Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Paul J. Tuozzolo

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, November 4, 2016

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Reflections for Sergeant Paul J. Tuozzolo

Rest in perpetual peace, my brother. The city is not the same anymore; the present administration and governments have made it harder for the active members. Hoping a needed change and normalcy. Strength and blessings again to your loving family, the 43 and the NYPD. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

November 4, 2020

Widow of NYPD sergeant on protests against police: 'heartbroken' over 'what's happening across the nation'
Police officers 'need our support right now more than ever,' Lisa Tuozzolo say

Posted July 26, 2020 Fox News

“We are heartbroken over the fact that we are seeing what's happening across the nation and we want to be able to do something about it,” Lisa Tuozzolo said. “We want to be able to speak up because we don't want anyone else being in our tragic situations.”

Tuozzolo made the comments one day after she participated in a “Back the Blue” demonstration on Long Island, N.Y., joined by more than 1,000 people, according to the Long Island Press.

The rally was sponsored by the nonprofit organization Law Enforcement Officers Weekend, and reportedly drew people from police departments across Long Island and New York City, as well as members of the community and those who support local pro-police organizations.

“Do not back down, keep fighting, keep remembering how much you are appreciated, how much you are needed and how much we care about you,” Tuozzolo told the crowd at the rally on Saturday.

Her husband was killed in 2016 and a second officer was wounded when an ex-con opened fire on them in the Bronx. He left behind his wife and two young children.

On Sunday she said she participated in the rally because “it was so vitally important that we make sure that our officers know how much they are cared about and how much we appreciate them and how much we really support them.”

Since the death of George Floyd in police custody in May, there have been growing calls to defund or dismantle police departments across the country.

Tuozzolo appeared on “Fox & Friends Weekend” following another night of rioting and lawlessness in more than half a dozen U.S. cities Saturday – with the mayhem including damage to federal buildings and local police precincts, and a fatal shooting in Austin, Texas.

“Every officer is feeling the wrath of the tragedy that took place,” Tuozzolo said on Sunday, adding that “like in any profession, there are bad people.”

She went on to say that there are also “good people in law enforcement and they should not be punished for the actions of others”.

“Our officers sacrifice every single day,” Tuozzolo said. “They leave their families, they leave their newborns, they leave their dying and elderly parents to be there in communities supporting people that they don't know.”

Host Pete Hegseth asked Tuozzolo, “Do you think we have an opportunity to rally the nation in support of law enforcement officers?”

“I certainly hope so,” she said in response.

She added that she thinks that it is important for “the silent majority” to be heard.

“I think that it's important for our community, our cities and certainly our nation [to] understand that this is not about political agendas, but it's about being human beings and caring for one another and making sure that we treat each other with kindness and respect and compassion always,” Tuozzolo said.

Retired Police Officer
NYPD

July 26, 2020

On your 3rd anniversary away from your loving family and your beloved NYPD, I want to wish you again, peace and eternal rest, and that your family and friends always keep your memory alive by the mentioning of your name.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

November 4, 2019

Officer Tuozzolo, I am watching your wife on television right now talking about running in the NYC marathon Sunday in honor of you. "Never forgotten, Never alone". Her big beautiful smile, made me smile. We lost our precious son 15 years ago; He truly loved being a police officer. Forever serving, Forever protecting, Forever in our hearts. We will be cheering Lisa on Sunday while also remembering your sacrifice.

Linda Rittenhouse
Mother of Matthew Rittenhouse HPD 920
EOW 9/16/2004

November 1, 2019

Sgt. Tuozzolo, an American hero who sacrificed his life to protect his fellow man. John 15:13, Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. I watched your wife's one year memorial video. It broke my heart. What an incredible, strong and graceful women. I pray she and your sons have found peace as I believe you have. Thank you for your service my brother.

Detective Matt Harris (Retired)
Tempe Police Department (Arizona)

September 16, 2019

Rest in perpetual peace my brother. May your loving family assuage their grief and get stronger for your great loss.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

November 4, 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

Paul,

2nd Father's day in heaven. Everyone misses you.

John
NYPD

June 17, 2018

Remembering you today Sir. You are not forgotten.

Det. Michele Nelson
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, CA

November 4, 2017

Gods speed my brother. May you continue to rest in eternal peace for always. Please watch over your family and all in the NYPD.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

November 4, 2017

MRS. TUOZZOLO,.... I SAW YOU AT THIS YR'S ANNUAL NYPD COLUMBIA ASSN DINNER AFFAIR AND THEN INTRODUCED MYSELF TO BOTH YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND'S BROTHER MICHAEL TUOZZOLO ON THE VERY NEXT DAY AT THE NYS FOP HQ ANNUAL POLICE MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONIES HERE ON L.I.
I HOPE TO SEE YOU AND THE FAMILY AT THIS YR'S ANNUAL C.O.P.S. CAR SHOW FUNDRAISER ON JUNE 11TH IN YOUR HUSBAND'S HONOR.
WE IN NYPD WILL ALWAYS BE THERE FOR YOU AND THE FAMILY !
GOD BLESS

PO TIMOTHY MOTTO
RETIRED NYPD 028 PCT

June 1, 2017

Thank you for your service . I was honor to go on my first organized ride with the Blue Knights at Hometown Harley Davidson in Winterville, NC. I was given a packet with SGT> Tuozzolo name and BIO. I can only say to his two sons , your dad was a hero and gave his life so that others he did not know could live in peace. My father and I have been in law enforcement for a long time. He passed in 2003 and I am retired. I only hope and pray that I may meet you someday and shake your hand. God Bless and keep his family safe. Again Thank you for your service !

Joseph Scott
SCDNR

April 14, 2017

The Centurion Cruisers Car Club in conjunction with the Police Surgeon's Benevolent Association will host a memorial car show on Sunday, June 11, 2017, from 9:00A.M., to 3:00P.M., at St. Anthony's High School, South Huntington, New York, to honor the memory of Sgt. Tuozzolo, All proceeds will be donated to C.O.P.S., (Concerns of Police Survivors). Please join us to honor the memory of this fallen hero.

Lt. Hank Sarno (retired)
NYPD

April 2, 2017

R.I.P

Sergeant
NYPD

January 29, 2017

Rest in peace
We will take it from here

Gerard Bufalini Constable
Dept of public safety kiryas joel

January 1, 2017

Rest in peace sarge. Thank you for backing us at the PSA8 on many jobs! God rest your soul.

PO Santos PSA 8

PO Santos
Nypd PSA 8

December 22, 2016

Rest in Peace boss. NYC owes you and your family an immeasurable debt.

PO GEE
NYPD QUEENS SOUTH

December 21, 2016

God's peace and speed Sergeant Tuzzolo. Thank you for your many years of brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

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

December 17, 2016

REST IN PEACE BROTHER

CPL CHIRICHELLO,LOU
LANCASTER PRISON/CERT

December 10, 2016

God bless you my brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May His healing hand touch your family, friends, and fellow officers. Rest easy my brother, we'll take the watch from here.

Trooper Steve Olson
Michigan State Police

December 10, 2016

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

November 24, 2016

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, Texas

November 24, 2016

Thank you for your sacrifice and may your rest in peace.

Hon. Travis Bird
Spotsylvania Commonwealth's Attorney Office

November 23, 2016

To the family of Sergeant Paul Tuozzolo, friends,
Commissioner James P. O'Neill and the New York City Police Department.
You are lifted up in thoughts and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you peace now and always. Thank you for your service. John 15:13 / Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry / O'Berry Police Department NC

November 21, 2016

Rest well hero

Honor Guard School
HonorGuardSchool.com

November 18, 2016

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