Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Philip Joseph Lamonaco

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch Monday, December 21, 1981

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Reflections for Trooper Philip Joseph Lamonaco

Rest in peace brother Lamonaco, while I was just born in Sept. of '81, I am just getting into my Law Enforcement career. I remember seeing your story on TV years ago, and it always stuck with me. May God look over your family. I plan on visiting your Memorial this weekend during my four days off.
Once again, rest in peace Tpr. Lamonaco.

Tomasso N Campisi
Union County Police Department, NJ

June 29, 2007

I was born the day you died and am now a Police Officer. Thank you for your service. Its an honor to walk in your footsteps...you will not be forgotten.

P.O. Rice
State of Missouri

June 17, 2007

TRUELY A HERO

FIREFIGHTER MIKE STEINBERG
TOWN OF DOVER FD/POLICE SUPPORTER

May 30, 2007

HI DAD, HOW ARE YOU? WELL WE WENT TO DC THIS YEAR WITH AUNT DEBBIE AND WE HAD A GREAT TIME. IT WAS HER FIRST YEAR TO GO TO THE CANDEL LIGHT AND SHE WAS SO AMAZED OF ALL THAT IT HAD TO OFFER. WE DID THE PARADE THE FOLLOWING DAY AND OF COURSE THE WALK AT MIDNIGHT AROUND THE WALL. OVER ALL IT WAS A GOOD WEEK YET A HARD ONE OF COURSE. PEOPLE WOULD THINK THAT IT WILL BE GETTING EASYER AND IT IS TO A POINT BUT NOTHING WILL BE THE SAME FOR ME UNTIL I MEET YOU. I AM SO PROUD OF THE PERSON AND TROOPER YOU WERE AND ARE. I GOES TO THESE EVENTS TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE NEVER FORGOTTEN AND YOU WILL NEVER BE. YESTERDAY WAS MEMORIAL DAY WE WENT TO BONNIE'S AS ALWAYS AND HAD A BBQ THERE. IT WAS A NCE DAY. THE SUMMER IS COMING AND I LOVE IT. I HOPE YOU ARE DOING WELL AND KNOW I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU FOREVER. TALK TO YOU TONIGHT DADDY.
LOVE ALWAYS
YOUR LITTLE GIRL
SUNNY SARAH

SARAH LAMONACO
PROUD DAUGHTER

May 29, 2007

FALLEN NOT FORGOTTEN


YOUR FALLEN NOT FORGOTTEN
YOU WERE A TROOPER TILL THE END
YOU WERE ONE OF NEW JERSEYS FINEST
YOU WERE EVERYBODYS FRIEND


MOM SAID YOU WERE A HERO
SHE SAID YOU SAVED A LIFE
BUT NOW WE MUST GO ON
WITH OUT YOU IN OUR LIFE

BRIDGE

I WISH I COULD HAVE MET YOU
I WISH I COULD HAVE STAYED
I STARE AT THE EMPTY PLAYGROUND
WHERE I KNOW WE COULD HAVE PLAYED

A TROOPER NEVER LEAVES US HE ONLY GOES AWAY
I KNOW HE WILL PROTECT US EACH AND EVERY DAY


NOW THAT I AM PROTECTING THAT STATE YOU SO LOVED
I KNOW YOU ARE HELPING ME BY YOUR PRESENTS FROM ABOVE.


NOW THAT I AM A TROOPER I MAKE THIS PLEDGE TODAY
OF HONOR, DUTY, AND FIDELITY EACH IN EVERY DAY



YOUR FALLEN NOT FORGOTTEN I DEDICATE TO YOU.
THIS SONG OF FALLEN HEROS


………………………………..MAY GOD BLESS YOU

Nicky Ross
Nino Cosentino

Nicky Ross
Nino Cosentino

nicky ross
song writer

May 25, 2007

HELLO MY SWEET ONE IT'S THAT TIME IF THE YEAR AGAIN, POLICE WEEK. SARAH AND I ARE LEAVING SUNDAY AND MEETING YOUR SISTER DEBBIE AND WE ARE THEN TRAVELING DOWN TO DC. SINCE THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR IN 7 THAT I HAVEN'T DONE THE PHILLY TO DC RUN, BECAUSE OF A WEDDING TOMORROW, I WANT TO GET TO THE MEMORIAL BEFORE THEY RUN ON SO I CAN CHEER THEM AND HOPEFULLY JOIN IN OUR "TRADITIONAL" RUN AROUND THE MEMORIAL ONCE THE SURVIVORS WALK OFF.
EVERYTIME I PASS YOU NAME THAT DAY, THE 13TH. I ALWAYS WEPT FOR YOU, AND ALL THE PAIN AND SUFFERING AND BLOOD THAT WAS SHED, THIS DAY IS MY "FEEL THE PAIN CAUSE IT'S FOR YOU" DAY, THEN THAT NIGHT THE VIGIL IS USUSALLY WHEN IT HITS ME THE HARDEST. I'M NOT SURE WHY, AFTER 25 YEARS WITHOUT YOU AND 23 YEARS GOING TO DC I SHOULD BE ADJUSTED IS THE WORD I THINK, BUT HONEY I JUST MISS YOU, MISSING YOU IT HURTS SO BAD SOMETIMES. YOU WERE THE LOVE OF MY LIFE, AND NOW I HAVE YOUR MEMORIES AND THATS WHAT GETS ME THROUGH THINGS, BUT YOU WERE THE BEST AND I MISS YOUUUUU.

I HAD A SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT MADE FOR THE MEMORIAL TO HONOR YOUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY, HOW SAD IS THAT TO HONOR 25 YEARS WILL BE SPENT AT A MEMORIAL. BUT THANK GOD FOR THAT MEMORIAL BECAUSE MYSELF AND SARAH AND DEBBIE AND SO MANY OTHERS WILL LEAVE THEIR REFLECTION BY YOUR NAME. MY LOVE YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN THAT'S FOR SURE, BUT I WILL ALWAYS MAKE SURE OF IT.

I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND WILL KISS YOUR NAME A MILLION TIMES.
YOUR LOVE
PATUCH

DONNA WIFE OF
NJSP

May 11, 2007

FALLEN NOT FORGOTTEN


YOUR FALLEN NOT FORGOTTEN
YOU WERE A TROOPER TILL THE END
YOU WERE ONE OF NEW JERSEYS FINEST
YOU WERE EVERYBODYS FRIEND


MOM SAID YOU WERE A HERO
SHE SAID YOU SAVED A LIFE
BUT NOW WE MUST GO ON
WITH OUT YOU IN OUR LIFE

BRIDGE

I WISH I COULD HAVE MET YOU
I WISH I COULD HAVE STAYED
I STARE AT THE EMPTY PLAYGROUND
WHERE I KNOW WE COULD HAVE PLAYED

A TROOPER NEVER LEAVES US HE ONLY GOES AWAY
I KNOW HE WILL PROTECT US EACH AND EVERY DAY


NOW THAT I AM PROTECTING THAT STATE YOU SO LOVED
I KNOW YOU ARE HELPING ME BY YOUR PRESENTS FROM ABOVE.


NOW THAT I AM A TROOPER I MAKE THIS PLEDGE TODAY
OF HONOR, DUTY, AND FIDELITY EACH IN EVERY DAY



YOUR FALLEN NOT FORGOTTEN I DEDICATE TO YOU.
THIS SONG OF FALLEN HEROS


………………………………..MAY GOD BLESS YOU

Nicky Ross
Nino Cosentino

Nicky Ross
Nino Cosentino

NICKY
ROSS

May 8, 2007

I remember years ago reading an article in the Reader's Digest, I believe, about Trooper Lamonaco's murder. Thank you, sir, for your brave and selfless service to your department and community! What an honor for me to be a police officer and be associated with outstanding men such as you!

PSO CW Edwards
North Augusta Dept. of Public Safety (SC)

May 2, 2007

HI DADDY, HOW ARE YOU DOING? I AM DOING WELL. WORK AND ALL IS GREAT I HAVE NO COMPLAINTS. I WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I WILL BE DOWN IN DC THIS YEAR. AUNT DEBBIE WILL BE GOING WITH US TO. I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW HAPPY I AM TO HAVE THEM ALL IN MY LIFE. THINGS MAY SEEM WRONG IN LIFE BUT AS LONG AS YOU HAVE FAMILY EVERYTHING WORKS OUT FINE. AUNT DEBBI, GRANDMA, MOMMY, JEN AND MYSELF WENT TO THE SINGS, THE MEMORIAL AND THE CEMETARY ALL TOGETHER LAST MONDAY. IT WAS SAD OF COURSE BUT WE ALL SHARED STORIES AND LAUGHTED AND CRIED BUT IT IS STILL AMAZING TO GO THERE AND NOT BE AFRAID. IT IS STRANGE HOW A PICE OF LAND WHERE YOU HAD YOUR LAST BREATH COULD BE CAHNGED TO BE SO PEACEFUL PLACE OR AT LEAST AS PEACEFUL AS IT CAN BE. I THINK IT IS BECASUE AS MUCH AS OUR FAMILY HAS GONE THROUGH WITH YOU AND WITH ALL OF OUR OWN LIVES, YOU ARE THE ONE WHO IS ALWAYS BEHIND US, LETTING US KNOW THAT EVERYTHING WILL BE OK, AND EVERYTIME I NEEDED YOU, YOU HAVE BEEN THERE. YOU KNOW I AM GOING THROUGH SOME HARD TIMES BUT LIKE YOU SAID NO ONE SAID IT WOULD BE EASY... I LOVE THAT SAYING DAD! AND IT IS SO TRUE. WHEN I THINK TIMES ARE SO BAD..THEY COULD ALWAYS BE WORSE AND WHEN I SEE IT, I REALIZE I AM A VERY BLESSED PERSON AND THE HARD TIMES WILL MAKE ME A STRONGER PERSON. I MAY NOT HAVE KNOWN YOU BUT I FEEL YOUR LOVE FOR ME AND THAT IS MORE THEN I COULD EVER ASK FOR. YOU REALLY ARE MY ANGEL. I AM SO HAPPY TO BE GOING TO DC, I MISSED IT LAST YEAR DUE TO SCHOOL BUT I WILL BE THERE TO HONOR YOU AS I DO EVERYDAY. OK I TALKED YOUR EAR OFF ENOUGH.. I LOVE YOU DAD, AND I MISS YOU MORE THEN YOU WILL EVER KNOW. KEEP ME STONG AND STAND BY ME AND I KNOW I WILL BE OK.
LOVE FOREVER
YOUR LITTLE GIRL
SUNNY SARAH

SARAH
PROUD DAUGHTER

April 11, 2007

TROOPER LAMONACO,
I TRAVELED ROUTE 80 TO PENNSYLVANIA TODAY, AND AS PROMISED STOPPED AT THE SITE. WITH ALL THE TRAFFIC AND MORE SO THE TRUCK TRAFFIC, WHEN I AM THERE, IT SEEMS THAT ALL THE NOISE IS DROWNED OUT, AND IT IS SO PEACEFUL.
IT SEEMS YOU'VE HAD MANY VISITORS, WHICH MAKES ME FEEL VERY GOOD. THE EASTER ARRANGEMENT IS BEAUTIFUL. THERE WAS A CARD LEFT FOR YOU, WHICH THE WIND HAD BLOWN AWAY. I FOUND IT ABOUT 10 FEET AWAY. I PLACED IT BACK UNDER A ROCK SO IT WOULD NOT BLOW AWAY AGAIN. ONE OF THE U.S. MARINE FLAGS HAD FALLEN OVER, SO I STOOD IT BACK UP. I FELT LIKE THE GROUNDSKEEPER TODAY. IT WAS AN HONOR. WHEN I SAW MRS. LAMONACO LAST WEEK, SHE WAS TELLING US THAT ON YOUR ANNIVERSARY, SHE DRANK A HALF A CAN OF BEER, AND LEFT THE OTHER HALF AT THE SITE. THAT WAS NOT THERE TODAY. YOU WOULDN'T HAPPEN TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THAT, WOULD YOU? IT'S OK, IT WAS FOR YOU.

WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER AND HONOR YOU.

TROOPER LAMONACO, NEVER FORGOTTEN.

JIM SWEENEY CIVILIAN NEW JERSEY
A FRIEND TO ALL PEACE OFFICERS

April 5, 2007

TROOPER LAMONACO,
I WENT TO SARAH FOR A HAIRCUT LAST WEDNESDAY. I SAT IN THE CHAIR AND SAID, "HELP!". I NEEDED A HAIRCUT SO BAD. AND SARAH SURE DID HELP. SHE IS THE BEST! WHEN I WENT TO SIT IN THE CHAIR, I GOT A REAL SURPRISE. SITTING IN THE CHAIR NEXT TO ME WAS MRS. LAMONACO. IT SEEMS THEY WERE TRYING OUT A NEW STYLE ON HER. IT LOOKED GREAT, AND SHE WAS VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE NEW LOOK. SHE IS SO FUNNY AND FULL OF PEP. AND SUCH A REMARKABLE LADY. IT WAS SO GOOD TO SEE HER.
WE THINK OF YOU OFTEN TROOP, AND YOUR FAMILY AS WELL.

TROOPER LAMONACO, NEVER FORGOTTEN.

JIM SWEENEY CIVILIAN NEW JERSEY
A FRIEND TO ALL PEACE OFFICERS

April 4, 2007

HI HONEY,

I COULDN'T WAIT TO GET HOME TO SHARE THE DAY WITH YOU. FIRST I MUST SAY I'M SORRY I DIDN'T WRITE TO YOU ON OUR ANNIVERSARY, YOU KNOW HOW EMOTIONAL I WAS THAT DAY. GOING TO THE SITE FOR THE FIRST TIME FOR OUR ANNIVERSARY I REFLECTED ON THE PAST AND PRESENT AND EVEN THOUGH MY THOUGHTS WERE GOOD, I JUST MISSED YOU SO MUCH. HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE HALF CAN OF COORS LIGHTE I LEFT AT THE CEMEMTARY AND THE SITE, IT WAS FOR US.

ANYWAY, BACK TO TODAY. YOUR MOM AND SISTER DEBBIE CAME UP TO THE HOUSE. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME IN LIKE 15 YEARS. WE ALL LEFT IN MY CAR ALONG WITH JENN AND WENT TO HOPE STATION, THEN THE SIGN ON 80 WB THEN THE SITE THEN THE SIGN ON 80 EB AND THEN THE CEMETARY. WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY WE ALL HAD TOGETHER. DEBBIE DID HER GREAT THING OF PUTTING NEW FLAGS ON THE SIGNS AND WE REARRANGED THINGS AT THE SITE AND CEMETATRY.

IT BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYES HOW PEACEFUL AND CONTENT WE ARE ALL NOW. THANKS JOE; I KNOW WHEN YOUR DAD GOT TO HEAVEN HE HAD A LONG TALK WITH YOU (OF COURSE IT HAD TO BE LONG WE ARE A HANDFUL) TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET US ALL BACK TOGETHER. SINCE THE MEMORIAL ON DEC 21, WE HAVE BEEN GREAT. IT'S LIKE WE ALL NEEDED EACH OTHER AND THAT WAS IT. NOW PAST WHO DID WHAT OR WHO SAID WHAT OR WHY, JUST PEACEFUL CONTENT SHARING TIMES TOGETHER. IT WAS INDEED A NICE DAY. WE ALL LOVE YOU HONEY SO MUCH AND THIS IS JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF HOW YOUR STRENGTH AND LOVE FOR US MADE US STRONGER TO WALK THE PATH TOGETHER. I REALLY FEEL IT WILL CONTINUE LIKE THIS FOREVER. SARAH HAS ENJOYED BEING WITH HER FAMILY THAT SHE NEVER REALLY KNEW BUT NEEDS. MICHAEL I'M NOT SURE YET. HE HANDLES THINGS IN HIS OWN TIME AND SOMETIMES IS TOO STUBBORN TO KNOW WHAT IS BEST, BUT I'M CONVINCED HE WILL TOO JOIN IN ON A FAMILY HE NEVER REALLY KNEW.

I LOVE YOU SO MUCH MY SWEETHEART AND HOPE I STILL MAKE YOU PROUD.

YOUR LITTLE PATUCH

TALK TO YOU TONIGHT.

DONNA LAMONACO
WIFE OF

March 26, 2007

I need to know the name of the movie can someone let me know what it is. God Bless Trooper Lamonaco.

Kevin T Ryan
Retired NJ Police Officer

March 22, 2007

I have been on route 80 several times while going on vaction, it brings a tear to my eye everytime, you have a very supportive family god bless you and your family.

Kevin T Ryan
Retired NJ Police Officer

March 17, 2007

HI DADDY,
HOW ARE YOU DOING? I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT IT IS THE MIDDLE OF MARCH ALREADY. TIME IS FLYING BY. I AM GLAD, IT WAS PRETTY COLD THIS YEAR.. WORK HAS BEEN GOOD, I REALLY LOVE WHAT I DO, THERE IS STILL SO MUCH MORE TO LEARN AND AT TIMES IT GETS ALITTLE STRESSFUL BUT I WANT TO BE THE BEST AT IT. IT IS AMAZING WHEN YOU HAVE SOMEONE IN YOUR CHAIR AND YOU START TO TALK AND LAUHG AND TO HAVE THAT PERSON FEEL BETTER ABOUT THEMSELVES BECAUSE OF SOMETHING I DID, IT IS AN AMAZING FEELING. I KNOW I WAS NOT IN DC LAST YEAR DO TO SCHOOL BUT I WILL BE THERE THIS YEAR I PROMIS.. WE ARE ALL DOING GOOD,MOMMY IS SO HAPPY THAT SHE CAN GO OUT ON HER NEW POURCH WITH THE NICE WEATHER AND ALL.WELL I AM HEADING TO BED I JUST WANTED TO WRITE YOU AND FILL YOU IN ON MY JOB AND ALL. HAVE A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP, I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND I MISS YOU EVERY SECOND OF EVERY DAY
LOVE YOUR LITTLE GIRL
SUNNY

SARAH LAMONACO
PROUD DAUGHTER

March 14, 2007

Trooper,

A few years back I saw the movie they made about your incident. My father was on the task force here in NH for the NHSP looking for the ones who killed you. He said the death made the investigation that much more intense and painful. I wanted to leave a reflection on behalf of him and all those of the NJSP and those that worked on the case. Rest in peace Trooper, until we all meet in heavens roll call..GODSPEED!

Officer Aaron P. Sparks #603
Gilmanton N.H. Police Department

March 9, 2007

TROOPER LAMONACO
I VOWED TO SARAH THAT I WOULD NEVER PASS YOUR MEMORIAL AND NOT STOP. I WILL NEVER BREAK THAT VOW. TODAY I HAD OCCASION TO PASS THE SITE AND STOPPED TO HONOR YOU AND SAY A PRAYER. EVERYTHING IS IN ORDER THERE, SARAHS SPEECH IS STILL FOLDED UP AND THERE WHERE IT ALWAYS IS, AND THE SITE IS BEAUTIFUL. IT WARMS MY HEART KNOWING THAT PEOPLE WHO STOP HONOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY BY NOT TOUCHING ANYTHING.
I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO PUT MY FINGER ON THIS YET, BUT WHEN I STOP, I AM SO OVERCOME WITH EMOTION. MY EYES WELL UP WITH TEARS, AND I CAN'T CONTROL IT. PERHAPS IT'S THE BEAUTY OF THE SPOT. MAYBE IT'S KNOWING YOUR FAMILY. OR MAYBE, JUST MAYBE, IT'S KNOWING THAT AT THE VERY SPOT I AM STANDING, YOU SO COURAGEOUSLY GAVE YOUR LIFE PROTECTING ME, AND EVERYONE ELSE FROM EVIL.
WE WILL NEVER FROGET WHAT YOU DID FOR US TROOP. YOU ARE THE DEFINITION OF THE WORD HERO.

TROOPER LAMONACO, NEVER FORGOTTEN.

JIM SWEENEY CIVILIAN NEW JERSEY
A FRIEND TO ALL PEACE OFFICERS

February 22, 2007

HAPPY HEART DAY DADDY.
YESTERDAY WAS MY BIRTHDAY AND AS YOU KNOW IT ALWAYS SNOWS ON MY BIRTHDAY HAHAHAH, IT WAS A GOOD DAY. I WROKED,,, THE GIRLS FROM WORK GAVE ME BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS AND MOMMY MADE ME DINNER, WE HAD CRAB LEGS. I KNOW DAD YOU LOVE THEM TOO! TODAY WE ARE SNOWED IN, NOT ALOT OF SNOW JUST MESSY OUTSIDE. HOPE YOU ARE STAYING WARM UP THERE BECAUSE IT IS FREEZING HERE. I HOPE YOU HAVE A GOOD DAY AND KNOW YOU ARE MISSED AND LOVED ON THIS DAY AS YOU ARE EVERY OTHER.
HAPPY VALINTINE'S DAY DADDY
LOVE YOUR LITTLE GIRL
SARAH

SARAH
PROUD DAUGHTER

February 14, 2007

To the Lamonaco Family, I remember when your husband and father died. It was just after I finished high school and many of my friends at the time spend quite a bit of time in the Lake Hopatcong, Netcong, Rockaway area. I traveled route 80 almost daily. My husband's best friend was a NJ State Trooper who died in a car accident (after he retired) and I remember his widow telling us that Mrs. Lamonaco was at the viewing and that there was not a viewing of a state trooper that she missed. What a remarkable woman! I just wanted to write because there is not a time that goes by when I am traveling on Route 80, or in the Hope area that I do not think about Trooper Lamonaco. I hope that time somehow has healed many of the very deep wounds that his death left. And I hope you know that there are complete strangers out there who think about him and his family. I think you would be surprised of the number of people whom his death touched in some way. He may be gone, but he will never be forgotten. God Bless you all.

Karen McMonagle
Wife of Police Officer

January 27, 2007

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DADDY
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

I LOVE YOU DADDY HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY, I MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU SO MUCH

LOVE YOUR LITTLE GIRL

SARAH LAMONACO
PROUD DAUGHTER

January 22, 2007

As a young Special Officer in Colts Neck I first met Phil at the Colts Neck Barracks around 1979. I recall that he was very approachable and easy going. I recall hearing the news of his death vividly and the anger and drive that it fueled. Phil left a lasting impression with me and, more than almost anything else, instilled the desire to make law enforcement my career. To this day I think of him, his death, and what he did for me.

I retired on disability in the 90's. In my career I was injured several times. Each time it made me question my career choice in light of my wife and children. But each time I remembered that it was the right choice to fight for the good in society and protect those who acould not protect themselves. It was right to catch the bad guys and keep them off the streets. It was right to do everything I could so that there wouldn't be more cops injured or killed.

What I miss most about the job was helping the people. Whether a comforting word, righting a wrong, or just being someone who listened. What I remember most was Phil's death and what it meant to me and what it meant to "Serve".

God bless Phil, his family, and those serving our country in all forms oof first response and the military.

Charlie
NJ Police Officer- Ret

January 20, 2007

HI DAD,
I AM SO SORRY THAT I HAVE NOT WRITTEN TO YOU IN A LONG TIME, OUR COMPUTER WAS DOWN AND WE JUST GOT IT WORKING AGAIN. WELL THE HOLIDAYS ARE OVER AND WE ARE STARTING THE NEW YEAR. I KNOW YOU WERE THERE ON THE 21ST. DAD WAS IT NOT THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING IN THE WHOLE WORLD. I KNOW IT WAS A SAD DAY BUT YET THERE WAS PEACE ALL OVER. I KNOW THAT YOU TOUCHED SO MANY PEOPLES LIVES BUT THEY ALL TOUCHED MINE THAT DAY. IT HELPED ME SO MUCH TO SEE ALL THE PEOPLE AND THE LOVE AND RESPECT FOR YOU, AND THE MEMORIAL IS BEAUTIFUL THEY DID A WONDERFUL JOB.
CHRISTMAS WAS NICE WE OPENED PRESENTS AND MOM GOT ME A NAVIGATOR IT IS BAD ENOUGH THAT I DONT KNOW DIRECTION NOW I HAVE TO FIGURE THIS THING OUT HAHAHAH.. BUT IT WAS A GREAT GIFT AND I GOT AN IPOD AND OF COURSE CLOTHES. NEW YEARS EVE WAS FUN WENT OUT WITH A FEW FRIENDS AND BROUGHT IN THE NEW YEAR WITH FAMILY. SO IT WAS A GOOD END TO 2006.
THIS WEEKEND WE ARE GOING TO GRANDMAS'S SHE IS MAKING ME YOUR FAVORITE MEAL..I AM SO HAPPY THAT HER AND THE REST OF YOUR FAMILY WAS THERE ON THE 21. I MISSED THEM AND JUST WANT IT ALL BEHIND US. WE NEED THEM AND THEY NEED US. SO I HOPE THE NEW YEAR BRINGS YOU THE BEST. I MISS YOU DAD AND I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, I WILL TALK TO U LATER TONIGHT XOXOXOX2663XOXOXOXOX
YOUR LITTLE GIRL
SARAH

SARAH LAMONACO
PROUD DAUGHTER

January 8, 2007

Trooper Lamonaco, I just watched the movie, "Killed in the Line of Duty." I think I cried through most of it. What a wonderful tribute that was to you.

I try to read different reflections to remind myself just how lucky I am that God put certain people in my life. I lost a friend back in April, 2005 that is how I knew of this site. He was gunned down in an alley behind his house. He had just dropped off his son and was just walking home when a "hoodlum" decided to try to steal a car in the alley where he crossed. He is Chillicothe, Ohio Police Officer Larry R. Cox.

May God watch over your daughter Sarah and your loving family. I cant imagine what it would be like to have to talk to my father on a web site. My heart breaks for her.

I wont take up anymore room on here but I would just like to say, you sir are nothing short of a hero.

Heather
Ohio State Highway Patrol

January 4, 2007

HI HONEY,

WELL WHAT A WEEK, SORRY I HAVEN'T BEEN IN TOUCH ON THIS PAGE, COMPUTER DOWN FOR A WEEK NOW, BUT GAVE ME TIME TO REGROUP AND COLLECT ALL THE WONDERFUL TRIBUTES THAT WAS GIVEN TO YOU ON THE 21ST.

FIRST I MUST SAY, I'M SORRY, THAT WAS PROBABLY ONE OF MY WORSE SPEECHES; I WAS A WRECK; EVERYTHING HAD TO BE PERFECT THAT THE SPEECH WAS THE LAST THING, THEN THE COMPUTOR CRASHED. ANYWAY, I HAD A GREAT PROGRAM WITH THE MONUMENT ON THE FRONT AND YOUR PICTURE ON THE INSIDE WITH THE OBITUARY FROM 81...HAD GREAT PINS MADE UP, 400 CANDLES FOR THE VIGIL WHICH WAS THE MOST PEACEFUL TRIBUTE, IT INDEED WAS THE BEST PART OF THE DAY. AFTER THE SONG, "ANGELS AMONG US" INSTEAD OF BLOWING OUT THE CANDLES I PLACED MY IN FRONT OF THE MEMORIAL AND EVERYONE FOLLOWED. AT THE END, THERE WAS A LITE TRIANGLE OF CANDLES INFROMT OF THE MEMORIAL THAT JUST GLOWED. DID YOU SEE IT?

I HAD 400 BLUE SPRAYED CARNATIONS FOR EVERYONE TO PLACE. HONEY I HAVE TO SAY, SO MANY TURNED OUT FOR THIS MEMORIAL. ALMOST ALL THE GUYS FROM THE ORIGINAL 10 OF THE COMMAND, COL. PAGANO, COL. FUENTES, EVEN BURNIE KURICK FROM NY WITH JERRY KANE. THERE WERE 500 PEOPLE. IT JUST REFLECTED ON HOW MUCH YOU HAVE MEANT TO SO MANY PEOPLE, AND YOUR ARE STILL AN INSPIRATION TO SO MANY.

YOUR MOM AND DEBBIE WAS THERE, THINGS ARE GOOD WITH US. I JUST COULD NOT LET THIS IMPORTANT DAY GO BY WITHOUT MAKING AMENDS WITH THEM. THEY ARE YOUR FAMILY TOO AND WE ALL NEEDED TO BE THERE. THEY NEEDED TO BE THERE WITH US, HAND IN HAND, AND DID YOU SEE YOUR NEPHEW FRED, WHAT A GREAT MAN HE TURNED OUT TO BE AND HIS WIFE IS SO SWEET.

ANYWAY, HONEY IT WAS ALL FOR YOU. I HOPE YOU FELT THE LOVE AND HONOR THAT WAS BESTOWED UPON YOU. THIS WILL BE A LASTING TRIBUTE TO YOU AND A PLACE WHERE WE CAN NOW GO AND FEEL AT PEACE.

I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND MISS YOU TERRIBLY, BUT I STILL HANG ONTO THE DREAMS AND WHISPERS THAT YOU SHARE WITH ME EACH NIGHT.

GOD BLESS YOU BRAVE WONDERFUL MAN, I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS.

LOVE ALWAYS AND FOREVER
PATUCH

DONNA YOUR LOVING WIFE

December 30, 2006

For a Son, Husband, Father and Warrior. Your fighting spirit lives on within your proud wife and children. You will be forever remembered as the embodiment of what Police Officer should be.
"To be in the hearts of the living is to have never died"

May your family find peace.

Anonymous
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December 23, 2006

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