Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Allen J. Fednik

Hackensack Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Wednesday, March 5, 1980

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Reflections for Police Officer Allen J. Fednik

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 29, 2021

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Officer Fednik. Honor and dignity will rest with you forevermore.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 5, 2017

Rest in Peace brother. Your legacy will live on. You will never be forgotten.

SPO Greg Salvodon 763
Hackensack P.D.

November 2, 2016

He was a great guy always there when you needed him.

James Pezzillo Sr.Retired P.O#23
Hackensack P.D.

March 5, 2015

35 years have passed and you are still remembered RIP brother

Frank McCall
Police Officer

March 5, 2015

I just started with your agency and saw it's been 32 years since you past. I hope your looking down and watching over all of us. Rest in Peace Brother..

P.O. Frank McCall
Hackensack Police

March 22, 2012

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Officer Fednik.Your bravery won't be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 5, 2012

On the 30th anniversary of Officer Fednik's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Officer Fednik is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

March 5, 2010

I met Al in July of 1973, our first day as members of the Hackensack Police Dept. We became immediate friends, went to the academy together, class 20, worked together and went out together. My best friend. Just a GREAT guy with a great sense of humor. Even today, 35 years later, I think of him and the wonderful life that was taken from all who knew him. Al was the kind of friend that I still can not replace. God Bless you Al, you will always be on my mind and in my prayers.
Walt DeFelice
Middleport, Pa.

Walt DeFelice
Friend, Academy class 20 brother

October 1, 2008



April 15, 2008

Allen many years have passed brother but you have not been forgotten by the retired and present members of the Hackensack Police Department. Rest in peace.

Hackensack PBA #9
Officers of Hackensack Police Dept.

March 14, 2008



March 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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 12, 2007

Thought of often, by a brother a few miles down the road.

PO Patrick Kellett
Fort Lee PD

October 10, 2006

i trained al when he came to the job. there will never be a more sweet guy to work with. al was a good cop;good husband and a great friend. his passing was tragic to all of us. his wife rita was so devastated. al is sorely missed.

john e sprofera sr
south hackensack police retired

November 3, 2004

Allen, I instruct a course on officer safety involving railroads. Your memory is honored by each officer in every class I teach. God bless.

Special Agent Dennis Duncan
Norfolk Southern Railway Police

February 24, 2004

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