Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Richard E. Pelkey

Lake Placid Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, August 12, 1954

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Reflections for Patrolman Richard E. Pelkey

My dad, Stan Pelkey, was Richard's uncle... He loved Richard like a son. I was in 5th grade in summer when he was killed. I remember his wonderful and warm Pelkey smile.... Rest in peace, dear Richard.

Beverley Pelkey Farrell no rank
Richard was my cousin.

August 15, 2017

I have no recollection of my grandfather.i would have loved to know mother was Leigh pelkey, daughter of Richard pelkey I would like to know about my grandfather.

Hunter smith

December 11, 2016

I heard about Richard from my Grandfather Casper Clemens when I was a kid. Richard is a distant cousin of mine. I read all about this murder when I went to the New York State Police Academy for a school sponsored by the DEA. They have the weapon that was used in there museum a Winchester Rifle.

Former Sgt Wayne Strait
Albany County Sheriff Dept

June 23, 2014

Rest In Peace Officer Pelkey, your service and sacrifice is remembered.

Sgt. Jarrod L. Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections

August 12, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 56th 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

August 12, 2010

I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Pelkey and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

August 10, 2009

I never knew you, but having grown up in Lake Placid I've heard various stories. RIP and keep watch on those who patrol the same streets you did.

Former member LPPD

December 20, 2006

I was 1980 with the Swiss Olympic Team in your nice City, now I'm working as Police Officer and read this Story. Rest in Peace Patrolman Pelkey.

Traffic Police Sgt.
City of Berne Police (Switzerland)

July 5, 2006

Rest in peace brother.


August 12, 2005

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