Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Joseph Francis Moynihan, Jr.

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

End of Watch Tuesday, June 19, 1990

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Reflections for Trooper Joseph Francis Moynihan, Jr.

Today, June 19, 2018, the Massachusetts State Police takes a moment to honor and remember Trooper Joseph F. Moynihan, Jr. on this his 28th anniversary. May he continue to rest in peace knowing that his memory, sacrifice and family have not been forgotten.

Tpr Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

June 19, 2018

Today, June 19, 2017 the Massachusetts State Police takes a moment to honor and remember Trooper Joseph F. Moynihan, Jr. on this his 27th anniversary. May he continue to rest in peace knowing that his memory, sacrifice and family have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

June 19, 2017

Today, June 19, 2016 the Massachusetts State Police takes a moment to honor and remember Trooper Joseph F. Moynihan, Jr. on this his 26th anniversary. May he continue to rest in peace knowing that his memory, sacrifice and family have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

June 19, 2016

Joe, I will always remember you. We had some good memories working details together at Logan Airport in the late 80s. You also saved my life in Taunton when we encountered Carl Larry Collins and I think about that often.
Thanks again, my friend!! Keep watch over us!

Chief Joe Costa
DeSoto Police Department, Texas

May 17, 2016

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
Texas

June 19, 2015

Joe, today your Brothers and Sisters of the Massachusetts State Police honor and remember you on this your 25th anniversary. May you continue to rest in peace knowing that your memory and sacrifice have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

June 19, 2015

Joe, not having you with us for 25 years makes for a more incomplete world. Not a day goes by that you aren't loved and missed by so many. But no matter how many years go by, you're still with us in so many ways....Miss you Buddy.

Mark Hauglie U.S. Capitol Police
Proud to be a friend

June 18, 2015

I had the priviliege (but Joe would say it's not a privilege) of meeting Joe a few times while on the Framingham Police Dept. He was a very humble guy and a regular one at that. I thought it was so exciting to hear he was learining to fly the MSP helicopter and his past experiences in his duties.
Great guy and I was glad to have met him....

Officer Bill Marden
Framingham Police Dept

November 6, 2014

Hi Buddy. Twenty four years and a day doesn't go by that you aren't missed.

Mark Hauglie
UNITED STATES CAPITOL POLICE (1980-83)

June 19, 2014

Today your Brothers and Sisters of the Massachusetts State Police
honor your memory and sacrifice on this your 24th anniversary. May you continue to rest in peace knowing that you and your family have not been forgotten.

Tpr Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

June 19, 2014

Thinking of you. RIP.

Ron Brookins
A friend.

Ron Brookins
Friend

July 22, 2013

Twenty-three years ago today. Joe, you're gone, but never forgotten. Love you, brother.

Mark Hauglie
U.S.Capitol Police...Framingham State

June 19, 2013

From your Brothers and Sisters of the Massachusetts State Police, we honor your memory today on this your 23rd anniversary. May you continue to rest in peace knowing you have not been forgotten.

Trooper Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

June 19, 2013

Memories i hold dear....

Holly Ann

May 1, 2013

Happy Birthday My Brother. A day doesn't go by that I don't miss you. MH

Mark Hauglie
U.S. Capitol Police (1980-1983)

December 24, 2012

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 22nd 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 the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

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

November 27, 2012

Twenty-two years today...As it says on Joe's headstone, "Unfortunately lights that shine twice as bright only burn half as long". Love you brother.

Mark Hauglie
College classmate/teammate. Formerly U.S. Capitol Police.

June 19, 2012

EVEN THOUGH I MET JOE ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS PRIOR TO THE MERGE OF ALL OUR FINE DEPTS. HERE MASS.I NEVER GOT TO KNOW HIM VERY WELL BUT FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND CONVERSING WITH OLDER TROOPERS WHO KNEW HIM HE WAS A COP'S COP.MAY HE REST IN PEACE AND GOD BLESS HIS FAMILY

F-TROOPER
MSP

October 5, 2008

RIP

Anonymous

September 8, 2008

HOO-RAHHH carry on Trooper. You are never forgotten.

Timothy A. Topulos
Massachusetts State Police

September 8, 2008

Joe,

Incredibly, it has been eighteen (18) years. There is not a day that goes by that I do not remember you infectious smile and quick wit.

When in the gym at GHQ, I almost expect you to appear-pounding away on the Stairmaster or as I told you many times: "The Stairway to Nowhere."

I think you chose the Stairmaster for your training because it was the hardest....making you the BEST.

We all miss you, Brother....Rest Well.....

Tpr. Stephen F. Byron MSP Ret.
Massachusetts State Police (1974-2001)

June 20, 2008

Trooper Moynihan, today marks the 18th anniversary of your departure from this world and into the next. Thank you for your efforts on behalf of the citizens of the Commonwealth and the selfless way you did your job. You are a hero.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

June 19, 2008

"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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 18, 2008

Sorry this happened. Sometimes the weather is braved for the greater good of those you serve by flying. It is a calculated risk and sometimes the best calculations come up short. My condolences.

Security Officer/FAA Private Pilot
Connecticut

October 13, 2007

Trooper Moynihan,
On today, the 17th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Massachusetts. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
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June 19, 2007

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