Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Investigator Diane DiGiacomo

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Humane Law Enforcement, New York

End of Watch Friday, November 20, 2015

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Reflections for Special Investigator Diane DiGiacomo

I'm so sorry, my thoughts and prayers for family and friends.


November 25, 2015

Dear Famiy, Her suffering is over. She is now pain free. My prayers are with you.

Mother of a police officer

November 25, 2015

Rest in Peace Special Investigator Diane DiGiacomo. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department at this time.

Chief Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

November 25, 2015

I'm saddened to see Diane's passing. Diane and I worked together at the ASPCA's HLE department. Though I was only there a short time, Diane was always willing to share her knowledge and experience. You and Cherub (her pictured pit bull pup) will always be remembered. RIP

Master Police Officer Bob Clark
Colonial Heights VA PD

November 25, 2015

So sorry to hear of Diane's passing.
My Family sends condolences to Family ,Friends, Department,
Community, & Country ...
May the God of Peace be near you ...
RIP, Diane , Daugther of Valor, with Honor.
Gone from Our Arms ... Forever in our Hearts ...

Karen Morgan, PSY & LE , Grad
Eagles Wing Baptist Church, Sisseton,SD

November 25, 2015

God Speed, Sister.

Sgt. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

November 24, 2015

My sympathy to you and all your LE family and immediate family Off.
DiGiacomo. May you now finally rest in peace !

Detective (retired) Richard Burger
Fond du Lac Wis. City Police

November 24, 2015

Thank you for what you did on 9/11. I also thank you for serving with the agency you did. It is my goal to join the ASPCA after a few years of patrol. Thank you for your service.

Security Officer/ Nephew of an Officer
Belleville, IL

November 24, 2015

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Special Investigator DiGiacomo and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals during this time. Thank you, Special Investigator DiGiacomo, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

November 24, 2015

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright BMI © 1993 - All Rights Reserved

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 24, 2015

Very sorry to hear the news... Rest in peace. My thoughts are extended to family, friends and fellow officers.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

November 24, 2015

Rest in peace Special Investigator DiGiacomo

Officer Joseph Bresette
Galesville Police Department (WI)

November 24, 2015

Some gave all and didn't know it, thanks for all you did that day and everyday.

Investigator Todd Hanson
State of Wisconsin DWD

November 24, 2015

God loves the little animals and in Heaven, there is a special place for those who render care and aid to His animals. Thank you for your service and sharing your life experiences and love of animals with all of us through the wonder of television. Surely you have made a positive impact. May you rest in eternal peace, sweet soul.

T. Huber (TSgt USAF retired)
USAF Security Police (law enforcement)

November 24, 2015

She was an inspiration to me for speaking up for the animals who couldn't. I am now an animal rescuer because of people like her who take a stand.

April Pangburn , CEO
Jimmy J's Avian Rescue Center, Inc.

November 24, 2015

My prayers to you and your family thank you so much for your service and sacrifice.

Inv. K. Rasmussen
Riverside County DPSS

November 24, 2015

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over four years. Feel those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

November 24, 2015

God, filled with mercy, dwelling in the heavens' heights,
bring proper rest beneath the wings of your Lord,
amid the ranks of the holy and the pure,
illuminating like the brilliance of the skies the soul of Diane DiGiacomo who went to her eternal place of rest.
May You who are the source of mercy shelter her beneath Your wings eternally,
and bind her soul among the living, that she may rest in peace. And let us say: Amen.

Bill Mann
Civilian Supporter
South Pasadena, CA

November 24, 2015

Thank you sister for your service and being a great representative for law enforcement and the ASPCA.
Thank you for answering the call during 911 and for your years of service and dedication to the residents and animals of NYC.
Rest in Peace.
May the Lord comfort your family during their sorrow.

Chief R. A. McCann
Armour College Police

November 24, 2015

RIP Inv. Digiacomo. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and your department. GOD SPEED.

Senior Deputy Sheriff Dave Zajac
Walton County Sheriff Office GA

November 24, 2015

This is beyond tragic. Investigator DiGiacomo, you lived as a hero and will forever be remembered as one. It takes a rare person to help all life, not just humans, on a daily basis, and you were one of the best at it. My thoughts are with your family and friends, co-workers, agency, and entire community. No amount of words can express the profound loss that this is. You will truly never be forgotten.

Sergeant B. Wolgast
Florida Department of Corrections

November 24, 2015

God's Blessings to family and friends...

Harold & Madeline Altman
EOW Survivor...Dep. Harold Michael Altman, 2007

November 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."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell PD

November 23, 2015

Rest In Peace. May God bless and watch over the family.

PO Philip Magliato 113 (RET)
Mt.Pleasant, PD - New York

November 23, 2015

We offer our deepest heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Special Investigator Diane DiGiacomo and we honor her distinguished service to the cause of justice. Sadly, our nation has lost one of its finest, a community has lost a protector of both its citizens and its animals, and a family has lost an example of character and courage who they will always love and respect forever.

To the family of Special Investigator Diane DiGiacomo, we would like you to know that we are praying for you, and hope that God will give you the strength and comfort you need during this difficult time. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Special Investigator Diane DiGiacomo is distinguished by her exceptional performance, her brave deeds and her noble qualities. Your family and Special Investigator Diane DiGiacomo’s sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Director Craig Spencer
Animal Control div.of Elmira Police Dept. Elmira, NY

November 23, 2015

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