Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Salvatore Genualdi

Streamwood Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, December 4, 1967

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Reflections for Sergeant Salvatore Genualdi

To dream the impossible dream
To fight the unbeatable foe
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go

And I know if I'll only be true
To this glorious quest
That my heart will lay peaceful and calm
When I'm laid to my rest


December 4, 2019

Gone but not forgotten, Daddy.


December 5, 2018

Sgt. Genualdi was my neighbor and I was 12 years old when this happened. I still remember to this day the tragedy and loss to the Genualdi family. His son was a friend and playmate and I hope he knows his father was never forgotten.

Investigator Edward Gordon
Erath County District Attorney's Office, Stephenville TX

August 29, 2018

Sergeant Genualdi's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 12-30-17 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police

December 30, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother. You are remembered and honored on the 50th anniversary of your E.O.W.

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

December 4, 2017

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Genualdi. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 29, 2013

I remember that my father (Officer Donald A. Wisniewski) telling me in complete detail - as a young child that he was on duty that unfaithful night where Sgt Sal lost his life. My father was a part-time Streamwood Police Officer on duty that day and assisted his partner Sgt. Sal on Route 20 to set up a road block of an on coming vehicle pursuit with gangster. Both squads blocked the two lane roadway and as the vehicle approached, the pursuing vehicle deliberately swerved to the right into Sgt. Sal and the event afterwards that happened seeing his friend and partner down. My father told me that he tried to help Sgt. Sal after he was run down by the gangsters car by holding him in his arms as he slowly passed away from his injuries. Sgt. Sal made some specific statements to my father that I can still remember my father to me. My father told me that he tried everything possible to save his friend and partner. He had also told me that Sgt. Sal was a "GREAT" law enforcement officer and friend, also he did everything possible to protect the public, even if it ment loosing his life. The events of that night has taken an ultimate toll on my fathers life as i personal witnessed first hand that it ate away at him until he passed away in 1983 at the age of 47 years old. God bless my father , Sgt. Sal and the Village of Streamwood.!

Ofc. Donald.A. Wisniewski
Streamwood Police Department

December 21, 2012

45 Years Daddy and I have never forgotten the oath you took to protect and to serve. Ever December the anniversary of your death reminds me of the other officer Thomas Tinerella who gave his life also protecting and serving six months earlier than you. Your Granddaughter recently found this site and we never knew about it. I love you Daddy.

Sarah Gillen
Family Survivor

December 4, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 44rh 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
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 4, 2011


It's been 40 years since you were taken from everyone brother, rest easy.

Vince King, Cmdr
Streamwood PD (retired)

December 9, 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 3, 2007

You were both (Thomas & Salvatore) gone long before I started at Streamwood but as a rookie, I learned about both of you from officers who had worked with you when I started. I consider myself lucky because I made my retirement but both of you always come to mind here and there. Your names are enshrined at the PD doorway and will always be remembered. Rest easy my brothers.

Retired Streamwood PD

December 11, 2006

We will not let you be in peace, my brother

Peace Officers Memorial Foundation of Cook County Illinois

September 1, 2003


I was that kid that was such a pest. You really didn't care to have me around too much. But one of my biggest accomplishments as a kid was getting you to be okay with me being around the station.

And that day finally came, when I helped you and the others move from 102 Oltendorf to the present police station. All day, you were such a nice guy. We worked our butts off. I went home that day thinking "Genualdi likes me".

You can only imagine how horror stricken I was to wake up the next morning to the news that you had been killed.

Rest in peace, tough guy. I think of you often. Understand that there were many times that I'd face a potentially deadly situation as a cop and I would think of you and your brevity.

Dave Arnold
former Colorado Officer

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