Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Maitland H. Mercer

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, July 31, 1965

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Reflections for Patrolman Maitland H. Mercer

RIP Brother Maitland H. Mercer. I was with Kelvin tonight who told me about yourself and what had happened this fateful night. May God bless your soul in Heaven as you rest in peace and May God bless your family who still suffers from this tragic loss!

God Bless Kelvin as well for his heroic actions that night for bringing the assassin to justice!! Well done Kelvin!!

Sergeant Lawrence A. Nullet (Ret.)
Nassau County Police Department, New York

June 14, 2019

RIP Officer Maitland Mercer, may your soul have eternal peace in Heaven.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police

July 26, 2016

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 48th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first 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.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I thank your family and friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 25, 2013

Mate,( his radio name), I remember that day well and often saw Kelvin M afterwards, he had gotten promoted for shooting the suspect who shot you. Had you been able to get in close to the young punk I have no doubt you would have done serious damage to him with you fists, you had the biggest hands of any man I know.
You face and name is on a plaque mounted on the wall behind the "desk" at the station house,its been a few years since I last saw you but I hope to be in Brooklyn in the near future. We will talk some more then.

P. Nannery, Detective retired.
NYPD

December 8, 2012

RIP Sir

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

July 31, 2012

I doubt we are related, but it strikes close when someone with the same surname is lost. You died while serving when you could have referred the situation to those on-duty. You died a brave officer.

Sgt. Glen Mercer
Sutter County Sheriff's Office, CA

March 12, 2012

Never forgotton. God bless the family and friends of Ofc. Mercer.

Ret. PO
City of Miami PD Fla.

July 22, 2010

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

Robyn Wilkes

July 27, 2009

ONE OF THE GREATEST THINGS OF ALL IS WHEN FAMILY AND FRIENDS REFLECT UPON THE IMPACT "YOU" HAVE MADE ON THEIR LIVES. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE AND GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. YOUR ACTIONS MAKE ME PROUD TO HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE FINEST.

RETIRED DETECTIVE FRANK DEMARCO
NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

June 4, 2008

Officer Mercer your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 27, 2008

On the 42nd anniversary of your tragic murder, I salute you, sir. I don't if time has made it any easier on your family and friends. However, I hope everyone will take comfort in knowing that you will NEVER be forgotten and will FOREVER be a hero!

DET SGT, Retired
AR

August 2, 2007

Well another year has passed, and I still miss you. I think you would be proud of how well your children turned out. You were not with us long, but your influence was great.

Bonny Mercer
daughter

August 1, 2007

Rest in Peace.

Dy Martin
St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office. LA

July 31, 2006

The 'Mate', it was known to the rookies
of which I was one of 16 that came to
the 76 in '63, was a fleet boxing champ in the Canadian Navy prior to his coming to the 76, hence we turned to him for guidance in how a PO should conduct him/her-self on the 'street'.
'Mate' was a wonderfully warm, generous
and giving person, he had a great sense
of humor and 'mentored' the 'rookies of 63', teaching us the life lessons, of being Blue, and on the street.
Needless to say we rookies were struck
with a great sadness when such a 'hero'
was taken from us and we thought of him often when we passed his bronze plaque at the entrance to the 76, a quick prayer, our lessons learned, thanks 'Mate', if the measure of a man is made in the lives he touches, you were a 'Champ' in so many ways, and dearly missed by so many of us.

PO. John Devitt (nypd ret.'83 )
NYPD 76th Pct.

February 18, 2005

God bless you and your family. You will never be forgotten.

DE
St. Louis City Police

August 5, 2004

This is a very brave man. Officer Mercer's actions were a true testament of his character. I salute you for your bravery. May you rest in peace in a special place. May your bravery, commitment and sacrifice never be forgotten! It is an honor to be the first to leave a reflection in your memory. AC

Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

February 24, 2004

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