Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Timothy F. O'Brien

Paterson Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Saturday, September 10, 1994

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Reflections for Sergeant Timothy F. O'Brien

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 22, 2018

Coming up on 20 years Tim, where has the time gone? You have 3 gorgeous grandsons & a grand daughter with beauty & personality plus. She looks exactly like Breeze. Liam looks at your picture everyday & calls you Sarge. When he gets older, he will know exactly who you were & will be so proud of you. Today, I spoke to a good man, he is deputy chief in our town, & he reminded me that it is all in God's hands and that really helped. Things take time, hearts begin to soften & love is always there. I promise you that Bill & I will take care of our babies, (by "our" I mean mine, yours & Bill's). Keep a watchful on the all of us down here, we all need your help. Thanks for the love, the laughs and especially for the girls....they are the loves of my life...again, thank you. Love & good memories xoxo

Mom & Grandmother
Jackie

July 14, 2014

Timmy some of the best times I ever had as a cop was when we were partners . You always kept me laughing with your sense of humor and safe with your ability to do the job. Whether it was police work or building a beautiful car from a pile of junk your knowledge amazed me. I took your death hard , but I know your still on the job.

Det.Captain Jim Iandoli ret.
Passaic County Sheriffs Dept.

June 24, 2014

The most important gift in the world are Grandsons. Their beautiful smiles, their hugs, kisses & their unconditional love. Wish you were here to love them. I promise Bill & I will take care of them 'till the end of time..... Gone too soon, Tim....you are truly missed.

JACKIE O. MEURER
WIFE

August 7, 2013

GRANDSONS ARE THE LOVE OF A LIFE TIME....WISH YOU WERE HERE TO ENJOY THEIR SMILES, LAUGHTER & LOVE....NEVER FORGOTTEN .... ALWAYS LOVED...

J OBRIEN-MEURER
ALWAYS & FOREVER

August 7, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 19th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

May 4, 2013

All these years later and my heart still aches. I continue to miss you everyday! My little boy Liam Timothy carries your name. You will never be forgotten! We love you <3

Brianne de la Rosa
Daughter

May 4, 2013

Its been awhile but you are not forgotten, rest in peace brother Tim. You served the dept well and are missed.

Captain Charles Citera.Retired
Paterson P.D.

November 29, 2011

Some things don't change....a hero is like a star....always shinning....rest in peace Tim... love & blessings.....family forever....

jackie

November 18, 2011

You will not be forgotten....

Meghan

August 29, 2009

TIMMY AND I WORKED MANY JOBS IN WAYNE TOGETHER , HE WAS A TRUSTED BROTHER OFFICER, AND MY BEST FRIEND AND BEST MAN AT MY WEDDING. I OFTEN THINK ABOUT OUR FRIENDSHIP AND MISS HIS HUMOR. I AM A BETTER MAN FOR KNOWING TIM OBRIEN.

SFC.DENNIS DULMER
CO-WORKER

April 13, 2008

HEY BUD, YOU WERE MY TEACHER AND FRIEND. I JOINED BECAUSE OF YOU AND I HOPE I HAVE TOUCHED AS MANY AS YOU HAVE AND MOTIVATED THEM TO BE IN LAW ENFORCMENT AS YOU ME.

GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

LOVE YA O'BRIEN,
RANDY

M.P. R. LEE
VETERAN US ARMY MILITARY POLICE K-9 DIV.

March 26, 2008

Michelle I do remember you!!! please email me if you get a chance [email protected]
Tracyann
Thank you so much for your thoughts!!!

December 15, 2007

"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

December 12, 2007

Timmy's wife and daughters, you probably will not remember me, I am the daughter of Al Ackerman, who was a Passaic County Police Officer. My name is Michelle. We lived a few doors down from you in the late 80's and early 90's. I hope all is well with you and your family. Your husband/father will never be forgotten and is sadly missed. Take care.


Friend

October 5, 2007

Dear Retired Miami PO... I saw your post and I was wondering if this is our former slow ride champion?? I am Timmy's oldest daughter Tracy and I wanted to thank you for your kind words. "In valor there is hope"
Tracyann

August 17, 2006

12 yrs and not forgotten. God bless the O'Brien family!

Ret. PO
City of Miami PD Fla

July 19, 2006

You are not forgotten for your service and sacrifice. God bless you and your family.

DE
St. Louis City Police

September 10, 2005

As an instructor, I am deeply saddened by accidents that occur during training. These are accidents that took the life of a loved one, friend, co-worker. But God has a purpose for these fine HERO'S. May they sit upon thrones of gold and serve him, for no harm will come unto them now. RIP BROTHERS/SISTERS.

Senior Corrections Officer W.R. Phillips
CCA Lake City Correctional Facility

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