Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Paul Heidelberger

New York City Housing Authority Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, July 18, 1992

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Reflections for Police Officer Paul Heidelberger

It is my honor and duty to send my NO PAROLE letter to the NYSDOC.

Det. Billy Russo
Nassau County PD, NY

August 9, 2023

Rest In Peace, Paul. God Bless You. Fidelis Ad Mortem.

Frank R Favilla
NYPD Detective-Retired

July 18, 2023

Proudly submitted my NO PAROLE LETTER , via email, on behalf of HERO
Officer Paul Heidelberger.
To his family, friends and colleagues: I am so sorry for your loss!
To HERO Officer Paul Heidelberger: Thank You for your service and sacrifice. YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN!

Allie Wroten
Proudly Supporting All L.E.O.’s
Wife of a Retired Corrections Deputy

September 10, 2021

Rest In Peace Good Sir

Lieutenant Gregory W. Chupa
NYPD (Retired)

July 18, 2021

RIP PO P. Heidelberger. Your ultimate sacrifice is not forgotten.

Sgt Kenneth J Dombrowski
NYPD 70 Det Sqd

July 19, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Heidelberger and olav hashalom.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 27, 2020

Survivors of the Shield NYPD honors and remembers the Life and Service of
PO Paul Heidelberger

Survivor NYPD

July 19, 2019

Even though it's been many years, you are still loved & missed as if you left us only yesterday. Many family events make your absence almost unbearable.
You are my hero, my friend, my confidant and my dearly loved brother. I will always think of you as my baby brother. Love you forever & always


July 18, 2018

Rest well my brother. Thank you for your service.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

July 18, 2017

Officer Heidelberger, today marks the 24th year since your senseless death. Part of me believes that the man who killed you felt he was doing the right thing (at first) in his twisted way, but to shoot you and the other man in the head only shows that he was not simply a complete moron, but a dangerous lunatic. I pray to GOD he never sees the light of freedom as long as he lives.

You did your best to help others and you did it in the name of the NYC Housing Police, an agency that was destroyed in the name of fiscal responsibility. Your agency is simply a part of history and you are a part of the history of the New York City Housing Authority Police and a lost Brother.

God Bless and may your eternal rest be ever peaceful.

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

July 18, 2016

The man I remember from my childhood as "Whipper". A very close friend of my fathers that I will never forget. Always with a smile that could brighten anyone's day. Hope you and my pop have had a cold one on the other side. Thank you for your service, you were a true hero.

Tim Kearney
Family Friend

July 31, 2015

Paul you have not been forgotten. When all of us who served with you are long gone & forgotten, your name will still be there on the Police Memorial Wall in DC and at 1 PP.

New York City Housing Authority Police Dept.

July 24, 2015

You were a friend and a great Police Officer. It has been manny years but you are still remembered.

LTC Philip Berran
US Army

August 2, 2014

Today is the anniversary of the most horrible day of my life. On July 18, 1992 the world needlessly lost a wonderful son, brother, uncle, nephew. You are the most special, caring, loyal, funny and loving person. I was blessed to have had the honor to call you my brother. You will always be missed. Mom is with you now so give her a hug from me. Love you forever.


July 18, 2014

Paul: you were brave,good man who I always have remembered.
Larry Wolfson

Larry Wolfson- citizen

July 24, 2012

I remember that morning like it was yesterday July 18, 1992.Our lives were changed forever and you are missed every day. You left behind 3 nephews who you would be so proud of and I'm sure your living in the same home with them left a positive image of what a true hero is. Someone like you who would always put others first and gave his life doing just that. Now you are with Mom, Dad, Billy, Georgie, Johnny & Laura. And, my dear brother, someday we will be together again. Until then, know that I love you forever.

Mary Correira
Proud Sister

July 17, 2012

July 17, 1992 we were out planning our upcoming vacation. This night you were taken from us by a brutal excuse of a man. You were simply helping a friend as you would always do. I often ask myself if I could have done something differently to change the outcome of that horrific night , there is just no answer to the question.Tomorrow I will be visiting you at the cemetery and I wanted to take time now to reflect on our friendship, which I will cherish forever. 20 years is a long time and you would think the pain would lessen, but it just doesn't.
I am happy to report that you have left behind a great bunch of nieces and nephews who adored and worshiped you....rightfully so .... they (all but 1) have turned into fine young adults. I know they all try to mirror their lives after yours. Even those who never had the chance to meet you, know of you and the pleasure you brought to our lives.
Thank You for being my best friend, I will miss you forever.

Steve Portigiano
Comrade Forever

July 6, 2012

20 years this month you were taken from all of us that loved you and speaking of you still brings smiles and tears to our eyes.
Our three boys know you as "Uncle Paul", though they never had the chance to meet you. They have heard all about you, what a great friend you were, the great times we had and believe you have been their guardian angel from heaven. We miss you! Always in our hearts.

Anthony & Janet Bernardini

July 5, 2012

Almost 20 years since that fateful day when you were called home and not a day goes by that I don't think about you. Still in our thoughts all these years later and of course always in our hearts.

Anne Fullam

May 8, 2012

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 solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 18, 2010

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

Robyn Wilkes

July 16, 2009

Paul it has been 17 years since you were called home. On 01/02/2009 Mom joined you,Dad,Bill and John in Heaven.I hope you all keep watch over those of us who are still down here waiting for our time to be called home.

Tom Heidelbereger

April 6, 2009

Hey Paul,

It has been a while since I last thought about you. Sorry. We were good friends in Our Lady of Lourdes and then at St. Francis Prep. Although we started hanging with different crowds during high school (mine a bit seedier than yours), we still had lunch together nearly everyday. I was visiting the Prep website earlier and I read that another friend of ours, Sean McKeon, passed away. A few weeks after graduating from high school, Sean was involved in a horrible car crash and lost use of his legs and partial loss of his arms. You, Sean and I really enjoyed each other's company for a while. Time goes by so fast and you sometimes forget to realize how much people mean to you until they are gone. You were such a good guy - such a straight shooter and never afraid to speak your mind. I have awesome memories of our Queens Village years; thank you. I'm not sure what happens to us after we pass, but I would hope that both you and Sean are somewhere good. You were a rare breed on this planet and I'm glad to have known you. Take care.

Charlie Lauth
Childhood Friend

November 22, 2008

Paul, it has now been over 16 years since you were taken away from us, but the heartache is still the same. Always in our hearts, loving and missing you always.

Anne Fullam
Paul's niece

October 27, 2008

Rest in Peace on the anniversary of your acension to Heaven. Your brothers and sisters in the NYPD will never forget......

Sergeant Chris DiToro

July 18, 2008

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