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Corporal Richard Fitzgerald

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Friday, June 10, 1898

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Reflections for Corporal Richard Fitzgerald

Cpl. Fitzgerald,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New Orleans. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 10, 2018

I visit your grave often and am proud to have your picture hanging on my wall everyday. It's an honor to know that my blood comes from such dedicated, strong men. God Bless and we will meet one day.

Craig Blalock
Great great grandson

June 28, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 15, 2015

Great Great Grandfather Richard,
I am proud to be your great great grandson. Your strong blood flows through all of the Fitzgerald men that your legacy has left on this earth. I am filled with a great honor to have the same blood coursing through my veins. As another person stated in a reflection, we have never forgotten you and are all extremely proud. Thank you for the gift of my life and for your service , sir. Would have loved to have known you personally, but this brings me closer to knowing you and our legacy.

Rest in peace sir

Your Great Great Grandson,

Ryan Patrick Fitzgerald

Ryan Patrick Fitzgerald
Great Great Grandson

July 17, 2013

My Great Great Granfather Richard, although I did not know you, having found you and seeing your picture fills me with a great pride knowing that you gave your life to keep our city safe. I am also a Fitzgerald, and I carry that name with honor, as my father before me. Thank you for your service and passing your strong blood that flows through all of us Fitzgerald men and women that your legacy has beared. I hope you would be proud of the man I am and I strive to be everyday.

Rest in peace sir,

Your Great Great Grandson,

Ryan Patrick Fitzgerald

Ryan Patrick Fitzgerald
Great Great Grandson

July 16, 2013

Having seen your picture for the first time, great grandfather, I can't help but feel emotional. I am very proud of you and the fact that I am a Fitzgerald, a name that I carry proudly and with honor. Rest in peace and may we meet in heaven one day.....

Patrick M. Fitzgerald
Great Grandson

July 16, 2013

Rest in peace brother, and thank you for your service. Your sacrifice was not in vain, and there are many of us who still serve proudly with the New Orleans Police Department today. Watch over us as we carry on the mission to protect and serve the people of our beloved city.

P/O II Michael Rooney
New Orleans Police Department

May 20, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 114th anniversary year 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 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

November 17, 2012

You are not forgotten.

Sergeant Scott Monaco
New Orleans Police Department

June 11, 2010

I ran into your decended family members at your grave last year in Metarie Cemetery placing flowers \"lillies\" on your plot. They were very proud of you. In SPITE of 106 years having passed, they HAD NOT forgotten.

Sgt. Louie Orduna

December 24, 2005

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