A Hero Remembered (1971-2001)
Five years have passed since my high school colleague, Police Officer Domenick Infantes, gave his life in the line of duty.
There is an online memorial set up for him. In my first guestbook entry there, I wrote:
I had the privilege of knowing Domenick when we were both students at St. Anthony High School and the blessing of our paths crossing again when I worked for Hudson County at the time he was a corrections officer.
He remains in my heart and his family, friends, and fellow police officers in my prayers. Mr. and Mrs. Infantes, Erik, and Betty, in particular, please know that our prayers for you have never stopped and continue still today. Domenick remains ever in our hearts and the truth of his story will be told for generations to come. Domenick touched countless lives in ways we may never fully know, but this we know for sure: We are blessed by knowing him whether as family, friend, co-worker, acquaintance, or through the reading of memorials to him.
Domenick died as he had lived: Protecting and serving. We will never forget him!
Rest in peace, Domenick!
Yes, Domenick, rest in peace! And know still, his family and other friends, you are not alone and are carried still in prayer...