Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Joseph Andrew Pollack

Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Thursday, December 9, 2021

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Reflections for Detective Joseph Andrew Pollack

Joe was a great cop. I worked with him In the NYPD. He was a character, a friend, a problem solver and cool under pressure. He was well liked and well respected. I wish his family and colleagues my deepest sympathies. He will be missed. God bless!

Lieutenant (ret)

November 7, 2022

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service to your community.

James P. Waggle, Jr.
US Army Veteran (SFC)

December 21, 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

December 21, 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

"Semper Fi"

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

December 19, 2021

My name is Patricia Pollack Amorosa, Joe was my younger brother. He had three brothers and myself. And he had a daughter in New York and Grandchildren as well. My sister in law Eva never contacted any of his New York family of his illness or death. We are so upset and shocked.
May my brother Joe Rest In Peace, he now is with our mom, dad, his oldest brother Eddie, and his brother Billy and my daughter Lisa, love you Joe.
Love your sister Patricia

Patricia Pollack sister
Joe Pollack’s sister Patricia

December 18, 2021

Detective Pollack,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain

Pittsburgh PD

December 18, 2021

I have been a member of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office as one of the Community Safety Volunteers for 9 years. It was one of my privileges' to work with Joe both on the road and in the Detentions Facility whenever he would bring in a suspect. The last time I saw Joe was at the Emergency Vehicle Operation Center the day before he caught the Covid 19 Virus. He will be greatly missed!

CSV Mark E. Strock
Douglas County Sheriff Office

December 17, 2021

So sorry for your loss. I worked alongside Joe when he was in the NYPD, 5th PCT IN Manhattans Chinatown. His partner at the time, Bobby Williamson passed from a 9-11 illness. Both were great cops. Rest In Peace brother.

Police officer Bruce Tulloch

December 17, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Detective Joseph Pollack. I am so sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Detective Pollack for this country will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

December 16, 2021

Detective Pollack, thank you for your service. Far too many LEOs are succumbing to this obnoxious illness. We cannot even begin to guess when this will end as it just seems to continue on and on and on. So long as those who know and love you best keep you in their hearts and minds, you will never truly be gone.

God Bless you, Brother and may you forever Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

December 16, 2021

Detective Pollack - What an incredible life of service...USMC, NYPD, and Douglas County Sheriff's Department. My hope is that your family, coworkers (both sworn and civilian) and friends are comforted in the aftermath of your loss.

May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you. We have the watch from here.

Kieth W Moreland
Arapahoe Community College Campus Police (ret. LAPD)

December 15, 2021

Detective “Joe” Pollack, we will miss you dearly. I remember my first meeting with you when I was instructing Verbal Judo. What a day. I will miss our sit downs at Santiago’s and Golden Flame on our days off. You were an awesome person and an extraordinary police officer. RIP.

Sergeant Les Steveson
Douglas County Sheriff"s Office

December 15, 2021

Rest In Peace brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and department during this tragic time. Matthew 5:9

Lieutenant Don Barton
Garden City PD, MI

December 15, 2021

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

December 14, 2021

My sincere condolences to the Family, Friends and his fellow Officers. I worked with Joe in the 5th Pct in NYPD, and he was known as a Cops Cop. He was always there when you needed him, the Law Enforcement world lost a great man, he will be truly missed.

Detective Joe Dolan (Ret)

December 13, 2021

Joe I did not know you very long, but in the last 8 months, I so enjoyed your humorous banter and loved sharing coffee with you! You will be missed around here at Douglas County Human Services.

Deb McCarty
Human Services Co-worker

December 13, 2021

Detective Pollack, I thank you for your many years of brave service through your military service and two Police Departments! We have lost a good man before his time. May God Bless your family and help them through their grief. Rest in Peace, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Gainesville, GA

December 13, 2021

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 Pollack, from complications of the COVID-19 Virus. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Detective succumbs from this deadly virus. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Our Thoughts and Prayers to the NYPD where Detective Pollack had previously served. We thank Detective Pollack for his service as United States Marine Corps Veteran.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

December 13, 2021

R.I.P Detective Joe Pollack

Brian Molyneaux

December 13, 2021

Our deepest condolences from Session 19, Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy. Rest in peace Officer.

Session 19
Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Academy

December 13, 2021

deepest condolences to the officer's family and friends

Randal Glenn
Canada Border Services Officer retired

December 13, 2021


Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

December 12, 2021

Rest in peace, Detective Pollack. Thank you for your service.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

December 12, 2021

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Detective Joseph Pollack. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver Blessings, Comfort and Peace to his Family, Friends and all Members of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Colorado.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

December 12, 2021

REP Brother


December 12, 2021

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