Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Anthony Milazzo, Jr.

Long Island State Parkway Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, April 11, 1970

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Reflections for Patrolman Anthony Milazzo, Jr.

In Honor And Respect, Patrolman Anthony Milazzo, Jr. Sir, Thank You For Your Dedicated Service To Law Enforcement... You Are Honored And Remembered Today, Patrolman Milazzo... Peace And Blessings To Your Family... May You Rest In Eternal Peace, Sir...

Gail Mercado

April 11, 2021

Patrolman Milazzo,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 11, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother in blue. Thank you Hero and your family for your courage, sacrifice and service. Always remembered.

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

April 11, 2020

I am Anthony Milazzo’s granddaughter, Stephanie. I served as military police in the Air Force for 5 years and was medically retired. I’ve kept his emblem with me during my service. I believe law enforcement and doing the right thing runs in our families blood. I wish I could’ve known him. Rest easy, grandpa. Hope we are all making you proud.

SSgt Stephanie Milazzo (med retire)
USAF and granddaughter

September 24, 2019

So long as Patrolman Milazzo is kept alive in the hearts and minds of those who knew and loved him or are related, he will never truly be gone.

Forever Rest in Peace, Brother and God Bless.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

April 11, 2014

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 10, 2012

I can't believe it has been 42 years since that fateful night that has been burned into my memory. I was riding with my mom, returning eastbound from Nassau Farmers Market, just moments behind the Rambler Ambassador that collided with his patrol car head-on. I was just 16 years old and ran to the patrol car to see if I could help him. I removed the windshield from his face and checked for breathing but he died instantly. I felt so helpless but I later became an AEMT with my fire department so I could help others like Officer Milazzo. I later worked as a radio tech for the parkway police (unit 199) and heard a few nice stories about him. May he and those two young ladies Rest in Peace.

Alfred Raff
Citizen thankful for your service and sacrifice

June 11, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 42nd 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 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 California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 11, 2012

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

Robyn Wilkes

March 26, 2009



May 5, 2008

Remembering a friend and fellow officer on this day, rest in peace , Tony.

Willy B

PO Bill Bivona Ret.
NY State Parkway Police

April 11, 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 20, 2007

Tony was a dedicated and brave officer and I am proud to have served with him.
Rest in Peace

PO Willy Bivona Retired

PO William Bivona Ret.
NY State Parkway Police

November 2, 2005

I was attending school in Oakdale, NY when Officer Milazzo died. Years later I drove to school on the road he once patroled, the Southern State Parkway. My sympathies and my respect to his family for the years they were deprived of his presence. Today, a Trooper serves in his footsteps, his nephew. Pride continues the tradition.

Inv. Tony Beatrici
California Dept. Of Motor Vehicles

September 14, 2004

I remember reading about this brave and fine officer one morning in the Newsday paper when I was a freshman at SUNY Farmingdale taking Police Science in 1970. I still remember Patrolman Milazzo's police photo with the gray service cap and gray trooper uniform. The article mentioned that he "felt he was hurting his family being a roofer with the seasonal breaks," and thus went on to the Long Island State Parkway Police.

After then, when I daily travelled the parkways back and forth to school, I often reflected on this fine officer taken one Spring day when the parkways were being to blossom with foliage and the barking of chipmunks, and how they would take breaks in the old relic cobblestone rest stations in the parkway median, always bent over to keep an ear on the radio.

After leaving New York for a career with the California Highway Patrol, I often returned on vacation to travel the same parkways, and at times found myself reflecting on this tragedy. I know it deepened my dedication as well.

Please know that someone still reflects on your family member and the service he provided on the parkways. I served 15 years with the CHP until my own tragedy (wounded-in-service) forced me on disability retirement. I still remember vividly reading about Patrolman Milazzo, and extend my sincerist respect to his surviving family. It is "righteous" to see his nephew carry the torch. Nothing is ever lost when it is done in service to God.

Be well,

Paul P. Burke #8220
California Highway Patrol (Ret.)
Critical Incident Survivor
Native, New Hyde Park

Officer Paul P. Burke #8220
California Highway Patrol (Ret.)

July 6, 2004

I never knew Patrolman Milazzo, my uncle. I have heard stories from my Aunt about how he was a good father and loved the job. I was also told by my father of how he and my aunt were like mentors to my parents. My cousins didn't know their father either. He died the year we were born. I'll tell them about this page and try to get a picture posted. He will be remembered though, if only by stories. He paid the ultimate sacrifice. His agency is no more, absorbed by my own but I will carry on the tradition of keeping NY safe. When I am released from military duty and able to go back to work, I will make a greater effort to do my job as he would have, with enthusiasm and motivation. God Bless his family and all who have lost a loved one in the line of duty.

Trooper Chris D'Angelo
NYS Police

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