Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Edward R. Byrne

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, February 26, 1988

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Police Officer Edward R. Byrne

You are still honored even today as a hero. You will NEVER be forgotten. God bless you and your beautiful family. Rest in peace brother.

(Retired)PO Cathy Williams

July 17, 2017

Rest in peace my brother. You were taken away from us too soon in life. But your heroism will always be remembered by all of us in the N.Y.P.D. All blue lives matter.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)

March 6, 2017

Thank you for serving in our law enforcement. I hope my letter made it to the parole board. RIP and my condolences to your family.

John Haseltine - Civilian

November 23, 2016

Proud to send my No Parole letter today. Rest in peace brother, you have not been forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and former co-workers of Officer Byrne during this time of frustration and re-opening the never healing wound.

Sr Patrolman Donnie Meaders (RET)
Wewoka (OK Police Department

November 11, 2016

You are remembered on this day. May God Bless your family.

Probation Parole Officer III Aaron Linn
WV Parole Services

May 13, 2016

His name is etched in my heart forever, Eddie you became my hero that day and I make sure to pass on your name to all I teach now. Your shield was carried by Pres. Bush (#1) and the federal memorial grant in your name is still going strong. I saluted you as your funeral procession went by holding back traffic as a Nassau cop and having been a city cop first I couldnt hold back the tears. I am crying as I write this now. You became an icon for a generation of cops and pushed the NYPD to realize its' tragic mistake leaving you alone that night and not knowing who that witness actually was testifying against..biggest dealer in Queens. You saved other cops from suffering a similar fate by making the NYPD change protocol. You can never be forgotten. I salute you again today!

Tina Swanno
NYPD / NCPD (retired)

February 27, 2016

To the Byrnes family your son made the ultimate sacrice.May God bless him and your family.I will never forget Eddie because I was also a cop at that time. Unfortunately NYPD doesnt educate their officers on what happened to your son. This tragedy should be taught in the police academy,I asked many of the new officers did you here what happeNED to Police officer Eddie Byrne and they had no idea.This is an outrage because it was not only an attack on cops but on society!!!!

SGT Greg Piquette
Retired NYPD

February 26, 2016

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

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.