Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Frank D. Cataldo

Suffolk County Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, November 3, 1971

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Reflections for Patrolman Frank D. Cataldo

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

November 3, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman Cataldo.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 13, 2019

Did not know this page existed. Good to hear positive things about my Dad. Thank you to all officers for your service.

Jeanne Bogart
Daughter

January 6, 2016

I grew up two houses away from the Cataldo family, and I now wear the same uniform that Frank did so many years ago. He was a true hero and will never be forgotten. RIP.

PO/Pilot John Venturo
SCPD - Neighbor

November 19, 2015

I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Cataldo and his family. He may be gone but not forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

November 2, 2015

GOOD TO HEAR GREAT THINGS ABOUT MY DAD

MICHAEL CATALDO
son

July 22, 2015

Thanks for the kind words. I miss my Dad very much. I wish I knew him.

Nick Cataldo

Nick

April 3, 2015

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 17, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 40th 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
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

November 3, 2011

"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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 20, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 31, 2007

ALWAYS A GIVER........He was an inspiration and a role model to me.............HE RESTS IN THE WARMTH OF HIS LOVE...

Det. Mike Koszalka
SCPD 1972-98

January 10, 2007

34 years later you are not forgotten. Rest in Peace Brother.

Police Officer
SCPD Highway Patrol

November 3, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero.

November 3, 2004

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