Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Joseph A. Nolan

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, June 26, 1918

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Patrolman Joseph A. Nolan

Thank you Mr. Jefferson for your kind words and rememberance of my grandfather, Joe Nolan, on the 100th anniversary of his death in the line of duty. We never knew him but he will always be remembered as the kind and loving husband my grandmother, Catherine Nolan, spoke about. My mother, Catherine (Nolan) Collins was just 16 months old when Joe was killed. There was a big hole in her heart throughout her life for never having known her Dad. They are all together again.

Joe, you will always be remembered by your grandchildren and your one and only great-grandchild, Kristina Wiig. Thank you for your service.

Catherine Collins
Grandaughter

June 26, 2018

Thank you, Patrolman Joseph Nolan, for your service. We are privileged to remember you on this, the 100th anniversary of your death. May your family remember you forever as a man who stood tall in the Thin Blue Line.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

June 26, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 100th anniversary of your EOW.

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

June 26, 2018

Patrolman Nolan,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

June 26, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

June 26, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 94th anniversary year 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.

I was very touched by your granddaughter's words and can relate to how his loss even affected her by its effect on her mother and grandmother. I pray for her solace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 30, 2012

Joe Nolan was my Mother's father. My Mother was only 1 1/2 years old when he was killed. My Mother, obviously, never knew her Father. His death clearly changed my Mother's life & certainly, her Mother's life....somehow, this loss also carried over to us...the children & grandchildren.
A great loss - over generations...how differnt life would have been, had we not have lost Joe...My Grandmother was only 20 years old in 1918, and she, somehow, managed to support herself, her daughter & her Mother. She was a very strong & also very charming & resourceful...however, that tragic loss always hovered in the backround....I always wonder...how differnt things might have been...but, no use in that...my Grandmother never re-married. My Mother had no siblings.
The day Joe's life was taken away, has affected my family - in a devastating way...never to be forgotten.

Nancy Collins
Grand Daughter

December 18, 2011

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

Robyn Wilkes

June 19, 2009

On this the 90th anniversary of your death your sacrifice and service are remembered.
Rest in peace as you patrol with St. Michael and all fallen
heroes in heaven.
Your death a senseless act. I hope the assailant(s) were brought to justice.

June 30, 2008

You are not forgotten.....

Det Jim Mulligan
NYPD

June 26, 2006

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.