Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Kathleen O'Connor-Funigiello

New Rochelle Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, August 16, 2018

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Reflections for Police Officer Kathleen O'Connor-Funigiello

Today a mile.of my run was dedicated in memorial to you ma'm. Rest easy sister.

Lance Corporal Thomas Graham
South Carolina Highway Patrol

May 8, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Funigiello.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 26, 2019

Rest in Peace My Sister in Arms

Anrae Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

November 1, 2018

Rest In Peace. You are one of the many who risked your life to save others and I am forever greatful for your sacrifice.

Ronald Gore

September 18, 2018

Rest in perpetual peace by sister. Condolences to your loving family. I was also there at the Hole, and would thank all from other agencies for assisting us in our recovery. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

September 18, 2018

First of all thank you for service and dedication not only to your law enforcement career, but towards the aid of 9-11. As a person who lost two loved ones in that crises, knowing that people like you were trying as much as they can and putting their lives on the line, makes me feel better about the whole situation. I will never forget officers like you who put their life on the line in one of the, if not most tragic event that I have ever witnessed.

Recruit Andres Ochoa
Inglewood Police Department

September 16, 2018

Another brave sister in blue fallen due to the terriost who seek to destroy all that is good in this fast falling culture of deplorable cultures . You will be missed and I will NEVER FORGET that day or the thugs that were and still are responsible . God rest your soul , my prayers are out going for you family.

Capt. Mike Prickett (Retired)
Richmond County Sheriff's Office

September 16, 2018

Thank you for your service , bravery and dedication. Reading your dedication was an inspiration for us female recruits. We will keep your story in our hearts and prayers.

Recruit Brandy Simpson
Los Angeles County Sherriffs Department

September 14, 2018

I am a recruit in class 433 at the LASD academy. Thank you for what you did. Your bravery and selflessness is a great inspiration to me. My prayers go out to your family and all who unknowingly gave the ultamant sacrifice on that infamous day 17 years ago. God bless your family.

Recruit Jonathan Castillo
Los Angeles County Sheriff

September 13, 2018

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“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 know that God sends those angels to watch over our officers, sometimes to protect them and sometimes to whisk our officers into His presence.

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.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over seven years. I pray that Kathleen's life and death will bring glory to God.

Trust 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

September 4, 2018

Thank you for your dedicated service Police Officer Kathleen O'Connor- Funigiello My condolences go out to your family, friends and the New Rochelle Police Department. May you rest in eternal peace.⏺️

PSO A. Marwaha
Campus Public Safety

September 2, 2018

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my sister.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

August 27, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 27, 2018

I am sorry to learn of the passing of a brother and hero in Police Officer Kathleen O'Connor-Funigiello I know our Heavenly Father has welcomed her home where she will now patrol the golden streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver blessings, comfort and peace to her family, friends and peers.

T W Martinez, Retired and FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

August 26, 2018

A person that departs from this Earth, never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on.

James Stalcup, Unit Manager
Tennessee Department of Correction

August 24, 2018

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Police Officer Kathleen O'Connor-Funigiello during this difficult time.May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Police Officer Kathleen O'Connor-Funigiello.

Gail Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/2004

August 24, 2018

Rest In Peace sister.

Corporal (Retired) Glenn Elliott
Temple Police Department--Temple,Tx

August 24, 2018

Thank you Officer Kathleen O’Connor Funigiello for your dedication and sacrifice that you displayed thru your years in law enforcement . Rest In Peace.

Special Police Officer Art DeVre
Clark Police

August 24, 2018

R.I.P. SISTER O'Connor-Funigiello!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

August 24, 2018

Rest in peace.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY

August 24, 2018

I thank Officer Kathleen O'Connor-Funigiello for her service. May her soul Rest In Peace.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired.
New York State Police

August 23, 2018

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service.

James Waggle

August 23, 2018


Jamie D Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office

August 23, 2018


Standing at attention in their class “A“ uniforms,
badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement.
All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home…

This inspiring poem was written by Jim Weaver, a retired LAPD Officer and former Idaho Sheriff. It is submitted with his full support and approval. We feel ceremonies such as this actually occur in the Heavenly Realm. We can all gain a glimpse at… …with the faith building book by Pastor John Burke, and his NDE interviews with credible individuals granted such Near Death Experiences. Both my Pastor and Family Doctors feel many such instances are fully valid. Indeed, “Do nor fear…for it is the Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom” (Luke 12:32). May the Family, Friends and Department be comforted as Magnificent Reunions truly await all Christians!

A former Asst. Chief with the Jasper Texas PD

August 22, 2018

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

August 22, 2018

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