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Inspector Frank J. Mascari

Mount Vernon Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, August 11, 1948

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Reflections for Inspector Frank J. Mascari

Just heard the widow of the police chief in St. Louis speak at the Republican Convention and memories of the night that my father went to work and didn’t come home came flooding back. I had just turned 13 but that awful night has and still remains in my memory. I am outraged at what is happening to police officers in our country. Where are people marching in protest when a police officer is murdered performing her/his job?
Rest In Peace Dad. Love you forever

Gerry Garvey

August 28, 2020

God bless you

Nick mottola

August 11, 2020

Thank you for your service and rest n peace knowing that your memory and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 11, 2020

How sad! Rest in peace Inspector Mascari.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 14, 2020

Rest in eternal peace, Inspector Mascari. You are not forgotten.

Ret. Lt. Vincent Manzione
Mount Vernon Police Department, New York

August 11, 2019

Once again I am remembering you. Now I have lost my wonderful husband who gave me 54 years of love and did not take your place but softened the loss of you. Rest in peace Dad. August 11, 1948 is still like yesterday for me.

Geraldine Garvey

November 20, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 70th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson(Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

August 11, 2018

I cannot sleep tonight so I visited this page and read some reflections I had not seen before. How can so many years have gone by and yet I am 13 once again saying good-by to you as I am going to spend a week with my best friend in New Jersey. How could I have known that I would never hug you again that the next tine I would see you would be in a funeral home. Lasting memories which I will carry with me until the end of my life. I loved you so much then and always will.
Your daughter who lost you way too soon.

Geraldine Mascari Garvey

November 22, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 65th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged 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 Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 12, 2013

I never knew my great-uncle, but from all the stories told to me by my grandmother (his siser-in-law) and the rest of the Mascari family, he was an officer and a gentleman. May he, and all other fallen officers, rest in peace.

Stephanie Brooks
Tampa, Florida

Stephanie Brooks
Family member, my grandfather's brother

October 31, 2009

I said a little prayer today for Inspector Mascari and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

August 10, 2009

I recall the incident and subsequent honor/funeral procession, when as a boy of eight, my father, patrol officer #99, recounted the tradegy of what happened. It made a lasting impression on me, as both my children and grandchildren can attest --them having also heard the story.

I had met Inspector Mascari (and recognized his photo immediately) and many other MVPD officers of the era, some of whom were also close family friends, when I'd often visit the station house.

We don't forget.
Peter Rauch

Peter Rauch
son of MVPD Officer #99, Melvin H Rauch (deceased)

March 16, 2008

Dad - After all these years, the City of Mt. Vernon gave you a beautiful tribute. It touched my heart and reliving those days after we lost you made me so sad again. I will always love you and remember what a wonderful Dad you were. Talking about you brought back some forgotten memories - visiting you at the police station, walking with you to work in a blizzard because you felt you should be at the station house and the last day I saw you.
Love you Dad,


November 17, 2007

Dad, you will always be in my heart. You were a wonderful father and left my life far to soon. Love,


June 23, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

February 16, 2007

My Department is currently making arrangements to further honor our fallen brother and are looking for any pictures that anyone might have of Inspector Frank J Mascari. It is our intention to use the picture(s) for a permanent memorial located inside of our Headquarters.
Please contact me if you can help us in this endeavor,
PO Eugene H Wilsea #2182
C/O Mount Vernon POlice Department
Patrol Operations Division
2 North Roosevelt Square
Mount Vernon NY 10550
(914) 666-3375
Wilseax7 @
Rest in Peace Brother Mascari, you will never be forgotten.

PO Eugene H Wilsea #2182

November 13, 2006

I am the daughter of this officer. I was thirteen and am now 70. All these years later the memory is still so fresh and so sad. A wonderful policeman a wonderful husband and father. Rest in peace Dad.

gerry garvey

July 22, 2006

Frank after all of these years you are still remembered as a hero! God bless you sir.

Ofcr. Dan Winger

February 19, 2005

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