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Don't forget to honor our fallen heroes at the ODMP: http://www.ODMP.org


Chris Cosgriff
Executive Director
The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.

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I check the web page daily to respect those officers that have fallen in the line of duty. God Bless them and their families.

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I also try to put myself in their particular scenario's and see what and if I could do anything differently.

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Many people in agencies across the country check the ODMP pages and try to learn from incidents detailed there. Like msg115 said, sometimes you can do things a little differently, and sometimes you can't. It's important that we all look and see what we can learn.

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Has anyone else noticed the amount of duty deaths over the past couple of days? It seems like every time I've gone to the ODMP there has been another death posted. (5 deaths in the past 4 days.) Sobering and sad...

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Yes, It is very depressing.

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Every few months we go through a week like this were we have a large number of deaths, then, thankfully, there are no deaths for a week or so.

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This is one of my favorite web sites. I have lost 2 close friends, and several guys that I didn't know personally, but when you are a dispatcher, they are ALL "your boys" (and girls :) ) and the ODMP has been one of the best grieving options for me. To the person/people that make it happen, thank you!

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Chris Cosgriff is the founder of the ODMP. If you haven't yet read what inspired him to begin that website, be sure to click on "About the ODMP" next time you vist. I have had the distinct honor of assisting with research and helping to gather missing data. Although I have not given nearly as much time as I would like to, Chris values each and every piece of information that helps make the officers' memorials complete. What a young man filled with compassion for others! Thank you, Chris!

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My brothers EOW was1/30/07 (Mike Altman) was killed in Marianna, Florida...Jackson county. I miss my brother very much.
Mikes sister

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NYS Trooper Matthew Gombosi was shot during a traffic stop yesterday (4/24/07). His vest stopped the bullet and he will survive. A manhunt for the perp began immediately and he was eventually found in a house and surrounded by police. At that time he fired at police, striking two Troopers, Richard Mattson and David Brinkerhoff. They were airlifted to Albany Medical Center where Trooper Brinkerhoff passed away. Trooper Mattson is expected to fully recover. At this time the perp is still barricaded in the house (Hopefully this POS will be taken out in a body bag). It has been a bad year for the NYSP.

Rest In Peace Trooper Brinkerhoff.

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(Tues 4/24/07) Corporal Nick Polizzotto, 34, a nine year veteran of the South Bend, Indiana Police Department was shot and killed at around 1:40 Tuesday morning at the Wooden Indian Motel on Lincoln Way East, in South Bend. Corporal Michael Norby was also struck by gunfire and is listed in stable condition at Memorial Hospital. Police returned fire, killing the perp. Rest In Peace Corporal Polizzotto.

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Dear NYPD Lieutenant,

Thanks for your gracious tributes to those most recently lost. I am the surviving spouse of P/O James Knapp who died in the line of duty on 04 Jan.06. Some people have no idea how much kind words mean when they've lost an officer in such a devastating manner.
Sincerely,

Retired Lieutenant CCSD,Illinois as of 27 April 07

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4\27\07- Officer Lisa Beaulieu was struck and killed by a drunk driver while investigating an earlier accident on the Eastex Freeway Shortly before 1:00am in Beaumont, TX. Office Beaulieu served 6 years with the Beaumont Police Department and 4 years as dispatcher. ( Officer Down Memorial Page )

Rest in Peace Lisa, We'll take it from here!!!


Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent. .

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Officer Luke. T. Hoffman was on a foot pursuit and was struck and killed by another police cruiser coming to assist in apprehending a suspected DUI driver. He graduated from the Montgomery County (Maryland) Police Academy in July 2006 and was the top graduate of his class. He was also a sergeant in the West Friendship Volunteer Fire Department where he was voted Firefighter of the Year in 2005. He is survived by his parents, 3 brothers, 2 sisters, nieces and nephews and his girlfriend. He served the MCPD for 1 year. He was only 24.

Wife of a MCPD Officer

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I am new to this site but check the ODMP often. I lost a great friend (Daniel Golden EOW 8-29-05) and recently two officers here in Charlotte (Jeff Shelton and Sean Clark). Although I am not a police officer, I am a peace officer with the Steele Creek Vol Fire Dept/Rescue and have been in EMS for over 12 years. During those years I have had the honor of working with many outstanding officers in the three states I have worked. I have nothing but respect for each man and woman who gets up and puts on that badge and uniform each day to go out and protect us from all that out there. As we reflect on our friends, brothers and sisters in Blue who have paid the sacrifice, let us remember them as the heros that they are for the the lives they have lived. I was telling one of my CMPD friends the other day that you guys do not receive the thanks and gratitude that you guys deserve near enough, so I wanted to pass along that note of thanks to all of you across the country, THANK YOU for what you do and for what you mean to us. The thin blue line covers a lot of territory and when we lose a member, it hurts all of us.

Michael Nicely, EMT
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Every Saturday night, I go to ODMP and print the memorial pages of those who have died that week. Then in church the next day, we remember those officers, their families and their colleagues in our prayers. I put the pages in a notebook that stays in the sanctuary, so that worshippers can read about the officers if they want to know more. A member of the congregation just sculpted a St Michael to hang over the place we keep the notebook.

Been doing this for some years, now, and I can tell you it has made an impression upon my congregation. They did a benefit for NYSP TrooperJoe Longobardo's family last year, and recently pulled together $1000 contribution for wounded Buffalo Police Officer Patty Parete's benefit.

Sometimes I wonder if the weekly prayers are hard for members who are LEOs, or LEOs' families to hear-- too much of a jolting reminder of vulnerability-- but so far no one has objected to it on that score.

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Being the VP of WNY Concerns of Police Survivors I can tell you the families are thrilled for the prayers. I send out regular emails to our survivors and others asking for prayers for injured officers, fallen officers on and off duty. The most comments I receive are from survivors and officers asking for updates and informing me of others to pray for. Thank you for what you do. I will certainly pass this on to our survivors. They will appreciate it.

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Please add me to your prayer list notifications, cops1521. It's important for us to support LEOs and their families in this way.

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God bless all of our fallen heroes!

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Our department lost an officer to in a wreck in 2005. That is when most of us found this page unfortunately. Now, at least the shift I am on, we dedicate each shift to a fallen officer of the this page.

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I check the page daily. I found that it keeps me a little grounded The memory of the officers reminds that I want to come home everynight to my family. Everytime I hear of a death I print out the page and attach it to our bulletion board at work. Their memorys should be honored. I take the time to try and learn from their deaths. Stay Safe and protect each other.

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I have been going to that web site daily for almost a year now. I also check out the ODMP OF our neighboring country (Canada) daily.

http://www.odmp.org/canada/index.php

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I receive e-mails from this site at work alerting me when another officer has fallen. The same hardships our department (families, friends, and co-workers) suffered with the loss of two officers in late March is played out time and time again somewhere in this country. It really shows the true state this country is in. The only way the USA would come to realize this constant stream of death would be for the national news media to cover each officer's death in the same manner they now cover the war in Iraq. And for all of us in this line of work...we know we are in a war everyday even when the public only sees us as coffee drinkers and doughnut eaters.

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I check this page daily and leave a reflection to all who have fallen as heros. I feel that it is important that we continue to honor these heros who have fallen and I am glad someone actually thought of putting this page up. I feel all Law Enforcement should leave a reflection even if you were not familiar with the fallen hero. I feel it shows respect not only to the hero officer but the badge as well. Continue to support this site and show respect to the fallen. We as officers never want to hear of another brother falling in the line of duty but its something that is real and we all have to continue to prepare ourselves for. Stay vigilant out there!. Go home at the end of your shift! Don't allow the criminal to win!