in the aviation unit and finishing the NYC Marathon in great time. You always enjoyed what life had to offer and enjoyed the little things. Thanks for being a good friend to me for over 25 years and I know that god has a special place for you by his side. I'll miss you pal. You're always in my prayers
Love...Chris Balabous


January 20, 2015

He was my precinct commander at the 23rd pct in 2000, deputy inspector at the time, great leader, good guy to work for.

Patrolman John Bunce
Waterford Police (former NYPD)

January 19, 2015

May God watch over your family as well as the NYPD. THANK YOU for your service my brother.

PO David Figueroa
Las Vegas Metropolitan PD

January 19, 2015

Deputy Chief Bonano,
May you rest in Heavenly Peace. May your family be forever watched over and blessed. May your friends and colleagues find comfort. Please watch over us from on high.
We will see you again dear Sir.
Thank you for your service. I will never forget your sacrifice or the sacrifice of your family.
Greater Love Hath No Man....
Prayers for all involved.

Surviving Daughter of Special Agent J. Robert Porter
Federal Bureau of Investigation
E.O.W. 8/9/79

January 19, 2015

Rest in eternal Peace, you did your duty in this life, God will use you eternally.

Retired Officer/Chaplain Chris Raup
Waco Police Dept.

January 19, 2015

I taught Steven when he was working towards his BS degree.
I never met a more dedicated, conscientious person. Steve would always
What he could do for us !!
I consider myself blessed for having known Steve.
Rest in peace, dear Steven!
There is a special place in a heaven for people of your caliber
Well done, good and faithful servant. A job well done by a very special person

Bob Dunn. St Joseph's College

January 19, 2015

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Chief Steven Bonano. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God.
Your honorable service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of New York City, New York will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

Final Salute

VIPS 750 Jeff Claybern
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

January 19, 2015

I was very saddened to hear that you have left us. Now you are with your brother of ESU I'm sure that I and our brothers in the 046 as well have a heavy heart. God bless you my friend.

Det. Domenick Gerardi
046 Pct. 9th Sqd. Sector C/D

January 19, 2015

Steve, it is never easy to say Good Bye to a honorable person like yourself. There are too many stories to tell and to many laughs to remember from those hot wicked nights on patrol in the Bronx, from all the details and all the times we would cross paths processing prisioners in BX central booking.
May God Bless you and your family. It is an honor to know you.

B. Tirado
NYPD - BX Homicide T.F.

January 19, 2015

God Bless you chief . Remembering the day we canvassed for the shooter in Parkchetser together with all the E men. See you later when we all end up there and you will be conducting Roll call and greet us with a smile .

Sergeant Yalcin kiyar
NYPD retired

January 19, 2015

Rest in peace...

Syracuse Police Dept, NY

January 19, 2015

Gone but will never be Forgotten
I just read a quote from one of Steves co workers saying he was one of a few NYPD bosses that put a smile on his face. I agree. But words really fall short for what needs to be expressed.
Steve - a Bronx guy like myself and my brother John- was one of many co workers that were relentless in giving our family the hope to take the next emotional step by recovering John's human remains 7 months to the day of the 9/11 attacks.
I will forever be in the debt of Steve for comforting me and so many others during our emotional times of shock and disbelief
Post 9/11 illness has really become the new Agent Orange for all 9/11 first responders and survivors.

Dan D'Allara
9/11 NYPD LODD Family Member

January 19, 2015

Deputy Chief Bonano, Thank you for your lifetime of service. May you rest in peace forever.


January 19, 2015

"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."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department

January 19, 2015

Thank you for your services

IEa Salvador Corona
Deptment of homeland security

January 18, 2015

Thank You ,You Sir are a True Hero!

Phoenix Police Deaprtment

January 18, 2015



January 18, 2015

Steve, may your good nature & character forever be remembered-I will forever remember our friendship back in the Bronx days . My condolences to your family, you will be in my prayers 10/2 my friend 10/2 safely ,,,,,,,,

detective Larrry Paschetti (ret)

January 18, 2015

Chief Bonano thank you for all you did for the New York Police Department. Your devotion to your fellow policemen will never be forgotten. Bless your family, friends, your fellow officers and the NYPD, and the City of New York. EOW 1 Jan 2017

MSgt LW Harney
USAF Police/Postal Service

January 18, 2015

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