Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

On behalf on the Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy we extend our sincere condolences.

Session 21

October 3, 2023

It’s been over a year that you were taken from us. I can still see your electric smile when you would come to visit the Clinton Section office. You were smart, funny, and caring. Mostly, you were just a good man doing your best to make this world a better place.

Sergeant Agustin Gonzalez
Rochester Police Department

August 3, 2023

Tony,One Year ago Tonight after arriving in St Louis to prepare for the National Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors Annual Chapter Board Training, I was lying in bed and scrolling through Facebook and started seeing posts that showed Prayers were desperately needed. I reached out to our Chapter Treasurer who is a Rochester Police Officer and he gave me the news that I will never forget. I learned that a Friend and Brother who I knew most of his Law Enforcement Career had been Murdered in an ambush and his Partner injured. It is always hard to hear this news, but when it is a friend it hits even harder. I began notifying the Board Members back home. I notified Mutual Friends and the next day informed the National Chapter who then notified those at the Training. We all prayed for Tony, Seno and all those affected by Tony's death, especially his Family and Coworkers. I spent most of the day receiving phone calls and texts. All the Chapters understood my distraction and gave me support. It all of a sudden dawned on me I was now a Two Time Survivor. Most importantly, though I had to acknowledge that our Chapter once again had new Survivors become part of our Chapter and Organization that no one wants to belong to. However, I continue to say if one has to be part of this group, then you couldn't really belong to a better group. So Today, as I did one Year ago and everyday, I am keeping in my thoughts and prayers Tony, his Family and Coworkers. Missing you Tony. You will never be forgotten.

Ellen Guerdat
Executive Director Genesee Valley Concerns of Police Survivors

Ellen Guerdat
Coworker Survivor/Executive Director Genesee Valley C.O.P.S.

July 21, 2023

On behalf of session, we'd like to send our deepest condolences.

Session 20
Zone 5 Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy

April 20, 2023

Tony was a devoted Dad. He would often sleep between softball games at tournaments because he worked that night. He was always on the run getting whatever his daughter wanted during games and practice. We would sit far from the action as we both just wanted our daughters to enjoy the games without hearing there Dad's complain about a umpire's call . He was a genuine nice guy and proud to call him a friend .

Lyndon Dow
Softball Dad

April 18, 2023

May he rest in heavenly peace

Olivia Joyce

December 31, 2022

Officer Mazurkiewicz,

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

September 2, 2022

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

September 1, 2022

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

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