Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Robert E. Machate

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, March 3, 1989

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Reflections for Police Officer Robert E. Machate

You made the ultimate sacrifice in a valiant attempt to make this world a better place, may the pain your family bereaves be consoled in that fact. I too adorned the same uniform you wore and left it after nine years. I now wear a different one and am privileged to work along side your brother (Tommy). Fidelis Ad Mortem

P.O. Bryan Wilkins

P.O. Bryan Wilkins

December 12, 2007

I remember walking up and down Banner Avenue playing with all the children. I remember going in your house and hanging out with you. I even remember when your baby was born. I remember a lot about those days I was only 1o when you passed and I still today remember the impression you left on me.

God Bless you
P.O. Reich
29 Years old

P.O. Reich

July 17, 2007

.. ii never got to meet my father, but from the stories i heared we sound just alike. My grandmother Vivan had pastd away recently April 20,2007 and i know she is up in heaven with my father and if very happy to be with him. As everyday becomes an adventure i will find more and more about my father. i love you&& miss you

Love always , Nicole Machate

Nicole Machate
my father

May 4, 2007

p.o machate, i walked that foot post at 2215 newkirk ave, shortly before you were killed. what a hell hole, and i wish i had the courage you had . my 19 &half years on the job will never equal the street smarts you had in your short career, you had many medals and many great collars, i wish i could have been there that night. god bless you and your family.

p.o john engebretsen

March 20, 2006

I remember all too well the legacy of this heroic Police Officer. A real good cop,even a better friend and great role model for the child he would never know. RIP my brother, I know HEAVENS gates are secure.

Darren A. Buneo Det RETIRED

January 9, 2006


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. Any officer who dies in the line of duty will always be remembered for his sacrifice. You died a hero. Rest in peace Officer Machate.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

May 22, 2004

Thank you Officer Machate for your sacrifice and the courage you displayed in the face of danger. May God bless your sole.

Detective T.Henshaw
Bell Gardens Police Department, CA.

March 3, 2004

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