Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer David F. Sampson

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, December 12, 1973

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Reflections for Police Officer David F. Sampson

A Hero now in Heaven, Always remembered and Never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
PA C.O.P.S.

December 12, 2014

Dear Police Officer David Sampson, you are not forgotten adn you will always be in my prayers; Lord may god, give him Officer Sampson everlasting Peace & happiness: Reat In Peace my fellow Officer:

retired P/o Carpino
Phila.Police Dept.

March 5, 2013

May you never be forgotten - I will always remember the too short a time we had together.
David

David F. Sampson Jr.
CTARNG - son

February 17, 2010

"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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 24, 2008

You will never be forgotten and may you always rest in peace.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

December 12, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

vandenberghe`
manchester, nh

December 6, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

vandenberghe`
manchester, nh

December 6, 2007

Never to be forgotten!

Ret. PO
City of Miami PD Fla.

August 20, 2007

God Bless you Officer Sampson, you are not forgotten and are in my daily prayers. Thank you for everything you did in making Philly a safer place. May you conitnue to sleep in God's Love and Peace.
Respectfully,
Kathi halligan Phila Pa wife and mom of LEO's

Kathi Halligan
Phila., PA.

December 12, 2006

David,
You were one of the good guys and are not forgotten.

February 12, 2006

not a day goes by that you are not in my thoughts and in my heart

July 13, 2005

No peace officer is without reflection. Rest easy and thank you for your service. God bless, hero.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

December 19, 2003

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