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, Sir! You are not forgotten and are greatly missed by friends and family.

Police Officer

February 27, 2006

Dad- As you know another one of our Troopers are up in Heaven with you and our other Heros in blue. Take care of Jim and together watch over his family during this hard time. It will be a hard time for them and anything you can do for the family will help and knowing that Jim is in a peacful place helps all of us. I love you dad
Love always
Your Sunny Sarah.

Sarah Lamonaco
Daughter of Trooper Lamonaco

February 21, 2006

I passed the memorial site on Route 80 very often when I still lived back in New Jersey. I'm glad to see that the state will never let the public forget this trooper's sacrifice in his quest to protect them.

Capt. Richard Scalzo
Secaucus Police Dept. - Retired

February 1, 2006

Dad,
There are so much things I wish I could speak with you about like my new house and life in California but I know that you are my guarding angel watching out for me and see my life, especially over the last week I felt your presence watching over me. I miss your physical presence and not knowing what kind of relationship you and I would of had, wondering if you would be proud of me or if we would of had some rocky times. But I do miss you and wish you were here take care.
Love,
Laura

Laura LaMonaco

January 24, 2006

Happy Birthday Phil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love Denise

Denise Zimmerman
Surviving Spouse of NJ State Trooper Bert Zimmerman 02-05-04

January 21, 2006

Dad, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I can't believe that one month ago today was your anniversary, but like every other day we miss you and love you more then yesterday. I wish more then anything that I would be with you today but I know you are with me and the rest of the family. We have a cake for you and Mom made you a great steak dinner. Everyday I think of you and what we would be doing and I do get a little sad but I know I will see you one day but I just miss you. The unknown is so hard for me to understand yet I know you are with me everyday. You prove it by listening to me and helping me out with all my questions because a day later or even a month things make sence. You are the best dad a girl could ever ask for and I am lucky that I was the one to have you. I love you so much and miss you so much and you will always be my hero in blue. Have a good birthday daddy.
Love always,
Your Sunny.

Sarah Lamonaco

January 21, 2006

WE MISS YOU, GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.

January 13, 2006

Hello My Love,

I've been thinking of you so much these last few weeks. My heart was so heavy with the passing of my LT from the Prosecutors office, just one week before your Anniversary. Our best friend Jim Walsh, retired, still bag piper, has been in the Hospital for a few weeks now. I know you are watching over him and his family. I pray to you and God to touch his body and heal him so he can come home to his family.

This week has been so hard for me. I still am missing you so much and Christmas night two Jersey City Officers were killed and I got a phone call to go at 11:35. Two days later a Bellville Cop came home from work at mid=night and dropped on the kitchen floor with a heart attack so I've been with that family.

I see their pain, I watch the families as they try to make sence of these losses and all I can do his think of you. I just thank the Lord and you for all my strength that you have given me to be there for the families, BUT it's hard honey, it's so hard. Especially right now during this time of the year.

I've been a little burned out, but as the New Year enters this evening I will once again refledt on our love and continue on.

I love you so much and know you are with me. I felt you holding me last night and that's all I need to carry on.

Happy New Year My Love.
Donna

Phil Lamonaco
Donna, wife of

December 31, 2005

Dad- Merry Christmas. Santa was very good this year. Me and Mommy opened gifts and watch what else, The Christmas Story and Mike and Jenn are coming down later with Damon to have dinner. Know that we all wish you were here with us, yet me know you will be. We love you and miss you so much.
MERRY CHRISTMAS DADDY.
LOVE. Sunny.

Sarah Lamonaco
Daughter fo Trooper Lamonaco

December 25, 2005

Donna & Sarah and family, I am thinking of you all on Phil's EOW.

I know this date is a rough one for you, but I'm hoping you remembered your husband/father today with pride. And I hope your heavy hearts are a bit lighter knowing there are so many people who care about you guys and are thinking of you. May it be comforting to know that Phil is NEVER forgotten.

Love,
Stacy

Stacy Cullinane Smith
Widow of Patrolman Mickey Cullinane, EOW 8/26/92
Sea Isle City, NJ Police Department

December 21, 2005

DEAR SARA AND DONNA,

YOU GUYS ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ON THIS SAD DAY, KNOW THAT PHIL WILL ALWAYS BE RENEMBERED!!

LOVE ALWAYS,
LISA

LISA A. SCALES
WIFE OF FALLEN OFFICER CHRISTOPHER S. SCALES, NJSP

December 21, 2005

Sarah and Donna, I just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you both today. It doesnt matter how many years ago your husband and father lost his life because it has the very same impact as the day he was taken. I KNOW how hard this day is, but please know that you have me and my family with you ALWAYS. I am so thankful to have you both in my life. I dont know how I would have made it without the two of you. But I know that was the work of Phil and Bert. You both are a blessing and I love you both.

Phil, although we have never met, sometimes I feel like we have. You are a true hero and your spirit and memory definitely live on down here. You have a beautiful family and I thank you for them.
Love, Denise

Denise Zimmerman
Surviving Spouse of NJ State Trooper Bert Zimmerman 2-5-04

December 21, 2005

TO EVERYONE WHO HAS SENT THEIR SPECIAL MESSAGE TO MY FAMILY AND MYSLEF.....

I WISH TO THANK EVERYONE FOR YOUR KIND WORDS, THOUGHTS, PRAYERS AND REMEMBERANCE OF US AND PHIL. YES HE WAS A GREAT PERSON, TROOPER, DAD AND HUSBAND, AND TO HIS TRIBUTE OF LIFE HE LEAD, WE THE LAMONACO FAMILY, DONNA, LAURA, MICHAEL AND SARAH ....CAN LIVE OUR LIFE IN THE PROUD MANNER INWHICH WE DO. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR STRENGTH AND COMFORT YOU HAVE GIVING ALL OF US THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. DONNA

HEROS LIVE FOREVER

DONNA LAMONACO
WIFE OF TROOPER PHIL LAMONACO

December 21, 2005

HELLO MY LOVE,

WELL HERE WE ARE AGAIN, THE 24TH YEAR AND I WISH IT WEREN'T. I JUST PICKED UP THE FLOWERS AND WILL NOW GATHER THEM INTO THEIR INDIVIDUAL BOUQUETS FOR "OUR" SPECIAL SPOTS. I AM REALLY TRYING SO HARD TO BE STRONG FOR YOU AND MY CHILDREN AS WELL AS MYSELF, BUT I JUST MISS YOU SO MUCH. IT'S LIKE, I DON'T WANT TO BUY FLOWERS, BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO GO TO THE SIGNS, SCENE AND CEMETARY....I WANT YOU HERE BY MY SIDE SO "WE" CAN GO AND PLACE GRAVE BLANKETS ON OUR PERSPECTIVE PARENTS. HOWEVER, REALITY CHECK, NOT HAPPENING. SO I WILL GO AND DO MY ANNYAL TRIBUTE TO TO FOR THIS IS WHAT I HAVE TO DO...FOR ME. YOU KNOW MY LOVE FOR YOU IS AS STRONG TODAY AS IT WAS 24 YEARS AGO, AND YES, I WILL CRY THAT TEAR FOR YOUR ABSENCE....HOWEVER, MY LOVE I KNOW YOU ARE SHOOTING FIRERY DAGGERS BEING HANDED TO YOU BY GOD, LIT AND FLOWN DIRECTLY TO HELL WHERE RICHARD WILLIAMS IS AT FINALLY. SO WE DO REJOICE TODAY FOR THIS IS INDEED GOOD NEWS. ONE DOWN, TWO TO GO. I SEND TO YOU MY SOUL AND ASK FOR YOUR COMFORT TODAY AND I SEND MY LOVE TO YOU AND CAN'T WAIT TILL I SEE YOU AGAIN. ALL MY LOVE...ALWAYS...PATUCH

Donna Lamonaco
WIFE OF NJ STATE TROOPER PHIL LAMONACO

December 21, 2005

Dear Donna, Sarah and Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all especially today on this anniversary of your husband's and father's passing. We are so grateful to know you both. May you all find peace and comfort during this holiday season.

Vicki & Carmen Petrelli

Vicki Petrelli
MIL NJ State Trp. Bertram T. Zimmerman, III, EOW 2-5-04

December 21, 2005

Dad- Where do I begin. Today is the day you were taken from us 24 years ago. I look at that number and it just reminds me that I am that age and I never had the chance to know you.It is more of the unknown that is hard for me to grasp today. I have to look to others to know about you, and that is okay but not the same. I love to hear stories about you and they are all so funny or very interesting. I hear that you were a prankster yet when it came to your job you were the best.In time I want you to tell me all the stories I have not heard yet. Even though I don't remember you that does not mean that you are any less of a Person, Father, or Hero to me. I know that I will see you one day, and that NO MATTER HOW FAR WE ARE FROM EACH OTHER, WE ARE NEVER TO FAR. You are my angel that is with me all the time, I feel you dad, when I have question your are there to help me through them. I have learned that I can be sad and miss you but I have a special bond with you that not every little girl has, you can go anywhere with me when I turn around you are right there. Yet it is not the same. I miss you so much. I want to hear your voice and see the pictures come true.Until then I will hold everything close to me, I promis.Just like everyday I will hold you close to me and remember what you did for me and the state you proudly served. Rest in peace daddy and i will talk to you soon.
Love always your Proud daughter
Sarah Lamonaco

Sarah Lamonaco
Daughter of Trooper Lamonaco

December 21, 2005

To Donna & Sara and all the Lamonaco family:

My thoughts and prayers are with you today, Please know that even though I have not been to NPW for a few years, I still remember you and keep you in my prayers always.

Howard 12-21-2005

Howard Cooke
MDPS-BLE (retired)

December 21, 2005

Although I was too young to get to know Phil, I have heard story after story from my family about just what a great guy he was. Not once, has anyone I encountered had a negative thing to say about the man. He will forever remain alive through the stories of those who knew him; stories that are truly inspirational. My sincerest warm wishes to his family over the Christmas Season.

John C. Villani
[email protected]

John C. Villani

December 15, 2005

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

December 14, 2005

To the Lamonaco family...

I was nine years old when your husband/father was taking away from you. My father was a police officer and I can remember trying to place myself in your family's shoes, trying to feel the grief that you were feeling. I still remember hearing of how you were all in the kitchen making cookies when the dreadful news was broken to you.

Every Christmas season, I always take time out to remember your husband. Even though I never had the honor of meeting him, I have always held him in high regards. Mere words cannot express the feelings of grief and compassion that I feel for you all. This ultimate sacrifice is testimony to the extreme dedication that your husband/father had for his work and for the community in which he served. My family and I continue to morn alongside you and wish you all a sense of peace and tranquillity in this troubled time. I realize that you continue to feel the pain and anguish, but please try to look past that and know that our Lord has broken the chains that have bound your loved one to this world and has called him home to be with him. He now lives, breathes, and rejoices in the glory of our Risen Lord.

If there is ever anything that i can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached at [email protected]

Know that your husband/father is remembered always!

Probation Officer Christopher M. Hess
Lehigh County Adult probation

December 7, 2005

HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAD, WE MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU
LOVE ALWAYS
YOUR SUNNY

SARAH LAMONACO
DAUGHTER

November 24, 2005

Philip, I hope that you have a nice Thanksgiving where you are. I hope that Donna and Sarah feel you sitting right there at their holiday table, because I know thats where you will be. I love your wife and daughter, they are absolutely amazing people. They have always been there for me and my family and we will always take great care of them. Hang out with Bert up there, I'm happy to know you both have each other. You both brought my and your families together for a reason. Happy Thanksgiving!

Love, Denise Zimmerman

Denise Zimmerman
Surviving Spouse of NJ State Trooper Bert Zimmerman 02-05-04

November 24, 2005

Dad- It is Sunday and the Giants just won again! Your friend Bobby came over today. He always told me that one day we would make gravy and meatballs today we did, they came out good. I told him that you would throw the pasta on the wall to tell when it was done, and we laughted and he said "yeah he told me about that". It is so nice of him to come to do this with me, but it is not you, i am missing you so much. With the holidays coming i just sit and wonder what it would be like to have you walk in the door, I know you want to walk in as much as i want you too, just stand by me, I know it has been years but for some reason it is still so hard. Bobby coming and us making your meal makes us remember and hold you close.
I LOVE YOU DAD AND I MISS YOU SO MUCH
LOVE YOUR
SUNNY

Sarah Lamonaco
Daughter

November 20, 2005

TROOPER LAMONACO, YOU REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND. I SALUTE YOU! MY PRAYERS, FOR THE LAST 24 YEARS HAVE BEEN WITH YOUR FAMILY. I THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. YOU DID NOT LOSE YOUR LIFE, YOU GAVE IT IN SERVICE TO OTHERS. A TRUE HERO INDEED.

SARAH, I HONOR YOU AS YOU HONOR YOUR DAD. CONTINUE TO KEEP HIS MEMORY ALIVE. I HAVE PRAYED FOR YOU SINCE THIS INCIDENT OCCURED. MAY GOD BLESS YOU. YOU ARE A VERY BRAVE GIRL.

DONNA, I HAVE ALWAYS PRAYED FOR YOU. IT SEEMS THAT I READ ABOUT THINGS YOU DO ALL THE TIME. YOU ARE SUCH A BRAVE AND HONORABLE WOMAN. NOW TODAY, I READ ABOUT YOU AGAIN. LIKE YOU, I WILL NOT SIT IDLE. EVERYONE IN DOC AND TRENTON WILL HEAR FROM ME ON THIS ONE. HOW OUR STATE CAN HONOR AN INMATE, MUCH LESS A COP KILLER, IS FAR BEYOND ME.

MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

JIM SWEENEY
A FRIEND TO ALL PEACE OFFICERS

October 29, 2005

DAD- WE HAD OUR FIRST SURVIVOR GOLF OUTING ON TUE, 10-18 AND IT WENT SO WELL, I KNOW THAT YOU AND THE OTHER TROOPERS GAVE US GREAT WEATHER. WE HAD A GREAT TURN OUT AND THE WHOLE EVENT WAS AMAZING. IT IS SO NICE TO SEE ALL THE PEOPLE WHO COME OUT AND SHOW THE RESPECT FOR YOU AND THE OTHER TROOPERS. IT MAKES IT A LITTLE BIT EASYER FOR US TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN. HOPE YOU ARE DOING WELL STAND BY ME AND I WILL BE FINE. LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU, TALK TO YOU LATER TONIGHT.
I LOVE YOU DADDY
YOU LITTLE SUNNY

SARAH LAMONACO
DAUGHTER OF TROOPER LAMONACO

October 20, 2005

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