Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Christie D. Masone

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, April 2, 1978

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Reflections for Police Officer Christie D. Masone


Gerlando Gioia

January 1, 2017

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

October 9, 2016

Many thanks and prayers for Fallen Officer Masone who paid the ultimate price in protecting the community. May you rest in peace Sir!

J. Gantner
Grandson, Son, Brother of NJ P.O.'s and NJSP

February 16, 2016

Nice job Hugh Carey. It makes me sick to read this story.

J. Gantner
Grandson, Son, Brother of NJ P.O.'s and NJSP

February 16, 2016

It is a disgrace the a tunnel in the city you made the ultimate sacrifice for is now named for the governor that pardoned the criminal that murdered you. The same criminal whose Attica Riot lead to the deaths of seven corrections brothers deaths. Name the tunnel after real hero's, those who fell protecting and serving the great State of New York.

Police Officer Andrew Leiper

November 5, 2014

My heart goes out to you and yours . I will always have you in my prays. RIP

Diane Izzo

July 24, 2014


I will always remember the great times we had with you and Norman.
You guys have always been in my heart and prayers. I will never forget that night and only wish I could have been there. My prayers go out to your family, friends, and our group who used to be at 120 Schermerhorn street.

Mike Race, Ret. Det Sgt.
NYPD, friends

April 16, 2014

Officer Masone you were partners with my uncle "chip". I never met my uncle, I was only a few months old but you both had each others back. I ask you to watch mine from above. RIP, i'll take it from here.

P.O. Jason Seward
City of Albany, NY Police Dept.

April 2, 2014

You were a really good cop and a cool guy. You are missed by all the 79 Pct. cops from 1978. May God bless you.

P.O. Joseph Penna
NYPD 79th Pct.

May 14, 2012

I do not understand the travesty of justice that occurred.
You are honored and revered. Rest In Peace,

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

April 3, 2012

Still remember you and Norm. Rest in ,Peace buddy, forever young.

P.O. Daniel Belgrave
79 Pct

January 29, 2012

Missing you very much. Every day. hope you hear me when I speak to you and think of you. I wish I could hug you.


March 15, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 2, 2010

I have a always known you have been with me my whole life. Thank you for keeping a watchful eye over me and keeping me on the right path. I am just saddened by the fact that I never met you. I do keep one thing close to my heart though and that is when my time is past on this earth, we will meet in a far better place than this. I am so proud of you and so proud to carry on your name. I love you very much.


Christie V Masone

July 29, 2009

Just wanted you to know your sacrifice was not in vain 31 years ago. It is hard to believe the murderer was let go and that he was responsible for the deaths of all those guards!! Now, what do the jury members think? Might they have made a mistake in judgement on this cop killer???

The real judgement will come not here, but when God is in charge and justice will be served then.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

LoVae Pray Martines, Law Enf. Liaison
MADD, San Bernardino County, CA

April 2, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the thirty first anniversary 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 2, 2009

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

Robyn Wilkes

March 24, 2009

I never knew you since I came on this job long after you, but working in the 79 I think of both you and your partner every time I pass by or respond to a job at 660 Willoughby Ave. Your lockers still stand proudly in our locker room. We will never forget what those animals did to you and your family. I am proud to serve in the same command as you once did. Rest in peace, brother.

79 cop

January 14, 2009

I miss you


August 29, 2008

I miss you so much. I wish you could be with us on the special day. but I know and feel you are watching. I just miss you so much. So many times i wish you were with us, It won't ever go away.


August 17, 2008

We have not forgotten your sacrifice. Rest In Peace Brother.

Maryland Citizen

June 30, 2008

I was honored to have attended the 30 year anniversary of my brother's death. I am sure that he would have been proud to have seen the entire 79th that also attended. I visited with his Wife and Daughter right after the ceremony and informed them of the days events. Thank you all for remembing my Brother and his Partner.

Tony Masone
Brother of Christie D. Masone

April 15, 2008



April 7, 2008

On Saturday April 5, 2008 I attended the 30th Aniversery Memorial Mass For PO Masone and his partner. I was very happy to see such a good turnout, both past and present members of the 79 Precinct. Events like this bring true meaning to the words "Never Forget"
Gob bless PO Masone and his family!


April 5, 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
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

January 2, 2008

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