Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Chief John P. McKee

City University of New York Department of Public Safety, New York

End of Watch Saturday, September 12, 2015

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Reflections for Deputy Chief John P. McKee

RIP John you are missed and are a hero. Proud to have known and grown up with your family.

Ret. Inspector Donald McHugh
NYPD

September 15, 2020

Deputy Chief McKee,
On today, the 5th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for 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.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

September 12, 2020

One of the many amazing men and women who gave so selflessly and heroically that day and the many days that followed. Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 12, 2020

Dad, you will forever be on my mind. You were taken from us way to soon. You were and always will be the best man I have ever known. Love you.

Shawn McKee
Son

January 25, 2020

On this day of John’s passing 4 years ago I reflect on a great man and great friend who taught me a lot about Policing and about being a well rounded Officer. He is always in our thoughts and will always be a true hero.

Specialist G Foley
Friend & Fellow Brother In Blue

September 12, 2019

On this day of John’s passing 4 years ago I reflect on a great man and great friend who taught me a lot about Policing and about being a well rounded Officer. He is always in our thoughts and will always be a true hero.

Specialist G Foley
Friend & Fellow Brother In Blue

September 12, 2019

Rest in peace.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

September 16, 2018

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 30, 2018

Your 3rd year EOW is quickly creeping up. I still cant believe you are gone. I still wait for your calls, the flowers for no reason deliveries, I miss your smile, your corny jokes, your singing to me , your surprise chicken cutlet parm dinners (which I recently found out from a friend were brought at the local pizza shop), the late nite walks, the talks until dawn, the silly pranks, I still wait for you to come home. Isabella will be 9 this month. She still tends to her/your memorial garden. I have caught her crying at times on the bench. You will forever be her Poppa John. She tells little Kyle about you. If anyone asks Kyle he knows who you are. Hes turning 3 this month as well. He was just three months old when you rocked him to sleep in your arms. Your butterfly bush grows bigger & bigger every year. The roses you planted with your mom are a deeper red. I cant explain how much I miss you still. I can say that I will love you forever & I will make sure you are NEVER FORGOTTEN. Until we meet again my love.

Mrs Sandra McKee

June 13, 2018

Chief McKee,
You truly went above and beyond the call of duty, never stopping, never failing. You are an example of dedication and commitment to duty and service that we can honor, respect and remember for all time.

Tina Lewis Rowe
Captain, Denver Police Department (ret.)
U.S. Marshal, Colorado (ret.)

March 17, 2017

Deputy Chief McKee,
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 as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

September 12, 2016

I have just read several pages of this Memorial site. I am first struck by the complete disregard, by of each of the fallen, for their own safety. Hero's all. My heart goes out to them, and those left behind. So many have died from the toxic particles in the air. God bless them all, and remind ourselves that many men and woman are still putting their lives at risk to protect the common man. My regards to the family of John Mc Kee. God Bless You All.
Monday 9th May 2016.

Retired Detective Inspector. R.Magistrat
Northamptonshire Police UK.

May 9, 2016

My condolences to DC McKee's family, friends, and colleagues. Acts 24:15 reads "there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous." I pray God's promise brings comfort to all who knew DC McKee.

ECS II Lem Toatley
Orlando Police Department

December 13, 2015

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when John died as a result of his participation in the clean up of the World Trade Center

To the McKee 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 Deputy Chief McKee gave to his community and the citizens of our country , and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 12, 2015.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD

November 9, 2015

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. I pray that you and your family find peace

Paramedic Natalie Orbinati
NYS

October 22, 2015

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

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

October 3, 2015

To the family members of Deputy Chief John McGee, friends, Director of Public Safety William Barry, and the City University of New York Department of Public Safety.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and hold you close now and always. Thank you for your service. John 15:13 / Matthew 5:9.

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry \ O' Berry Police Department Goldsboro, NC

September 26, 2015

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

September 25, 2015

You Sir, are a Hero indeed.
May God be near your Family, Friends, Department, Community, & Country, John !!!
Thank you for your unselfish service.
RIP John , Son of Valor, with Honor.
Gone From Our Arms ... Forever in Our Hearts ...

Ms. Karen Morgan ,Psy. & LE Gra.
Eagles Wing Baptist Church, Lake Traverse, SD

September 24, 2015

I am missing you terribly.
Forever in my heart, soul & thoughts. I will always love you.

Sandra McKee
Johns Wife

September 23, 2015

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, TX

September 21, 2015

Rest in peace Deputy Chief McKee

Officer Joseph Bresette
Galesville Police Department (WI)

September 21, 2015

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Deputy Chief John P. McKee and the extended law enforcement family of the of the City University of New York Department of Public Safety. Rest in Peace brother and watch over us.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

September 21, 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 PD

September 21, 2015

REST IN PEACE BROTHER. YOU ARE A TRUE HERO.

Deputy J. Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office

September 20, 2015

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