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Special Deputy Marshal Harry A. Belluomini

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, July 20, 1992

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Reflections for Special Deputy Marshal Harry A. Belluomini

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 20, 2020

Deputy Marshal Belluomini,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

July 20, 2017

My father was NYPD. I'm sorry for your loss Karen.

Lorraine A Corso

February 18, 2017

It's been 23 years since you were killed and I still miss you more than ever ~ I hope to see you someday Dad. Your always in my heart ~ Love, Karen

Retired P.O. Karen Belluomini-Blanc
Daughter / Retired CPD

July 20, 2015

RIP Sir

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

July 31, 2012

To Milly--Can't believe it's been 20 years since Harry's tragic death, and that we never got together again, before or after. Ed just died Dec. 29, 2011 (of Cancer) ,and I'm sure he and Harry are having some laughs in Heaven! They were both one-of-a-kind---smart, funny, LOUD, and devoted. We just missed our 50th wedding anniversary by 3 months (and also had a fire ,almost 9 years ago). Your kids sound fantastic~~so are ours ,and they always loved hearing the hilarious Army tales of Ed and Harry ,as did I !! Even so, we can be so proud ! The best to you all~~~

Stevie Schmidt
Wife of Army friend, Ed Schmidt

July 20, 2012

It is hard to believe 20 years have passed since that tragic day. Please know the sacrifice you and Roy made are never forgotten.

Rich Tracy
USMS

July 20, 2012

Thank you for your dedicated service. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon, Ret. Asst. Chief
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

July 20, 2012

Officer Harry and family:

I write from London, England, on a Saturday afternoon, having just finished watching a DVD of the "FBI Files" show episode on 8/12/08, it presented the case that cost you your life.

I would like to simply add, that your efforts were immense, may you forever be remembered by those who loved you the most.

God bless

Unknown Author

February 25, 2012

Oh My Harry,
it will b 19 years that you were taken from me and the "kids" - I still miss you and all the fun we had - struggling to make ends meet - everyone always thought we were loaded because of all the frickin side jobs you had just to make ends meet - they didn't know of all the donations we made to the homeless, the needy people on the side roads, miscellaneous donations we made - but, we were so blessed to have good health and wonderful healthy children and a family of brother/sisters that loved us PLUS wonderful parents from the "Old Country" that instilled LOVE in us.

Every year, me and the "kids" send flowers down to the Federal Bldg. - They said they would never forget, well, we won;t ever let them forget until our last breath! - Your life never should have been taken away from us - but like we always said, when you're in the Fed. Bldg. its like another world where the criminals have their rights.- you're rights were taken away from us - you missed so many family events but you were always there with us - even today after 19 years, we still talk about "My Harry" - I love You Always - til we meet again, Ti Adamo, Ja Te Volim - Happy Anniversay in Heaven...All My Love, Millyu P.S. They still screw up our name, I guess all the ones never had phonics in school!

Milly Belluomini
Wife

July 19, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 18th 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 the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family has certainly honored their father by continuing your legacy of protecting and serving.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 20, 2010

Thank you for your dedicated service to law enforcement and to others. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

July 20, 2010

Officer Harry:

I just finished watching the "FBI Files" show episode on 8/12/08, it presented the case that cost you your life.

Please allow me to say that by watching it I learn what an amazing human being and an extraordinary officer you were. To have the presence of mind to take four rounds on the criminal, while he was dying! This is admirable and, as the sister of a policeman, I know by heart that your emblematic of the great majority of our Law Enforcement Agents all over this country.

Although the events this episode portrait took place so many years ago, I was able to feel the frustration all your collegues felt for not been able to capture these two criminals and have them face the Laws of our Land, as it should have happened. The only thing that makes me feel a bit better is the thought that those two are rotting in hell!

Your sacrifice should mean so much not just to Law Enforcement agents, but to Americans in general. You did not back off your duty; even when you knew it was going to cost you your life. I wonder how many of us Americans have that amazing strenght and powerful resolution to own to our difficult moments regardless.

Agent Harry, thank you for your sacrifice, it will never be forgotten.

Margaret Ellis
Herndon, Virginia

Margaret Ellis
Private Citizen/Sister of a Police Officer

August 12, 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 20, 2008

I have seen movies based on this story before and I have seen the story on FBI Files. This is a sad and tragic reminder of the dangers we face every day under all sorts of circumstances. Deputy Marshall Belluomini is a true hero and will always be remembered as such, and may God always protect and watch over his children, who I understand are also in law enforcement, from above. Rest in Peace sir.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

February 15, 2007

Harry, I knew you by reputation only when you worked in Area 5 and I was in the district. I can picture you coming down the stairs, bringing someone to the lockup, your tie was always undone, and I got the feeling you most certainly DID NOT approve of "broads on the job" by your demeanor, which was pretty much the norm 25 plus years ago. I mourned for you when you died so tragically, but knew you died a hero, a cop 'til the end.
Fast forward a few years, and I meet your daughter Karen. She is like a female version of you! Loud and opinionated, but a truer friend you could never find. She's tough too, and holds herself to very high standards;you. You are always in her thoughts, and actions, and she has never for one day forgotten the love she felt for you as a father or the gratitude she feels to be your daughter. She has told many stories about growing up, and tells them with love and pride. I am blessed to call her my friend.

Barb Skwarski, retired P.O., CPD

July 28, 2006

Rest In Peace.

#2959
U.S. Marshals

July 20, 2006

Harry,

Today is the 14th year from the date that you were slain. As every year previously, and will always continue, the family places a spray near the plaque that is dedicated to you. The plaque which is permanently affixed in the lobby area on the south end of the Dirksen Federal Building, is a reminder to all, "that you made the ultimate sacrifice ~ your life."

Retired Sergeant Curtis Blanc
Chicago Police Department / Son-in-Law

July 20, 2006

Harry,

I've been pondering a way in which I could start writing this to you, but I just kept putting it off. Seeing as how tomorrow is the anniversary date of that fateful day 14 years ago, I decided I would at least start to leave some sentiments. It seems as though it was yesterday that we worked at the old Area Five (Shakespeare District)together. One could always hear you across the room, from the General Assignments Area to the Homicide Area. There was no guessing as to who was yelling or talking loud~your normal tone. We never worked together, but with your mere presence, you contributed to a camaraderie that has never been duplicated. I remember that you were always there willing to help, which the new Detectives learned to respect and admire. Well, as fate would have it sometime towards the end of 1999 your oldest daughter Karen and I started dating. We fell in love and on November 2nd, 2002 we were married. We both missed your presence, and I know that Karen would really have wanted you to walk her down the aisle, but she knew that you were present. She is so proud of her "Dad." You have left a lasting impression on many, especially for your family. You would be so proud of your wife, my mother-in-law, "Milly" she has withstood so much. She endured losing you, she lost all of your memorable possessions in a chimney fire that totally engulfed the house, and all was lost. "Milly" has still turned out to be a fantastic woman, but you knew that. That's why you married her. "Karen" is just like you, she's a female version, she is loud, stubborn and at the same time loving, caring and a dedicated wife. You would be proud of her police instincts, and her high regard for individualism. She truly is her own person, but that's one of her intriguing qualities. She has proven that she can make it on this job, much against your advice. Guess what? She's into her 17th year, hoping to retire after reaching 20 years.
I'm not going to go too far into Michael & Anne, as at sometime they will probably leave their own "reflection." Michael married Deanna and you have two beautiful grand children, Mike & Ava. They are growing fast, and I'm sure that you would love to play with them and spoil them as they grow up. Michael is also on the Police Department, and is doing well. Your baby girl Anne, is also a police officer and is also doing well.
You would be so proud of the tradition that your children have followed. "THEY ARE SO PROUD OF THEIR DAD"......And wanted to follow in your footsteps. Who would have thought that all three of your children would become Chicago Police Officers?

I know that this kind of rambles, But I will from time to time add other reflections, to bring you current on the family, especially my beautiful wife.

Curt

Retired Sergeant Curtis BLANC
Chicago Police/Son-in-Law

July 19, 2006

To My Late Husband Harry,
I love you and miss you more than I can say....you were such a loving and devoted husband and father to your family and you would be so proud to know that your children followed in your footsteps into law enforcement.
You were a dedicated law enforcement officer and died unfortunately in doing your job which you loved so much.
I just regret that we couldn't share the plans we made -
good times shared in the northwoods and your dream about writing a book about the various stories on the job.
Every July is a month I hate - I relive every day in July until that fateful day when you were taken from us. Thank you for all the fun years we had together and may you rest in peace - until we meet again, Ti Adamo, Milly

Milly Belluomini
Wife

July 14, 2006

Hi Harry - Thinking of you and your family. I not only had the pleasure (and pain) of working with you but the amazing years of living across the alley. I can still hear the laughter and voices of you and my Dad playing pinocle in the yard. The craziness of the Damen & Grace and old Area 5. We never lacked friendship and always found a joke to get back the bleak moments. You'd be proud of your wife and children. They are fighting the good fight. Sure miss the "good ole days." Try and keep it down up there!
Love the Pontoriero-Grimaldi families

Retired Lt. Cindy Pontoriero
Chicago Police Department

July 14, 2006

I had the pleasure to work with Harry at Area 5 Detective Division. Harry was a genuine person with warmth of heart and spirit. Harry is one of the people we worked with and will always remember because he brings a smile to our face just thinking and remembering.
Harry not only graced our lives he gave us three wonderful police officers who are following in those big footsteps. God Bless all.

Sgt. Gillian E. McLaughlin
Chicago Police Department

February 18, 2006

My Dad was always my hero~not because of his actions in the way he died, but because he was such a wonderful father and devoted to my Mom. He made so many sacrifices for us and always put his family first. I still can't believe he's gone and not a day goes by that I don't think of him and his loud voice. I just think how lucky I was to have had him for a father growing up. I love you & miss you Dad ~ Karen

Karen Belluomini-Blanc / daughter
Chicago Police Dept.

January 25, 2006

We won't let you be forgotten. Rest in peace, my brother.


POMFCC

November 3, 2004

I would like to thank Deputy Marshal Belluomini and Frake for there effort in keeping the streets free of predators......there actions will forever be preserved in the movie In The Line of Duty: In a Blaze of Glory.

Anonymous

November 5, 2003

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