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Patrolman James Cosgrove

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, October 7, 1966

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Reflections for Patrolman James Cosgrove

Rest in peace young man

Carson loveless

February 3, 2024

We will never forget Jim, and his family who've sacrificed so much.

We organize a race in honor of Jim, and all members of NYPD, who have died in the Line-of-Duty. The annual NYPD Memorial 5K Run takes place on the same roadway (Westside Highway) that Jim was unfortunately taken from us. Visit

Tom Biggers, President
NYPD Running Club

April 22, 2022

Rest in peace Patrolman Cosgrove.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 2, 2022

Rest In Peace hero ! Never forgotten . I pray your family lives on and we’re looked after .

Brendan O’Hara
Po O’Hara

October 7, 2021

Jimmy was my cousin and was one of my hero’s . He and his sister Carol often baby sat me. His passing was one of the great tragedies of my early life.

Michael Cosgrove

December 1, 2020

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

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

October 7, 2020

I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Cosgrove and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO!

Robyn Wilkes

October 5, 2015

Hi Carol. My father was James' cousin Ed. I just wanted you to know that I named my son James.


March 31, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 47th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. 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.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 3, 2013

Today on the anniversary of our death we remember you and thank you Sir for your service.

Pat Van DenBerghe
Neighbors for a Better manchester, NH

October 7, 2007

May you Rest in peace and may your family be Blessed by Our Lord.

October 7, 2006

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

God bless. Rest in peace.

A grateful citizen.

October 7, 2004

Jim and I attended the Police Academy together. Our wives were school friends as well as neighbors. Upon graduation from the academy, we both had the pleasure of being assigned to the 79Pct. We had some great times together. Jim was one that would always make you laugh even in the most critical of situations. We grew up together as rookies and I will always miss him. Rest In Peace Jim !

Police Officer--Al Yevoli

This is dedicated to the love of my life. My husband James Joseph Cosgrove. He was a very dedicated father who loved his family very much. He will never know, or maybe he does know, just how much he was and still is missed. He was always a very happy guy. Always saw the funny things of life. He loved life itself. He always found time for his kids. There was a lot of joy in out household because of James. I know that our Lord, has our lives in the palm of His hands.
God bless you all.
His wife

Carol Cosgrove

Rest well my dear friend till that one day when all of your brothers and sisters in blue will be reunited in Heaven along with all of those that loved you and miss you so much. But till that day comes look over your family and protect those gates well.

Joseph Caragiulo
Miami Police (retired)

Blessed are the peacemakers,For they shall be called sons of God." Matthew 5:9

My brother Jim was born on September 8,1940. He Inlisted in the United States Army on September 10,1957,joined the 82nd Airborne Divisiion and earned his Parachutist Badge. He was discharged from active duty on September 17,1960.
He married his wife on Febuary 17,1962 and they had four children,twin girls, and two boys. He joined the New York Police Department and graduated the police academy on October18,1963.
I still miss him.

Arthur Cosgrove
Family , Brother

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