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Patrolman Joseph Haydu

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, May 19, 1956

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Reflections for Patrolman Joseph Haydu

Uncle Joe In times like we have today I just found myself looking for you again. I need someone to understand the pain I see as the country has found itself in so much turmoil. The respect for law enforcement is at it’s worse, right down to the fact that their lives are in serious danger! You know recently the mayor of New York City was describing a conversation he had with his biracial sons. Stop when the police yell stop, be respectful and few other things. I was surprised because the advice he was giving to his sons was the same, the exact same advice my mom gave me. She added how hard the job was as they never knew which way things would go and needed our cooperation while they did their job. I don’t understand why people don’t realize these words should be taught to everyone.

Denise McTeague
Niece

June 30, 2020

Uncle Joe In times like we have today I just found myself looking for you again. I need someone to understand the pain I see as the country has found itself in so much turmoil. The respect for law enforcement is at it’s worse, right down to the fact that their lives are in serious danger! You know recently the mayor of New York City was describing a conversation he had with his biracial sons. Stop when the police yell stop, be respectful and few other things. I was surprised because the advice he was giving to his sons was the same, the exact same advice my mom gave me. She added how hard the job was as they never knew which way things would go and needed our cooperation while they did their job. I don’t understand why people don’t realize these words should be taught to everyone.

Denise Yasika McTeague
Niece

June 29, 2020

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Joseph Haydu of the Cleveland Police Department, Ohio and the additional 62 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

May 20, 2018

Uncle Joe, sadly police officers are still loosing their lives and I think of you often every time I hear of another lost soul. You were my mom's hero and apparently the hero to many others. My mom taught me to respect police officers and your death taught the risk you all take. I wish I could have known you.

Love,

Denise Yasika McTeague
Niece

November 4, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

May 19, 2015

IN HONORE CASORUM
The promise; Always honored, never forgotten.

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

May 19, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 56th 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 who was 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

May 19, 2012

Uncle Joe is an icon in our family. He is larger than life and as each generation hears the stories of his life and days on the force, pride and respect continue to grow. His siblings have all joined him but their stories and adoration will forever be reflected in our actions and respect for the Officers of the law.

Joseph Richard Haydu
Grand Nephew

May 27, 2008

God bless you, Uncle Joe. We have not forgotten.


Niece Mary Beth

May 18, 2007

i m not sure if we are related. the last name , haydu is not a common name. i was police office in columbus ohio and retired in 1990. my last assignment was in the robbery squad. i really don t know much about my fathers side of the family due to a rift that developed before i was born. my god bless you. rest in peace. jim haydu columbus ohio plice, retired.

jim haydu retired police detective
columbus ohio p.d.

January 16, 2007

Uncle Joe, I remember and knew you through my Mom, who spoke of you with great love and affection. Your story always taught to be respectful of police officers and how much they risk everyday. You were a hero in my family and god bless your surviving family.

None
Niece

September 11, 2006

I met your great-grandson while traveling out of town recently. Once he discovered that I was from Cleveland he began to tell me a few stories about you. He seemed very proud and spoke very highly of you. This just shows that your service and sacrafice is never trully forgotten. Rest in peace.

September 11, 2006

Brother Haydu,

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Respectfully,
You’re Brothers in Blue

Untouchables LE Motorcycle Club

December 15, 2005

Patrolman Haydu was my great-grandfather's brother. Pap-Pap used to tell me stories about his brother's bravery protecting the streets he loved so much. I wish I could have known him.

Rest in peace.

Trina

Katrina Perkosky

September 17, 2005

02/27/04

Every officer who died for us should have a reflection. Rest in peace sir. You will not be forgotton. You died a hero.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

February 27, 2004

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