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

To the Byrnes family, we can never forget Eddie. We think of him all the time especially when another makes the supreme sacrifice. We will never forget him. We were NYPD when he was too!! We hope you know how much he means to so many in blue!

Retired LEO's Tina Swanno/Thomas Morris
Nassau County Police Department (Long Island, NY)

January 21, 2016

Eddie, just wanted to say I think about you just every day. I feel you've helped keep me safe all these years.
God Bless You.

Det. Dan C.
Friend, NYPD, Freeport PD

September 28, 2015

May these savages die in prison as they should

Police Officer // Police Union Exec
Long Island

March 15, 2015

Your sacrifice will never go forgotten! Rest easy brother.

Student Marcelino Lindo
Future NYPD

February 26, 2015

I remember hearing the story about Eddie when I was in H.S. (Hillcrest). The entire community felt it. 7 years later I was assigned to the 103 and many mos's still felt the pain.

Rest in peace my brother

NYPD 103pct 1994-1999

January 20, 2015

I was 6 years into my tenure with VBPD and remember this like it happened yesterday!

Paul Day (retired)
Virginia Beach, Virginia

December 20, 2014

Prior to joining NYPD, P.O.Byrne was a NYC Transit Police Officer (Transit and Housing Police have since merged with NYPD). I attended his funeral with many other Transit Police Officers. His death was a hit by a drug lord and helped the city see how serious and insidious this problem was. His sacrifice spurred increased efforts that led to the safer streets we now enjoy. Rest In Peace.

Former T.P.O. Guy Sanders
NYC Transit Police 1982 - 1989

May 15, 2013

Eddie rest in peace my friend. 25 years ago but you are in my thoughts always! We as a world will never forget you! May those animals never see the light of day again! Pat Fazio retired psa#9

P.O. Pat Fazio

February 26, 2013

I was at the memorial for P.O. Byrnes today, at 107th Avenue and Inwood Street, which marked the 25th Anniversary of his shooting. What happened to Eddie Byrnes is a disgrace, while he was serving and protecting this city. I never had the priviledge of working with him but I have been told over and over again what a good cop he was. I pray that God should keep him close.

Sgt. J.M.

February 26, 2013

I was a Police Officer in NYC at the time for a little over 3 years (seems like yesterday). I worked in the Queens Task Force at the time and spent many tours in 103 Pct. The animals that killed Eddie should never be released from prison. God rest Edward Byrne and his family. President Bush still has Eddie's shield that was giving to him by Mr. Byrne's

P.O. P.S.
Currently NCPD

February 26, 2013

Life for Cop Killers !!!


February 25, 2013

I do not want these 4 cop killers to receive parole. Please send the information for me to send letters to the parole board. I have lost my son to a cop killer and know how it changes your life.

Sue C. Neely
Mother of Officer Tom Ballman, EOW 2/07/08
Kirkwood, Mo. Police Dept.

October 28, 2012

while working in n.y.c corrections . I k. Hennessy had the great job of capturing the killer of officer byrne, while trying to escape from the Bronx House of Detention. That day was a bit of peace for me ,while kicking the crap out of officer Byrne killer.


October 13, 2012

May you rest in peace and may your killers never be free.

Lieutenant Gregory W. Chupa

October 1, 2012

We have sent our "NO PAROLE" letter.We hope these monsters NEVER get out of prison!!! You are a hero & an angel. God bless you & your family.

D/S Timothy Hernandez & D/S Christina Hernandez
Escambia County S/O

September 21, 2012

Eddie may we all continue to keep you and all our fallen brothers and sisters in our prayers. May those who do harm to us one day see the Lord and ask for his forgiveness. I myself have forgiven them who did you harm but they are forgiven behind bars since I won't forget!

I still remember that early morning when we got notified via central of this cold blooded act. All of the precints in the city came off meal including myself and we went looking for these animals!

Det Eddie Reyes

September 20, 2012

RIP Eddie, I only knew you a short time in the 103. I pray for you and your family often. The murderous scum that took your life have a bigger problem than spending this life in jail ( which they all fully deserve). Upon all of your deaths, may the lord Jesus Christ, give each of you what you earned on this earth, eternity in hell!!

P.O Michael Yacopino

September 19, 2012

Four (4) "No parole" letters have been sent, so your cowardly killers remains locked up - and denied the pleasure of living in a world that you made safe for all of us.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret)
Nassau County, NY Police Department

September 18, 2012

"We in this world today....Shall be remembered....
WE few...We happy few....We Band of Brothers...
For he today whom sheds his blood with me shall be...
MY brother.....lest ye say it proudly, we are but warriors for the working day." Shakespear
My Letter go's out today and it is my hope that these thugs will never see the light of Freedom, Rest well Brother of the Badge.

Retired Police Officer Bob Reed
South Lake Tahoe Police Department

September 18, 2012

Thank you Officer Byrne for your dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in New York city. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!!

My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever, rest in peace, my brother.


Sgt. Mitch Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

September 18, 2012

I had been on the job for 19 years when this senseless cowardly act occurred and remember it as well now as I did then.
May the scum that are now up for parole never see the light of day again.

Having made the ultimate sacrifice may you rest with the lord forever.

PO Peter Schwarz Sr. (ret.)
Twp. of Union, Union, N.J.

September 18, 2012

My No Parole For Cop Killers Letter was mailed today. People like this should not ever see the light of day again let alone be considered for Parole. God Bless You Edward R. Byrne. Rest in Peace.

Ed S.
Grateful Citizen

September 18, 2012

My NO PAROLE letter for the persons who murdered you is being sent today. Thank you for your service Officer Byrne!

Gregory Leeb
Grandson of retired NYPD officer

September 17, 2012



September 12, 2012

A "No Parole" letter for the thug that killed you has been sent. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. They should not have to endure such hardships after their sacrifice.
You will never be forgotten!

Surviving Daughter of Special Agent J. Robert Porter
Federal Bureau of Investigation
E.O.W. 8/9/79

September 7, 2012

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