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Corrections Officer Bruce Mayo

New York City Department of Correction, New York

End of Watch Monday, October 4, 1993

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Reflections for Corrections Officer Bruce Mayo

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

October 4, 2020

I saw the Name on the Correction History Page, I worked with Bruce Mayo in C71 in the early 70s, and later when he worked in Transportation Division he would stop by C74. Rest in Peace Brother, Your Strong Quiet demeaner impressed many.

CO Robert Leibrock
NYCDOC

March 27, 2019

I’d only been with the Department for four years when this happened. It was devastating because this happened to him while he was off duty and it happened in my neighborhood. I heard the shot but had no idea it would be my colleague who’d been shot while acting as a “Good Samaritan”. To this day I remember Bruce Mayo and he will always be remembered. My heart and prayers still go out to his family even after all these years.
Resting In Eternal Peace
10/4/1993

B. Parker C.O.
Department of Correction

October 29, 2018

I said a little prayer today for Officer Mayo and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

September 29, 2015

Loving you and missing you and Tony, now. Mom and Dad are aging gracefully, but that doesn't stop us from missing you, especially me. You were the first baby that I was responsible for. I'll always remember you, no matter how old I get. I miss Antonio also, I hear him in my laugh and miss him more, even though he was a royal pain in the neck, but he is still our brother. I hope you and he are talking it over up there. Your grandson is adorable. Myself and my girls went to his first birthday party. Cynthia is keeping up with him every opportunity she gets to have him and her husband, "Tiny" loves and adores him also. Love you always and forever.

Your Big Sister,
Cheryl

Cheryl
Eldest Sister

August 6, 2014

Still missing you. Now you and Tony are gone and it's just myself, Faith, Dana, Edwin, Steven and Jack. I love you, forever and always. I wanted to go by your grave when we buried Tony, but it was so cold in VA at that time. I think Josh got a chance to visit both gravesides.

Cheryl Cooper
Sister

October 22, 2013

Today, like so many other days, I think about you and I miss you. I see you when I see your son, Christopher all grown up now and a new father. He misses you too and when we all get together we talk about you as if you are physically here with us because there is something that can never be taken away from us -- your memory. Mom and Dad miss you, especially Dad. He works on his yard and I know he wishes he had you to talk to and work along side of him when you're not working. Memories are good and I thank God for them. I love you, forever and always. Your Big Sister - Cheryl

Cheryl Cooper
Sister

April 29, 2013

Oh my goodness!!! I was just talking to someone a few weeks ago about brother Mayo and telling how much of a peace loving man/officer he was and which, unfortunately would ultimately be the cause of his untimely demise. I was deeply affected by this in a way that no one will ever know.
Resting in eternal peace in God's Loving Care!
Gone, but you have not been nor will you ever be forgotten brother Bruce!!!!

Beverly J. Parker (Correction Officer)-1989
Department of Correction NYC
March 23, 2013

Correction Officer
Department of Correction - NYC

March 23, 2013

i remember brother Mayo. i was unable to attend his wake because I stayed behind to work the intake on the 3x11 tour with my Captain Eddie Green. The facility had a bus take all the Officers from RMSC who were able to go. Not everyone could go. I remember the sadness and shock. i remember Spig too. Great guy. Mayo was a well liked guy too. All those years ago....some years later my beloved boss/ Captain Green would be devastated by insurmountable pain at the loss of his only child, a daughter. She, Mayo the list goes on.......i'll never understand. May they rest in peace.

ADW Alison B. Ytreoy
NYCDOC/ C.O./ co worker

March 21, 2013

WOW..... I'm still blown away by the fact that you are not here to help celebrate my retirement. I remember our last conversation just like it was yesterday. I only wish I had come out with you that night when you invited me. I try not to live with regrets but, that's one of them. At leas I would have had the opportunity to say goodbye. Even if I didn't know that would be the last time I would see you. I didn't realize until you were gone that I had truly grown to love you like my brother. I mis your sense of humor your strength and your all around coolness....:0). You used to say when you grew up, you wanted to be like me. Nah bru, I wanted to be like you. I love and respected the fact that you always stood up for yourself and what you believed even when things got rough. They don't make em' like you anymore.....smh. There is so much I would love to talk to you about but I know i'll see you again. Until we meet again Bruce.......

Captain Terre Gittens
NYC Department of Correction

March 20, 2013

To die a hero is one of the most noble and honorable ways to go. Though the loss is hard on family, friends and co-workers, his actions will always be remembered, both on and off the job, and everyone, including myself, is so proud!

Capt. Ralph Greenberg (ret.)
NYC Dept. of Correction

March 20, 2013

RIP

C.O. RETIRED
NYCDOC

February 20, 2013

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 4, 2012

I love you uncle wish you were still here

Joshua Cooper USN
Nephew

August 22, 2012

It's been ove 10 years and I still miss him. He was my first baby for babysitting duty. I love you Bruce.

Cheryl Cooper
Sister

April 23, 2011

IT BEEN ALONG TIME MY FRIEND AND I MISS U I REMBER WHEN U FIRST CAME ON THE JOB REAL COOL WE MET AND U BECAME MY BROTHER HANGINGOUT AFTER WORK AT THE TAIL GATE PARTYS AND EVEN IN VA WERE U MOVEED UR FAMILY THEIR IS NOT A DAY GONE BY THAT I DONT THINK ABOUT IF I WOULOD HAVE MET U THAT NIGHT IF THING WOUD HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT IAM SORRY MY BROTHER BUT U WILL ALWAYS B WITH ME I LOST U ONE YEAR AND MY COUSIN THE NEXT THAT Y IHAVE U AND HIM TATTOO ON MY ARM SO THAT I NEVER 4GET THAT NOTHING IS PROMIS TO US AND ALWAYS TELL UR FRIENDS AND FAMILY THAT U LOVE THEM EVERY DAY THAT IDO ITS A HARD LESSON TO BE LEARNED I MISS U BROTHER AND I WIL NEVER 4GET U PEACE /LOVE/RESPECT I WILL C U AGAIN

CO SPIGNER 5392
CORRECTION FRIEND /BROTHER

February 28, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 16th 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

Anonymous

October 19, 2009

"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
Sergeant
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 19, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.

vandenberghe
NH

October 14, 2007

Thinking of you and your loved ones on this anniversary of your EOW. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

October 4, 2007

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies.....

God bless, hero. Rest in peace.

October 4, 2004

You are a true hero, died in the line of duty. God bless you and your family, my thought are with you and your family.

R.I.P.

Detective Paul van den Assum
Amsterdam, Holland, homicide squad

April 6, 2004

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