Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Joseph Paolillo

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, September 9, 2019

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Reflections for Detective Joseph Paolillo

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

“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 brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

September 22, 2019

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Detective Joseph Paolillo. Please know we are eternally grateful for Joseph’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Detective Paolillo, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the New York City Police Department for Joseph’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Detective Paolillo’s wife and three sons.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.

Respectfully,

Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Jerry M. Rhodes
Detective, Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27
National Law Enforcement Outreach Coordinator
[email protected]
214-908-2617

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department
POINT 27- a Law Enforcement Liaison

September 21, 2019

RIP, God has called another peacemaker home.

Secretary Fred Moore
Tennessee FOP Tommy Hickerson Memorial Lodge 95

September 21, 2019

God Speed, Sir. Prayers for you, your family, and colleagues. Thank you for your service.

Viola Grant-Cole
US Army MP Corp, SSG, Ex-PO

September 21, 2019

Detective Paolillo,

May you rest in the arms of God and may God be with your family.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

September 21, 2019

Rest in peace Det. Paolillo. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, and the members of the NYPD during this most difficult and tragic time.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

September 21, 2019

Rest in Peace Brother

CPL. (RET) Brian SULLIVAN
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

September 20, 2019

My sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Detective Joe Paolillo on their loss. May our Lord give them all the strength and comfort during this time of trial. Thank you fellow officer for your dedication and service to our nation and your community. Rest in peace.

CBP Officer(retired), Luis Otero
Department of Homeland Security/Bureau of Customs & Border Protect

September 20, 2019

Rest easy my Brother.

Deputy Ron Buchholz
Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office NM Retired.

September 19, 2019

Rest in Peace, good and faithful servant.
God has already reserved a special place
for our protectors.
Please continue your watch over us.


Thank you for your service!
Thank you for your protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

September 19, 2019

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