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Auxiliary Police Officer Armando Rosario

New York City Police Department - Auxiliary Police Section, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, March 25, 1992

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Reflections for Auxiliary Police Officer Armando Rosario

To a friend/ Brother In-law it’s been 30 years and I know you still walk bye my side. I still remember all the good time we had . Memories never let you forget Love and miss you . Till we meet again Stay Golden.

Carlos Torres
Friend/ Brother In-law

March 25, 2022

On this day we salute your heroism and honor your ultimate sacrifice to the citizens of NYC.

You will be remembered for eternity.

Private Citizen
46 pct

March 25, 2021

Rest in peace, brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

March 25, 2021

Auxiliary officer Rosario, 28 years ago today you where murdered while trying to take a criminal in custody. Rest easy

Mark Mottola

March 25, 2020

Rest In Peace brother

Auxiliary Police Officer Bryan Hernandez
New York Police Department (75 Precinct)

March 25, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you Hero and your family for your courage, sacrifice and service. Always remembered.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 25, 2020

Wow how time flies and the memories are still intact in both my mind and heart. I still remember your smile and the way you made fun of me and your lil brother. Knowing that you And your lil brother Tony are finally reunited, brings peace to my heart I know how much he loved and missed you and your mom. May you all Rest In Peace.

Jasmin Muniz
Childhood Friend

March 16, 2019

Very brave of you. Rest In Peace Brother.

SDS Mark McCormack
NYPD Retired

March 25, 2018

On this 26th anniversary you are not forgotten by friends, family, and members of all Auxiliary Police in the State of New York. I wish that I could finally say that the working conditions for Auxiliary Police Officers finally improved but they haven't mainly due to the liberals who still tear away at the respectability for all police officers and continue to further emasculate the departments. Rest in peace you did your job and showed that Auxiliary Police Officers are truly the best in volunteers.

Retired Police Officer I. Howard Friedma
New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation Police Department

March 25, 2018

Rest in peace my hero. Thank you for your service and sacrifice to our community.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

March 25, 2018

Auxiliary Police Officer Armando Rosario will never ever be forgotten. He's a hero in so many ways. May his soul rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

February 19, 2018

I'm the Auxiliary Coordinator at the 46 Precinct, I am looking for the family members of Armando Rosario, you can email me with the information, very important, the police department was trying to do an event to remember Armando.

PO Valdez

January 19, 2018

I was only 2 when he passed and never really got to know him but i wish i did. But im just very happy i had the oppurtunity to be raised by his brother who was my father. This year that passed 2016 on chirstmas eve my father died and it took a real toll on my life. But i know you both up there together and grandma watching over me and his 2 sons u never got to meet and his wife my mom which they made every year count till his last day....i was looking you up and noticed my dad never forgot about you he still made a few comments so i decided to just put up little something. We miss you all and will always love ya

Tiffany santos

July 22, 2017

The Promise: Always honored, never forgotten, forever grateful for his service to his community and to our nation.

Sgt. T. Jake Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

March 25, 2017

Still remember that day.. Those we Love don't go away, They walk beside us everyday... Unseen , Unheard , but always near , STILL LOVED , still MISSED and very dear. Never got a chance to tell you thank you for always being a good friend a brother inlaw. Thank you for your service may God bless you always.

Carlos Torres
Brother inlaw / friend

November 21, 2016

Thank you for your bravery Officer Rosario, may your sacrifice never be forgotten. Sleep in peace, kind Sir.

Civilian Joe Collazo

October 13, 2015

March 25, 1992 seems like a long time ago and in a way, it is. For those who miss you every day, it probably seems almost like yesterday since they got the news, and centuries since they last saw you, heard your voice and felt your touch.

Whatever became of the victim? Did he go on to make a good life for himself and honor your sacrifice while helping him? We can only hope.

Did the man who murdered you repent? Did he see the error in his ways and reform himself into a model citizen who hopefully still resides in prison? Was he set free and if so, what did he do with his life?

Your family, friends and co-workers have never been set free and yet, I hope and pray they feel the comfort of your presence always as you continue to watch over them.

God Bless on this 23rd anniversary of your sacrifice and may you eternally Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

March 25, 2015

It was a privilege to serve as your auxiliary police coordinator.

Rest in Peace, Armando. It has been so long since you left us. But, our memory of you has never diminished.

P.O. Francis J. Balducci (Ret.)
New York City Police Department, 46th Precinct

December 5, 2013

Armando, I recently upon the occasion of my graduation from John Jay College of Criminal Justice received a Memorial Award Plaque that was named after you that was presented to me by the Auxiliary PBA and John Jay College of Criminal Justice. It is given to a Senior with the Highest GPA that serves a Auxiliary Police Officer helping his community while also studying at John Jay College. It is called the "Armando Rosario Memorial Award". 20 years after you gave your life for the citizens of NYC, You are remembered by the John Jay College Community, Your Fellow APO's and Me. I been familiar with your story for a long time and to receive a award named after you was a Honor. I hope to make you proud and continue serving as a Great Auxiliary Police Officer just like you were. I display the award in my home with Honor and Remembrance. When Someone asks me who was "Armando Rosario", I will tell them your story and Tell them you were a Hero. To receive the award at the same age that you lost your life, broke my heart. You will always hold a special place in my heart. Armando, Rest in Peace, Your A Hero of the City.

A/P.O. Christian Durante
NYPD Auxiliary Police 68th Precinct

September 4, 2013

Brother Armando Rosario I remembered you today. You stood for what is the absolute best in the Auxiliary Police for the State of New York. As a former Auxiliary Police Officer myself I always knew that we will always answer the call to help another person whether or not we are on duty and without regard for our own personal safety. Brother Rosario your sacrifice came at the same week as a NYPD Officer from the 100 Pct. and Capt. James Rodriguez of the NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation Police. I make this promise to you, members of the Auxiliary Police in New York State, and the HHC Police Department that I will continue to fight for the rights of Auxiliary Police Officers in New York State and the HHC Police Department with every breath in my lungs and ounce of my strength.

P.O. I. Howard Friedman
NC HHC Police Dept. (retired)

March 25, 2013

As a new appointed NYPD A/PO and being on the streets for few months i now understand how much you have give to safe guard our city.

I am honored by your bravery,and promise you i would uphold your memory by perfoming my duty with the same passion as you did.

No one can kill the gratitude and pride we all share because of you.

Thank you Officer rosario.

APO Gustavo Aragon
NYPD 100TH precint

November 7, 2012

May he rest in peace.

APO L. Morales
Yonkers Police Department

October 29, 2012

Officer Rosario-

Twenty years have passed. I remember that tragic day in the Bronx.


April 3, 2012

Officer Rosario we never met but we shared the same life experiences as Auxiliary Police Officers. At the time of your passing I was a Police Officer with the NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation Police Department. I never ever forgot where I came from and carried the professionalism that I learned as an Auxiliary Police Officer. I will continue the fight to upgrade both Auxiliary Police Officers and HHC Police Officers with every once of my strength and with every breath that I take. You were a shining example of the best of the best of NYPD and one day I hope that Auxiliary Police Officers will no longer be treated as fourth class citizens in New York State. Rest in Peace my brother and you were joined in Heaven 20 years ago with Capt, James Rodriguez of HHC Police and James Alcamo of NYPD who were both killed the day after you. May G-d grant peace and serentity to your family and friends and may you never ever be forgotten.

Retired P.O. I. Howard Friedman
New York Health & Hospitals Corporation

March 27, 2012

Officer Armando Rosario,

I miss you so much. I remember you so vividly and how full of life you were. You were a big brother to many of us growing up. You took us out and showed us many fun times. Many of us did not have dad's or an older sibling. But we had you. I should be so lucky to have the chance to meet up with you in heaven. Until the day comes for me to meet my maker..............please put in a good word for me.
Love Always #4-C

Apt# 4-C
Childhood Friend

March 25, 2012

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