Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Frank T. Hawley

New Haven Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Saturday, January 31, 1970

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Reflections for Patrolman Frank T. Hawley

Thank you for your dedicated service RIP

Detective. 537 X X
NHPD

January 22, 2015

RIP sir. You will never be forgotten. Thank your for your hard work and noble service.

Anonymous

December 28, 2014

RIP Sir

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

July 31, 2012

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Hawley. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 42nd 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 and 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

January 31, 2012

Patrolman Hawley,
On today, the 39th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New Haven. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

January 31, 2009

I was very young when you were shot. I remember the news like it was yesterday. I became a police officer, and in New Haven. I see your memorial photo everday when I go to work and I think about how much I love my job, and I also know how dangerous it can get. I have had a few close calls. When I go to the hot-calls I do think of you and I'd like to think, in that way, you've protected me by keeping me focused on safety so I can go home to my family at night. Rest in Peace brother. And god bless your family.

Another Officer
New Haven Police Dept. Conn.

November 2, 2008

I dont know much about you....only through memories of my aunts and grandmother...no one had never had anything negative to say about you, I respect that fact that you were a real man and father, and tried to raise your kids the right way. It's unfortunate we've never met but I thank you for the people you've put in my life....and your name lives on through me and it will continue, with my son, Frank Hawley, your great grandson....just 4 months away...And i've decided to try to be a cop...funny how that works! Just waiting for the applications to come out. So once again thank you for giving me the family that I have.

Frank T. Hawley III
Grandson

June 27, 2008

Hi granddad sorry we never aot to meet, but some how I feel like I already meet you i know your were a get man, and I'll never forget about you.

cynee' Hawley
Granddaughter of Frank T. Hawley

May 21, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE, I CANNOT UNDERSTAND 10 YEARS FOR TAKING YOUR LIFE.

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH

January 22, 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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

September 25, 2007

I DONT REMEMBER U MUCH PYSICALLY BUT I FEEL YOUR PRESENCE EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE AND ALWAYS WISH TO BE HALF THE MAN YOU WAS. I WAS SIX WHEN YOU WERE TAKEN AWAY, IM 43 NOW AND MY PAIN STILL HASNT SUBSIDED I MISS YOU IN WAYS NO ONE KNOWS THOUGHTS OF YOU IS THE ONLY THING THAT EVER MADE ME CRY. I APOLOGIZE IF I DISAPPOINTED YOU BUT IN MY HEART YOU ALWAYS LIVE I AM YOUR ONLY SON AND NO MATTER WHAT I ALWAYS LOVE YOU........FOREVER :(

FRANK THOMAS HAWLEY Jr.
SON

March 19, 2007

Thank you for your service.

January 31, 2006

You are not forgotten.

January 31, 2005

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