Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Connie Smith Hawkins

Chester City Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, July 1, 1993

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Reflections for Police Officer Connie Smith Hawkins

Sleep Sister Sleep

Mary Curren, wife of Sgt. Jack Curren
Chester PA PD

March 6, 2024

Officer Hawkins,
You are not forgotten by the men and women in law enforcement. RIP

Mike Kane, Detective Boston Police (RET)
Boston Police

July 3, 2023

Rest in peace Officer Hawkins.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 1, 2023

She had an influence in many kids. I am serious. She was a Karate instructor locally. She had a very calm, supportive demeanor. She was a hero of my childhood. I will forever hold her name in my heart.

Bernie Minor

February 25, 2023

I was in law enforcement for 35 yrs(over 1/2 my life) in various aspects. As an armed security guard in 69th St Terminal over a yr, as a Police Officer with the Del. Co. Park Police for over 5 yrs, as a Death Investigator with the Del. Co. Medical Examiner for over 17 yrs., and as a Deputy with the Del. Co. Sheriff's Office for 10 1/2 yes.
In my experience I have worked along side numerous Police Departments & agencies(local, county, state & feds). I have always considered these people my brothers & sisters.
In my 17+ yrs. at the M E's office I had the heart wrenching experience of removing 2 bloodied badges. The badges of 2 heroes, 2 partners, 2 friends gunned down, brutally murdered in cold blood.
The 1st July 1, 1993 a "girl cop" named Hawkins, Officer Connie Hawkins. The 2nd some 8 yrs later a boy cop with a girl's name, Beverly, Cpl Michael Beverly.
I would like to think that they are back on patrol, together in a quieter sector known as heaven under with watchful eyes of God & St Michael, protector of the heavens & patron Saint of law enforcement.
Rest in peace.

Deputy Denis M. Cavanagh, Ret.
Delaware County Sheriff's Office

July 1, 2021

Miss Connie we will never forget you or the time you always made for us when we lived across the street from you. You were taken to soon

Jill Mcelwee

July 2, 2020

Officer Hawkins, on this 27th "anniversary" of your heroic yet untimely departure, please know that your law enforcement brethren will never, ever forget you or the sacrifice you made. Thoughts and prayers always to your family and to the men and women of the Chester Police Department. Rest in peace always Blue Angel.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 1, 2020

Rest in peace.


July 1, 2020

I decided to try to find you. You were a close friend to my mom, and a neighbor in our Sun Hill neighborhood! My mom was so devastated when this happened and took your death so hard. I’m so sorry that you had to go this way. I’m so sorry. But I’m glad your with our creator! Rejoicing and being at peace. Rest Well Neighbor ❤️

Leah Ferby

September 14, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. Thank you Hero and your family for your sacrifice and service. Never forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 1, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Hawkins. A true Keystone state heroine. Sad another police officer heinously took your young life.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 29, 2018

I worked with Connie before she became a police officer at another company, she was such a great lady. Always friendly to everyone.


July 2, 2018

Rest in peace.

Lt.Jom Russo

July 1, 2018

You were taken from us 25 years ago today, you’ve never been forgotten.

Robert Archacki 24-200 Captain
City of Chester Police

July 1, 2018

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 25th anniversary of your EOW. Thoughts and prayers for your family, friends and coworkers.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 1, 2018

Hawk, You are always in my thoughts and prayers! Miss You girl! Your Godson is a grown man...25 years old! I still tell him about you.

Retired Patrol Diane Nowell
Chester City Police Department

May 1, 2018

Connie, you are thought about often and I know you still watch out for all of us. Sadly missed and will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. May St Michael continue to keep you in his wings. Love to the HAWK !!!

Retired Off Vanessa Suter
City of Chester Police Dept

July 10, 2017

Time could never erase the horrible news...I never knew you but you chose to serve and protect the city I loved...I just wanted to let you know that you will never be forgotten

Rest in Eternal Peace !
Continue to watch over us all

william shepherd

July 8, 2016

Connors words in Women's Division, Delawate County Prison 1988 when I was 19 and green. "Don't trust these bitches over here for a second. They'll hit you just as hard as the men and they twice as vicious. " You were my senior, and never lived to where I could call you my equal. But your memory lives on in my heart and I think of you every time I hear 911 HamgUp.

Palm Daniel Boyd
Springfield Township PD

July 1, 2016

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

July 4, 2015

I trained you for the street but I didn't do a very good job because I wasn't there when you needed me the most. I'm truly sorry that I failed to protect you. As I'm writing this memo I'm crying because I think of you all the time. I remember how you use to yell at me when I would stop a car and not call out, then you would come searching for me then yell at me. You will be in my heart fore as long as I live.

Michael Kruczaj/ just another patrolman
Chester Police Dept

February 13, 2015

Never forgotten.

Police Officer - -
Mesquite (TX) Police Department

December 1, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 19th 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

December 20, 2012

Aunt Connie,you have been on my mind so much lately, I miss you so much. I miss all the fun times we had as a family. You made the family proud you we're a awesome police officer. Rock on lady hawk. Love always & forever you're neice stacy


January 2, 2012

Officer Hawkins,
On today, the 18th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chester. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



July 1, 2011

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