Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Joseph T. Alcamo

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, March 26, 1992

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Reflections for Police Officer Joseph T. Alcamo

When Joe Alcamo passed away, his wife was full term with their first child. Like cop funerals aren't the worst already. Last night I went to a wedding and I danced with that beautiful child. She is engaged to a mutual friend and is the loveliest and spunkiest lady I have ever met. So proud of her police heritage and how the Survivors of the Shield has treated their family. Stephanie, it was my pleasure to meet you and may your dad always Rest In Peace.

Retired Detective Jean Ann Weller

December 5, 2021

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

March 26, 2020

Joe n I played basketball as kids at St Sylvester’s. What a good guy. The last time i saw joe he came up to me while i was waiting to be sworn in at Brooklyn Technical HS Jan 1988. We spoke for a few n i never saw him again. R.I.P. VS

Ret Det 1st Grade Vincent Sinnott

March 26, 2019

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

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

March 26, 2019

It has been 23 years since my cousin Joseph lost his life in the line of duty. Last night another young officer lost his life. It brings back such terrible memories. Joe be there to greet him.

Patti (Costa) Silva

October 21, 2015

I am the man in the car on Rte 347 who asked you about your survivor of the shield plate. So sad to read about your husband . He was so young. My son was 40 when he passed from injuries at the "Black Sunday " fire in the bronx
in 2005. His name was Joey DiBernardo, he was 40.
God bless you and i hope life has somehow been better for
you since that tragic day.
Joe DiBernardo, Sr.

Deputy Chief Joe DiBernardo, FDNY, Ret.

May 13, 2015

Officer Alcamo you will never be forgotten. You passed away on a day that was tragic for all New York. One day earlier APO Armando Rosario of the 46th pct was killed, and on this day Capt. James Rodriguez of the HHC Police was also killed in the line of duty, Together you are all bonded as brothers in heaven and the great work that you all three have done will never be forgotten. RIP my brother.

P.O. I, Howard Friedman
NYC HHC Police (retired)

March 26, 2013

Even though 20 years have passed since Joe went to heaven he is remembered by all who knew him. He was a fine officer, there were NONE better. Those who worked the late tour in Rockaway both in the 100 and 101 became close since there was no one else close by when things became tough. There was a spirit of comradery that prevailed. It didn't matter who needed help, us, housing, transit - we were all blue and that's the way it was and I hope still is today. Joe exemplified that spirit. God bless you Joe, you are in my prayers as are Millie and Stephanie.

Sgt. George (Mike) Moretti
NYCPD - Retired

April 16, 2012

Today is twenty years that you made that ultimate sacrifice in the Rockaways. Joe let it be known that you will never ever be alone because Capt. James Rodriguez of the New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation Police Department joined you in heaven. In Heaven all Police Officers are together and will always be brothers. You will never be forgotten and may G-d grant peace and serenity to your family and friends.

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

March 26, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 20th 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 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Rest In Peace.

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

March 26, 2012

A memorial Mass will be held March 26, 2012 at St. Camillus RC Church! 99-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Rockaway Park, NY 11694 in honor of Police Officer Joseph T. Alcamo.


March 9, 2012

20 years come 3/26/2012 always on my mind., you were a great friend and police officer miss you Joe. your friend Andew Monteleone. Still carry your courtesy badge

andrew M

March 2, 2012

whenever our partners were off and we worked together,we would talk about the old cityline neighborhood,and of course have a night of laughs. R.I.P

retired po bobby molter

February 27, 2012



January 31, 2011


Det. Anthony Agugliaro
N.Y.P.D. / E.S.U.

March 26, 2009

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

Robyn Wilkes

March 24, 2009

Joe it has been a long time. I remember our numerous meetings on the border. When it hit the fan in the Edgemere Houses we could always count on you to be there. Rest In Peace Brother. Until we meet again to walk the streets of Heaven on the midnight tour.

Retired 101 PO

June 1, 2008

Officer Alcamo, May you rest in peace as you walk heavens streets.

Sergeant Chris DiToro

March 26, 2008


Van Den Berghe

February 26, 2008

"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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

January 2, 2008

Joesph was a great friend and a fine officer. I deeply miss him and the fun we had in 100Pct on the late tour quoting honeymooner lines. God Bless

Detective Michael J DiFrancisco

July 18, 2007

Your were a hero. Rest In Peace Daddy. I love you<3

- Steph

Stephanie Alcamo

June 29, 2007

God Bless 15 years gone GOD BLESS

Det Jim Mulligan

March 26, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

December 11, 2006

Rest in Peace in peace


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