Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Edward R. Byrne

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, February 26, 1988

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Reflections for Police Officer Edward R. Byrne

I was just getting out of the Army when you were killed. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. Your death so deeply effected me, I became an officer within six months. I have been on the job 18 years now, and will never forget you and the tremendous sacrifices made by officer's like you everywhere. It is more of an inspiration than ever, after all I have experienced. May God bless you and your family.

Det. Brian J. Huth
Ramsey (NJ) Police Department

December 8, 2005

PO Byrne,

When I was first assigned to the 103, I was met by a photo of you in the lobby. Every day when I walked past that photo, it reminded me of what being a cop was all about. Bro, I hope you are resting peacefully knowing that the 103 remembers you and honors you every day!

Rest in peace brother.

Sgt Kevin F. Cassidy
NYPD

November 1, 2005

I just saw the story of this tragedy on the Discovery channel the other night. Several officers at my agency are former NYPD and they all attended your funeral. An incident like this one really hits home hard... we all sit in the same front patrol car seat while on-duty. Sometimes to relax, sometimes to write reports, etc. Your death was not in vain Ofc. Byrne. May you rest in peace brother and keep an extra watch over all of us keeping watch. Thank you for your service.

Ofc. Jonathan F. Esposito
Lighthouse Point Police Dept., FL

September 25, 2005

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

September 3, 2005

I remember the day of your tragic assassination. I was just a skinny 19 year old living in Brooklyn. Now a cop in Florida. Remembering you my brother...God Bless

Police Officer
DEP POLICE (FLORIDA)

December 8, 2004

The day of your assasination will be in my mind forever. Your fellow Officers and I from the 103 at that time still smile when we remember what a wonderful, yet dangerous place the 103rd was to work. It sounds odd to say someplace so dangerous was so much great still; it was. We were brothers & sisters. Laughing and Enforcing; thinking on our feet and making sure we all went home every night. We all worked so hard to find your killers and we will never forget Pete Pistone and Richie Sica for their successful arrest and eventual conviction of all the mutts involved.
I wish I got to know you better and will never forget how we all, as a command came together, closer yet still in the quest to make sure you didn't die in vain. Crime dropped to an almost scary level while LEO from all levels of State and Federal Goverments came down on the 103rd. The President himself (Bush 41) talked about you and your service to NY.
Your death was profound, your memory is secure!
GOD Bless you and keep you!

PO Jim Ryder
NYPD

September 12, 2004


I had the honor of graduating the both the NYPD and Transit Police Academies with Eddie, he was an excellent Police Officer with a bright future ahead of him. Unfortunately it was cut short. He will be greatly missed by us all.

My heartfelt sympathies go out to his parents and loved ones. May he rest in peace.

Fraternally yours

Sergeant Jim Ward
Fairfield Police Dept

Sergeant Jim Ward
Fairfield Police Dept, Connecticut.

March 11, 2004

RIP Eddie

Lt. Ken Solosky
NYPD

February 24, 2004

ED
IT'S BEEN 15 YRS SINCE THAT HORRIBLE NIGHT BUT I THINK ABOUT YOU A LOT. I PROMISE THAT WHILE I HAVE A BREATH LEFT, YOU WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN.

P.O. DON CARNEY
NASSAU COUNTY P.D.,N.Y. SPECIAL OPERATIONS

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