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 remember this so vividly. I was working a late tour (12x8) in the 24th Pct. when we got the news over city wide radio. Terrible news and this was during the beginning of the crack wars. My Ed rest in peace and may his family always be in our hearts and prayers.

Retired SDS D. Mustapher
NYPD: NSU 5, 24Pct, Narcotics Div, OCID, 44Pct, IAB, Police Lab

August 27, 2012

Remember it like it was yesterday...was going to work on the day tour in the 106 pct. and heard about it on 1010 WINS news.... he was killed only blocks from border of the 106 and 103 pct, gone but never forgotten... rest in peace brother...

Retired Sgt. S. P. O'Sullivan
NYPD. NSU18, 106pct, QTF, APD, SGT 77pct, IAB, OCCB VED

February 27, 2012

I remember the night you were killed like it was yesterday. I was working a 1st platoon in the 66 Precinct. May you rest in eternal peace. I can't believe it has been 24 years..

Captain (Retired) Ernest Van Glahn
New York City Police Department

February 26, 2012

May god bless you may you rest in peace.


February 26, 2012

Rest easy Officer Byrne. You will not be forgotten.

Officer J. Craven
Silver Spring Township (PA) Police Dept.

February 24, 2012

I was a rookie myself when PO Eddy Byrne was killed . I was on patrol in another part of the same boro Every precinct in the city was numb. He was a young man with a promising future. Criminals are such cowards!!!

Police officer Joe fenrich

March 2, 2011

Officer Byrne was a brave hero doing his assigned duty as a Police Officer. May he rest in everalsting peace with the Lord. God Bless his parents, who must live without the joy of a loving son.

LT Lee Rominiecki, Retired
Philadelphia Police Department

March 2, 2011

I retired in 1981 from N.Y.P.D.I remember the tragedy like it was yesterdy.Such a young guy I will keep him in my prayers.

Retired PO Richard J Young

March 2, 2011

Always remembered - RIP.

Marvin A. Katz, Lt. NYPD (ret)

March 2, 2011

Like Eddie, I was a very young Police Officer (25 years old) and assigned to the ajoining precinct (105) when he was assassinated by four cowards. Rest in Peace and remember cops from around the world will NEVER forget the sacrifice you made to the city of New York.

Lt. Keelan

February 25, 2011



December 6, 2010

Never forgotten


June 22, 2010

I have recently been assigned to the 103 Pct as Executive Officer and i see your picture on the wall of honor across from the desk every day when I come to work. I remind the cops there at roll call how the patches on their arms are not there for decoration but are patches of honor. Cops like you Ed wore them with honor and I wont let them forget tht fact. Mike Coyle.

Captain Mike Coyle
XO 103 Pct

April 17, 2010

Yet another year passed...and holding true that your supreme sacrifices will never be forgotten. Rest in God's loving arms, and watch over us.

Paul Sanzone (Ret. NYPD)

March 2, 2010

Eddie, we will never forget you. Rest In Peace. God Bless the Byrne Family.

Sgt. Daniel Connolly

February 26, 2010

Your murder was the most shocking experience in my life. The profound sadness which each and everyone in the 103 as well as the entire NYPD felt then, and still to this day is amazing. I often think of your family and wonder how they are coping as the years go by. I think of you on this terrible anniversary, and will always remember how hard everyone worked to find those animals responsible and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law. We were all so young then, and could not imagine humans could be so cruel. You will always be remembered!

P.O. Naomi Kaufman
NYPD (Retired)

February 26, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 22nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 26, 2010

Eddie I think of you often.
Rest in Peace.

Lt. John Cappelmann Retired

February 26, 2010

RIP Eddie

22 years ago on a Friday night I can't get over how quickly time fly's by. The 103 was crazy back in the 80's,
my how it has changed since then.

God Bless you and your family. You will always be in our hearts and prayers.

John P. Heintz Retired Detective

February 26, 2010

Read the book "Cop Shot" by Mike McAlary.

Continue to rest in peace. No assignment is routine. Always remember that.

Just a Cop

May 18, 2009

May you rest in peace my brother. I did not know you but your memory is still alive amongst all of us cops. Look down from heaven and keep us all safe. God Bless You.

PO Murphy

February 27, 2009

Another year passes. You will never be forgotten. Your assassination outraged this country, and also inspired many like myself to serve. No one can ever hold a candle to your brave service and sacrifice.

Bless your soul, brother.

Lt Paul Sanzone (ret.)

February 27, 2009

Rest in peace Ed. You are missed but never forgotten...
21 years man, time flys. You would have been out by now. Watch over us.

Seregeant Chris DiToro

February 26, 2009

I said a little prayer today for Police Officer Byrne and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

February 16, 2009

God Bless Officer Eddie Byrne.


June 17, 2008

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