Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Sergeant Steven Ernest Bauer

North Miami Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, January 3, 1992

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Reflections for Detective Sergeant Steven Ernest Bauer

Rest in peace my brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

January 3, 2018

It is hard to believe that today makes twenty five years since you left us. You remain in our thoughts and hearts Forever Young.

Officer Patty Pereira
North Miami Police

January 4, 2017

Still thinking about you Stevie after all these years...

Working with you we had some great times..

You went way to soon, but I guess God needed someone to patrol Heaven's streets...

Gone buy never forgotten...

Sgt Steve Cullen (retired)
North Miami PD

December 18, 2016

I'll be seeing you when I get there brother, you are the best. Love you Steven.

todd bauer

January 3, 2016

23 years ago, today, I received a phone call. You were shot and we had to get to hospital immediately. I didn't know then, but you were gone already. Stevie, love you and miss you everyday. You held us together.
Your baby sister,


January 3, 2015

To One of my very best friends. We worked together, played together, and shared our lives together.I remember cooking the pigs at Big E's house and promising that we would not have anything to drink before 9 AM, and you never let us down. LOL. I miss your friendship everyday. It is a part of my life that I will never be able to forget. I hope to see your kids in the future and tell them was a wonderful person you were to me. I miss you buddy,and wish you were here.

Sgt Bill Burns
NMPD & LCSO Retired

May 27, 2014

I always enjoyed working with you. You were truly a good man and a good officer. I think of you often.

ASAC Michael Flint
FDLE (retired)

February 3, 2014

Not a day goes by that you are not remembered by family and so many friends. You and I share a beautiful daughter Kelly...You would be amazed at her accomplishments and now to add to that the wonderful and exceptional mother she has become. You would have a loved your grandchildren...Addison and James. As I'm sure you see from heaven. And I can't go without mentioning Katie and exceptional they are....You are always loved...Lily

Lily Bauer-Sanford

December 22, 2013

Just thinking of my brother which I miss so much. You would be very proud of how well your children have grown up. They are wonderful and are truly a reflection of you. Kyle has become a excellent young man. Katie has become an excellent young woman and now a wonderful mother. Kelly has become an excellent young woman and now a wonderful mother x 2. They all are beautiful and loving from deep within their hearts. Your wife, Caroline has done a wonderful job when left with the most difficult position. I am so proud of all of them and you should be also. All of us miss you so much my brother. I love you Steven. Love your brother.

Dr. Scott Bauer

June 23, 2013

Everyone should know that after you were shot and as you lay dying, your only concern was if everyone else was okay.
Rest in peace.

Karen Tuttle
Old Lady Friend

May 13, 2013

We will never forget the sacrifice that you made for all of us, you sir are a hero that will not be forgotten. Continue to rest in peace Detective Bauer.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

January 3, 2013

Steve was not only a terrific police officer but a great father. Wherever he went, there was laughter. His detah was a tragedy. Day-o, Steve.

Cmdr Nancy McCue (retired)
North Miami Police Department

June 14, 2012

Rest in Peace, Detective Bauer. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

It is hard to believe it has been 20 years since that terrible day.
It remains the toughest day of my life and yet that terrible day taught me the greatest lesson in life. When you walk out that door with your uniform on, nobody thinks it can happen to them. We all take life for granted, but that day made a young policer offer grow up real fast. My life was never the same, I learned the true meaning of life, what truly is important and not to take any day for granted. You were our "class clown" and you still are when we all get together and talk about the crazy things you did. NMPD and the world lost a great human being. You are always thought of and missed, and in my mind will always stay "Forever Young"

Officer Patricia Pereira
North Miami Police fellow officer

January 3, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 20th 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 pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know the pain and pride are forever.

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

January 3, 2012

I drive by the Kislak bank where your life was taken Sgt. Bauer. Your bravery and courage will never be forgotten. i grew up and lived in NMB where your Inspector's Funeral was held at Fulford Methodist Church. I saw the helicopters in the air that day. My dad was a longtime NYCPD policeman with the 102 precinct. Rest in peace Sgt. Bauer and I hope your wife and family are fine.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 3, 2012

Continue to rest in peace Detective, we will never forget the sacrifice that you made for us.. HEROES live forever and you sir are a hero. My prayes are with your wife and family today and always.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


January 3, 2012

A millon times we've missed you A million times we've cried If love could have saved you , you never would have died
Things we feel most deeply are the hardest things to say,
Our dearest one, we have loved you,
In a very special way,
We often sit and think of you, and think of how you died. To think we couldn't say goodbye, Before you closed your eyes. No one can see us weeping, all our tears from aching hearts while other are sleeping. If we had one lifetime wish, A dream that could come true, We'd pray to God, With all our hearts, FOR YESTERDAY AND YOU

Caroline Bauer

January 2, 2012

Well Steve, It has been a long time. I remember a time when we talked of getting shot on duty and we never thought that it would really happen. We were the good guys, but it did happen. At work you were always one to make a joke, and one of the first to backup another officer.

I know that you loved your family and always tried to do what you thought was right and for that you did good.

At your funneral, as I sat in the church, I felt the reality that you were not coming back. I could visualize you sitting above and telling everyone that you were fine, but that did not relieve the greif that those of us left behind felt.

You are in my thoughts and one day I will see you again.

Det. Jim Waldron ( retired)
friend, North Miami Police Dept

September 28, 2011

You remain in my thoughts and heart. ...Forever Young (just like you said) Your heart was as huge as your smile! You are the true meaning of the word HERO!

Tracey (Good) Jowers
Friend/Citizen of N. Miami during Officer Bauer's service

July 31, 2011

Steve . . . whenever I hear the song "Forever Young" I still think of you. Sunday night, as I read your name, along with the others, at the State FOP candlelight memorial ceremony at the Capitol, it occurred to me . . . you truly are forever young!

Sgt. Teri Cariota (Retired)

May 3, 2011

No matter how many years have passed, you sir will not be forgotten, HEROES do live forever...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02


January 3, 2011

Detective Sergeant Bauer,
Thank You for your service and sacrifice. YOU are a HERO!!
You are a Angel in Blue.... Rest in Peace...

Sister of Officer John P Harris EOW 8/19/1994

April 15, 2008


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December 31, 2007

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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

October 3, 2007

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