Monday, December 12, 2011

Police Officer's Prayer for PO Figoski, Line of Duty Death

We lost a 22 year veteran of the NYPD this morning, shot in the face by a burglar. PO Figoski, 75 Precinct, rest in peace.

Police Officer's Prayer to St. Michael

Saint Michael, heaven's glorious commissioner of police, who once so neatly and successfully cleared God's premises of all its undesirables, look with kindly and professional eyes on your earthly force.

Give us cool heads, stout hearts, and uncanny flair for investigation and wise judgement.

Make us the terror of burglars, the friend of children and law-abiding citizens, kind to strangers, polite to bores, strict with law-breakers and impervious to temptations.

You know, Saint Michael, from your own experiences with the devil that the police officer's lot on earth is not always a happy one; but your sense of duty that so pleased God, your hard knocks that so surprised the devil, and your angelic self-control give us inspiration.

And when we lay down our night sticks, enroll us in your heavenly force, where we will be as proud to guard the throne of God as we have been to guard the city of all the people.


(Saturday Knight Special's next entry will be tomorrow)


  1. "We Remember the Officers"

    We remember the officers who changed our lives,
    The men and woman who protected us day and night,
    People who respect for their dedication to the cause,
    For when faced with danger, they never even pause.

    We remember the officers who always stood true,
    Whatever the color of uniform, brown gray or blue,
    With pride and integrity they say "To serve and protect",
    For the giving of their life, we offer our respect.

    We remember the officers who we never really knew,
    Persons strong enough to answer the challenge are few,
    With heavy hearts we mourn the officers in eternal rest,
    There's more to these people than the badge on their chest.

    By Brad Miller

  2. My deepest sympathies to his family, friends, and colleagues. May God be with them all, and be blessed in the face of his sacrifice.