Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Emerson J. Dillon, Jr.

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Thursday, October 24, 1974

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Reflections for Trooper Emerson J. Dillon, Jr.

Never forget you Sir. God Speed and RIP.

Sr. Trp. Ken Andrus and Family
Oregon State Police (Former Sworn) Portland Area Command

November 13, 2013

Dear Parole Board Members:

I ask that you once again DENY PAROLE to John Ruzas, inmate #75C0385. He was denied parole in 2011 and I ask that you continue to deny his parole. This inmate brutally murdered Trooper Emerson Dillon, of the New York State Police.

On October 24th, 1976, Trooper Dillon had made a traffic stop on a car containing inmate #75C0385 and another man after the two had just committed an armed robbery. Inmate #75C0385 gunned down Trooper Dillon in cold blood during the traffic stop.

Violence against law enforcement officers is on the rise. Many officers have lost their lives to parolees. Inmates who take the life of an officer should be subject to serve their full sentence, without parole. In the case of inmate #75C0385, a life sentence should mean just that.

Trooper Dillon had 6 young children! This terrible offense changed the lives of his wife and all of his young children. It was intense! He was doing his job and was gunned down, by a ruthless, uncaring man who doesn't deserve the luxury of freedom and happiness to enjoy his family and friends. He took that away from Trooper Dillon and his family because of greed and lack of respect toward others. Please make a just decision and deny this undeserved parole.

As a concerned citizen, and in the interest of public safety, I am asking that you DENY PAROLE to inmate #75C0385. Justice demands that he be made to spend every day of his life in prison.

Sincerely,
Shari A Ely

Shari Ely

October 18, 2013

No Parole please out of respect for the family and sacrifice of Trooper Dillon.....

Trooper Shad Crowe
NYSP

October 17, 2013

I wrote my no parole letter. I am the daughter of THP Officer Douglas Tripp, New Tazewell TN. who was murdered May 19, 1991. No Officer's murderer should ever be allowed to see the light of day. The murder took my dad's right to live, my family's right to have a husband, father, son, brother, etc. Why should the murderer have the right to be released and go on with his live?
I feel the same about Officer Dillion and his family. Let JUSTICE PREVAIL!!

Deborah L. Tripp
Ex- Deputy Sheriff

October 15, 2013

I am honored to have sent a "No parole" letter, so your cowardly killer remains locked up and denied the pleasure of living in a world that you made safe for all of us.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County NY, PD

October 14, 2013

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now. God bless your family, friends, and co-workers you tragically left behind. I have submitted my request to the New York State Parole board to deny parole for your murderer. Thank you for your service.

Senior Patrolman Donnie Meaders
Wewoka (OK) P.D.

October 14, 2013

Submitted online no parole letter. We've got your back, brother.

Lee Brown

October 13, 2013

My 'No Parole' letter was also sent today Trooper. I will forever stand against parole for any person that murders an Officer.

Cynthia Starr

October 11, 2013

I was honored to send off my 'No Parole' letter today for you, my brother in blue. Thank you for your sacrifice and may you and your wife forever, rest in peace. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!

My prayers continue to be with your family, friends and co-workers.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sgt. Mitch Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

October 11, 2013

I just learned of your wife June's death today, when a Trooper from Troop T called me. He was on the way back from her calling hours and had brought his KI( named after you to meet the family. He is so honored to have his K9 named after you a fallen hero. As you and June are now together, please know that you, June, the rest of your family and the NYSP remain in my thoughts and prayers.

Ellen Guerdat
Gates Police Victim Assistance/President Genesee Valley Concerns of Police Survivors

Ellen Guerdat
Gates Police Victim Assistance/Genesee Valley C.O.P.S.

September 30, 2013

Condolences to the family members of Emerson Dillon on the occasion of the death of his widow, June Dillon, September 25, 2013.

Rev. David Nethercott
June's Pastor

September 26, 2013

IN HONORE CASORUM
Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

October 24, 2012

In October of 1974 I was a rookie in the Central NY Police Academy when our class was notified of your death just a few miles away.

In February 1994 I walked into roll call as a brand new Lt. and met your son who had just graduated several months prior from the academy. Now Sgt. Dillon, he truly is a credit to our Department and to our profession.

May you rest easy Sir.

Lt. James Quick
Syracuse Police (retired)

March 7, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 36th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your sacrifice was made so many years ago. Evil was, is, and will be a part of life just as goodness such as yours will also be present.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 24, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 36th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your sacrifice was made so many years ago. Evil was, is, and will be a part of life just as goodness such as yours will also be present.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 24, 2010

On the 35th anniversary of your death, members of the SP are thinking of you and your family...Rest in peace.

Anonymous

October 24, 2009

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year that I was hired. While it's been many years since your passing, I'm sure those you left behind and those whom with you served with distinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thank you for your service and for looking out for us who continue in our chosen profession. Rest in peace Trooper Dillon.

Sgt. Robert Mau Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 19, 2008

Although years have past, the story of your bravery still exist. You are the Finest of the Finest and will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace and God bless you and your family.

RETIRED DETECTIVE FRANK DEMARCO
NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

October 24, 2008

We remember Trooper Dillon's valiant and heroic actions today, the 34th anniversary of his tragic death. The New York State Police is a better organization due to Trooper Dillon's service to the State of New York.

Rest in Peace, Trooper.

Members of Troop "T"
New York State Police

October 24, 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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 20, 2007

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE.

THIS WRITER IS PLEASED THAT TWO OF THE SHOOTERS HAVE DIED AND THAT THE OTHER IS STILL IN PRISON, I PRAY THAT LIFE IN PRISON STILL MEANS LIFE IN PRISON

Pat Van DenBerghe
Manchester, h

October 20, 2007

This happened near where I grew up. I read about it. I still have the newspaper article about the trial. I was 19 years old, intent on a career in law enforcement. I remember.

I still remember. Only now I appreciate much more what you did and what it cost.

God bless and keep you, Trooper. Thank you for your service.

I will always remember.

Ptl Mike Ryan
NYS University Police Brockport

October 24, 2006

May you Rest safe with Our Lord and may He Bless your loved ones.

October 24, 2006

what bravery! working solo as most troopers do you unfortunately paid the ultimate price for doing your job.

p.o. john engebretsen
nypd

March 21, 2006

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero. God bless.

October 14, 2004

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