Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Randy John Schipani

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, May 8, 1992

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Reflections for Police Officer Randy John Schipani

Never forget.

SSA Steve Kosch Retired

May 8, 2021

I think of him often. We met when I was in College in the early 80’s. He was a kind soul , his father was a hoot !
He was my first friend who ever got killed .
He lived life , his wife and beat all odds to get where he was on that fatal day .
He left his mark on all of us .

Tracey A Starace

August 21, 2020

Will never forget.

Steve Kosch, ATF Special Agent (retired)
APD Zone 3 patrol officer. Worked same watch as Randy.

June 28, 2020

Loved, missed, remembered always.

The Wood Family

May 31, 2020

Randy’s death still shakes me.

T. D. Barge, former Lt.
East Point P. D.

May 8, 2019

I teach a class at the Birmingham Police Academy and always tell them about Randy because I want them to know how important their profession is and the they should cherish every moment. Like Buddy said, Randy was the life of our law School class and that he was loved by all of us. I hope that by mentioning him I am keeping his spirit alive. He is missed.

Michael M. Fliegel
city of Birmingham/Law School classmate

October 15, 2017

I was thinking of Randy this morning, while reminiscing. Randy and I attended Law School together along with others that have left reflections. His infectious smile, brogue and love of life gave us all encouragement as we tackled the academic obstacles we faced. With stellar prose, he was able to almost verbatim recite everything professors were throwing at us. Many a study group, and many a meal were shared. His dream was achieved by becoming an Atlanta Police officer, and though taken too soon, he will not be forgotten

Buddy Macon
Department of Navy

January 23, 2017


Its been 24 years today. I cant believe time has past so fast. I still hear your voice yelling at the prisoner that stole Sgt. Landress purse in the had us all cracking up. Thank you for the memories. With only a few months on, your death opened my eyes to the violent world we live in and kept my head on a swivel the last 24 years. Thank you for your service. RIP Warrior!

Lieutenant Terry Joyner
Atlanta Police

May 8, 2016

I just came across this site and wanted to let everyone know what an amazing man Randy was. He made sure I was safe from an abusive ex husband, and for that I am eternally grateful. The world needs more men like you.

kimberly strickland aka "hamma head"

April 11, 2016


God Bless You


SSgt george gonzalez

May 9, 2015

I was on the police force outside of Philadelphia when Randy was shot. One of the Officers showed me a news headline that said Officer Schipani shot and killed. That really struck home. I do not know how and if we are related, but I can tell you I prayed for him and his family! He sounds like he was a good man.

Christopher N. Schipani
Universal Orlando Security Department

May 8, 2015

I miss you Randy. We were in the same study group all those years in law school. You and Jack, me and Gary. You would cook up your fantastic Italian sausage in olive oil and onions. You taught me how to cook in that special style and it has stayed with me to this day. You were the spark plug that brought sunshine to all who you graced with your presence. You and Gary have gone on to the great beyond and Jack and I have plans to reunite on this earth soon. Jack and I were just talking about you recently. We miss you Buddy and will see you again in Heaven.

Law School Friend
Rush Hospital Therapist

October 11, 2014


I didn't know you well however, we worked a few extra jobs together. I wish had taken the time to get to know you better. Thanks for the friendly conversation Rest in Peace.


December 24, 2013

Schipani I will never forget you or this day I was back home (NY) burying my sister on the very day that you were taken from us.Your smile will forever shine. Never forgotten your sister in Blue and hommie

Retired Police Officer
Atlanta Police Department

May 8, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Detective Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

March 24, 2013

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 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 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. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

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

May 8, 2012

He was mt best friend. It's been 20 years. I still miss him. Randy was the brother I never had, not a day goes by that Idont thik f him.

Jack Daniel

April 1, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Schipani. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 17, 2012

Randy was friends with my family long before he became an officer. His wife has re-married and is still in contact with my mother. If you need to get something to her, please let me know.


US Army

September 28, 2011

I was friends with Randy and lived on his beat. He used to stop by our house especially on Christmas if he was working. Since I retired I've been going through old photos and came across one that was taken of Randy at our house not long before he was killed. I would like to get this photo to his family. If anyone can put me in touch with them I would appreciate it.

Retired Lieutenant Trudy N. Boyce
Atlanta Police Department

July 25, 2011

It's hard to believe that eighteen years have past. I still miss my partner who backed me up from beat 301.

SA Steve Kosch

May 13, 2010

I still remember...

T.D. Barge, Former Lt.
East Point PD, 8 May 2010

May 8, 2010

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace in such incidents & our only real comfort comes from Him. May His strength, comfort & peace continue to be the sustaining force in the lives of all who knew this beloved officer; and may it somehow help to know that,even after all these years,they do not grieve alone.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

October 13, 2009

I went to school with randy and frank schipani when they were still living on long island (NY). we went to Lindenhurst Junior High School and we rode the bus to and from school together. I then remember them announcing they were moving to georgia and would not be going into high school with all of us. Many years later I, myself, moved to Georgia and when Randy's tragic untimely death happened, it was the first time I had seen Randy in a long very unfortunate I had to see him in this light on TV. I have been living here for 16 years now and came across this memorial site and wanted to offer my condolences to his family. I know he is missed so very much. Angela Sposito

Angela Sposito
classmate in junior high school

March 21, 2008

In my first year of law school, Randy was a daily encouragement to me. Every night, as I would walk to class,he and fellow student Jack Daniel would come up, and always provide a positive word, help with notes, or whatever. Randy had a heart for people. That's no doubt why he became a police officer, a great police officer. He is one of the people God brought across my path of life who made a real difference.That made him one of my heroes, long before the heartbreaking tragedy of May 8, 1992. For all of us at birmingham School of Law in those days, Randy was a hero.

Paul South
law school friend

February 13, 2008

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