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.

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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
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.
Anonymous

Anonymous

June 19, 2007

Joe...you were my hero. Thank you so much for the short time I had you in my life. You were always there for everyone in the family...you were our hero...we love you always

Tom Jacaruso
Cousin

February 13, 2007

My father loved you like a son he will love and miss you always as we all will.

Rober's Daughter
daughter of mass state trooper

November 22, 2006

I looked my name up and found this entry. I pass on my most deepest sympathy and will just tell you that you are now in a better place.

Franicis Moynihan Jr

Francis Moynihan Jr
San Leandro Calif. Police Dept

February 22, 2006


15 years ago today we thank you for your outstanding service, ride beside us...

June 19, 2005

Trooper, thnak you for all your contibutions to our job.

Semper Fi and Thank You !!

72nd RTT (1994 - Present)

Trooper Mark D. Robbins
Massachusetts State Police

October 11, 2004

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