Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Farris J. Resha

Winsted Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Wednesday, November 2, 1966

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Reflections for Patrolman Farris J. Resha

Ferris was much more than a Police Officer....He started the Marine Patrol for Highland Lake. He formed,trained and ran the Police Scuba Team. He mentored at least 10 youths that I know of. He was the "go to" guy for any police officer that needed help or didn't know some function of police work. He took many young kids home or gave them a second chance. He used to tell me that kids should not get a record for being stupid. But Ferris would write it in his book....If the youth did the same thing again, Ferris would take them home and explain the matter to their parents....He would talk to the judge and /or the prosecutor and do what He could for a youth....All on his own time.....He also taught water safety and scuba diving to both boys and girls at the YMCA . He paid for the equipment and air out of his own pocket.....Most dances required a police officer to be there. We were paid $5 an hour. When Ferris worked a dance, He never took the money. But, Ferris knew what was going on in Town. The kids really loved Ferris, and He loved them.....The night that Ferris got killed was halloween. There were hundreds of kids out marking windows, a typical halloween night....After the accident, the whole town became silent. The streets that were full of kids were empty.

I was proud to be a part of this man's life. He made Me and many others a better person by example....

A fellow Officer
Winsted Police Dept

April 27, 2018

I was just a small boy and my Dad worked then for The Hartford Courant. But I remember the night and the loss we all felt in Winsted. Rest in peace Mr. Resha. Your service for the force and for the people of Winsted will never be forgotten.

Mark Ellis O'Brien
friend of the family

September 1, 2015


Frederick g parris

April 1, 2013

You were a man of respect even prior to becoming an officer for the people. You touched many lives and continue to be a part of so many you left behind. You will never be forgotten.....

Milly Hudak, President/Curator
Winchester Historical Society

October 12, 2012

I still think of you Dad Chief John A. Packard thought so much of you and also a great respect for you as one of his officers. I now I will never forget you and your family. Rest in Peace.

Janis M. Packard
Winsted Police Dept....friend

August 27, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 4, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 45th 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

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

November 2, 2011

You will NEVER be forgotten. We love you and miss you!!!! All our love!!!!!

Mike and Tonya Resha
Son and Daughter-in-law

May 23, 2011

You are missed dearly and will NEVER be forgotten. We love you and miss you very much!!! All our love!!!!!!!!

Mike and Tonya Resha
Son and Daughter-in-law

May 23, 2011

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 30, 2007

You are not forgotten

POSTC Recruit seat 43

May 27, 2007

I am honored to be the first to leave a hero should go without one..your still remembered...

Fellow Law Enforcement Officer

September 8, 2006

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