Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Holger Beck

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Friday, June 23, 1995

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Reflections for Sergeant Holger Beck

Thank you for your service and know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 23, 2020

Sgt. Beck,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of New York. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

June 23, 2020

RIP, Never to be forgotten.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired, NYSP

January 4, 2020

RIP Sergeant Beck, you will never be forgotten.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

January 30, 2018

Sergeant Holger Beck has not been forgotten, and he will never be forgotten because of ODMP organization. Thank you everyone at ODMP.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

July 10, 2017

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

June 23, 2015

RIP Brother !!!

Sgt/Station Commander Steve Rizzuto
NYSP / Retired

May 24, 2015

Rest in Peace Sgt. Beck, my Brother.....!!!!!!!

Sgt./Inv. Larry Chambers
New York State Police / Retired/

June 23, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanjks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

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

June 23, 2012

For Sergeant Holger Beck:

When life does not seem fair we can consider the situation of Sergeant Holger Beck. It quickly brings us to our senses. It clearly demonstrates that what occurs tomorrow might be our fate. We must continue to live with a passion for what brings us happiness.

Holger met with a simple fall. It created for him and his family a difficult period. For what reason is simply not known. What is known is that Holger Beck was an accomplished soldier-of-the-law -- and hero among us.

I am proud to render him a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennylvania State Police

November 15, 2009

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

Robyn Wilkes

June 19, 2009

13 yrs ago and not forgotten. God Bless the Beck family, friends & NYSP.

Ret. PO
City of Miami PD Fla.

June 23, 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
Sergeant
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 20, 2007

Rest in Peace Sir.

June 23, 2006

RIP... I did not know you. It is because of the ODMP that I am able to thank you for your service. Today is your day to be remembered and you are remembered!

Jeremy
FLEO

June 23, 2006

Remembering you on your anniversary. Didn’t know so many were lost on 6/23 until one of our own was lost. You will never be forgotten.

Anonymous

June 23, 2004

06/03/04

You are not forgotten Sgt. Beck. Rest in peace sir.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

June 3, 2004

rest in peace Trooper

Anonymous

March 8, 2004

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