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Police Officer Anthony Patrick Mazurkiewicz

Rochester Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, July 21, 2022

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Reflections for Police Officer Anthony Patrick Mazurkiewicz

Officer Anthony Patrick Mazurkiewicz, thank you for your service. God will watch over you, your family, friends and coworkers during this tragic time. God's Speed Sir!!!!!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

August 4, 2022

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

August 3, 2022

I offer my sincerest condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Officer Mazurkiewicz, as well as to his partner(s) and other co-workers at the Rochester Police Department. This is a terrible tragedy. I pray that justice will be served upon the perpetrator of this heinous crime.

P.O. Joseph R. Seda
Port Authority of NY & NJ Police (retired 1998)

August 3, 2022

Monday August 1, 2022 - ROCHESTER, NEW YORK - Our city and the Rochester Police Department held a memorial service today to fallen senior POLICE TACTICAL UNIT leader Anthony Mazurkiewicz. All podium speakers gave tribute to their law enforcement brother. He was shot with 17 rounds at about 9:15 PM on July 21, 2022 on Bauman Street in Rochester. Badly wounded, he still got on the radio while his partner, Officer Sino Seng, who was also shot once, attended to his partner and called for help. We're told a female bystander was also shot Thursday night.
Meantime the suspect was arrested about 10 PM. It was said that Mazurkiewicz sadly died at 11:23 PM that night, over an hour after the suspect's arrest. At the memorial, the medical team at Strong Hospital in Rochester and EMTs were thanked for attended to Mazurkiewicz. Podium speakers shared the human side law enforcement professionalism. May I thank the TV stations in Rochester who gave important continuous news coverage, where every broadcast second counts. I encourage folks to watch the 2-1/2 hours of coverage in context. I found it all riveting and informative.
So I designed a special memorial candle illustration for law enforcement. Many buildings and towns will be lit up in blue to pay tribute to a well respected leader of the RPD TACTICAL UNIT. Starting tonight, my spouse Cindy B asked us to display blue lights at our home for a time.

Dave Boyer, Rochester NY city resident
Supportive Citizen

August 1, 2022

Officer Anthony Mazerkowicz was a great guy and cop. My heart goes out to his family, friends and all of my RPD family. My heart is broken over the loss of another blue family. May he RIP and your brothers in blue will take it from here. Prayers.

Civillian/Police Information Clerk/retir
Rochester Police Dept.

August 1, 2022

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

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

August 1, 2022

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

July 31, 2022

Rest In Peace My Brother In Blue.

Police Officer Richard Quinland

July 30, 2022

Rest in Peace Officer Mazurkiewicz. 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

July 30, 2022

I would like to express my prayers of sympathy to the family of our fallen officer from Rochester

Gayle DeRycke

July 29, 2022

God rest your soul and may God be with your family and all the brothers and sisters of the Rochester Police Department

Ret P.O. Robert Dwello
Newark Police Department

July 29, 2022

RIP Officer Mazurkiewicz. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Rochester and Monroe County

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

July 29, 2022

May God bless your family. Thank you for your hard work and service to Rochester.

Sgt Doug & Harlem Murray
Belle Glade Police Dept

July 29, 2022

God rest your soul. Watch over your family & THANK YOU for your service fine sir

Loretta Lynn

July 28, 2022

Rest in peace brother. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten...............

Detective Sergeant Edward Carlile
Northfield Village Police Department (OH)

July 28, 2022

On behalf of the Italeo Organization, we would like to offer our sincere sympathies to the family and all the members of the Rochester Police Department for the tragic loss of a true hero who dedicated his life to helping others, Anthony Mazurkiewicz.

We also pray for a healthy and speedy recovery of the second officer shot, Sino Seng.

ITALEO Officer Relief Fund is a non profit 501C3 and will be donating money to the Mazurkiewicz family.

Please keep the Mazurkiewicz and Seng family in your thoughts and prayers during this challenging time.


Captain Jessica Franco
ITALEO/ Irondequoit Police Dept.

July 27, 2022

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

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

July 27, 2022

Rest well, warrior. God take you in arms, and give you the welcome such heroes deserve. Blessings and prayers to the family. Praying for peace for you.

Tanya Sanchez, Retired Corrections
LSP at Angola

July 27, 2022

Condolences to the family, co-workers, and family of Officer Anthony Mazurkiewicz, a good and brave man doing his job so others may live safe. And a reminder to all of the dangers and sacrifices of our officers.

Sgt. James Mair (Ret.)
Los Angeles Sheriff Dept- Denver Police Dept

July 26, 2022

This was devastating news. Tony always had a smile on his face, and clearly a determination to do the right thing. With 29 years of service he was still working street patrol. Everyone should say a prayer for Tony and his family. We also must pray for all the men and women out there working in a very difficult environment. RIP, Tony.

Lt. Jim Keenan (Ret.)
Rochester NY P.D.

July 26, 2022

Prayers & Condolences
Rest in peace Officer Tony Mazurkiewicz

Sgt. Randy Keenan ~ (Retired)
City of Alameda, CA Police Department

July 26, 2022

Tony, I have spent the last several days trying to figure out what to say. When I heard it was you my heart dropped and I was shocked. Memories of you at the Clinton Section while I was there came rushing back. Memories of you being with the Tactical Unit and seeing you at the various Funerals and our C.O.P.S. Candlelight Memorial Vigil came rushing back. You always made me laugh and always had a smile when you saw me. Just know that you, your Family, coworkers and all who love you will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

Ellen Guerdat
Gates Police Victim Assistance/Executive Director Genesee Valley Concerns of Police Survivors

Ellen Guerdat
Gates Police Victim Advocate/Executive Director Genesee Valley C.O.P.S

July 26, 2022

Prayers for his soul and for his family and friends during this difficult time. Tony will always be remembered as the great guy that he was both on duty and off. Rest In Peace brother.

PO Ret. Michael Prince
City of Rochester (NY) Police Dept.

July 26, 2022

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

July 26, 2022

Officer Mazurkiewicz, your brutal ambush murder is so hard to even imagine in our country and yet here we are. I am so very sorry for you and your family. I can see in your photo that you were a highly decorated Police Officer and how proud you were to wear your uniform. We are all losing good men and women to this evil element in our society and we must acknowledge this, loudly!
May God Bless you and all those that love and care about you. Rest in Peace, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Hudson, FL

July 26, 2022

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