Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrol Officer Paul Mendelssohn

Waterbury Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Sunday, March 8, 1903

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Reflections for Patrol Officer Paul Mendelssohn

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

April 26, 2023

Officer Mendelssohn,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Waterbury.


United States Border Patrol

March 8, 2023

This is the most saddest story I ever heard of a opened gunfire on a cop in Waterbury.

I pray for no officer to get killed like that ever again and let god on there sides in any bad situation.

caroline pepin
waterbury police explorers

August 6, 2014

You were in the middle of a violent strike. All sides denounced what happened to you, and pooled together resources to find the three men that did this.
I'm a student doing research on this strike, and am saddened every time I find new information of the actions against you and your brothers.
Thank you for doing everything you could to help keep citizens like myself safe. This is one person that will never forget your deeds.

M.W.M. St.Germain
Central Connecticut State University (student)

April 22, 2012

RIP, you are not forgotten.

Det. Shane Dufresne (retired)
Waterbury PD

March 24, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Mendelssohn. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2012

To The Family of Officer Mendelssohn:
I wanted to offer my sympathies, Rest in peace Officer Mendelssohn and Olav Hashlom.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 20, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 108th 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 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
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 8, 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

March 8, 2010



March 11, 2008

Another Waterbury police office who lost his life 104 years ago.

I hope you know that you are remember today and thanked for making the ultimate sacrifce.

I hope soon your fellow Waterbury brothers will join in adding words on this site. To esnure that you are always remembered and never forgotten.

Thank you sir for your commitment to serve and protect

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighborhoods for a Better Manchester, NH

October 4, 2007

Justice has been left to Our Lord.He will always care for us and He will see His Justice is done.

March 8, 2006

Thank you for your Sacrifice. You are in our thoughts.

Detective T. Henshaw
Bell Gardens P.D., CA.

March 8, 2004

Rest in peace Brother Paul, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73


March 8, 2004

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