Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Auxiliary Policeman Paul N. Luther

Mechanicville Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, October 30, 1976

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Reflections for Auxiliary Policeman Paul N. Luther

You sir will never be forgotten.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb, New York State Police.

August 5, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman Luther.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 30, 2019

Always remember Moose (Paul) Great friend to everyone Remember that night like it was yesterday

Rose Ellen Coren Gill
Friend & classmate

October 30, 2019

Happy Birthday Paul, the City of Mechanicville residents honor you on your birthday and remember the sacrifice you made for all of us. You will never be forgotten sir.

Resident of Mechanicville

September 27, 2018

Paul I remember we were close friends in our teenage years I remember one weekend a group of us went to Greg Connors camp in lake George we were all swimming in the lake when you lost a capped tooth and by some miracle you kept diving to you found it as we went our separate ways I remember the night I received the very bad news for the shooting that took your life I still think of you always I myself became a police officer and the badge always reminded me of its meaning to protect and serve and give our lives if it meant saving others I carried a gun for forty two years and am now retired I still love and miss you brother you mad the ultimate sacrifice God bless your family and now your in a much better place with Jesus you were my inspiration everydày I put that badge on mañy of your friends followed in your foot ßtepß Mike zurlo Ralph peluso myself just to mention à few I miss you Paul with love and daily remembering officer Paul Zullo

Paul Źullo
Friend and brother offiçer retired scotia PD

March 20, 2017

I remember the night like it was yesterday. And the outpouring of love from mechanicvillle was amazing. A wonderful city.

Pat Ripley Bloss

November 4, 2016

Your memory lives on in our hearts, Moose. Your bravery will never be forgotten. RIP

Rodi Marcelle

October 31, 2016

A prayer said for Paul " Moose" Luther, his family and friends. You will never be forgotten Paul! Thank you and keep watch.

Carolyn Erano Perilli

October 30, 2016

Always a HERO Paul. You are missed as much as you were loved.

Lou Verdile

October 30, 2016

You are always in our hearts Moose. RIP and know your classmates think of you and speak of you often.

Cathy Mastrianni Kerrigan
MHS CLassmate

October 30, 2015

I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Luther and his family. He may be gone but not forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

October 29, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. 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.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 2, 2014

Paul "moose", rest in peace. I remember that night and where I was when I heard. It is the same as where were you when You first heard when Kennedy died. My memories of you though: when I met you my freshman year at St Rose. You were friends with
Chris and then you became my friend. My best memories in my life were freshman year and you were a special part. Rest in peace my friend.

Diane Guth MacDonald
College Of St Rose friend

November 6, 2013

You will never be forgotten Paul. We spoke of you at our 40th class reunion. Many have great memories. May you R.I.P.

Susan Benham-Boehlert
friend and class of 1973

October 30, 2013

All officers of the Mechanicville Police Department are deeply honored to wear the same uniform as you. Your sacrifice on this day will NEVER be forgotten.

William Rabbitt, Lieutenant
Mechanicville Police Department

October 30, 2013

R.I.P. Friend and Brother Officer, Paul you made the ultimate sacrifice for the citizens of Mechanicville to Protect and Serve. That fact should never be forgotten. "PROUD TO SERVE" with you.

Ret. Police Officer Nick DiVirgilio
1970 - 1992 #106 M.P.D.

April 16, 2013

"Moose", I will never forget you! All the fun we had in class, at basketball practice, in our hard fought games! Thank you for your service, your friendship.

Ed Daley
MHS classmate, teammate, friend.

October 30, 2012

Rest in Peace

My heart goes out to the family, friends & fellow officers, Make these officers be safe each year.

Samantha from Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada

January 28, 2012

RIP " Moose," We still remember that night, seems like yesterday.

Ptl F.T. Walsh shield # 109 (retired)
Mechanicville Police Department. July 1958- October 1984

December 4, 2010

"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
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 18, 2007

Never forgotten!

Ret. PO
City of Miami PD Fla.

October 30, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you young Sir for your service.

This writer is pleased that the State of NY continues to deny your killer parole.

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 29, 2007




August 18, 2007

It has been 32 yrs. since H.V.C.C. but the memory is still fresh. You were the first to fall, God Bless You

Thomas E. Murey ( retired)
Amsterdam Police Dept.

March 7, 2007

Rest In Peace.


November 9, 2006

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