Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Colleen A. McGowan

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, November 25, 2017

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Reflections for Sergeant Colleen A. McGowan

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

One of the many true heroes who gave so selflessly and heroically that day and the many days that followed. On this Thanksgiving Day I’d like to say thank you for your service and also say to your family that your sacrifice and service will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement family.

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

November 25, 2021

She was loved by Alm who knew her. She will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace my Friend.

Det Louis Camerada

May 28, 2021

I met Colleen at the 4th of July Fireworks Display back in the late 80's on the Westside Hwy. We had a greet view. After a few seconds we realized we had the "Same" great Last name. She was a beautiful person and easy to speak to. RIP my fellow Officer and possible Cousin. Condolences to the McGowan Family.

Retired. P.O. Wm. McGowan

Mac McGowan

January 10, 2021

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

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

November 25, 2020

Thank you for your service Sergeant McGowan. RIP.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired, NYSP

January 25, 2020

Sgt. McGowan,
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

November 25, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. Thank you Hero and your family for your sacrifice and service. Always remembered.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 25, 2019

Just realized recently that Colleen had passed away and was very saddened by the fact. Colleen and I were both Sergeants in the 10th Precinct and she was one of the best Sgts I ever met. I was a rookie Sgt and I will never forget her kindness to me, helpful and kind in every way.
Rest In Peace Colleen. You are deeply missed

Retired Lt. Gail Jenkins Hayes

July 8, 2019

"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 3, 2019

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