Kevin B. Meehan
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Meehan, Kevin B. ALBANY "When you see things go wrong in the world, look for the helpers. There's always someone who's trying to help." Albany Police Detective Kevin Meehan thought his obituary might someday describe one of his battles against injustice. However on February 21, 2018, age 37, he succumbed to an unexpected villainy. His final moments were shrouded in love by his wife, Crystal Meehan Waters, his parents, Barry and Meg Meehan, and his brother in blood and in arms, Sgt. Daniel Meehan. Kevin is also survived by his sisters, Megan Meehan and Ellen Meehan, numerous aunts and uncles, and his niece and nephews. Diagnosed with cancer shortly after experiencing the joy of marriage, Kevin Meehan died as he had lived: fighting bravely against unthinkable odds. Medals of honor, recognitions of bravery, and athletic accolades decorated his walls but did not define his life. Kevin sought to be a helper. As a teacher, a mentor, a protector, and a public servant, he dedicated his life to enriching the lives of others. He will be missed. He will not be forgotten. Relatives, friends, members of the Albany Police Department and fellow Law Enforcement colleagues are invited to visit with Kevin's family Monday, February 26, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Albany Capital Center. Funeral services with Departmental Honors Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 10 a.m. in the Historic Church of St. Mary on Capital Hill, Albany, N.Y. where his funeral Mass will be celebrated. Those wishing to remember Kevin in a special way may send a contribution to the Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association, To leave a special message for the family, view his life tribute, obtain directions or see other helpful services please visit

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Published in Albany Times Union from Feb. 25 to Feb. 26, 2018.
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March 7, 2018
I just wanted to comment on what a beautifully written obituary this was. A lot of thought and love clearly went into it - portraying Kevin as a whole person for the world to see and remember, and in such a poetic manner nonetheless.

Very sorry for your loss.
February 28, 2018
Crystal, Kevin's family, including his APD family - My heartfelt condolences for your loss. You remain in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless and be with you during your time of emotional recovery. Fondly,
Sandy Farmer @ AMCH
February 27, 2018
Dear Mr and Mrs Meehan, Meghan, Danny and Ellen, I am so sorry to hear about Kevin. You all have been so important to our family ever since we lived in Albany. I will never forget the kindness that you have shown to my family over the years. You are in our prayers. We love you.
Rhonda Alphonso
February 27, 2018
To the Meehan family and the entire APD, sincere sympathies for your loss. Thank you for your service.
Lorraine Sheffer
February 27, 2018
A great detective and a great friend!
Kevin touched the lives of so many. He will never be forgotten. Prayers to all the Meehan family and the Brothers/Sisters in Blue who grieve over this loss.
Angel Van Noie
February 27, 2018
Barry - Our deepest sympathy for you and your family during this difficult time.
Dennis & Kathy Chamberlin
February 27, 2018
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Meehan family and the Albany Police Department. I am sorry for your loss. Thank your for your devoted service to the City of Albany.
Dave Schrepper
February 27, 2018
Crystal, my deepest condolences to you and your husband's family on this tragedy. There are no words to make sense of any of it. I am so sorry.
Lana Ortiz
February 27, 2018
Barry and family I am sorry for your loss.
Mike Gecewicz
February 27, 2018
Thoughts and prayers are with you Barry and your family during this sad and difficult time.
Al Campisano
February 26, 2018
Crystal and all of Kevin's family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
I wish you peace.
Greg Webb
February 26, 2018
Dear Meehan family, I will keep your family in my prayers. Please accept my condolences, Kevin was a great police officer and an even better human being. He may be gone, but he will never be forgotten. Meehan strong.
Tom Coluccio
February 26, 2018
Deepest Sympathy to his family and friends. Thank you for your service. God Bless
February 26, 2018
Buddy...Thank you for your Devoted Service and Comradery. We have lost a Brother in Arms but You Will Never Be Forgotten.
Christopher Boardman
February 26, 2018
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February 26, 2018
To the Meehan Family,
We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your son, brother, husband and friend. We did not know of him, however we have heard nothing but great things about him. A life so young and he still had so much more life to live. Let the memories and good times fill your heart and on the days the wind is blowing or the house becomes cold for no apparent reason know he will always be with you. Your love for him is like the wind. You can not see it but you can feel it an he was very much loved by many. May you R.I.P Kevin and fly high with the angels. Thank you for serving as a police officer and protecting those who came before you.
The Heather's @ PT
February 26, 2018
So sorry Barry and family for your loss.

Kim Snyder
February 26, 2018 heart goes out to you and your family in your time of sorrow. I never met Kevin, but feel as if I knew him from your wonderful stories of your happy family. Please accept my deepest condolences.
Nancy Wormuth
February 26, 2018
Dear Barry and family: I am so very sorry for your loss; may peace and strength sustain you at this difficult time.
Debbie Iachetta
February 26, 2018
Beautiful person who will be missed but never forgotten.
Eilis and Jim Petrosino
February 26, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with all the family. May his memory be a blessing. Kevin will be missed.
Tom W
Albany JCC
February 26, 2018
My deepest sympathies. God bless your family in your time of need.
Bob Bradbury
February 26, 2018
Mr & Mrs Meehan & Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Colonie (RAIDERS) Pop Warner coaching staff
February 26, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Raj Sinha
February 25, 2018
Rest in Peace Kevin and May the Peace of our Lord be with the Meehan family
Karen Mink
February 25, 2018
Meg and family, so sorry to learn of Kevin's passing. May Kevin's memory and love provide you with the strength to smile as you remember the time that you had with him on earth. May God hold and protect you. Love Margaret Adeigbo
February 25, 2018
Dear Meg & Dan,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. May your Faith sustain you at this time.
Geneva (CAB)
Geneva Conway
February 25, 2018
Mr & Mrs Meehan Dan Ellen Megan
I just heard of the heartbreaking news, I'm so so Sorry for your loss. Kevin was always a Happy friend Honest and caring genuine person. He'll be a thought away and forever in our hearts. I'm thankful to say we were friends.

Rob Scelzi
Robert Scelzi
February 25, 2018
Very sad and sorry! I'm lucky to be a survivor of such dreadful esophagus cancer. My prayers for Kevin and his family.
Joe Printsky
February 25, 2018

Barry & family I am so very sorry. I do know that with the love and support of your family and friends you will manage to get through this. It does seem God takes the best before we are ready. I know your pain. Jerry Seeley
Jerry Seeley
February 25, 2018
Rest in peace Kevin.... Have good memories of the 4 years we went to Maginn. Thank you for your service as a police officer and all you have accomplished. Once a Griffin always a Griffin
Prayers to your family.
Class of '99
Cheryl Beach (Cadalso)
February 25, 2018
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February 25, 2018
Though his time was shortened, we know he leaves a legacy and a void in the hearts of his family, friends, and APD brothers and sisters. Praying you feel God's love and peace.
Kirsten M
February 25, 2018
To the Meehan Family, our son-in-law (Mike Commisso) and our daughter (Juliana) were and continue to be good friends to Kevin and Crystal. It is with deep sadness to learn about his passing. In Kevin's own words "When you see things go wrong in the world, look for the helpers. There's always someone who's trying to help." God saw it was time to be that helper and called Kevin home to a place of comfort and love. He was a great friend, family man and officer. Know that his legacy and exemplary character lives on. You'll be in our prayers. God bless you.
David & Nancy Hernandez
February 25, 2018
Eternal rest; grant onto Kevin oh Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon him. God Bless you all. Mary H. Krasnopolski
February 25, 2018
Dear Meg and the entire Meehan family, You are all in my prayers. There are no words that will lessen the pain or reduce the sense of loss - there is only the strength born of the love you all shared with Kevin. I pray that that love and your faith help to carry you through this difficult time. With love - Suzanne Zafonte Sennett
Suzanne Sennett
February 24, 2018
Danny & Family~May you find some comfort, love and strength by all those around you at this difficult time and know the support of so many who love and pray for you all.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him.

The Childs & Moynihan Family
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