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Patrolman James J. Killion

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, January 18, 1935

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Reflections for Patrolman James J. Killion

Rest in Peace brother. Never for gotten.

Detective Edward Zitek
New York City Police Department

January 18, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman Killion.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 6, 2019

Thinking and praying for you James. May you be rewarded in heaven.
May you rest in peace.
Proud that you are related to me. Your dad was my grandfather Rogers eldest brother and born in Roscommon Ireland.
Evelyn Killeen McCrann Roscommon
14 May 2018

Evelyn Killeen McCrann
Second cousin

May 14, 2018

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

January 18, 2018

On this the 82 anniversary of your death, we pause and remember your sacrifice. A life so violently cut short, but leaving a legacy of a family you would never know.; two daughters, 9 granddaughters, 20 great grandchildren, and 7 great great grandchildren.

Mrs Joan Silvestri

January 18, 2017

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 77th 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 dimishes respect, not even 77 years. I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 18, 2012

Great Uncle,

I wear your shield with pride every day. Your career accomplishments are always in my thoughts every day at work.


Justine Killlion
Special Frauds Squad
300 Gold Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Cell 914-882-0363

New York Police Department

January 18, 2010

I often read ODMP and will leave a msg. when I read a story about an officer's death and how the family is affected. Reading the reflection I see that Ofc. Killion left an incredible amount of memories for the family to live from and this family would follow in James' footprints. It appears Ms. Killion did a wonderful job raising her daughters, something they should be so very proud of. God Bless the familys of Ofc. Killion, friends and NYPD.

Ret. PO
City of Miami PD Fla.

January 19, 2009

I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Killion and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

January 15, 2009



September 9, 2008

Dear Great Uncle,

As soon as I entered the Police Academy, I requested your shield number. On day of graduation I was given your shield # 6906 and wore it with pride. When I became a detective in 2005 I requested your shield again and it was granted to me. I wear your shield number with pride and try to do the same justice at work as you did during your years of service. Rest in Peace

- Det. Justine Killion
Identity Theft Squad NYPD
300 Gold Street 6th Fl
Brooklyn, NY 11201


January 18, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 7, 2008

Patrolman Killion,
On today, the 72nd anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. It took another year, but your murderers got the justice they deserved.



January 18, 2007


No greater sacrifice a man can give than laying down his life for another man. May God keep and cherish you.

You are always in my thoughts and prayers.

Your Loving Nephew,

Michael J. McGuire
Lieutenant, New York City Police Department,(Retired)

Michael J. McGuire, Lieutenant (Retired)
New York City Police Department

May 8, 2006

Patrolman Killion was my grandfather. His memory is kept alive by his two daughters, and 20 grandchildren. His lose left a great void in our family that has transended several generations. We find peace and comfort in the knowledge that he died a hero and there is no greater gift that man can give then to lay down his life for his friend.

Joan Morahan Silvestr

April 26, 2006

Patrolman Killion, you are a true hero to the people, community and nation that you served. Your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace my Brother..... We will carry on.

In 1934 A New York City Patrolman saved my Mothers life when she was an infant. I would not be here today if it wasn't for his quick actions and bravery.

Sgt. E. Chaves
Broward County Sheriff Fla

January 4, 2006

You died a hero and while I never had the pleasure of meeting you, I am proud that you were my uncle. Rest in Peace.

Inspector Richard McGuire
Nassau County Police Dept. New York

August 28, 2005


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. No officer who gives his/her life for us need ever be forgotton. You died a hero; rest in peace.

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

April 24, 2004

“No officer's death should be without reflection. You served us
May the memory of your service and sacrifice remain forever.


November 1, 2003

Reat in peace Brother James, you are a true hero and will not be forgotten.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs PD OK

October 4, 2003

Rest in Peace in peace


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