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Patrolman Spiro Nicholas Galanoudis

Monessen City Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, October 19, 1973

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Reflections for Patrolman Spiro Nicholas Galanoudis

I always check in on here and I wanted to say thank you for all the kind reflections everyone has been writing for my uncle spiro im the last left from the family. But from the bottom of my heart thank you for all the kind words aswell thank you.

Michael Galanoudis

March 24, 2024

Patrolman Galanoudis,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Monessen. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 19, 2023

Never forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

October 19, 2020

Always Remembered and Never Forgotten.

Kim Weigand

October 19, 2017

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 19, 2011

"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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

January 15, 2008

Here we are again one year later remembering you and honoring you as always.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

October 19, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service


October 16, 2007

Sleep safe with Our Lord.

October 19, 2006

Remembering you always, especially today. Rest in peace, a hero never dies.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

October 19, 2006

You were our Best Man. and 33 years later I still think of you!


February 15, 2006

May your memory be eternal. GOD Bless you Ofc. Galanoudis.

Reserve Ofc.

October 19, 2005

The circumstances matter not. What does matter is that you gave your life in the line of duty. For that you are a hero and will not be forgotten.

A citizen

October 19, 2004

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