Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal David Bruce Pulling

Delaware State Police, Delaware

End of Watch Wednesday, November 18, 1987

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Reflections for Corporal David Bruce Pulling

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 26, 2017

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 20, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 4, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you, especially your son Jonathan.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 18, 2011

Corporal Pulling you are not forgotten by the men and women of the Boston Police Department. As a former member of the BPD Bomb Squad (1994-2001) and graduate of HDS I worked with two other Bomb Techs who talked of you often and carried the grief of your death. RIP

Det. Michael kane
Boston Police Dept

June 30, 2010

I never really knew my dad, and the few memories I have of that age aren't the greatest. Today, not much is left of the family my dad tried to create, but even if I'm the only one, I will remember him every day, and try to keep him alive in my heart. I want to thank everyone who ever tried to help me and my family, I hope this finds everyone reading it in good health.

Jonathan Pulling
Son

January 24, 2010

CORPORAL PULLING, I WAS PART OF YOUR ESCORT THE NIGHT THEY FLEW YOU HOME FROM HUNTSVILLE. I REMEMBER IT BEING A VERY SOMBER TIME FOR ALL INVOLVED. YOUR DEATH HIT CLOSE TO HOME WITH ME AS I WAS A BOMB TECH AT THE TIME AND HAD WENT TO THE SAME SCHOOL AS YOU. YOUR DEATH HAD AND CONTINUES TO HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE HAZARDOUS DEVICES SCHOOL. I SO HOPE THE PAIN OF LOSING YOU HAS EASED FOR YOUR FAMILY AND THE DSP. PLEASE REST IN PEACE AND WITH ASSURANCE THAT THE MEMORY OF HOW YOU LIVED AND THE WAY YOU DIED WILL LIVE ON FOREVER.

Harold Hutchison Police Officer (Retired
Huntsville Alabama Police Dept

February 13, 2009

Corporal Pulling your death was not in vain. Many safety procedures are now in place at the Hazardous Devices School, and you are remembered in each new class. From one bomb technician to another, Rest in Peace my brother.

Detective Sergeant
Gastonia NC Police Department

March 11, 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 9, 2007

Here we are one year later Cpl. Pulling, honoring and remembering you as always.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 18, 2007

Rick, As you rest in peace know that you have not been forgotten. I remember our high school days and also our days serving in Delaware as law enforcement officers. Rest in Peace my brother.

Trooper Rick Smith
Texas Highway Patrol

June 27, 2007

Cpt. Pulling, you have not been forgotten. Thank you for your service.

Michelle - wife of retired LEO

February 8, 2007

Condolences and prayers for the family and friends of Cpl. Pulling on the 19th anniversary of his tragic passing. As the son of DSP's first bomb technician, thank you for your efforts to make the State of Delaware a better place.


Randy Broadwater

D. Randall Broadwater, Asst. Chief
Hockessin Fire Co., DE

November 18, 2006

Cpl. Pulling, today I browsed the ODMP as I try and do everyday, and to my great sadness I came across a brother Delaware Trooper. I still remember reading about your tragic and untimely departure from us in the paper. Being a senior in high school at the time, even then I knew I wanted to join this noble profession. Reading and learning about brave and courageous Troopers such as yourself and the many that came before you only increased my ambition of doing so. Thank you for your service and may you always rest in peace and watch over your brother and sister officers from above.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 18, 2006

Gone but not forgotten... never forgotten brother.

Patrolman
Macungie Borough Police (Lehigh County, PA)

May 4, 2006

Rest In Peace.

#2959
U.S. Marshals

March 4, 2006

Rest in peace Cpl. Pulling

January 23, 2006

It has been many years since you left us but we continually think of you. As you rest in peace know that over the years you have never been forgotten. It is always good to realize that some good has come from your death. Many folks have benefited from the legacy you left behind. I will never forget.

Captain Rick Pulling
Delaware State Police

April 13, 2005

Dave
I was sadden, when I" found out"that you had passed. But I" thought back,when
you & me " and Rick came thru the Basic
Police Academy in Petersburg Va.back in
1978, you two where a pair. May god bless.

Captain William J.Newsome
Southside Virginia Training Center Police Department , Petersburg Virg

April 9, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace.

November 18, 2004

As an instructor, I am deeply saddened by accidents that occur during training. These are accidents that took the life of a loved one, friend, co-worker. But God has a purpose for these fine HERO'S. May they sit upon thrones of gold and serve him, for no harm will come unto them now. RIP BROTHERS/SISTERS.

Senior Corrections Officer W.R. Phillips
CCA Lake City Correctional Facilty

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