Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective John D. Songy

Rutland Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, May 29, 2020

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Reflections for Detective John D. Songy

On behalf of our family to all your family sir, Our hearts bleed for all of you. Every time we loose another officer it rips through our souls as we know all too well what road all of you are now on, and must travel for the rest of your lives. No matter what please, please, please stay close to one another. You’re a HERO and will forever be a HERO!! We will NEVER FORGET the sacrifices each of you made by Your hero deciding to put on the uniform and badge EVERYDAY. May God give all of you peace knowing he saved the life of others and did so so proudly. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they are and will be called the Children of God. Sir, May you Rest In Peace and continue to show the signs to your family that you are around them, FOREVER. As a mother of a fallen hero, my son does this daily and knowing he’s still here, brings great comfort. So I ask you Sir....please be their guardian angel as they walk through the shadows of grief. All LEO supporters and the officers you left behind, will take it from here, sir. RIP!!

Ms. Tammy Avent
Mother of Fallen BPA Jose “Joey” Barraza EOW: 4-18-16.

July 4, 2020

Thank you Detective Songy for your hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Massachusetts. You are a true American HERO. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever rest in peace, my brother.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

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

July 4, 2020

Praying for your family, friends, colleagues, agencies during this very difficult time for them and all of us. Thank you for your service! We shall remember you with pride and admiration always! May God Bless the Blue!

“The peacemakers are blessed, for they will be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 HCSB];

“Those who mourn are blessed, for they will be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 HCSB], and;

“No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 HCSB]

Depart in peace, Brother-in-Blue; in the name of God the Father who created you; in the name of Christ Jesus who redeemed you; in the name of the Holy Spirit who sanctifies you. May you rest in peace and dwell forever with the Lord. Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, CIMT, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed/Certified Independent Ecumenical Clergy / Chaplain
Ministry: Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS
Nashua NH and Merrimack NH Police Departments

July 1, 2020

Chief Nicholas A. Monaco
Rutland Police Department

Patrolman A.S. Batson
CH / OB PD
Goldsboro, NC

June 24, 2020

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief Jim Allen (retired)
Mobile County Child Support

June 24, 2020

On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Detective John D. Songy and the extended law enforcement family of the Rutland Police Department, Massachusetts.



End of Watch Friday, May 29, 2020.


Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

June 22, 2020

Deepest Sympathy to the family of Detective Songy and to his Brothers and Sisters of the Rutland Police Department, MASSACHUSETTS. May God give comfort and understanding to the family and associates of Detective Songy. To appreciate the sacrifice he made to do his duty!

Chaplain Terry L. Longacre (Ret.Manor Tw
Red Rose Lodge FOP# 16 Lancaster, County Pennsylvanianbiu has

June 18, 2020

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

June 16, 2020

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

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

June 15, 2020

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

Sergeant Monica Veney
Baltimore Police Department

June 15, 2020

I was on mids working overnight and had come off 12 hour shift. I was sleeping for maybe 2 hours and it was 4pm. I hear my dogs going crazy and a light "knock knock knock...."... me half asleep, so confused, goes down to see poor John standing on my back deck with his smile, not so big because he felt terrible waking me up, and a very quiet.. "Good afternoon ma'am. I am here to inform you that you have to come to work in a few hours. You weren't answering your phone so they had to send me to tell you".... His face was priceless.. he felt so bad and I felt worse for him that he had to do it. I told him not to and thank you for the message. When I got work later he was still there with a giant smile and an even better "Good EVENING Ma'am" how was your sleep??" I almost hit him and he ran away laughing. Great memories of a wonderful man. It was a pleasure to work with him for the time I did. May he Rest In Eternal Peace

Sheila Crosbie, Dispatcher
Rutland PD (2017-2019), Boylston PD (2019-Present)

June 15, 2020

Thank you for all you sacrificed. I believe you and your family will be well taken care of. Thank you again! RIP

Christine Galiazzo

June 15, 2020

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

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

June 14, 2020

I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers. RIP.

Retired Fire Lieutenantm Frank J Corasa
Baltimore City Fire Department

June 14, 2020

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the passing of Detective Songy.

Chip Nowlin
President
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

June 13, 2020

My deepest condolences to your family and Brothers in Blue. Our State forever will feel the loss of a fallen Hero.

Family of fallen Laurie Gregorio
NBPD

June 13, 2020

Officer Songy, my deepest sympathy to your family and to your Department. I am so sorry that you lost your life to this horrible disease. Your suffering is over now. Thank you for your brave service. Rest in Peace, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Flowery Branch, GA

June 13, 2020

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

June 12, 2020

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

June 12, 2020

So sad 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

June 11, 2020

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Detective John D. Songy during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Detective John D. Songy.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

June 11, 2020

Detective Songy, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. It took a small virus to take your life. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

June 11, 2020

Rest in Peace Detective Songy. 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

June 11, 2020

Rest in peace Detective Songy!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

June 11, 2020

RIP brother, you'll be missed.

Officer Thomas Galvin
Rutland PD

June 11, 2020

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