Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Mark S. Gado

New Rochelle Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, September 16, 2018

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Reflections for Detective Mark S. Gado

One of the many amazing men and women who gave so selflessly and heroically that day and the many days that followed. Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 16, 2020

Det. Gado,
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 Rochelle and for our Country as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 16, 2020

Thank you my brother for your service and sacrifice to all of us during those dreadful months at the site. Many of us are gone now, and some, like myself, are still here. Until we all in pertual peace and strength and blessings to your family.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

September 16, 2019

Thank you Detective Mark Gado for your service on 9/11. I was fortunate enough to work with Mark on my film on Carl Panzram.

John Borowski

September 11, 2019

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Mark died in the line of duty as one of our 9/11 heroes

To the Gado family, fellow officers, and all who call Mark beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support. I hope that as the first anniversary of your loved one's untimely death approaches, that you continue to receive that same kind of support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Detective Gado gave to his community and the citizens of New York and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 16, 2018.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 6, 2019

Today a mile of my run was dedicated in your memory sir. Rest easy brother.

Lance Corporal Thomas Graham
South Carolina Highway Patrol

May 7, 2019

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 Mark'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

December 16, 2018

On behalf of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard, we send our deepest sympathies and condolences, R.I.P. Detective Gado, may God bless you and keep you. May God comfort your family, friends and all our brothers and sisters with the New Rochelle Police Department. May God wrap you in his loving arms and grant your family and friends with strength, comfort and peace during this difficult time. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers my brother. Please know that you and your service will never be forgotten my brother. Fidelis Ad Mortem my brother, we remain Standing Tall For Those Who Have Fallen. We have the watch from here.

Corporal James Barth
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard, Tampa, Fla.

December 14, 2018

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family and your Department

Sergeant Monica Veney
Baltimore City Police Department

December 7, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue.

Detective D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

December 5, 2018

I met you around 2015 while researching my great-grandfather NCPD Fred Hirsch LOD murder. His case intertwined with a case in your jurisdiction long before either of us were on the job. You wrote a book on the case / cases and gave me a lot of your research. Oddly enough I met you at one of your chemo treatments in NYC. You looked good and seemed to be in good spirits. My family and especially my father appreciated all that you gave to us. Unfortunately my father (retired NCPD) passed away a little before you on 8/28/18 also from cancer. Hopefully you guys can get together up in heaven.

Det E Hirsch

December 4, 2018

I met you in 2015 while researching my great grandfathers LOD death (Fred Hirsch) the case intertwined with incidents in your jurisdiction years before either of us were on the job. You wrote a wonderful book on the incidents. Oddly enough I met you at your chemo treatment. You looked great and were in good spirits. You gave me a lot of your research. My father a retired NCPD officer was very grateful for your research. Sadly my father passed away a little before you on 8/28/18 also from cancer. Hopefully you guys can get together in heaven.

Det E Hirsch

December 4, 2018

Rest in Peace Detective Gado. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

December 4, 2018

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Detective, Mark S. Gado, from complications from the September 11, 2001 terrorists attacks at the World Trade Center Buildings in New York City. It is always a huge loss when a fellow detective makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve his community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

December 4, 2018

Rest in peace Brother.

Lieutenant Arrend Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

December 4, 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

December 4, 2018

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Douglas Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County Mich

December 3, 2018

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.

Javier Cornejo, Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee WI

December 3, 2018

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Detective Gado. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at New Rochelle Police Department.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

December 3, 2018

Rest In Peace Detective Gado

DOD Officer James Friedman (Retired)
Naval Weapons Station Police Charleston, SC

December 3, 2018

Rest in peace Detective Mark Gado.
Prayers and condolences for family and friends.

Sgt. Randy Keenan ~ Retired
City of Alameda, CA Police Department

December 3, 2018

Rest in peace fine sir and thank you for your dedication and selfless service to our country and on 9/11. You will never be forgotten !!!!


Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

December 3, 2018

Rest in peace brother, we'll take it from here. Thank you for your many years of service, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Detective Gado during this time of tragic and painful loss.

Deputy Donnie Meaders (RET)
Okfuskee County (OK) Sheriff's Office

December 3, 2018

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

Reserve Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

December 3, 2018

Rest in Peace Det. Gado. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Gado Family and the New Rochelle Police Department.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office
Wayne, New Jersey

December 3, 2018

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