Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer James W. Carozza, Jr.

Greenburgh Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, July 20, 1984

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Reflections for Police Officer James W. Carozza, Jr.

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 20, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Carozza.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 16, 2019

Gone but never Forgotten.

Police Officer David meyer
Town of Greenburgh PD

September 30, 2016

A veteran Police Officer with the heart of a rookie. My pleasure to have served with you Jim

Police Officer Tom Granchelli (Retired)
Town of Greenburgh Police Dept

August 10, 2015

I'll never forget it. You think you're prepared for these eventualities but you're not. I had a lot of experience in breaking bad news to people over the course of a long career but when I had to ring the doorbell at Jim's home to tell his wife and daughters it tore me up.

Captain Gerard L. Buckhout (Retired)
Town of Greenburgh Police Department

July 22, 2015

"Uncle Jimmy" was my dad's childhood friend. I was only 8 years old when he died but I remember looking forward to their visits to our home.

Family Friend. Stuart Hangac

May 9, 2013

Jim was a great guy "a cops cop" I miss him and think of him offten.
I rode with him a lot and as a 21 year old rookie I learned a lot from him..

Rest in peace my good friend

Detective Scott Walton ret.
Greenburgh / Mt Pleasant Police Dept

October 11, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 26th 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 20, 2010

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

Robyn Wilkes

July 16, 2009

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 18, 2007

It is unfortunate that those law enforcement officers who gave their lives prior to the finding of this ODM page do not have a reflection in their honor. I will remember your name, pray for you and offer my condolences to those whose lives were forever changed by your loss. May our Lord's perpetual light shine upon you and may you rest in His eternal peace.

Anita L. Culosi
sister of Tpr. S.J. Embarrato eow 7/6/61

July 20, 2005

Officer Carozza,
On today, the 21st anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Greenburgh.


July 20, 2005

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