Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Joseph Keegan

New York City Transit Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, June 19, 1980

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Reflections for Police Officer Joseph Keegan

The best guy on Columbus Avenue . Rest In Peace Joe

Barbara Walsh Connolly

June 21, 2021

I am so sorry for you and your family, Pat ... Out of respect for your Uncle and Godfather, I will not post my true feelings about this ... but you know them ...

Det 2 (Retires)

April 6, 2021

Uncle Joe,
Unfortunately on March 2,2021 our family has learned that Bruce Lorick the murderer of my Uncle PO Joseph Keegan has been granted Parole. Back on June 19,1980 his life was taken for the price of a train token! He was 40 years old at the time and was working overtime getting ready to retire.
Unfortunately we all had seen it coming with Cuomo and bail reform and change parole board rules and proceedings he is not obviously backing the every people that is part of his security. May karma come back to bite him where it hurts, the high and mighty and so full of himself.
We would all be blessed if he will be a cell mate of Lorick after all these women and the Families of Nursing homes victims have their in court and he is placed where is belongs. Every action has a consequence and he should be charged accordingly. You will never be forgotten Uncle Joe!

Your Godson,


PO Patrick Hussey
Retired NYPD PO Patrick Hussey Nephew

March 15, 2021

NO Parole Sent

Cynthia Starr
None but a Survivor

March 5, 2021

God bless you

Nick mottola

November 26, 2020

Thank you for your service and know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo (Retired)

June 19, 2020

Officer Keegan,
On today, the 40th 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.


United States Border Patrol

June 19, 2020

Always remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Slap in the face The City of New York decided to open the flood gates for fare beaters to go unpunished for their actions when so many officers were injured or killed to stop them in the past. Transit Police were some of the finest cops the city ever had, worked mostly alone with poor communications at best and back up was always a train or station away.
I know I worked that job.
Rest easy Joe, rest easy.
Rich Von Voigt retired

Retired Det
Riverhead PD retired

April 2, 2019

Proud to mail out my NO PAROLE letter today!

To the family, friends and colleagues of Hero Officer Joseph Keegan: I am very sorry for your loss; that you have to keep reliving your pain, with each parole hearing.
To Officer Keegan: Thank You for your service and sacrifice. You are not forgotten!
God Bless You All

Allie Wroten
Proudly Supporting All L.E.O.’s
Wife of a Corrections Deputy

February 4, 2019

Rest well my brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

June 19, 2018

In any case where a police officer is murdered during the performance of his/her duty the perpetrator should not even considered any type of parole. Life without parole!

Sgt. Jan Bruce, retired
Kansas Highway Patrol

January 24, 2018

keep his killer in jail.

samuel f gattelaro

January 21, 2018

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

June 19, 2015

Officer Keegan, today marks the 35th anniversary of your murder at the hands of a meaningless pile of flesh. I noted that a couple of years ago that thing was up for parole but there is no follow up as to whether it got parole or not. We can only hope and pray it did NOT.

To murder you over a simple toll evasion is despicable. Even if it was wanted for more serious crimes and feared they would be discovered, it's reprehensible to think why such drastic action would be taken by anything even resembling a human.

You are and always will be a hero. You agency and it's fine and proud history was swept into the dustbin, but you and all who served in the NY Transit Police have a legacy to be truly proud of.

God Bless you Officer Keegan. God Bless you and all who you left behind who apparently have kept you very much alive in their hearts and minds.

Rest forever in Peace, Brother.

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

June 19, 2015

Gone but never forgotten

Tampa, FL

January 22, 2015

Transit cops are overworked and underappreciated.

P.O. Jacob Bratek
NFTA Police

January 21, 2015

PO Keegan, I have just sent a letter to the NY Parole Board requesting denial of parole. No words can describe my outrage. Gone, always honored.

Sgt. Rory Murphy
Newark PD, New Jersey

January 21, 2015

Gone, but not forgotten and always honored.

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

June 19, 2014

Fidelis Ad Mortem.

Thomas P Martin Jr.

May 5, 2013

I knew Joe well. I built a little coffee table for him when he moved into his apartment in Vermiglia Ave, in Washington Heights back in the days
I worked with Joe in District 3. Great guy. I just sent my letter to the Parole Board.

Sgt. Tom Moriarty

January 17, 2013

I too was honored to send off my 'No Parole' letter today for you, my brother in blue. Thank you for your sacrifice and may you forever, rest in peace. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!

My prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers.


Sgt Don "Boots" Jensen
Milwaukee PD (Wisconsin) Retired

January 14, 2013

Officer Keegan was a Law Enforcement officer that was shot down for no other reason than for some loser to get away with a crime. A person that takes the life of a police officer should never see the light of day again. You have not been forgotten Officer Keegan and those of us that appreciate your sacrifice will see to it that people that take the life of a law enforcement officer serve out the full term of what the judge gave them.

Ed S.
Grateful Citizen

January 10, 2013

In respect for this deceased murdered Officer and all of those that serve DONT PAROLE A POLICE KILLER.

Retired Chief Deputy
Mahoning County Sheriff's office

January 10, 2013

Your service is not forgotten. A 'No Parole' letter has been sent for your cowardly killer. RIP.

Communications Officer Berridge
Amtrak Police

December 10, 2012

A "No parole" letter has been sent, so your cowardly killer remains locked up - and denied the pleasure of living in a world that you made safe for all of us.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret)
Nassau County PD, Nassau NY

December 7, 2012

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