Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Bernard O'Rourke

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, August 1, 1913

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Reflections for Patrolman Bernard O'Rourke

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

August 1, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

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

August 1, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman O' Rourke.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 2, 2019

Patrolman O’Rourke,
On today, the 105th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 1, 2018

Bernard Orourke or Barney as he was known, was my Great Grandad (James) brother, he is remembered for his bravery back in 1913.
My great Nana said that his uniform was posted to his family after he had died. Although the people from my family who knew him are now gone he is thought of with great pride. God Bless you Bernard. [email protected]

Robert Franey
Family member

July 17, 2016

Patrolman O'Rourke,
Sir, even though it's been over 100 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City.


United States Border Patrol

September 12, 2013

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

August 1, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 97th 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
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 1, 2010

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

Robyn Wilkes

July 27, 2009

On the 94th anniversary of Patrolman O'Rourke's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Patrolman O'Rourke is not forgotten.

Agent Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

August 1, 2007

Rest in Peace, Brother. Your service and dedication will never be forgotten. Through your courage in doing your part to save those children, you proved that you were a warrior and guardian worthy of being called Home to serve under the greatest Commander of all. Know that those of us who have come so long after you moved on, strive to do the best that we can in protecting those who come after us. You are truly a hero and an inspiration of bravery.

A Squad
Woodbridge PD CT

February 12, 2005

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