Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Joseph Mark Paolillo

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, September 9, 2019

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Reflections for Detective Joseph Mark Paolillo

Rest in Peace Joe miss you.
We had some good times working together in The 19th and OCCB Narcotics.

Detective (Retired) Jay Robles

February 9, 2022

Rest in peace, brother. Until all of us who were there meet again. A continued hope of strength and blessings for your loving family.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

September 9, 2021

It is with great sorrow that I learned of Joe’s passing last year. I worked with Joe and was with him on 911. He was a great cop and a true family man. His biggest concern on that day was for his brother John (FDNY) and his family. RIP brother.

Sergeant William Walsh

September 10, 2020

Det. Paolillo,
On today, the 1st 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 for our Country as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 9, 2020

Rest well in the Kingdom of Heaven, my brother.
Strength and blessings to your loving family for your great loss. Until all of us who were there meet again.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

September 9, 2020

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 always knowing 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 9, 2020

It still hurts... all the counseling, all the therapists, all the group sessions, all the friends and coworkers do not help.
I wish you peace brother.

Sgt K. Testino
NYPD 62 pct.

March 31, 2020

I last posted in September 2019, and I continue to be thankful for the services of both Joseph and John Paolillo who have their lives helping other human beings. Both Joseph and John are in Heaven because of their sacrifice to give their life in an effort to save others. The Paolillo brothers WILL NEVER EVER BE FORGOTTEN. May God bless the entire Paolillo families.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired, NYSP

January 26, 2020

Rest in peace brother. Strength and hope to your loving family.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 26, 2019

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Joseph died as a result of illness resulting from his heroic actions in the aftermath of 9/11.

To the Paolillo family, fellow officers, and all who call Joseph 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 that you 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 Paolillo gave to his community and the citizens of New York and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 9. 2019. We shall never forget our 9/11 heroes.

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

October 26, 2019

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the tragic death of Detective Paolillo.

Chip Nowlin
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

October 12, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother

Retired Deputy Joe Singh
Sacramento County Sheriffs Department

October 8, 2019

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.
Author Unknown

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

October 5, 2019

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police department
Powell, Wyoming

October 5, 2019

On behalf of the Albany Police Academy Session 4 Recruits, we send our condolences to the friends and family members of New York City Police Department, Detective Joseph Paolillo.

Recruit Kennedy
Albany Police Academy

September 29, 2019

Rest In Peace kind Sir. Deepest sympathies to your family, friends, fellow officers and civilian co-workers. May they all find comfort during this sad time. Let them be at peace that you are reunited with your fire fighting brother that lost his life the morning of 9/11/2001 when the Twin Towers fell. New York City lost two of their most prized personnel. Our country is forever grateful for your heroism and duty. May God and your dear brother welcome you into your forever eternal home with glory.

Renee & John Ford
Miami, Florida

John Ford

September 28, 2019

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, Joseph Paolillo, from complications from the September 11, 2001Terrorist Attacks at the World Trade Center Twin Towers 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 your community has not gone unnoticed. Also our prayers and thoughts to the New York City Fire Department for the loss of Battalion Chief, John Paolillo, the brother of Detective Joseph Paolillo.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

September 27, 2019

I was with you Sir on the pile, thank you for everything....

Robert Francis O'Connor
Volunteer Confined Space Tech from California

September 26, 2019

To the family of Detective Joseph Paolillo, friends and the New York City Police Department.
You are lifted up in heart thought and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding to keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus now and always. Thank you for your service!
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son (Jesus), that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." John 3:16 & 17

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry / O'Berry Police Department Goldsboro, NC

September 26, 2019

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

September 24, 2019

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

September 24, 2019

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

September 23, 2019

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

US Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

September 23, 2019

God Bless You And May He Hold You And Your Family In His Arms. ...jbaits... Richard Jones

We can never give back enough to those we've lost. And to their families for whom they survived. In the protection and service of total strangers.

September 22, 2019

God Bless You And May He Hold You And Your Family In His Arms. ...jbaits... Richard Jones

We can never give back enough to those we've lost. And to their families for whom they survived. In the protection and service of total strangers.

September 22, 2019

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