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In Memorium: SCC Alphonso Deal

Alphonso Deal

Senior Court Clerk Alphonso B. Deal
New York State Office of Court Administration, New York
End of Watch Thursday, July 7, 1988


Reflections for Senior Court Clerk Alphonso B. Deal

Rest in Peace

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)
July 7, 2017

It was my honor to research newspapers, magazines, online & books to find your Photo. I found this photo in a Online article about your heroic sacrifice. I felt it was necessary to have a photo on this website so that your family & friends can remember you. Rest Easy Hero! Always Remembered!

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit
February 9, 2016

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
July 15, 2015

After some thought I realized I needed to share more to those that did not know Alfonso(Al)as some of us. After becoming a court officer in 1973 I was assigned to Part B in family court.There I met Al.Billups and Judge Edith Miller. He took me under his wing and tried to teach me everything.40 years later I realize that I never met anyone like him.He thrived for the best career, business etc. but that was not good enough because he showed and wanted you to have the same.He would gather court job applications and handout in Harlem.I remember encouraging a young man who was scrubbing court floors at night to start taking exams. A few years later I saw him in a correction officers uniform . Thank you Al.I worked in the courts 30 years and there was never a fight or altercation with a defendant.He taught me how to gain respect Thank you Al.Years later when ever Judge Edith Miller had a violent defendant before her she would summon me to her court room. No problems. Thank you Al.

Approximately one month after my retirement there was an incident in my court room with my crew.The defendant grabbed an officers gun and got off a shot.Some say it would not have happen if I had been there.I say THANK YOU AL!!

Sr. Court Officer James Newsome
New York State Office of Administration
December 28, 2013

Gone, but not forgotten.

Senior Court Clerk Peter E. Suter
N.Y.S. Supreme Court
October 3, 2013

Officer Deal,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of New York. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol
July 7, 2013

Alphonso and I attended Morristown College, Morristown, TN in the mid-1960s. We became good friends an stayed in touch for several years after finishing Morristown. I am sadden to hear of his passing. I had tried for years to contact Alphonso, but without any luck. I can finally give up my search, now that i know my friend is at rest. Thank you for making this website available.

Lee J. Hill, US Army Retired, 1SG
May 22, 2013

I saw that my previous reflection had an incorrect eow anniverary year. This is the 28th anniversary year of your tragic line of duty death. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater
December 31, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the twelth anniversary 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
July 7, 2010

I said a little prayer today for Senior Court Clerk Deal and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes
July 6, 2009

I never met Alphonso Deal before he made the ultimate sacrifice, coming to the aid of another person on Convent Avenue.

I did however meet him the day he was mortally wounded, and have never forgot him, or his actions in being able to return fire, while severely injured, aiding in his assailant’s capture.

God bless you, Officer Deal, from a cop that will never forget your sacrifice.

PO Harry Schott
December 29, 2008

I pray that you are still resting peacefully and hope that you watch over us down here.

Cpl. Egendoerfer
Mishawaka PD
July 7, 2006

Officer Deal, We never met, we never served together. You were true to your oath, rest in peace, we have the watch now.

Sergeant James Alfieri
New York State Office of Court Administration

September 3, 2004