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This is a link to an audio of Police Radio retiring Chuck Cassidy's call sign for the last and final time. Srgt. asks for him then has radio give him time and date of no response, and finally police radio removes him off of the radioboards for the last time.

http://podcast.kyw1060.com/kyw/760515.mp3

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A very sad moment......God is with you Officer Cassidy and your family.
Thank you for that PPD2006, I'll save this link for all to hear it.

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Nothing is more heart-breaking than last call!

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A fitting tribute to our fallen brother. Rest in Peace.

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next to the bagpipes this is the most heart renching---- RIP officer Cassidy your shift is done


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RIP

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Thank you PPD2006 - this hits home and serves as a reminder for all our brothers and sisters serving to be safe. Thank you for your service Officer Cassidy - rest now.

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This was the first Last Call I heard and it brought tears to my eyes. Rest in Eternal Peace Officer Cassidy. With you goes a little piece of all of us.

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This is probably the one part of all the ceremony that us Officers get, in relation to what the rest of the people see, hear and get to understand... Is that crackling radio noise that we learn to live with as we go on duty every day. Your shift is finally over Brother, you can rest now. Good job and thank you!

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This was the first Last Call I heard and it brought tears to my eyes. Rest in Eternal Peace Officer Cassidy. With you goes a little piece of all of us.

This has been part of every LE funeral I have been too (and that has been way too many). I thought it was common practice everywhere.

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This was the first Last Call I heard and it brought tears to my eyes. Rest in Eternal Peace Officer Cassidy. With you goes a little piece of all of us.


This has been part of every LE funeral I have been too (and that has been way too many). I thought it was common practice everywhere.


I've been to way too many funerals for Fallen Brothers and Sisters and never heard one. Maybe it's not as common in the New York area. My department hasn't lost anyone since 1974 (Thank God) so I was never exposed to that.

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RetiredCop said:


Odinsco said:



RetiredCop said:


This was the first Last Call I heard and it brought tears to my eyes. Rest in Eternal Peace Officer Cassidy. With you goes a little piece of all of us.


This has been part of every LE funeral I have been too (and that has been way too many). I thought it was common practice everywhere.



I've been to way too many funerals for Fallen Brothers and Sisters and never heard one. Maybe it's not as common in the New York area. My department hasn't lost anyone since 1974 (Thank God) so I was never exposed to that.


Henry, maybe its an "out west" thing!? I do know that even the staunchest of officers usually can't get through "last call" without tears.

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I am moved to tears...that is like taps or the pipes at a funeral, so very reverent....incredibly emotional. Officer Cassidy can rest now in the Halls of our Father and prepare his mansion for all of his loved ones to follow...and I hope and really pray for all you guys not only on the streets, but, all of you who watch the inmates....stay safe....you are all in my heart, each and every one!

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Last call is very heartwrenching.....God Bless you Officer Cassidy.


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Rest In Peace.

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Odinsco said:


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Odinsco said:



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This was the first Last Call I heard and it brought tears to my eyes. Rest in Eternal Peace Officer Cassidy. With you goes a little piece of all of us.


This has been part of every LE funeral I have been too (and that has been way too many). I thought it was common practice everywhere.



I've been to way too many funerals for Fallen Brothers and Sisters and never heard one. Maybe it's not as common in the New York area. My department hasn't lost anyone since 1974 (Thank God) so I was never exposed to that.



Henry, maybe its an "out west" thing!? I do know that even the staunchest of officers usually can't get through "last call" without tears.


Maybe I'm old and out of the loop??????

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I have been to many LE funerals the last year or so and never had it played . The first time I heard it was when I was looking at a story on a news website doing a story on a fallen officer in a different state. The Rochester area hadn't even heard of the helicopter flyover (we don't have helicopters in the area) until NYSP Trooper AJ Sperr was shot and killed in the LOD (EOW 3/1/06). His funeral was in a suburb of Rochester and the NYSP did a flyover. We were all impressed.

I just figured we didn't do the last radio call as most departments in this area don't have permenant car numbers. Some of the guys may have the same car beat, therefore the same number everyday, but it follows the car beat, so it is on every shift.

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cops1521 said:

I have been to many LE funerals the last year or so and never had it played . The first time I heard it was when I was looking at a story on a news website doing a story on a fallen officer in a different state. The Rochester area hadn't even heard of the helicopter flyover (we don't have he;icopters in the area) until NYSP Trooper AJ Sperr was shot and killed in the LOD (EOW 3/1/06). His funeral was in a suburb of Rochester and the NYSP did a flyover. We were all impressed.

I just figured we didn't do the last radio call as most departments in this area don't have permenant car numbers. Some of the guys may have the same car beat, therefore the same number everyday, but it follows the car beat, so it is on every shift.

Don't quote me but I think it's because officer Cassidy was assigned a special beat that they allowed them to retire his call sign. All special beats have the letter "S" in them in Philly. Officer Skerski had also been assinged a special call sign and was retired after his murder. (i.e. permanent detial postions, Community Relations officer)

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cops1521 said:

I have been to many LE funerals the last year or so and never had it played . The first time I heard it was when I was looking at a story on a news website doing a story on a fallen officer in a different state. The Rochester area hadn't even heard of the helicopter flyover (we don't have helicopters in the area) until NYSP Trooper AJ Sperr was shot and killed in the LOD (EOW 3/1/06). His funeral was in a suburb of Rochester and the NYSP did a flyover. We were all impressed.

I just figured we didn't do the last radio call as most departments in this area don't have permenant car numbers. Some of the guys may have the same car beat, therefore the same number everyday, but it follows the car beat, so it is on every shift.

Well, just to tell you how they do it here in Az. If there is no car number, they just use the officers name. Weather street officer or CO, last call has been done at every funeral I have been too.

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RIP brother Cassidy, We will take over the watch now. God Bless You and your family. Thanks for all your hard work and dedication.