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Police Officer Dennis M. McCarney

Long Island Rail Road Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, March 15, 1989

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Reflections for Police Officer Dennis M. McCarney

Every “ides of March” me, Augie and Joey T. reach out to one another and toast Dennis. I played lacrosse against him in high school, skied weekly with him in our earlier time on the job, worked with him as a detective, and was with him in the Emergency Room on that tragic day. Miss him so much, and will never forget him: a cop’s cop, and a wonderful friend!

Deputy Chief
NYS MTA Police Department

March 14, 2024

Another year since his passing, but Police Officer Dennis M. McCarney will never ever be forgotten. RIP

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

March 9, 2024

Mr. McCarney was my baseball coach in the 3rd grade. His son, Kevin, was my best my friend. At the time, we we were the bestestest of friends.
Every year on March 15th, I feel this pain. I remember every moment of that week. Every year for the past 30 years it resonates. The birthday party that was supposed to be “Fletch Lives” that became “Chances Are;” The tan corduroy jacket Kevin wore to the funeral; The images of Chuck Scarborough and Sue Simmons leading the news to the coverage of the funeral that took place the following Monday, biography day for us 4th graders. Kevin and Brian, I love you both and think about you often and can only imagine the pain and anguish you feel every day. I love and miss you both! Love and prayers, your forever friend, Matt

Matthew McLoughlin
Friend of family

March 16, 2023

Officer McCarney will always be remembered as we recognize his dedication and devotion to duty on the 34th year since his death.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

March 15, 2023

Never to be forgotten. RIP

First Sergeant Thomas M. Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

March 15, 2022

Think of you often Uncle Dennis! Miss you! ❤️


September 8, 2021

Rest in peace Officer McCarney.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 24, 2021

Today is a day of remembrance in honor of Police Officer Dennis M. McCarney. May his soul R.I.P.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

March 15, 2021

I last posted a reflection in 2013, but I have not and will not ever forget your dedication to the citizens of New York City and Long Island, N.Y. Officer Dennis M. McCarney will never ever be forgotten.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas WebbNew York State Police - Troop

August 7, 2020

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

March 15, 2020



March 15, 2020

30th Anniversary in Heaven
Thank you for your service and sacrifice
Rest In Peace

Ryan Doherty

October 11, 2019

Rest in Peace officer Dennis McCarney. Thank you for your Service and Sacrifice.

I pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the flesh of the person that caused your death. Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston,TX

March 15, 2016

In the Fall of 2012 at a Ceremony for the FBI National Academy Session #251 I proudly read Dennis' Name as we honored the fallen MOS of our respective Departments.

I read it proudly and thanked him for his service....

May God Bless Dennis and his Family.....

Inspector Joseph Martelli
MTA Police Department

June 2, 2014

May his soul forever rest in peace. I hope and pray that his two sons are doing well today, and that his entire family are at peace knowing that Dennis is in Heaven. I thank Officer McCarney for his service to the people of New York City and Long Island, for he gave his life protecting the public from bad people.
God bless the McCarney family.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop "D"

June 2, 2013

I will be riding in memory of Dennis in this year's Police Unity Tour. Eventhough I did not have the privilege of working with Dennis, his service and dedication is not forgotten.

Sergeant Jennifer Kelly
Metropolitan Transportation Authority PD

May 7, 2013

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 15, 2013

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

March 15, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 20th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state and the birthplace of my son. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the 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 Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 16, 2009

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

Robyn Wilkes

March 9, 2009



March 16, 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

December 18, 2007



September 21, 2007

Dennis and I first started to work together during the Penn Station Sniper Task Force. Later, when I supervised APD's anti-crime unit at Penn Sta. NY, Dennis, his partners Kim and Marc would work with us on pickpockets etc. It was interagency cooperation without the upper bosses getting involved. Dennis was the consumate police officer and a better detective. I enjoyed and was priveldged to serve with him.
Eternal Rest grant unto him O LORD and continue to watch over his family.

Det/Sgt Bob Rainis (ret)

May 16, 2007

sorry for your loss god bless

dennis look my brother pat who pass on i am looking for mccarneys that might be related to our family tree some how.

gerald mccarney
just a mccarney

December 5, 2006

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