Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Joseph Hamperian

New York City Transit Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, September 22, 1983

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Police Officer Joseph Hamperian

I just left the RTF as an original member and was transferred to the D.D. district 3 as a white shield. I retired in 1984. You were a young and ACTIVE guy. Eternal Rest to you J.H. I know you are with GOD.


April 16, 2022

May God bless you brother!

LT (Ret)

February 12, 2021

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 22, 2020

I went to the academy with Joe. I was in a different company , and had the pleasure of seeing on patrol. GOD BlESS.

Lt. Edward King
N.Y Transit Police,N.Y.P.D.and the Disrict ONE POLICE DEPARTMENT

February 29, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Hamperian. Young and brave. My dad may he too rest in peace worked out of the102nd precinct in Richmond Hill in Queens for almost forty years.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 31, 2019

I was in the academy with Joeseph and remember him as a truly good person who wa excited to be on the job. Sadly he was taken too soon. RIP

PO Lou Febo

September 22, 2018

Rest in peace.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

September 22, 2018

Yet another Transit Police funeral I attended in my early years on the job. I would later serve in SCU and I remember this story too well. RIP.

Former P.O. Guy Sanders
NYC Transit Police District 32

July 2, 2018

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

September 22, 2017

Though you and your police department are both gone, you both live on in spirit. It was the women and men like you that made the Transit Police special and your sacrifice is honored here on this website. On this 31st anniversary of that sacrifice, I simply wish to thank you for your service.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

September 22, 2014

I remember him from the academy like it was yesterday! Great guy and wore his heart on his sleeve......You will always be missed and R.I.P my friend.

Louis Hurtado
NYCTPD/NYPD (academy classmate)

October 1, 2013

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

Robyn Wilkes

September 20, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 29th 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.

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

Rest In Peace

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

September 22, 2012

Gone, but not forgotten.
Continue to keep watch on all of us from your platform in the sky.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department

September 13, 2012

Officer Hamperian,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



September 22, 2008

Joe, I always told you to slow down. You may not have been 6'3", but your heart was. I will never forget carrying your casket into the church almost 23 years ago.
You are not forgotten to me or the members of the Task Force.
Until His second coming,

Ret. Detective Graham Weatherspoon
New York City Transit Police Department

July 2, 2007

Joey- I remember like it was yesterday growing up together in Bayside, going to PS 203 and Cardozo HS. You always had a smile and a laugh. I remember my surprise at seeing you in the Police Academy when I was just graduating and you were just starting. You were a great guy and I haven't forgotten you.

Det Ronald Balzan
NYPD Retired

March 15, 2006

Joe( The Hampster)

I can not believe this many years have gone by, rest well. You are missed by us all.

Billy Cox

Det Billy Cox (retired)

September 19, 2005

I remember the day you became a police officer and how proud we were of you! I remember the lecture my Dad gave you when he found out you were "on the job" (and I am sure he is giving you a lecture right now). All is well here but we miss you and NYC needs you. God bless you and your family! David

Dep. David Demurjian
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

February 17, 2005

a good friend, i miss

Sgt. Mike Filomena

February 13, 2005

Joey it will soon be your twentieth year in heaven and my thoughts and love are still with you every day and will always be with you as long as I am alive

P.O. Herb Schoen

Your memory will always be carried on with the dignity and respect for their is no greater love than to sacrifice one's life for your fellow brothers and sisters. The members of the NYC Transit Police Memorial Lodge #317 are proud and honored to call you one of our own.

Sgt. Michael Fanning

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.