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Patrolman Vincent M. Brock

Paramus Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Monday, November 22, 1993

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Reflections for Patrolman Vincent M. Brock

Rest In Peace Vinny. I still remember playing as kids both growing up on Fredrick Street. I always got a kick out of the “I like swipe” bumper sticker on your family car. You were always one of the good guys

David Standig
Childhood friend/neighbor

July 14, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman Brock.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 11, 2020

Still missing your bro. Hope you were able to assemble that perfect job we always dreamed of. Lots of good cops up there with you, must be a hell of a dept!

Jim Sheehan

April 17, 2019

Thank You For Your Service!! You will always be remembered

Michael
Town Resident

December 7, 2017

I did not know Vincent personally ~ he died the year we moved here to Paramus from New Milford when our boys were 1 & 2. My maiden name was Brock and my uncle was a Vincent who was also a cop ~ a mounty in NY ~ and his son, my cousin Joseph Aversa was a NY cop ~ he got into the DEA and was on a drug bust in NYC and got killed by friendly fire during a bust over 20 years ago! Made an impression on me when my 3 boys were small, my husband used to play softball on a team in Paramus and Kevin Smith (a local cop) told our sons who were like 4 & 5 at the time about him, when he caught them calling 911 on a payphone at the Sports Complex ~ he told them how Vincent Brock got killed because of a crank call to 911 that ended up killing him!!! I also was a class Mom when my oldest son was in kindergarten and his relative ~ another Brock ~ donated her time to help as the second class mom even though none of her kids were in the class! Also, the Brock family donated flowers (I believe they owned a nursery in town) at the intersection of Midland and Farview Aves ~ standout family ~ I am so sorry for their loss!!!

Lori Billera

October 8, 2014

vinny was a good man, good cop and a good friend. I remember when I met him back in the mid 70's he played bass guitar, good musician. He along with other local talent inspired me to play drums. we continued our friendship right through that time and through the time I began working along side him in the late 80's in law enforcement. Several weeks before his passing he asked me if I wanted to start up a band and do some gigs in our off duty time. It was pleasure jamming with him as much as it was working along side him out on the road. He was gentleman and a kind hearted person, I truly miss him. Even 19 years later it is still hard to believe he's no longer with us. god bless you brother...

Po. John Campione 348 (retired)
Paramus police dept.

December 14, 2012

Glad I was part of the team at AT&T who worked with Paramus & NYPD to nail the phony caller. We did a lot of creative tracking, and in turn we were all glad to help bring justice to this matter.

Gregg
AT&T

September 27, 2012

Hi Vinny! My good friend,I can't Belive it's been 18 yrs since you were taken from us.I still miss you like you were just taken from us yesterday.I think you all the time,and I think god for you looking over me all the time. On 11-22-03 7:35 pm Parmus lost a real friendly guy,friend,Police officer,Father,Son, Husband,brother And one of the Best Players for Parmus Police Softball team.You are miss and will never be forgoten.I miss you a lot pal

Ryan

November 22, 2011

Still think about the good times we all had Vinny... often.

Sgt. Alan Macchietto (ret.)
Paramus Police Departmen

November 22, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th 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
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 22, 2010

May peace and understanding be yours.

Anonymous

March 2, 2009

Vinny, the Guard still stands tall and will always carry your passion at every turn. You are greatly missed and it was always our honor. "XI" Always your brothers...

Your Brothers in the CHG
Paramus Police Department

October 1, 2008

Dear Vinny:

As I stood at your funeral with all our other brothers, I could not help but think that it could be me being buried that day.

RIP good and faithful servant.

Well done my brother.

Ptl. Jim Hovan (Retired)
Teaneck, NJ PD

May 29, 2008

Vinny,
We will never forget you. Please take care of Titi Gloria.
Love
Priscila

Priscila Santoni
Cousin

March 7, 2008

"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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 12, 2007

rest in peace hero

vandenberghe
nh

November 29, 2007

You are not forgotten, rest in peace.

Kevin T Ryan
Ex-New Jersey Cop

November 22, 2007

As I came to the ODMP today, you were the officer to remember. Please know that your dedication and sacrifice will not be forgotten. You will always be remembered as a hero.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

September 8, 2007

And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow, Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings; I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart's core. "-W.B.YEATS'S INNISFREE ,THANK YOU for your dedicated service brother

PTL CHUCK MCNEELY RET
OCEAN CITY PD, 173RD STATE POLICE MC

December 31, 2005

Vinnie,
I always remember the great talks we had on graveyards after a call together, our common love for guitar music and aviation. You are missed and your memories live on.

Dan Murray
Paramus Ambulance Corps.

November 12, 2004

Vinnie,

I remember the good times we had at the academy, and most of all the day we graduated. It was unfortunate the way you were taken from us. I know that you are at peace. Those of us from the 173rd Class will not forget you or Geno. Both of you are missed and very much respected for what you did for police officers everywhere. RIP Brother.

Edward F. Beck, Patrolman (Ret.)
Stone Harbor Police, NJ

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