Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman John James Wilding

Scranton Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, July 12, 2015

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Reflections for Patrolman John James Wilding

Rest easy in heaven

Mark Mottola

July 12, 2020

Met this amazing officer one night at the end of his shift and he still took the time to help and went a step further to volunteer to help out with a children's charity. He took time to talk help and get information instead of going home after shift. Never met him prior but was so impressed by this man and his kindness and sad to say shortly after this meeting he was gone. It is a great loss to all because he was a man that could have done souch more given the time!!! Our loss is heavens gain!


July 12, 2020

Thank you for service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 12, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman Wilding.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 12, 2019

I was thinking about you today. And what a great impact you made in the community, how professional you always were, and understanding when I made mistakes. Though you are gone physically, you live on through the memories and actions of those who love you the most, especially your mom. Take care 722

Patrolman Dane Sorensen
Luzerne Borough Police

May 29, 2019

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

August 31, 2018

for awhile i heard a scranton po died but i never knew it was john. every day when i would go out in the west side it would be normal for me to see and say hello to officer wilding. but this really hit home when i realized the this was the po that gave me his spare handcuff key. thats just the kind of guy he was. Thank you john wilding. always remember 722

civilian andrew keenan
saw john every day

July 3, 2016

Revelation 21:3,4 reads "he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more. Neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." I pray GOD's promise to reverse death and mourning bring comfort to Officer Wilding wife, children, family, friends, and colleagues. Please accept my condolences.

ECS II Lem Toatley
Orlando Police Department

December 7, 2015

Never met Officer Wilding, but after attending the services, I realized that he was loved by so many. He gave the ultimate sacrifice and for that his legacy will live on in the City of Scranton.. Your brothers and sisters in the blue have it from here. May you Rest In Peace Officer Wilding. #722

Cadet Brandon Walters
Lackawanna College Police Academy

September 30, 2015

John was an incredible person. It was a joy talking to you on the other side of the radio. Scranton lost an amazing police officer. Rest In peace Sir.

Dispatcher Dane Sorensen
Lackawanna county 911

September 29, 2015

You gave the ultimate sacrifice. May you rest peace.

Dispatcher Mike Domanski
Columbia County Dept of Public Safety

August 17, 2015

Rest easy now brother, we have the watch now. May God bless your family and department.

Detective C Clouchete
Osceola county sheriffs office

August 13, 2015

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm Frank Kapusta
Mohawk PD

August 12, 2015

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, TX

August 4, 2015

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when John was killed.

To the Wilding family, fellow officers, and all who call John 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.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer John Wilding gave to his community and the citizens of Pennsylvania, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on July 11, 2015

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 4, 2015

RIP Brother. May you be with GOD and may GOD be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

August 3, 2015

"Blue Spirited Watch"

Even though the many Law Enforcement Officers from all of our Neighboring Countries around this world have Fallen and Ended their Watch.

Their Devoted Spirits have Risen and are now carrying on their destinies up above in Heaven while awaiting to be rejoined in the distant future by the ones they love.

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Richard "Jafa" Oddy

August 2, 2015

Rest easy brother. God speed.

PO Olasokan
NYS University Police

August 2, 2015

John was proud to wear the uniform of the Scranton PD. Every day he got up to do the job he loved and take care of the family he loved so much. I am overwhelmed at the love and support that comes from his fellow officers everywhere. He treated everyone with kindness and compassion and now it comes back to us through all of you. He was a good cop and a good man. And my world is a lesser place without him in it. Please keuep us in your thoughts and prayers.

Mary Wilding
mother of Patrolman John Wilding

July 31, 2015

Rest in Peace Patrolman Wilding. I ask our Heavenly Father to watch over and comfort your family, friends and the Scranton Police Department. God's speed brother.

Chief Jack Cavanaugh
Lee County Port Authority Police Dept.

July 27, 2015

Thank you for your service and dedication. Rest in peace brother.

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

July 27, 2015

Rest in peace brother

Patrolman Joseph Laspina
Delaware county park police

July 24, 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."
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Sergeant Ched Miner
Powell PD

July 24, 2015

God's peace and speed Patrolman Wilding. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

July 21, 2015

Rest in peace fellow Officer, you did your best, sad it had to end like this.

Sergeant Riley Wilkins
New York Police Department, 120th Precint.

July 20, 2015

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