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Sergeant Joseph M. Monteparo

Asbury Park Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Saturday, April 24, 1971

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Reflections for Sergeant Joseph M. Monteparo

Stay Strong Sweetheart !

I'm so sorry you , your siblings and your Mom had to live life without your father's physical presence in your life. Its been 48 year's that you all have endured the tragic loss of such a tremendous human being. Have faith, stay STRONG ! The next time you are all together it will be for eternity.

A 3rd Generation NJ Police Officer

December 11, 2019

My heart remains in pieces because
You are gone like it was yesterday ...

These days I struggle with Mother trying to do the best I can do for her
I’m tired and have only your strength to keep me going ...Guide me through these difficult times

Love you and miss you ♥️
My best friend and loving Father love you always and forever !
Susan Star

Susan Monteparo

April 24, 2019

My beloved father , there are no words after 47 years of missing my hero, but
I love you today and until forever ❤️
Thank you for watching over me through these blessed times and hard times ...
I felt your presence during the birth of your great granddaughter, she has your strength, our smile and goodness

Susan Monteparo Puzino

April 24, 2018

My Mom always said life would have been different if you didn't pass away, I believe that to be true with all my heart. One thing that gave me comfort when my mom passed was that I knew you would be right there waiting for her and how happy she would be to be with you again. She always told us stories about you stories I tell my children today. I know your looking down on all of us and helping us through life the best you can I wish things were different but sometimes you have to accept the things you can not change. Take care of my Mom until the day comes that we are all reunited .
Love you
your grand daughter
Alexis Beutell-Fraley

Alexis Beutell-Fraley
Grand daughter

January 2, 2018

I think of you daily even though I never had the chance to meet you. I know my mom is the best parent I could ask for, I know she takes after you! She speaks of you with proud and dignity! You have two grand daughters that would of loved the chance to meet you! ❤️I enjoy running the Asbury Park boardwalk in honor of you! ⭐️

Joy Puzino grand daughter
Grand daughter

April 24, 2017

Dad my love still runs deep in my ❤️
I will love you forever, until we meet again

Susan A.Monteparo-Puzino

April 24, 2017

After 45 years I'm still missing you
Love you respect you and thank you for inspiring me .
There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you .
Love you with all my heart and soul .❤️
Until we meet again...
Susan Star

Susan Monteparo

May 25, 2016



April 30, 2016

My heart still breaks after all these years ...
So much has changed, but there will always be one thing that will never change!
I love you Dad forever and always in my ❤️


April 23, 2015

I was at the cemetery today visiting my deceased mother who grew up in asbury park, I came here to tell her that I am graduating from the police academy and my first day on the road will be her birthday. As I walked back to my truck I notice a headstone that said Joseph Monteparo " asbury police sgt killed in the line of duty " I googled and here I am. I just wanted to let his family know the impact this man has on this community. I'm just a stranger who stopped and said "thank you" I would also like to clean his headstone if that is ok

Police officer

December 7, 2014

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 12, 2012

Would have loved to have met you. Have heard nothing but good things through pops and all of AP about you. Crazy how my daughter just showed me this page today after school. Curious girl. I know after all these years your passing has taken a toll on my father even though he won't say it did . I know you were a good man. Love You

Victoria Moore
Grand daughter

September 13, 2011

Wish i could've gotten to meet you <3

Laneisha Nolon
Great Grand daughter

September 7, 2011

Miss you, love you, and proud to be your daughter. You are my inspiration and hero. Miss you today more than ever and I will love you till the end of time.
Bless us all today, 38 years later...
Love You Always,
Susan Star


April 23, 2009

Hi ive heard so much about you,from grandmom.I know you were a great person,wish we could have met but im sure we will one day.They say alot of lives would be different if you were still here im sure there right! Have a good time where ever you are and keep looking after granny.PEACE!

Franco Hill

April 20, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today as we approach the 38th 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, 34 years after you were killed.

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

April 12, 2009

You are remembered today and everyday as a hero who gav his all. You will never be forgotten. God bless your family


January 18, 2009

Love you Always and Forever
Life was never the same without you, Dad
Miss you everyday of my life,
God Bless You,
Susan Star


May 11, 2008

Rest in peace my Brother.

Kevin T Ryan

April 24, 2008

since the name is somewhat rare,are we related? im 67 yrs old my father was also joseph and had a relative in conn.

joseph h. monteparo
schenectady n.y.

April 9, 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 11, 2007

Rest in Peace Sgt.Monteparo, I vividly recall the day of your death, your daughter (Laurie) was staying over at my parents house (she was best friends with my sister)we got the call and my mom had to break the news to her. Your partner that day was the father of a wrestling teamate of mine at Neptune High School at the time.It was all very sad and such a shame because you tried to do the right thing and it cost you your life.Your's was the first Police Funeral I ever attended, I recall they drove past your house. Over the last 36 years I attended close to 100 Police Dept.funeral services, mostly for guys like you,good men raising families looking to help people.I know your family missed you then and I imagine they still do.God Bless you and your family.

Lt.George Leather
NY/NJ Port Authority Police (retired)

September 20, 2007

Know that today and everyday we will honor and remember you.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

April 24, 2007

You have a great grand daughter her name is makayla and I promise to tell her everything about you. You're courage,sense of humor,dedication to your carreer,family,friends and our community.
My life was never the same after you passed, but I went on to have a wonderful career,2 wonderful children who have never ever given me a bit of trouble. Guess they have the best guardian angel in heaven. Until we meet again "Daddy" God Bless You.

Your loving daughter,
great grand-daughter,

baby Makayla


June 19, 2006

Uncle Joe:
I can hardly believe that 35 years have passed since we lost you. You have had such an impact on my life because of how I remember you and what you stood for: honor/loyalty/respect/leadership. The slogan "Be A Good Joe" that became a popular bumper sticker on the City of Asbury Park vehicles was a reminder to us all to be nice to each other. Your family, friends, and co-workers saw you for what you were: a good soul. You were always willing to help anyone out that could use a helping hand. All of the stories we hear about you to this day remind us of the great man we lost but we think about you and love you every day. Rest in peace, Uncle Joe. We ALL love you. From your nephew, Nick Monteparo - Melbourne, Florida

Nick Monteparo

May 4, 2006

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