Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Seraphin Calabrese

New York City Transit Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, February 24, 1980

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Reflections for Police Officer Seraphin Calabrese

Rest in Continued Peace. You are not forgotten.

Retired Police Officer

February 24, 2024

Saw a old newscast of his funeral on youtube from fox 5 NY archives. Sad Day! RIP Hero! You, Keegan, Then Smith, all in 1 month must have very tough for the nyc transit police.

Christian Durante
-Retired NYPD Auxiliary Police Sergeant-68 pct Auxiliary Unit
-Proud Federal Employee & Proud American
-Volunteer USCG Auxiliary

December 4, 2023

Rest in peace, brother.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

February 24, 2021

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

February 24, 2020

Officer Calabrese,
On today, 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 24, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Calabrese.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 4, 2019

Proudly mailed my NO PAROLE FOR COP KILLERS letter today. To the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Calabrese: I am so very sorry for your loss! I’ve read many of the personal reflections about this wonderful man “Uncle Sammy”. It’s so unfair that you have to relive your pain, with each new parole board hearing. To Officer Calabrese: Thank You for your service and sacrifice! You are a Forever HERO! God Bless You All

Allie Wroten
Proudly Supporting All L.E.O.’s
Wife of a Corrections Deputy

September 18, 2018

Sammy Calabrese was my good friend, partner, and a fine police officer. Not one single day goes by that I do not think of him. We had dinner together on Thursday night before he was killed on Tuesday. I also think of the dirtbag who killed him. He deserved to die but at the least, he needs to rot in jail.

Rest In Peace, my brother.

Sgt. Richie Pra (Ret.)
NYTPD, District 1

February 28, 2018

So many Police Officers attended PO. Calabrese's funeral is because he was so well known,and liked. His nickname on the Transit PD was "Uncle Sammy". He was highly intelligent, highly decorated, and a father figure to young police officers. His killer deserves to stay in prison, he was a career criminal, who had no regard for anyone; much less an Authority figure like a Police Officer.


October 8, 2016

Thank you for serving in our nation's law enforcement. Rest in peace. I hope my letter to the parole board makes difference.

John Haseltine - Civilian

October 5, 2016

Proud to send my No Parole letter today. Rest in peace brother, thank you for your service. You have not been forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and former co-workers of Officer Brown during this time of reopening of a wound that never heals.

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

October 1, 2016

It was my honor to research newspapers, books and magazines and finally find your ID Card Photo and make sure your photo was put on this site. I wanted to put a face to your heroism in the Line of Duty. I did the research because you are a brother officer and no matter how many years past, you will always be remembered. Rest Easy Hero.

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit

February 5, 2016

As a result of today's loss of I could not help but remember bowling with you at tri-bowl recreation on 63rd drive across the street from p.s. 139.i recall of you asking me about the game of bowling
I was older than you and I also went to Russell sage jr. High school as well as forest hills high school. I was closer in age to your brother ,Michael and I hope he is well in this holiday season.

What I do remember most of all "what a great kid you were"

Cary warm

December 20, 2014

I still can see you as our shortstop at P.S. 139 and at Russell Sage Junior High School. Sammy, you were a great athlete and a good friend and many of your friends still talk about how silky smooth you were at shortstop. We also lost class mates in the 9/11 terror attacks. May God be with you and your family.
Sami Weir

Sami Weir
School friend

January 24, 2014

I danced with The Devil last Wednesday Night, Sammy..... Not my night to join you, but by far, the closest I've come in the ten years working here.

You were on my mind that night..... I heard your voice as I had the fight of a lifetime. I survived it because of you, My Dear Cousin....

Thank you for looking over me.

Still love you, and miss you, Cuz

Officer Pat Calabrese
Clearwater Police Department

May 13, 2013

Gone, but not forgotten.
Continue to keep watch on all of us from your platform in the sky.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department

September 13, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 32nd 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 24, 2012

RIP Sir, thank you for your service

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 24, 2012

Hi Sammy Just Thinking About You & Dad Today We Had Loads Of Laughs At My Plbg. Store in Rego Park And Our Times At The Race Track. Miss You Pal But Not Your Tips.Your Buddy. Tony D

Tony DeDentro

August 31, 2011

Sam and I were best of friends until he died. I will NEVER forget him. He was like my brother.

David Spiess
Friend from high school and best friend in life

April 20, 2011

Hi Sammy,

Just thinking about you and wanted to say "Hi"....
We miss you, Cuz....... And I could SURE use your guidence right about now...

Still remember that last Sunday afternoon sitting next to each other at your mom's dinner table.... I remember it like it was yesterday. I listened to your advice then, and really wish you were here to give it again....

My love to ya, Sammy....


Officer Pat Calabrese
Clearwater PD

February 24, 2010

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

Robyn Wilkes

February 16, 2009



February 19, 2008

Remember Your Knighthood

You proved yourself worthy of mental prowess; showing the ability to think and learn
You proved yourself worthy of physical ability; with the ability to fight for right
You proved yourself worthy of spirit; by always knowing which way to turn.
The mind, body, and spirit were present; you are now a Knight.

Upon graduation, they gave you a shield,
And a sword by which to defend
Keep the spirit of others before you
Keep it untarnished to the end.

Each moment as you bare your garb, and prepare for the battle of the day.
Take a minute to remember in your heart, the greater good for which we pray.

Remember…. You are a Knight

Officer Pat Calabrese
Clearwater Police - Cousin

February 11, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

March 24, 2006

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