In Memoriam


Member Lou Auleta ( NYPD, Ret.) passed away on April 17, 2014. We extend our deepest sympathy to his entire family.

Charter member John “Jack” Bosworth passed away on June 1, 2014. Jack is the father of member Jack Bosworth (SVPD) and father of Barbara Quinn, wife of Jack Quinn (SPPD Ret.) He was also the grandfather of Billy Skinner (SPPD). Our deepest sympathies to the Bosworth and Quinn families.

John “Jack” BosworthJune 1, 2014
Lou AuletaApril 17, 2014
Ernest John KleberApril 2, 2014
John M. BurkeApril 1, 2014
Herbert MillerMarch 10, 2014
Patrick KennellFebruary 22, 2014
Joseph BergenSeptember 21, 2013
Brian McMahonSeptember 17, 2013
William J. BurkeJuly 21, 2013
Joseph DawsonMay 12, 2013
Joseph V. SantoroMarch 10, 2013
Chris McCruddenMarch 4, 2013
Arthur OnodyFebruary 21, 2013
Joseph G. CavanaghOctober 16, 2012
Francis SeamanAugust 21, 2012
Eugene LoughranAugust 20, 2012
Charles FureyAugust 15, 2012
John F. O’ConnorMay 27, 2012
William (Bill) NeuendorfMay 27, 2012
Frank ViscontiApril 3, 2012
John WhiteFebruary 18, 2012
Joseph CortelliFebruary 16, 2012
Walter GiannicoFebruary 1, 2012
Francis O'ConnorFebruary 1, 2012
William “Billy” LarkinNovember 1, 2011
James Finnegan October 23, 2011
Rocco TortorelloOctober 8, 2011
Edward DoyleOctober 11, 2011
James T. ShanahanJuly 17, 2011
Bill NovotnyMay 20, 2011
Carolann NataleMay 20, 2011
Henry J. GouldMay 17, 2011
Tom MullinsApril 27, 2011
Robert ReaganFebruary 19, 2011
Ted BuczekDecember 11, 2010
Patrick J. “PJ” FergusonOctober 18, 2010
Philip MarazitaOctober 9, 2010
John F. MurraySeptember 25, 2010
Robert R. StewartSeptember 25, 2010
Clemens BarrySeptember 17, 2010
Patrick CroweSeptember 3, 2010
John "Jack" M. HoranJuly 25, 2010
Anthony M. SulloJuly 21, 2010
Gerard William ColeJuly 16, 2010
George J. ShanleyJune 10, 2010
Brian PlossJune 6, 2010
Gloria M. BoydJune 1, 2010
Stephen M. "Rocky" StachMay 30, 2010
John J. GowrieMay 27, 2010
Harold Gene WashingtonMay 10, 2010
Michael SullivanMarch 11, 2010
Daniel L. BertrandJanuary 31, 2010
Donald William "The Duck" CollopyJanuary 25, 2010
William G. FrankJanuary 17, 2010
Robert Daniel ShieldsJanuary 17, 2010
William F. (Bill) BoydJanuary 6, 2010



Patrick J. “PJ” Ferguson - October 18, 2010
PJ Ferguson

Proudly striding down Central Avenue in Pearl River, dressed in top hat and tails as the Rockland County Shields’ Aide to the Grand Marshall of the Saint Patrick’s Day is a good way to remember P. J. Ferguson. He was in many ways a larger than life figure who couldn’t be missed.

P.J. or maybe Fergie (nobody ever called him Patrick) was proud of his family, his heritage, and the Police Department. He spent most of his career working in the Bronx but his influence was not confined to only one borough, he was known everywhere. Whether as a member of the Pipe Band or from his job at Yankee Stadium, P. J. was always outgoing and friendly and never failed to “do the right thing” by another cop or their families. If he could swing it, he would sit you in the dugout.

P.J. was on the Board of the Rockland County Shields for over 20 years and held every position except President, which he always humbly demurred from accepting. He ran the Golf Outing and was responsible for raising most of the many thousands of dollars given out in scholarships. Somehow, he still had time to be Santa Claus for the children at the annual Christmas party.

P.J. was a throwback to times when being a cop was not a nine to five job but a career, brotherhood and a way of life. His good humor and stories were legendary, and he never missed an opportunity to put things into perspective by the telling of a good story.

We will not see the likes of P. J. again and he will be sorely missed.

~ Rest in Peace ~




Bill Boyd