Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Donald R. Aleshire

Mount Holly Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, March 28, 1975

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Reflections for Patrolman Donald R. Aleshire

Rest in peace Patrolman Aleshire.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 12, 2019

I think of you and your fellow officers often, especially this time of year. I was a student at Memorial Hospital of Burlington County in the radiology department assigned to the ER on Good Friday that year, just a few short months of Graduation. The shootings were probably the worst thing I have ever been a part of. The other Mt.Holly officer was the father of a good high school friend. I still remember him coming in and asking about his father who ended up being paralyzed by a bullet. He past away recently but had medical issues during the intervening years. I have a crystal clear memory of Officer Hurst being wheeled in covered by a sheet. I couldn’t see his face but I remember his right hand and lower arm not being covered. I instinctively covered it, I not even sure why, I just felt like it was the thing to do. After I graduated I worked 4-12 in a hospital ER. I was fortunate enough to not be involved in any police fatalities, but several injuries, some pretty serious. I still, to this day, appreciate and pray daily for all first responders. Times are really really tough for you guys now. They were rough that day as well.

Deborah Rushing

July 2, 2019

Patrolman Aleshire's line of duty death was discussed and reflected on today during a Blue Courage course at the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy. Thank you for being a Guardian Ptl. Aleshire.

Lt. Travis Colonius
Medina County Sheriff's Office (OH)

January 26, 2016

Dear Don, William and John.

Although you are no longer on this earth, your legacy will live on through the lives you have touched. For we are here on borrowed time and we do not know how or when we will be called home. But when we are, the most we can hope for is that we have left a positive, lasting impression on everyone we have had contact with. After reading all of the reflections on each of you, it is apparent that you have. I'm very thankful that I was given your name(s) to research as part of my leadership class. God bless each of you and your families who's loved one was taken early.

Robert Miller
Kellogg Community College - Police Academy, Battle Creek, Michigan

December 3, 2014

Thanks for your service and sacrifice. My twin brother would be sorely missed as well.

Ofc. Blake Slater
Boise Police

April 30, 2014

Thoughts and prayers to the friends and family left behind after this incident.

Your friend, family member or co-worker is not forgotten. During a leadership school we were assigned to research officers killed in the line of duty. My group had the honor of being assigned Officer Donald R. Aleshire.

I hope that if you read this you will know that he belongs to a brotherhood that is nationwide! And we will never forget.

Sgt. Erik Tiner
Boise Police Dept.

April 29, 2014

omg my bff's father (steven niebergall) was one of the officers who pulled him out of there. this was a very sad time for the mt holly community. all of the wives of these officers gathered at the niebergall home after the event. my bff patti niebergall/sitzler will be posting some articles/pix of that horrific day.

mary schultz

April 21, 2013

My dad was on duty this day until my mom went into labor. He would of been the first one on site if i wasnt born. I never met you Officer Wurst but your a lifelong hero. Thank you!

Michael Fellman

November 30, 2012

I havent stopped by this page in a long time, I still think of you often rest in peace brother.

Kevin T Ryan
Ex Mount Holly Police Special Officer.

July 25, 2012

Patrolman Donald R. Aleshire,

You are and always will be a HERO to the men and woman of MHPD.

There is not a day that goes by that we don't remember the ultimate sacrifice that you made to protect your fellow officers and the citizens of our fine community.

Your framed photos, badges and newspaper headlines of that tragic day cover the walls of our squadroom.

We have placed a memorial on the front lawn of Police Headquarters which bears your name and those of our brother officers which fell that same day. We chose the memorial be made from granite to represent the courage and strength you have shown all of us. Each time we walk or drive by the station, we think of you.

Every March 28th, we stand with your family in front of the memorial, place a wreath and hold a service in your honor.

Although I never had the honor of working with you Sir, your brothers and sisters of the MHPD will NEVER forget you.

Lieutenant William A. Seitz
Mount Holly Police Department, NJ

June 29, 2012

I thank you all again for your kind thoughts about my dear Donald. Kristen and her husband James just had a dear little boy and I know Donald was with us during his birth. Our memories are behind us, our friends and family are beside us and our dreams are before us.

Donald's wife, Eileen Aleshire Frerking

January 9, 2012

I thank you all again for your kind thoughts about my dear Donald. Kristen and her husband James just had a dear little boy and I know Donald was with us during his birth. Our memories are behind us, our friends and family are beside us and our dreams are before us.

Donald's wife, Eileen Aleshire Frerking

January 9, 2012

Its been 36 years since you me and Joe Hepp talked.You and Joe left us much too early but K9 cops never really leave sempher fi K9 CHALIE QUIGLEY K9 SOUTHAMPTON NJ.

ptlm. charles quigley k9 unit
phila. pa police dept.

April 11, 2011

don i remember talking to you at the kennels at the academy before you left for nj. you were truly missed by our k9 unit. chalie quigley,southampton nj

officer charles quigley phila police k9
phila police k9 1971

April 11, 2011

The Mount Holly Police Department held a memorial service for you and Ptl.Holmes and Ptl.Wurst, today at the Mount Holly Police Station. You will never be forgotten my brother!

Kevin T Ryan
Ex Mount Holly Special Officer

March 28, 2011

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Aleshire family today and every day. Patrolman Aleshire is in my thoughts every single call I go to.

Police Officer Robert Chamberlain
Lone Tree Police Department

March 28, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 35th 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 the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He too left an expectant wife and my grandson Cody was born 2 1/2 months after his daddy was killed. I am glad to know that Don's family is doing well and I am sure he is proud of all of you.

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

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 29, 2010

Rest in peace my Brother, 35 years ago you are remembered, and never will be forgotten.

Kevin T Ryan
Ex New Jersey Cop

March 28, 2010

God Speed, Brother.

P.O.K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

January 31, 2010

Patrolman Aleshire: Thank you for your service. I was happy to read that your wife said your daughters are doing great. Must be good genes.

SSA Ellen Pierson
US ICE/PUT

November 17, 2009

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace in such incidents & our only real comfort comes from Him. May His strength, comfort & peace continue to be the sustaining force in the lives of all who knew this beloved officer; and may it somehow help to know that,even after all these years,they do not grieve alone.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

October 13, 2009

Some gave all, all gave some...Patrolman Aleshire keeps giving everyday...I think about him every call my team and I go on...He has taught us to work smarter and think about what we are doing before we do it. Thank you. I thank his family members as well, for they gave that day also.

Police Officer Robert Chamberlain
Lone Tree Police Department

May 26, 2009

30 + years later you are not forgotten.

Kevin T Ryan
Ex NJ Cop

March 31, 2009

THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND WORDS EILEEN, I WILL NEVER STOP HONORING DONALD ALESHIRE WILLIAM WURST, AND JOHN HOLMES.

KEVIN T RYAN
NJ

June 8, 2008

I thank you all for your thoughts and kind words. I was blessed to have Donald share my life for even such a brief time and my daughters are proof that life does, indeed, go on. Kristen was born 6 months after Donald's death and is very much an Aleshire. Both girls are married to fine men and Kim has 3 children. Kimberly and Kristen have grown to be women of character and strength and they continue to be the joy in my life.

Donald's wife
Eileen Aleshire Frerking

May 2, 2008

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