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Sergeant John Francis Crowley

Englewood Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Sunday, January 12, 1975

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Reflections for Sergeant John Francis Crowley

Rest in Peace Sgt. Crowley. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Crowley Family and the Englewood Police Department.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

August 30, 2021

So sorry to read this . John and I served together in the Marine Corps. We were in platoon 355 at Parris island in 1959 and later in the same unit at Camp Lejune NC. C co 1st battalion 2nd Marines 2nd Marine Div. I was in law enforcement as well retiring after 33 years with the Norfolk Police Dept in Virginia.

Investigator E. Glenn Baynor, Retired
Norfolk Police Department

June 26, 2021

You are as dear to me now as you were when on earth. I love you.



Michele J. Valentino

January 12, 2021

Rest in peace always and know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 10, 2020

Rest in peace

Thomas Simpson
Police Unity Tour

May 13, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant Crowley.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 29, 2020

He was the nicest person you could ever want to meet, always smiling , served his country as a Marine and the Police Dept in the utmost honor, the true definition of an American Hero , never stopped missing him or his family. John and his brother, fellow officer James Crowley helped me tremendously as a trouble teen and I will never forget them for what they both did for me. Miss John, JJ, Cappi , Carlo, and their children and wish them the best!.

Brian Larson , his nephew

July 8, 2014


Joe SOn

November 8, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives an7 you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Laslater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all of those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever, .

Rest In Peace

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

January 12, 2012

Rest in peace, you are not forgotten.

Senior Trooper
Virginia State Police

July 19, 2011

Hey Dad. Your new Grandaughter Hannah Crowley is doing great and will hear all about you when she gets a bit oldfer. Love ya Joe

joe crowley

May 8, 2011

Dear John:

I love you. I miss you.



Michele Janet Valentino

October 1, 2010

Rest in peace Brother.

Kevin T Ryan
Ex- New Jersey Cop

January 11, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 4, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 11, 2007

I met Barbara and she told me about your life. I could not help but to be touched. My prayers to you and your family and may you rest in peace.

PO Rick Moreno
Great Neck Estates Police, New York

July 23, 2007

Went to the cemetary today. Miss you no less than 32 years ago.

P/o Joe

February 22, 2007

May you Rest in Peace.

January 12, 2007

You are always remembered. Rest in peace.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 12, 2006

rest in peace my brother. you are missed.

catherine beneventano

May 25, 2005

Rest in peace my brother.

Police Officer
Burlington Township PD

December 19, 2004

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