Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Joseph A. Cavitolo

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, October 25, 2013

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Reflections for Detective Joseph A. Cavitolo

Uncle Joey,

You truly are my hero! You dedicated 23 years of your life to this job and you loved every minute of it. You were so full of life and everyone who knew you loved having you around. Since I was old enough to join you would beg me to take this job and unfortunately once you passed I felt like I had to fill that void and I took that oath that you once did yourself. I proudly wear this uniform and badge for you. I wish you were here to see it because I know you would of loved it and would of been so proud of me, but I know you are always watching me and keeping me safe. Until we meet again, I love you and I miss you! xoxo

Jessica Carucci
Police Officer, NYPD.

June 29, 2021

Rest in peace, brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Until all. of us who were there meet.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 25, 2020

Rest in peace my brother. Thanking you for

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 25, 2019

Det. Cavitolo,
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 25, 2018

Rest in peace my brother. You are in a better place, and thank God that you worked with a bunch of guys that had honor, were fearless and had empathy. Now, what we have in the city is completely different.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 25, 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

September 12, 2018

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 5th 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 solace and strength for everyone who misses and loves Joseph. We will never forget the sacrifice made by each of the 9/11 heroes and their families.

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

July 4, 2018

So many of our Sisters and Brothers are posted here who passed due to 9/11 related illnesses. I can only speak for myself when I say, I can't leave a reflection for all, there are just too many. How I pick those for whom I leave something is something I do not know. I'm heart broken every time I do though, just like everyone else who does. Another member of the family has passed away for the most despicable reasons.
We just respond.

Yet, though the root cause of the death is despicable, the actions taken and the mere presence of that family member is what this family is all about; putting oneself above others. Those who lose their lives by doing so are not merely someone doing the job, but absolute heroes that we should emulate and admire for their sacrifice.

Detective Cavitolo, you are the epitome of hero. The fact that your life was taken is not what makes you that, it's your willingness to RISK that life that makes you one. It's tragic, infuriating and depressing that you DID give your life, but that's what comes with the job.

God Bless you and all whom you leave behind. If they keep you in their hearts and minds, you'll never truly be gone from them as you forever Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

April 16, 2018

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 16, 2018

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