Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Anthony Lordi, Jr.

Hillside Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, December 14, 1979

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Reflections for Patrolman Anthony Lordi, Jr.

Patrolman Lordi,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hillside. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

December 14, 2019

Hey grandpa! I never had the chance to meet you, but from everyone who has known you I have learned from them how amazing you are! I am so proud to have you as my grandpa! I love you and I miss you!

Kayla Parlavecchio
Granddaughter

July 26, 2015

35 years ago I said "See you next week". If I only knew I'd never see you again!

SCO J. Mandy
NJDOC(ret)

December 14, 2014

I am the Chief of Police of the Roselle Park Police Department and I am also the President of the Union County Police Chiefs Association. I am sending my reflection because I have the great honor of presenting the Officer Anthony Lordi Award at this years Police Academy graduation on June 11th at 4:00 pm at the Rahway theater. This will truly be a great honor for me to speak of a law enforcement hero and great family man such as Officer Lordi. Officer Lordi SHALL NEVER be forgotten by his law enforcement family. God bless the family members of Anthony Lordi.

Very truly,
Paul W. Morrison
Chief of Police
Roselle Park Police Department
President Union County Police Chiefs Association

Chief Paul W. Morrison
Roselle Park Police Department

June 10, 2014

Just having known you Mr lordi and having visits in your and your moms homes, though my childhood will remain happy memories always...

Patricia Shaeffer Schuchardt
Friend

December 14, 2013

Thirty two years ago the we lost a true hero, my friend and mentor Hillside Police Officer Anthony Lordi. The world became a lesser place without him but he lives on in our hearts and souls. Rest in peace always!

J. Mandy-NJDOC(ret)
Friend

December 15, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 32nd 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.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 14, 2011

OFFICER LORDI, YOU HAVE SERVED WELL. A HERO IS NEVER FORGOTTEN. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,SC

December 14, 2010

You and Jeri would have been very humbled as hundreds of people whose lives you touched gathered Sunday at police headquarters to dedicate a memorial in your honor. You are not forgotten. Heroes like you live forever!

SCO J.Mandy(ret)
NJDOC

December 16, 2009

It's hard to believe it's almost 30 years ago you left us. It seems like yesterday we worked together and you said you were working a different job that next night. I visit you, Jackie and Jeff often. You convinced me I could make it in law enforcement and I had a satisfying 25 year career. You'll always be a part of my life.

SCO J. Mandy
NJDOC-retired

November 15, 2009

You are gone but will never be forgotten, rest in peace my brother.

Kevin T Ryan
Ex- New Jersey Cop

December 14, 2007

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
Sergeant
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 12, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your 24 years of dedicated service

vandenberghe
manchester, nh

December 8, 2007

I was only ten years old when this tragedy occurred. My dad (rest in peace) was a Detective with the Newark Police Dept, when he helped solve this case. I have never forgot about this fallen officer and my thoughts and prayers have always been with him and his family. May he forever rest in peace.

Det Larry McQueen
NYPD

July 12, 2007

God Bless you and your family

Detective
Cranford Police Dept (NJ)

January 31, 2007

Heroes and the sacrifices they make are never forgotten. Patrolman Lordi, you are a true hero and you are not forgotten.

SPD
Salem,Va

December 14, 2006

Never Forgotten

November 29, 2006

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

November 24, 2006

I will always miss you.
Love, Cindy

Cindy Parlavecchio
Daughter

August 28, 2006

Hi im caitlin
even though i didnt get to meet you u r a great part of my life because you r my grandpa.
and my amazing grandma was in love with you so i no that you must have been amazing as well
if only we could have met
well I LOVE YOU and miss you and grandma both
Love caitlin

Caitlin Shae Lordi
Grandaughter

July 23, 2006

A name that lives on within the ranks of Hillside and Union County.....

August 2, 2005

god bless you.

July 31, 2005

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