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Police Officer Pascal M. Grassi

Delaware River Port Authority Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Saturday, December 29, 1973

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Reflections for Police Officer Pascal M. Grassi

Rest in peace big boy

Carson loveless

February 11, 2024

Officer Grassi,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Armed Forces. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 29, 2023

No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

January 4, 2022

Officer Grassi, it's now been 48 years since your tragic sacrifice. You were then and you are now, a true hero who has not been forgotten.

God Bless you, Brother and may your continued rest remain always peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

December 29, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Grassi.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 7, 2020

Thinking of you today, Uncle Matt. You would be very proud of the men your sons have become, and of your beautiful grandchildren!

Marie Maiura

August 20, 2015

To my Brother , remembering you today on your anniversary, 29 DEC,1973. Although time has passed and many things have come to pass you are still in our prayers, stories and memories. You would be very happy of your family and Grandchildren . They are a reflection of you and Mayellen and the Love given to them. We LOve you and miss you.

Paul E. Grassi

December 29, 2014

Uncle Matt,
Forty years ago today you gave your life for others. We will never forget!

Marie Cupo Maiura

December 29, 2013

God Bless you Officer Grassi.

Sgt. Andrew
Freehold Borough

December 29, 2012

Though I did not know you I learned much about you from those who worked with you. As long as some one is remembered they are not realy gone.

May a Lord Jesus Christ bless you and give your family peace

Patrolman Thomas C. Pountney DRPA Police

March 4, 2012

Rest in peace, Uncle Matt…I was very young when you were taken from us but the memories live strong!

Marie Cupo Maiura

December 29, 2011

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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your memory will always be honored and revered as time never diminishes respect.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 29, 2011

P.O. Pascal Grassi

Go rest in peace brother, for your job here is done.
May god rest your soul, bless all your loved ones and fellow officers.

"Heros in Life, Not Death"
Ontario Police Memorial

Simon Moussa
Ontario Provincial Police

January 16, 2010

Rest in peace Uncle Matt you are not forgetten.

Detective Ronald Cupo
Cheltenham Township Police Department

December 30, 2008



December 29, 2007

You are remembered today and always for your sacrifice.

Kevin T Ryan
Ex- New Jersey Cop

December 29, 2007

"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

December 11, 2007

Many came before, many will come after. Rest in peace for the job that you chose to do and the sacrifice that you gave to this couragious profession that many have decided that they would not be able to do. You and your family will not be forgotten......

P/O Weachter
Delaware River Port Authority Police

October 23, 2007

Rest in Peace, P/O Grassi. You are not forgotten.

P/O #5434
Phila. PD

August 30, 2007

Rest in peace sir knowing that you will always be remembered.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

December 29, 2006

Rest In Peace , And may God bless and watch over your family.

Officer Williams, P
Delaware River Port Authority Police

December 8, 2006

Uncle Matt, the only memories I have of you were you in your uniform either going to work or returning home. Rest in peace.

Cheltenham Township Police Department

November 29, 2004

Rest in peace my brother.

Police Officer
Burlington Township PD

October 19, 2004

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