Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Carl O. Reese

Buffalo Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, February 1, 1977

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Reflections for Patrolman Carl O. Reese

Patrolman Reese,
On today, the 39th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 2, 2016

Carl and I were in the same platoon while stationed at
Seneca Army Depot...had rooms across from each other.
He was always laughing and joking, a good and kindhearted soul and a swell guy to have for a friend.

My thoughts and prayers go out to Carl's family

June 24, 2014

Nelson De Carvalho
An old Army buddy

June 24, 2014

My thoughts and Prayers go out to the Carl Reese Family May God keep you all in his Watch. God Bless.

Officer Thomas M. Whelan Retired
New York State Corrections

February 6, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 35th 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

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered. I am in awe of your selflessness. I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 1, 2012

You have not been forgotten. Thank you for your dedicated service to others. You are a true hero.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

February 1, 2010

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

Robyn Wilkes

January 29, 2009


Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 28, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 18, 2007

Dear Father:
Your sacrifice was total, your dedication to duty was in the very highest tradition. My tour of duty continues. Please continue to provide the strength, support and courage to our family. Your alway's in my thoughts and prayers and your memory shall be forever cherished.
Until we meet again, God Bless!
Mike, Tracy and Gabrielle

Comm. Corr. Ctr Asst. - M Reese

February 1, 2006

RIP hero, we will never forget..

Mike (Boston MA)

March 7, 2005

Patrolman Reese,
On today, the 28th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of Buffalo.

February 1, 2005

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