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Lieutenant Roy D. McLaughlin

Yonkers Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, September 10, 2015

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Reflections for Lieutenant Roy D. McLaughlin

Rest well my brother. Tomorrow is 20 years since that horrible event. I honor you as my hero for your service and sacrifice. May your loving family gain more strength in dealing with your great loss. Until all of us who were there meet again.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

September 10, 2021

Lt. McLaughlin,
On today, the 5th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for your Community and our Country as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 10, 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 10, 2020

Rest in peace Lt. McLaughlin.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 19, 2020

Rest well my brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice to our city. May God and you always watch out for your loving family.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

September 10, 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 31, 2018

Just finished my 5th Police Unity Tour with your brother Andy. We ride for those who died. RIP Lt.

Sgt. James Brazofsky
Bergen County Prosecutor's Office

May 12, 2018

Throughout the day I'm just going to post my thanking you for making the ultimate sacrifice. My prayers are with you family

Cory Allen
Just a guy

September 11, 2017

Lt. McLaughlin,
On today, the first anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 10, 2016



December 15, 2015

John 5:28, 29 reads "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 God's promise regarding our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death bring comfort to Lt. McLaughlin's family, friends, and colleagues. My sincere condolences.

ECS II Lem Toatley
Orlando Police Department

December 13, 2015

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

November 10, 2015

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Lt. Roy McLaughlin died as a result of his participating in the clean up of the areas decimated by 9/11.

To the McLaughlin family, fellow officers, and all who call Roy 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 Lt. McLaughlin gave to his community and the citizens of our country , and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 10, 2015.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD

November 9, 2015


We in law enforcement answer the call of the wolf at the door, everyday. When most would run away from danger, we run toward it. That's why we are referred to as, "The Thin Blue Line".

You, sir, will Never die, as you are of America's finest. I am a former resident of Yonkers, and always had great admiration and respect for the Police Department. So much so, that years later, I too, became one of the Thin Blue Line. That was 35 years ago.

Now, as a retired Sergeant, I look back on my career and the camaraderie we in law enforcement share, and like you and your wonderful family, wouldn't have it any other way.

Rest in the arms of the Lord, as I am sure when He met you, He told you, "Welcome Home, well done".


Sgt. Ron Tomassi, (Retired)
Lake Mary Police

November 9, 2015

What a Good Looking Kid , for any Mother or Father to be so Proud of ...
My Family sends heartfelt condolences to all that Knew & Loved Roy.
You are one of many that are the Reason for Our 9/11 Memorial ...
The "Purple Heart " Memorial Candles will burn this day for Roy & All who fell do to the attacks of Evil ... evil that will reap what it has sown !!! 100 fold !!!
Thank you Roy for your unselfish service.
RIP Roy, Son of Valor, with Honor.
Gone from Our Arms ... Forever in Our Hearts ...

Ms. Karen Morgan, PSY & LE GRAD.
Eagles Wing Baptist Church, Sisseton,SD

October 17, 2015

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

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

October 3, 2015

Rest in peace Lt. McLaughlin

Officer Joseph Bresette
Galesville Police Department (WI)

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."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell PD

September 21, 2015


Deputy J. Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office

September 20, 2015

God bless you, sir, and may you rest in peace. Thank you for your service.


September 20, 2015

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