Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Alvin P. Kurdys

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, September 15, 1987

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Reflections for Trooper Alvin P. Kurdys

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 15, 2020

Trooper Alvin P. Kurdys will never ever be forgotten. Thank you for your service to the State of New York. God bless.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

March 25, 2018

I miss you and love you to this day. You were the only one who could brighten my day no matter what. You were taken just before i was 6 and i wish you could see how I've grown and see my son who i swear has more jokes and stories than you! I know you're always looking over us. You will always be missed!


October 31, 2012

Paul was special. Stood out in a crowd.Could tell dynamite jokes.Often kept the barracks in stiches. Also had a serious side dealing with workers rights and protection.Miss him to this day.

New York State Police

March 10, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 23rd 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 16, 2010

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

Robyn Wilkes

September 14, 2009

The funeral line was long, There's an awful lot of cars, Folks came out of the restaurants, They came out of the bars.
The workers at the construction sites All let their hammers drop. Someone asked. "What is this all for?" And they said, "Aw, just a cop."
Some chuckled at the passing cars. Some shed a silent tear Some people said, "It's stupid," "all these dumb policemen here."
"How come they are not out fighting crime?" "Or in a doughnut shop?" Sure is a lot of trouble, For someone who's just a cop."
They blocked the intersections, They blocked the interstate. People yelled and cursed, "Damn, it's gonna make me late!"
"This is really ridiculous!" "They're makin' us all stop!" "It seems they are sure wastin' time, On someone who's just a cop."
Into the cemetery now, The slow procession comes, The woeful Taps are slowly played. There's loud salutes from guns.
The graveyard workers shake their heads "This service is a flop." "There's lots of good words wasted, On someone who's just a cop"
Yeah, just a cop to most folks. Did his duty every day. Trying to protect us, Till they took his life away.
And when he got to heaven, St. Peter put him at the top. An angel asked him, "Who was that?" And he said, "Aw, just a cop."
His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

May God be with everyone!!!!!!!!!

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, Tx

April 2, 2009

May you rest safe with the Lord and may He ever bless your loved ones.


September 11, 2008

I worked with "Paul" at SP Buffalo Troop T from 1974 to 1986.Trooper Kurdys always gave everything to what he did.
As a fellow Trooper , I am proud to have served with will not be forgotten...RIP

Sr.Inv.Gerald H. Wienckowski (ret.)
New York State Troopers

January 8, 2008

Paul and I were classmates @ in the NYSPA session in 1970. We were assigned and worked together in Troop K. As assignments separated us we will always be joined by our commitments and memories. RIP

Tpr. W.H. Bender

February 14, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

November 7, 2006

I loved Paul before, during and after........he will always be in my heart..........

only Paul knows
someone special

May 5, 2006

Rest in peace, sir. You will never be forgotton.


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

April 1, 2004

Brother, may God continue to bless you and your family. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Special Agent
FBI New York

September 14, 2003

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