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Patrolman Kenneth Petersen

Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Monday, August 3, 1981

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Reflections for Patrolman Kenneth Petersen

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. I am privileged to post a reflection for you. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 31rst anniversary year 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 solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 27, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. I am privileged to post a reflection for you. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 31rst anniversary year 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 solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 27, 2013

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Petersen. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 9, 2012

Rest in peace Poppa 1

Tom Davis
a police scanner friend

November 26, 2011

My heart and prayers are with the Petersen family today as they face another EOW. HEROES live forever, and you sir are a hero... Continue to rest in peace Patrolman Petersen.

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

Deb

August 3, 2011

Patrolman Petersen, you are not forgotten. Hope your family is doing well.

SA Ellen Pierson
US DHS

January 15, 2011

"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 12, 2007

KENNY I WAS ABOUT 11 OR 12 WHEN I MET YOU AT RED AIRCRAFT. YOU WERE A CLASS ACT.AS A TYPICAL KID I LOVED TO SEE THE POLICE AIRCRAFT. YOU ALWAYS WERE KIND AND INSPIRING. THANK YOU MY BROTHER. RIP.

BILL
RETIRED PUBLIC SAFETY

May 18, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

March 5, 2007

25 years ago, you gave your life in service to the citizens of Florids. I honor your committment and sacrifice. Rest in peace Kenneth. May your family find comfort and peace, knowing that you gave your life so others would have a safe world to live in.

LEO Wife, APD, New Mexico

June 15, 2006

Rest in peace.

Det. A. Johnson
FLPD

February 17, 2006

Rest in peace.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

February 18, 2004

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