Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Vincent S. Spinelli, Sr.

Cayuga County Sheriff's Office, New York

End of Watch Thursday, August 6, 1992

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Reflections for Sergeant Vincent S. Spinelli, Sr.

Rest in peace always knowing that your memory, service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 6, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant Spinelli.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 2, 2019

RIP Sergeant Spinelli, you will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 1, 2018

You have not been forgotten as true heroes never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 6, 2010

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

Robyn Wilkes

August 3, 2009

You are remembered today of Your untimely death. Thank You Sir for Your Service. God bless You and Your Family..

J Mullens
Federal Bureau of Prisons

August 6, 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 18, 2007

God bless you, your family friends, and co-workers. Please continue to keep watch over everyone from above.

J. Aaron
Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office

April 27, 2006

Everyone needs to be remembered. Rest in Peace friend

June 18, 2004

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