Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Arthur Del Gaudio, Jr.

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Thursday, April 22, 1976

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Reflections for Police Officer Arthur Del Gaudio, Jr.

It has been over 30 years my love. I often think back on the night I said good-bye to you as you went to serve your final shift. As I reflect on it, there are so many things I would have wanted you to know, so many things I would have said and done. Every day that goes by, your face appears before me, your voice and wonderful laugh echo in my ears and the memory of how safe I felt in your arms lingers around me. I tell everyone that enters my life, don't let a day go by without telling your loved ones how much you cherish them and what they mean to you. To live with regret for unsaid things is so very difficult.
I will see you again someday my darling and all the pain and emptiness of life without you will dissapear. I love you still and will for eternity.


October 23, 2006

I am the child that my mother was pregnant with when my father was killed 30 years ago. I am honored to be the daughter of someone that is so respected and is remembered by those that knew him and those that never even met him. A sincere thank you to all the law enforcement men and women that put their lives on the line every day.


May 31, 2006

I turned 7 years old on the day you gave your life in service to the public you swore to protect. I grew up in the Phoenix Metro area, and I thank you for your service to the public, to which I belonged. You did not die in vain, for it was through your sacrfice the Unlawful Flight law came to be. I will never forget you and your sacrafice. Your family, friends, and those who knew you and served with you in Phoenix blue will always be in my prayers.

Ofc. Kelly McClain #380
Chandle PD, Chandler AZ

April 14, 2006

Officer Del Gaudio and I share the same last name but are not related. I am honored to share that name with a man who put his life on the line for our safety. May his soul rest in peace and may his child be blessed as well.
Lou Del Gaudio

December 3, 2005

We will never forget.

Phoenix Police #5817

April 22, 2005

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer. Today, April 22, 2003 we dedicated the shift to the memory of P.O. Arthur Del Gaudio Jr., who died on this date 27 years ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Officer Del Gaudio's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

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