Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Casper J. Buonocore, Jr.

Jersey City Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Wednesday, September 12, 1973

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Reflections for Police Officer Casper J. Buonocore, Jr.

Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 12, 2020

The criminal justice system is a joke. Shame on these judges who release these animals only to commit more crimes. Rest In Peace.

SDS retired Mark Mccormack

September 12, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Buonocore.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 15, 2019

Officer Buonocore, what happened to you is far too common. We in Massachusetts have seen the same insane incidents happen far too often in recent years. One would think that after this incident with you and your killers, the criminal justice system would be revamped to protect the public AND it's police better. Sadly, no. The scum just keep getting released and doing the same things over and over again.

You were a true hero and a complete loss to the profession and most of all, all those who knew and loved you best. I pray they kept your memory alive, as I'm sure they have, thus keeping you close to them, though only in spirit.

God Bless you Brother and may your eternal rest be and remain ever peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

September 12, 2018



March 16, 2017

I was working evening tour in the South dist. (2) men were arrested on Old Bergen road. One was armed. It was late 1980"s. When one of the actors arrested,was the released for the murder of Police Officer Buonocore. WHAT!

PO TOM Webster
Jersey City Police Dept. South Dist.(ret)

September 12, 2014

I was draw to this site in retrospecctive of what has happend recently to another JC officer only to find what was written by my niece Angela Know my love goes out to you and your sisters. You've all have gorwn to be beautiful woman. Both your dad and mom are very proud of you all as soo are your aunts and uncles.


July 16, 2014


There is not a day that goes by that i don't think about you and miss you. Mommy just passed away so its twice as hard now. I hope she is with you now its the only thing she ever wanted since the day you died was just to be with you. I love and miss you both and hope you know you will never be forgotten.

Love your baby girl

July 1, 2013

I never had a chance to meet you, but I've heard how amazing you were as a Police Officer, and as a man. 12 1/2 years ago, I met the love of my life, and she turned my world upside down. She is an amazing wife, mother, and the most beautiful and caring person I have ever met. I wish I'd had the opportunity to ask you for your daughter's hand in marriage, and show you the respect you deserve. You would be proud knowing how amazing your daughter Dawn is. I am very grateful for you bringing such a special person like her into this world and into my life. You are a hero to many people including myself. I hope you are proud of me as well, for not only serving the law like yourself, but for caring and providing for Dawn...who i love with all my heart!!! I'm proud to be part of your family!!!

Deputy Sheriff Thomas Yawn/1596
Martin Co Sheriff's Office / Son in Law

November 21, 2010

Not a day goes by that we don't think of you. We missed out on so much because you were taken from us to soon... I hope some day we can catch up all the things we missed... We love you with all our hearts...

Love your beautiful Daughters


November 20, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 12, 2010

You will never be forgotten my Friend and Brother.

Timothy E. Dowd, Detective - Retired
Jersey City Police Department

September 12, 2010

The smile on his face will always be remembered. I know the streets of heaven are safe during your watch. Rest in Peace

Det. Tim Dowd - Retired
Jersey City Police Department

September 10, 2008



July 25, 2008

The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 12, 2007



October 14, 2007

God bless you and your family on this 34th anniversary of your tragic death

Cranford Police Dept (NJ)

September 12, 2007

From what I have been told you were the most honorable, and admirable man. I never met you but I am following in your footsteps.


August 10, 2007

a man from an honorable family. Casper's brother Ron has served JC like no other. Great people, never a bad word.

January 25, 2007

you are always in our hearts and prayers in peace


November 21, 2006

May God Bless your Soul


January 9, 2006

its ashame i never got to meet you, but i have heard so many great things about you...and i know u would have made a great uncle...

R.I.P uncle boy

amanda buonocore

October 1, 2005

Rest in peace my brother.

Police Officer
Burlington Township PD

May 27, 2004

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