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Constable Lloyd M. Kozenieski

Woodbury Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Tuesday, May 7, 1974

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Reflections for Constable Lloyd M. Kozenieski

Constable Kozenieski,
On today, the 50th 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.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

May 7, 2024

Constable Kozeniesli, it has been 50 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your military and 22 years of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

May 7, 2024

Constable Kozenieski, it has been 49 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices that you and too many others have made for us. Thank you for your service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

May 7, 2023

Thank you for your service, military as well as police, and know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

May 7, 2021

Rest in peace brother.

Ofc. George P Romano LC49
Woodbury Police department

December 1, 2020

Rest in peace hero.


May 8, 2020

Rest in peace Constable Kozenieski.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 7, 2020

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

October 29, 2012

Rest in Peace, Constable Kozenieski. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2012

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

May 7, 2010

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year that I was hired. While it's been a long time since your passing, I'm sure those you left behind and those whom with you served with distinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thank you for your service and for looking out for us who continue in our chosen profession. Rest in peace Constable Kozenieski.

Sgt. Robert Mau Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 16, 2008

RIP.You will not be forgotten.


October 31, 2008



May 7, 2008

"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
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 9, 2007

I had the honor of riding with and learning from Constable Kozenieski as I began my law enforcement career over 30 years ago in Connecticut. He's not forgotten.

Deputy Sheriff Glenn J. Cooper
St. Lucie County, Fl. Sheriff's Office

June 7, 2006

Each morning when I look at his picture and shield, I smile at the memory of a great man who has been my hero as long as I can remember. I remember him wearing his uniform with pride and his badge with honor. It was he who inspired me to pursue a career in Law Enforcement. His death was a tragic loss for our family, town, and the world. I will be forever grateful to those who continue to honor his memory. To my brothers and sisters who walk the blue line stay alert and stay safe.

Erik Bengtson, Lieutenant
Federal Bureau of Prisons, Houston, TX

February 1, 2006

I am so proud of this man for he is my grandfather. He was a kind and gentle man who loved woodworking and his family. Many thanks to Officer Bruce Lyle, Woodbury Police Department-Retired for his efforts to get my grandfather on to the National Memorial and the Woodbury Officers who continue to honor his service. Stay Safe.

David Bengtson, Chief
Moultonborough Fire-Rescue, Moultonborough, NH

November 18, 2005

Every day since being assigned as a Resident State Trooper in Woodbury I have seen your picture in my office and read the news clippings. I pray the Town of Woodbury remembers and appreciates your sacrifice.

Tpr. Matt Eagleston Resident Trooper Tow
Connecticut State Police

April 20, 2005

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