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Sergeant Gerard Thomas Beyrodt

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, October 20, 2015

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Reflections for Sergeant Gerard Thomas Beyrodt

Happy Birthday Dad!! Every sacrifice you made has not been squandered, nor has it been forgotten. Your legacy will be passed on from generation to generation. You will be forever loved, missed and be the man I strive to be. Love you Dad.

Deputy Kevin Beyrodt
Alameda County Sheriff’s Office

May 16, 2022

Lord Jesus, as we watch our nation’s brave law enforcement officers succumb to the wicked and evil in this world, it becomes difficult for us to pick up and move forward. Our communities are on the brink of exploding with tension. In light of the law enforcement officers who are no longer with us, I pray for endurance for our communities and law enforcement agencies. Carry us through this time of strife, that through our struggles, our bonds may grow even more unbreakable. In Your mighty and holy name, I pray. Amen.

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” [Isaiah 6:8 ESV]

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” [Psalm 23:4 ESV]

Chaplain Steven Robert Closs, D.Div, NCCA, M.S.B.S.
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Services
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

March 11, 2022

Sgt. Beyrodt: Thanks for you long service to the NYPD. Another mostly unsung hero who risked all to save innocent people that infamous day in our history. Hanging in there to still save others after the serious injury says a lot about who you were. I would have been proud to have worked with you any day. I got to know a few great NYPD Captains at the FBINA and have visited NY many times. Thanks again for your sacrifice and service.

James Lopey, Assistant Sheriff (Ret)
Washoe County Sheriff's Office (Reno, Nevada)
Nevada DPS

October 20, 2021

Sgt. Beyrodt,
On today, the 5th 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.


United States Border Patrol

October 20, 2020

Dad, I can’t believe that it’s been five years ago today that you went to heaven. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about you. You are forever in my heart! I miss your funny jokes and your silly ways. You always knew how to put a smile on my face. We are grateful for you and miss you dearly.

Christine Przechodzki
Youngest daughter

October 20, 2020

Rest well, my brother. Your family and all NYPD wish you peace in Heaven. A lot of us are now gone and, some are still here. I thank you again for your service and sacrifice; and, blessings and strength to your loving family and friends. Until all of us who were there meet. I know it will be my honor.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 20, 2020

I can not put into words how much I miss the lenghthy phone calls which always turned to the subject of the "job" and how much I miss being told " oh your Jerry's brother". I miss you very much.

Detective (retired) Frank Beyrodt
NYPD Brother

October 21, 2019

I can’t believe it has been three years already. Not a day goes by when I dont think about you and wish you were still here. I used to remember when you would tell me one of your favorite police stories over and over again, and i always acted like it was the first time i heard it. But now what i would give to hear those stories again. I always seem to cross paths with your old friends and coworkers and they always tell me how great a man you were and how lucky they were to have have you as a partner, boss, and friend, but I always knew i was the luckiest because I got to call you Dad. I was truly blessed in this lifetime to have you as my father, and for everything you taught and showed me. I miss you and love you so much, and I am very proud of you.

Det. Gerard Beyrodt

October 20, 2018

May you continue to rest in peace my brother. Watch
over your loving family, and that the mention of you keeps your memory always alive. Until we all meet.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 20, 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 heroism and service is honored today, the 3rd anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for the solace of everyone who misses and loves Sgt. Beyrodt. We will never forget the sacrifice made by each of the 9/11 heroes. To those who shared their stories about him in their reflections thank you for your service also and for letting us learn more about the heroism of this great officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

July 5, 2018

As I sit here, still alive, having served side by side with you for almost 10 years and being physically with you on 9/11/01 when the South Tower collapsed on / around us and I watched as you were thrown through the air next to me, from the impact of the South Tower hitting the ground, but I wasn’t. Then seeing the van run your leg over. Surviving all of that, to then regroup and find you 20 minutes later walking, and carrying a female Sgt who’s shoes were blown off, on your back. I showed you a bus that was nearby and you carried her to that bus, where she and others could get some filtered air inside the bus and leave the scene to safety. But you insisted on staying with the rest of us and being part of the largest boat lift in history as we began to flag down boats to evacuate the southern tip of Manhattan. We had to force two other detectives to get you onto a Harbor boat and to jersey where you went to a hospital and stayed there for months. You are a hero Gerry. Forever a hero. Forever a cops cop. Forever a great man. I also thank God I was able to be by your side at the hospital the day you passed on. We will meet again brother - hero. We love you Gerry.

Detective (retired) Yanti Michael Greene

May 12, 2018

Sgt. Beyrodt,
On today, the 2nd 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.


United States Border Patrol

October 20, 2017

Thank you for your service during those horrible first few hours of the collapse, and all that you have done in helping so many people that day. You are a hero.
Many of us who were there, and are still here, will one day have the honor to meet you. I know I will.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 20, 2017

Dad, My Hero, and now My Guardian Angel. How I miss and love you so. I would give anything to have you back. I miss your smile, laughter, your police stories and generous heart. I'm so proud, honored and blessed to call you my Dad. You were always there for me and made me feel special. I was always and still am your baby. If love could have kept you here you would have stayed forever. Please keep my Dad in your prayers.

Christine Przechodzki
Youngest Daughter

March 23, 2017

Grandpa was a very brave man. I cannot come up with the words that express how proud I am of him. I love him so much. And I wish I could see him again to tell him how much I love him and miss him. Love you Grandpa.

Granddaughter Sonia Beyrodt

March 21, 2017

"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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Deputy Kevin Beyrodt

March 16, 2017

Gerard Beyrodt was my uncle, my father's big brother, my godfather, and my hero! A more selfless and caring man I have not since met. At 6'6" he was always an imposing figure, though his stature was certainly secondary to his love for his fellow man. Having served the people of NYC for 34 years, he was ultimately felled by enemies of our great nation and by his own volition chose to sacrifice his welfare for so many others. Please continue to honor and pray for him and all of our HEROES and never forget their collective sacrifice. God bless the USA!!!

Frank Beyrodt, Jr.

March 15, 2017

Gerry in was my honor and blessing to know you and to be one of your many friends. You were a paragon of loyalty. An example that friendship was the primary consideration.
You were also an example of hard work and leadership. You asked for nothing you wouldn't do. The 'mission" or the "case" was always the aim. I miss you.

Lt. Artie Monahan
NYPD 9TH Squad

March 15, 2017

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