Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer John W. Rolcik

Cle Elum Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Wednesday, December 22, 1982

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Reflections for Police Officer John W. Rolcik

Rest in peace Officer Rolcik.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 21, 2020

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

December 23, 2019

I would like to thank those who have taken the time to post lovely reflections for my beloved father. He truly loved serving "his" town and was honored to do so. Our family will never forget the streets lined with officers, fire fighters, EMT's, veterans and many others as he was transported to his final resting place. Our prayers are with those families who have loved ones currently serving and those who have also given the ultimate sacrifice. God bless.

Patti Rolcilk Woodruff
Daughter of Office John W. "Bill" Rolcik

May 2, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 29th 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.

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

December 22, 2011

R.I.P. Officer Rolcik.

Commander Nicholas Grand
Village of Golf Police Department

November 21, 2011

Thanks for serving the Evergreen Stated!
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

Anonymous

December 22, 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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

April 28, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

VanDenBerghe
Manchester, nh

December 21, 2007

Officer Rolick your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Care now. May your rest in peace brother...God Bless !!

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

March 22, 2006

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

Rest in peace.

December 22, 2004

Police Officers are part of a brotherhood that others will never know! Take care, we've got the watch from here!

Ofc. Culver, RJ
Holly Hill Police Department, Volusia County, FL

Ofc. Culver, RJ
Holly Hill Police Department

October 18, 2003

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