Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Robert B. Laurenson

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, June 2, 1973

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Reflections for Police Officer Robert B. Laurenson

Officer Laurenson,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 2, 2023

Gone but never forgotten!
True hero!

Billy Negrycz

May 31, 2023

May you Rest In Peace.
You will never be forgotten
Members of the 20th Precinct will always honor you and remember you. This year will mark the 50th Anniversary June 2nd . If anyone would like to come to the 20th pct please reach out to me.

Po Joe Reale
20th Precinct

March 9, 2023

Dear Robert,
My forever friend.
Today is your birthday, and how you used to kid me about being 10 days older than me…
11/12/49. If if wasn’t for your bravery, from the earliest of our friendship, I might have taken another path. I was afraid to walk to school, we were in kindergarten together.
You stopped at my front door every day. We walked together. I went to school because of your showing me the way. We went to school every single day for the next 8 years!
My hero. When you were killed, I was a teacher in upstate NY. I guess your showing me the way to school did the trick. I think of you often. I was a teacher for 33 years. Because of you, Robert, I went to school. Be at peace be my hero let me continue to show others they can be also be brave. As brave as you. Happy Birthday, Robert. Worms were our friends……

Janet Allen
Childhood friend

November 12, 2022

49 years ago today my father was taken from me. Truly breaks my heart that I was not blessed to have had him in my life. People say I was too young to remember him but I have one memory and I will never forget.

Jennifer Laurenson

June 2, 2022

Rest easy in heaven

Mark Mottola

June 2, 2020

Bob was warm, honest, intelligent, straightforward, and unrehearsed. As a police officer, Bob demonstrated his courage, understanding, hard work and dedication. The type of police officer and individual embraced and admired unreservedly by his family, friends, colleagues, and any others who had the great good fortune to get to know him. I still miss him these many decades later.

Bruce Ungar
Grammar school friend

May 9, 2020

Remembering you today. The pain of your tragic loss and how awful those days were. It was noted in the newspaper but it felt like it should've been shouted from rooftops, how the world had changed at the loss of one of the good guys. Henry, Flo, Bill and Diane were never the same. Neither were your children. I stood on the sidelines then, numb, and only now fathom the impact. R.I.P. Robert


June 5, 2019

It’s that time again, birthdays we used to laugh about, being a few days older seemed like such a plus. Now that you’ve been gone for a while, the loss still feels as real as when I heard the sad news. 1973. No more birthdays to share. However, 2018, I still remember you, Robert, my knight in shining armor, who walked me to school when I was too scared to walk on my own. Always a hero to us. RIP

Janet Schultz Allen

November 12, 2018

Rest in peace Officer Laurenson. A New City police hero. My dad was a thirty-eight year veteran working out of the 102nd precinct in Richmond Hill, Queens. You are buried in Elmont not far from where I lived in Cambria Heights on 231st Street. St. Boniface cemetery has other heroes from your department there and is next to Beth David Cemetery.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 30, 2018

He was brother of one of my classmates. His shield number was close to my grandfather. I had to prop up my mother when she saw his shield. Only a few numbers from her father's. RIP. So many yeas. I pray for him for often.

John E Bardes

January 5, 2018

For my dear friend, Robert- my best friend for all those wonderful school age years...I have never forgotten you, I never will. May your family find peace and the knowledge that their son, brother, Dad made a big difference in many lives, especially mine. I miss you still, the big brother I never had. In my yearbook you wrote"On this page of purest white, only an angel would dare to write..." You did, and you are , an angel now. Happy Birthday, old friend. 11-12-16

Janet Schultz Allen
Family Friend

November 11, 2016

Bob. Most wonderful person too good for this world PAB


February 28, 2016

It was my honor to research newspapers, books and magazines and finally find your ID Card Photo in a 1973 Spring 3100 article and make sure your photo was put on this site. I wanted to put a face to your heroism in the Line of Duty. I did the research because you are a brother officer and no matter how many years past, you will always be remembered. Rest Easy Hero.

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit

February 5, 2016

RIP Officer Laurenson. You are not forgotten

Retired Police Officer

June 2, 2015

We miss you always, we'll love you forever...
Diane, Bob and Robert Henry

Diane Laurenson
Sister, Brother-in-Law, Nephew

June 2, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 2, 2015

Robert and I were childhood friends- best little Kindergarten friends
at Gotham Avenue School. As our November birthdays approach
I find myself remembering much- as a 4 year old, I was afraid to go to school. Robert stopped by my house to pick me up every day.
We walked together, we went Trick or Treating together.
In High School, we danced together, to the Beatles, but
we were best friends,always. It is not lost on me that if it hadn't
been for Robert being in my life, I may not have gone to school at all!
After being a NY public school teacher for 35 years, Robert- I salute you,
I miss you, your friendship lingers in my mind.
We would tease each other, about Robert being 10 days older than me-
In my mind, he is still the 'big brother', the protector who walked me to school when I was scared. Happy Birthday, Robert-your brave actions live on forever in those of us whose lives you have touched

Janet Schultz Allen
Family Friend

November 9, 2014

My Brother, our Hero - you will NEVER be forgotten.
Oh, what a life you would have led! But, in the short time here on Earth, you left your indelible mark on so many. Love you forever!

Diana Laurenson

June 2, 2014

40 Years-not forgotten.

RIP Robert


June 2, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

November 15, 2012

Bob, you made the ultimate sacrifice. I remember after my tour of duty I use to stop by your placard and I took a moment to reflect, if it wasn't for people like you the 20th precinct would not be one of the best precincts in the city. You did not have to die for it. God bless you and your family!

PO John Goirdano (ret)
nypd 20th precinct

May 21, 2010

I just wanted to let your family and friends know that there are many out there who know the pain that you feel today. My brother Roger was killed 4 years ago today on June 2nd. You are in the thoughts and prayers of many folks who care. I pray that God will bless you with many precious happy memories to help fill your heart "especially today".

Judy Coleman
Sister of Roger Lynch

June 3, 2009

36 yrs and you will never be forgotten. God Bless Ofc. Robert B. Laurenson's family, friends and the NYPD.

Retired PO
City of Miami PD Fla.

June 2, 2009

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

Robyn Wilkes

May 26, 2009

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