Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant John Charles Rowland

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, January 26, 2017

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Reflections for Lieutenant John Charles Rowland

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

Uncle John;
There are countless things I wish I could bend your ear about if given the chance, or ask for advice and guidance in regards to so many different things that have happened or will happen. I think of you every day and carry myself with my pride to know I wear the same uniform you did; I can only hope to be as impactful as you were when you wore it. I will always share your story and legacy with the people I encounter and you will live on forever in our families’ hearts and minds. I love and miss you.

PO Guarrera
NYPD

January 26, 2022

Lt. Rowland,
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.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

January 26, 2022

John, you were the most kind and caring person I ever had the pleasure of working alongside and befriending. You did great things for the NYC area and this country through your training of fellow first responders. I'll always remember you with a smile.

Randy Bright
Friend, EAI Corporation and SAIC

September 11, 2021

John, there isn’t a day goes by I don’t think about you! I miss talking to you and taking away some of your leadership wisdom and advice. You were truly a great person and man! Till we meet again may God hold you in the palm of His hand!

Lieutenant
NYPD

January 31, 2021

John,
Thinking of you today. Funny that I just realized that the day you passed was 29 years to the day we swore our oath and began our careers.

Sergeant James Duke
NYPD

January 26, 2021

Lt. Rowland,
On today, the 4th 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.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

January 26, 2021

Rest well,my brother. Strength and blessings to your loving family always.
Until all of us who were there meet again.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

January 26, 2021

John it was always a pleasure speaking with you during our time working at CTD....you are sorley missed keep things safe up there!

Sgt Steven Bozeman

February 9, 2020

Rest well my brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May your loving family gain strength for your loss and, may they always be blessed.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

January 26, 2020

I had the pleasure of serving in the NYPD and playing with John in the NYC Transit Police Irish WarPipe Bagpipe Band. Always a gentleman... and I can still hear John calling out “Sticks” when ever he saw me. Will Always be missed.

Sgt Thomas Rossiter (Ret)
NYPD

January 21, 2020

Today you are in my prayers.GODSPEED RIP .

Sgt Rodriguez
TD

December 2, 2019

John and I trained police in ct all over nys. Brother of different mothers was our motto. Godspeed my friend. Barbara, you and the kids were his favorite subject. Tim Adamczak

Tim Adamczak
Nys dcjs

July 6, 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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