Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Richard Himber

Margate City Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Sunday, November 16, 1975

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Reflections for Sergeant Richard Himber

Thinking of you today
Sonny, your brother

Family member

January 26, 2018

Wish you were around so we could do a lot of what we missed out on growing up
Your brother


April 9, 2017

Ex Sgts Ron Devine and Dan Kashey reunited after 41 years yesterday and spoke of old times and old men. We thought of you Richie.

Sgt Dan Kashey
Margate City Police Department

December 17, 2016

40 years ago today we lost you. The only possible explanation is you were too good for this earth. We will never forget you. Treasured memories of you are still vivid. Thank you for being the greatest role model. Until we meet again... Forever in our hearts. We love you. Lisa, Sandy and Angela

Lisa Jackson
Richie's Cousin

November 16, 2015

I only wish my kids had the chance to spend
More time with you. Miss you my brother.
I know things would have turned out for the
Better for your family if you had been around.
See you up there I hope. Give mom & dad my best

sonny Himber

June 11, 2015

Think of you always and what could have been.
Sonny Himber

Charles "Sonny" Himber

March 23, 2014

I haven't stopped by here for a while. Just wanted to say hi and thank you to Neil for all of the wonderful letters and funny photos he has been sending me of the two of you. How great it has been hearing stories of your teenage years from a friend's point of view.
I love reading all the posts - so much love on this site.
You are loved and missed so much.
Your daughter.

Daughter ~ Danielle

March 17, 2014

I think of you often. The kids of the neighborhood were so lucky to have you as a role model. You influenced all of us to do better and be better. Thank you for all you did and the ultimate sacrifice you and your family made. Your death was so senseless to me but G-d had other plans.

Mindy Wachman Gurrera

October 22, 2013

Although I never knew you Donna always had wonderful things to say about you. Donna always mentioned you when we came to Margate.

Lt. W. D. Chandler, Ret.
Friend of Donna

October 1, 2013

37 years ago today you were taken from us. Time passes but we will never get over it. We miss you and love you Richie. May we all be reunited one day.

Lisa, Sandy, Angela

November 16, 2012

My Best Friend,

I was going through an old box and I found a photo we had taken on the Boardwalk. It was 50 years ago. Although we were the best of friends after high school we only spoke and saw each other a few times. I went to New York, got married, had 3 kids and on and on. There just never seemed enouth time to go to Atlantic City. I'm sorry that we didn't find the time to communicate in our adulthood. When I heard about the accident I called Donna and your Mom to say how sorry I was for their loss. I am so sorry we didn't keep in touch. We did have a great friendship and I will always cherish that friendship.
From the Hairdresser to a police officer wow. Remember when you "borrowed your brothers canoe because you wanted to smell good for Donna. Remember when you "borrowed your brother's Heavenly Album and loaned it to me for the weekend. It worked. We fell in love and have been happily married for 48 years. Remember Wildwood, Cape May, the Speak Easy and the Fiat. We were all of 16-18 and they were great times. I never had another friend lke you again.

Danielle if you would like the photo please contact me. You're mom will remember me.

Neil Mendick

Neil Mendick
Best Friend

January 7, 2012

I didn't get to know you well and have very limited memories of our short time together, but you are loved and missed tremendously.

Robin - I remember you very well! I sent you a friend request on Facebook. Cannot wait to hear from you!

Danielle Himber Colianni

November 16, 2011

Richie, We miss you terribly. 36 years ago today we lost you. A tragedy we'll never get over. Your spirit lives on and you will never, ever be forgotten.
Love, Lisa, Sandi, Angela and Angelo

Lisa jackson

November 16, 2011

Richie, I think of you everyday...Miss you,,I never knew about this page, Until today when I tried to look up Danielle on facebook..Danielle if you read thisI have been looking for you and your mom , I lived across the street from you guys in margate...I loved your dad he was a GREAT MAN. I had a daughter in December of 1990, and named her Danielle. If and when you read this I would love to hear from you or your mom.


Robin Packard

Robin Packard Ricketts

November 14, 2011

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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 16, 2010

35 years ago today you were taken from us.
Wonderful memories of you will live on forever.
We all miss you dearly.

Love, Lisa

Lisa Jackson

November 16, 2010

Through the years I've wondered if I hadn't quit the PD and you hadn't gotten my stripes and my squad and my shift, might I have been in that car that night. Thinking of you and Donna and Danielle often.

Sgt. Daniel Kashey
Margate City P.D.

October 13, 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
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

December 12, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 29, 2007

Here we are again one year later honoring and remembering you as always.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 16, 2007

My Dearest Richie,
We lost you 32 years ago today. The same number of years we were blessed with having you on this earth.
You were so young. We were cheated and robbed when you taken from us.
We all miss you more than words can describe.
You will live on in our hearts and minds forever.

Love, Lisa, Sandi and Angela

Lisa Jackson

November 16, 2007

Gone but never forgotten, watch over all law enforcement officers.....we got it from here.

Kevin T Ryan
Ex-New Jersey Cop

November 16, 2007

Rest in Peace, Sgt. Himber. You are not forgotten.

P/O #5434
Phila. PD

August 30, 2007



April 18, 2007

I was just emailed the link to this web site. I never knew it existed until today.
I just wanted to post a message and say that I am so very proud of you and I wish I had gotten to know you better.
Love ~ your daughter...

April 16, 2007

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