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Sergeant Samuel Harrison Hewitt

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, April 23, 1947

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Reflections for Sergeant Samuel Harrison Hewitt

Sgt. Hewitt,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

April 23, 2022

I was about 6 years old and he was a good friend. First person that I knew who died. Sgt Hewitt always made me laugh.

Irv Cook
Neighbor

January 16, 2022

On this actual anniversary of your heroic and untimely death I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement family. Rest in peace always.

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

April 23, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

October 4, 2020

I have lived in East Mount Airy for 30 years, and frequently take walks through the neighborhood. It is a safe and pleasant, with beautiful homes and good neighbors. Tonight I was walking on Sedgwick and came across two commemorative plaques in th sidewalk. I had never noticed them before. They marked the spot where Officers Hewitt and Quigley were killed in 1947, several years before I was born. I noted their names and looked up the circumstances on their deaths when I got home. Even 71 years later, it is appropriate to memorialize their heroism, bravery and sacrifice, and give thanks for their lives.

Brian Flaherty
None, just an appreciative citizen

August 13, 2018

Sgt. Hewitt,
On today, the 71st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country when you served with the U.S. Army during WW II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

April 23, 2018

I would have loved to know you. You were gone before I was born, but you son, Edward, was my uncle. Edward has been gone many years now, but he was a kind, gentle, and intelligent man. I never had the opportunity to gain from your knowledge. Since recently losing a member from my former department, I realize the huge sense of loss to all around you. Rest in peace...great uncle Sam.

Major(ret.) Stuart Snyder
New Castle County Police, Delaware

September 21, 2011

I was only a few months old when you were killed. You were my mother's, Jean Josephine Hewitt, father. Both my brother and I always wished that we had a chance to get to know you.

Whenever I am in Philadelphia, I try to stop at the police memorial plaque at city hall to read your name.

Ronald R. Hewitt Cohen

Anonymous

May 20, 2010

60+ years later and your sacrifice while serving this City is not forgotten.
Forever remembered by your Brothers.

P/O Joseph Leighthardt
Philadelphia Police

May 11, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today as we approach the 62nd 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 the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was shot twice when ambushed on April 23rd when he was on a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, 58 years after you were killed.

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

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 2, 2009

Thankyou for your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace

POLICE OFFICER
PHILA PA

April 6, 2008

May you always rest in peace and know that you will never be forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

April 3, 2008

You are not forgotten as you remain immortal in the memory of others. Your name has been in my family for years following your heroic service to your community.
Pax Vobiscum
Harold (Hewitt) Rivers

Hal Rivers
Possibly related

October 10, 2007

Dear Sgt. Hewitt,
Thank you Sir, for your sacrifice for the rest of us. You are not forgotten Sgt. Hewitt. I was only seven months when your sacrifice was made, in trying to protect the City of Philadelphia and the state of Pennsylvania.
On April 4, 2004, my son-in-law Sgt Jrffrey T. Hewitt,was also shot and killed in the line of duty while serving domestic papers to a mentaly disturbed veteran.
Samuel you will forever be in our hearts and memories as one of our Hero's. because Hero's never die.
If there are any family members still with us , please although it's many many years late, I am so sorry for your loss. And I know your loved one remains alive in your hearts. And to this day is watching over His loved ones.. May God Bless, Carolyn Moore, Asheville, North Carolina

Carolyn Moore

March 9, 2007

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