Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Phillip Gene Ostermann

Arkansas State Police, Arkansas

End of Watch Saturday, August 10, 1985

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Reflections for Corporal Phillip Gene Ostermann

Rest In Peace

Nick mottola
None

August 10, 2020

Rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 10, 2020

Thank you for your service to Arkansas. You're never forgotten. God bless you and your family.

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock

August 13, 2017

I remember Phil when he, his wife and 2 kids lived at Cave City. I knew y'all had moved to Camden. Lisa and I were little kids. I remember her sister as a baby but can't recall her name. I remember Daddy telling us about Phil getting killed in an airplane. Before computers, Internet or Facebook, I often wondered how Lisa was doing but I have no idea where to find her. Would love to hear from Lisa.

Andrea Martz (father retired ASP)
Officer with my my daddy many yrs ago when he and his family lived in

May 3, 2017

Phillip it has been a long time. I was with the Clarendon Police Department when your plane went down. I was glad to call you my friend. We will meet again someday so save a place for me.

Ret. P/O Timothy Allman
Retired Kensett Ar Police Dpt.

December 12, 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 28th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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 solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their devotion and respect for you through their reflections.

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

February 4, 2013

Just wanted to let your family know, your friends are very proud of your sacrifice, for all of us. I consider Phillip a best friend,even now, I still remember him smiling and waving to me as he taxied out, for his last flight. He was a true professional, but he knew how to be a good person, and he loved to fly, and lived for his family. I miss you my friend, and think of you often.

Ken Doles
Flight instructor and friend

August 24, 2012

Like my sister, I would also like to express my sincere gratitude to the operators of this site. It's been 24 years since Daddy left us, and I still miss him as much today as the day he died. The fact that people still remember him and the sacrifice he made, means the world to me. Thank you again. RIP, Daddy...

Amy Ostermann Smith
Daughter

December 31, 2009

I just found this page today and would just like to say thank you to the people in charge of putting this together and to the people/officers who have left comments. I miss my dad every day. It means a lot to me that he is still being remembered.

Lisa Ostermann Steeland
Daughter

December 28, 2009

Rest in Peace, Corporal Osterman. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

May 31, 2008

Phillip, It has been a long time but I just wanted to let you know that I still think of you around the Clarendon area where I worked. I just wanted to say hello friend and I know you are doing the patrol thing in heaven..

Tim Allman
Retired Police Officer/Friend

April 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 18, 2007

Phillip it has been a long time. I remember when your plane went down and I just couldn't believe it. Buddy you take care of yourself, and I just wanted to let you know that there are people still here on earth that remember.

Tim Allman Retired
Friend (Clarendon Police)

September 18, 2007

Cpl. Osterman,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of the state of Arkansas.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

August 10, 2005

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