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Police Officer John Francis Duffy

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, December 10, 1983

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Reflections for Police Officer John Francis Duffy

Today, December 10, at 5:03pm marks the 36th anniversary of your death.
Jack, you are missed and loved.


December 10, 2019

Another birthday Decenber 2 and you would have turned 58. - instead you are forever 22. Missing you, Jack.
Love always

Nancy Pokorny

December 2, 2018

You would have loved Eagles winning the Superbowl hope you had a bird's eye view from your seat in heaven still miss you everyday goon it up

Daniel P Duffy

September 8, 2018

Today marks 33 years of missing you in our lives.
Always n our thoughts and hearts.


December 10, 2016

Carry you always in my heart!!


January 17, 2016

A Hero now in Heaven, Always remembered and Never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand

December 10, 2014

As December 10, 2014 arrives tomorrow, remembering you and missing you, Jack, each and every day these past 31 years. Although the anniversary date is a sad day each year, throughts of you bring Mom and the family joy, laughter and loving memories.
Love you always!


December 9, 2014

still wear your badge proudly everyday
you will never be forgotten Danny

Dan duffy
Cousin brother

August 11, 2014

My best friend Jackie- I still think of you everyday and miss you.
You are in our hearts and will always be there -
Love you my brother-

Peter Burke
One of your best friends

January 14, 2014

Missing you each and every day, Jack, as we arrive at the 30 year anniversary date. Still seems like you were taken from us yesterday!
Memories and love keep you in the hearts of your family members and our stories bring you to the neices and nephews who never knew you.

Nancy Duffy Pokorny

December 10, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 28th 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.

I pray for solace for all 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, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 10, 2011

27 years sincewe saw you last.
Always in our hearts, always in our thoughts.


December 10, 2010

Thinking of you today. You are a hero for us to look up too. God bless your family.


December 9, 2010

Keeping you and your beautiful family in our prayers.

Love, Mindy,John&Joey


December 10, 2008

Missing you and always remembering you, especially on your birthday December 2. It is hard to believe 25 years have gone by.
Loving you always,


December 2, 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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

January 24, 2008

Jack, we were friends from "The Bent Elbow". You were a great guy, always happy and laughing, and made everyone around you feel happy. Can't believe that its been 24 years since we were laughing together.

Bettyann (Matkowski) Frederick

December 17, 2007

You will always be remembered for your sacrifice and may you always rest in peace.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

December 10, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

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

December 6, 2007

Always in my thoughts and always missed.


November 4, 2007

Officer Duffy, you are not fogotten, and are in my daily prayers along with all your brother and sisters in Blue who are now patroling the Heavens. Thank you for your hard work and dedication and bravery and sacrifice you gave in protecting the people of PHILLY. God Bless you as you continue to sleep in God's Love and in His Arms
Kathi Halligan Phila PA wife and mom of Philly Police Officers

Kathi Halligan
Philadelphia PA

July 15, 2007

Dear Jack,

I don't know where these 23 years went. I think of you often and miss you even more.


December 13, 2006

Jack, Thinking of you often and missing you always. Rest In Peace. Love, Kevin


December 10, 2006

It is hard to believe that 23 years have passed without seeing Jack's smiling face, hearing his infectious laugh or feeling his great big bear of a hug. We still remember him and his wonderful peace-loving spirit. I guess that is our comfort.
Jack, you have always been loved and you will always be missed.
Your memory lives on through all who knew and loved you. I know that you rest in peace, my little brother. Keep watching over us all.
Always in my prayers and thoughts-


December 9, 2006

Dear Jack,

Although we did not have the honor of meeting you during your brief time here on earth, we feel as though we know you well. That is from the way your family speaks of you.You brought your family wonderful memories. This tradgey ended your life far too soon. Our hero,may you rest in peace and just know how much you are thought of and loved.

With Love and Sadness,John & Mindy

December 9, 2006

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