Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Superintendent Scott D. "Slip" Mahoney

Delaware County Bureau of Park Police and Fire Safety, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, May 18, 2021

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Reflections for Superintendent Scott D. "Slip" Mahoney

Scott, you were a great man and a true testament about what it means to be a cop and a father. You were always good to me and my family. I’ll cherish the memories we shared together and your steadfast monitorship. Rest easy my brother. May God bless you and your family.

Special Agent Ryan D. Carey
PA Office of Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigations

July 15, 2021

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 27, 2021

Thank you for your service and sacrifice to the people of this country, it will never be forgotten. My deepest heartfelt condolences and prayers to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at the Delaware County Park Police. God bless you, Brother and may you forever Rest in Peace.

Sergeant Craig Danielson
West Fargo Police Department
West Fargo, ND

June 12, 2021

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

June 5, 2021

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Superintendent Mahoney. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Delaware County Bureau of Park Police and Fire Safety.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

June 3, 2021

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

May 31, 2021

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

May 29, 2021

I would like to extend my condolences to the family, friends, and coworkers of Superintendent Mahoney. I am sorry for your loss. Superintendent Mahoney’s service and sacrifice for the people of Pennsylvania will be remembered. I am praying for your comfort and peace.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

May 28, 2021

Slip, your death hits me hard. I first met you as a 19 year old kid. I had the distinct honor of serving in the Delaware County Park Police while you served as a lieutenant.

Your presence was larger than life. 13 years in, and you still serve as the benchmark of what it means to be a police officer and as a man. I can still hear your voice, giving me advice on how to get through my first trip to the chief’s office for a reprimand.

You were a cop’s cop. Above that, you were true leader of men. You taught me more than you’ll ever know - as a cop, as a man, and as a father; and for that I’ll forever be grateful.


“Heroes get remembered, but legends never die”. No doubt you were both. Your memory will live on for so many reasons. I look forward to the day that we meet again.

Rest easy, my friend.

Steve Jackson

May 28, 2021

Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and diligent watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

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

May 26, 2021

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

May 25, 2021

Supt. Mahoney, you gave your life doing the job you obviously loved. So many went before you, taken by this horrible pandemic, and though things are improving and life is slowly returning to the real normal, others will follow you. It's tragic but sadly, a risk we take as first responders, just as at risk as the general public, maybe more so. So long as those who know and love you keep you in their hearts and minds, you will never truly be gone from them.

God Bless, Brother and may you Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

May 25, 2021

I have known you since you were 19 years old and your smile never changed. Had a great time with you and always knew you were there if needed. We lost a great guy, heaven gained an angel. Rest In Peace brother.

Sergeant Michael Montgomery
Nether Providence Township police

May 25, 2021

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

Sergeant Monica Veney
Baltimore Police Department

May 24, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC)
New York Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 24, 2021

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Superintendent, Scott D. "Slip" Mahoney, from complications of the COVID-19 Virus. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Superintendent succumbs from this deadly virus. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Our Prayers and Thoughts to the Millbourne Borough, Colwyn Borough, Clifton Heights Borough and the Aldan borough Police Departments where Superintendent Mahoney has previously served part time.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

May 24, 2021

Rest in Peace Superintendent Mahoney. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this very difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

May 24, 2021

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Superintendent Mahoney and the Delaware County Bureau of Park Police and Fire Safety during this time. Thank you, Superintendent Mahoney, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

May 24, 2021

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

May 24, 2021

RIP, well done thou good and faithful servant. May God bless & comfort your wife, children, and sister, as well as your brothers & sisters in Delaware County law enforcement.

Mike Nixon
High Point, NC Police Dept, Retired

May 24, 2021

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

May 24, 2021

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

May 23, 2021

Rest In Peace Superintendent Scott D. "Slip" Mahoney! Thank you for your 29 years of service with the Delaware County Park Police and your previous service with Millbourne Borough Police Department, Colwyn Borough Police Department, Clifton Heights Borough Police Department, and Aldan Borough Police Department in Pennsylvania. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your wife and your four children and your sister, and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to all of your family and to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

May 23, 2021

Rest In Peace, May God bless and keep you and yours.

Chief Scott Vantrease
Virginia State Park Police (DCR)

May 23, 2021

R.I.P Superintendent Scott Mahoney

Brian Molyneaux
Citizen

May 23, 2021

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