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Correctional Officer John D'Arcangelo, Jr.

New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York

End of Watch Monday, September 13, 1971

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Reflections for Correctional Officer John D'Arcangelo, Jr.

On this 49th anniversary of your heroic and untimely departure I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection left for you, that you are always remembered by your LE brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

September 13, 2020

I'm always amazed at when the topic of a biased and broken justice system comes up but it is never talked about from the view that the victims and their families are the ones who suffer from that broken system. If the argument is to be made that the justice system is broken, this is a clear cut example of that brokenness. Seven Correctional Officers dead, not only no charges for the suspect, one of several who were responsible, but a pardon and release from prison which leads to two police officers being shot and killed by the same suspect. Two trials resulting in a hung jury followed by a third trial which lead to an acquittal for the murder of two New York Police Officers, which leads to yet another murder in 1984. A conviction and sentence of 107 years in prison for that murder then leads to a parole in 2009, and somehow our justice system is broken but only because it is biased and unfair to the criminals.

To you sir and the several other brave men who sacrificed and left their families far too soon and far too young, we say THANK YOU, and know that you will never, ever be forgotten. Your assailants will surely face a higher court and form of justice at a later time in a different place. Rest in peace always!!!

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

July 1, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

September 13, 2017

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

October 9, 2016

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 42nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 11, 2013

John. I miss you everyday ........ Our Grandchildren are beautiful. Jack looks like you and is a scrapper, Gregory J. is really smart. And Meghan would steal your heart away just like Julie did...........I will always love you and hopefully see you again someday............

Ann Driscoll Retired Corr RN

February 12, 2013

Officer D'Arcangelo,
You are a true American hero, Your courage and bravery during such utter chaos and terror will never be forgotten and will stand as an inspiration to all former, present, and future Correctional Officers in New York and throughout the country. I am blessed and honored to have met your daughter Julie and consider her to be a very dear and close friend, as well as your 3 grandchildren (Greg, Jack, and Meg).

So Rest In Peace Sir, For we have taken over the watch and you are "NOT FORGOTTEN".

Mark S. Carnicelli Correctional Officer

December 18, 2012

Correctional Officer D'Arcangelo, thanks for your service and your sacrifice in defense of the people of New York State and the United States of America. You honored Italy, the country of your ancestors.

Grazie, fratello!

Italian State Police

August 20, 2010

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

Robyn Wilkes

September 4, 2009

You are never forgotten!

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

September 13, 2007

Thank you for your service. Always remembered.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

September 13, 2006

You are not forgotten.
God Bless you and your family.

ACC student

December 29, 2005

You are always remembered in our hearts. Thanks for taking care of us!!! Love your Daughter Julie

Julie Darcangelo Delaney

We miss you John. You will always be with us.

Rich & Sue D'Arcangelo

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