Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Michael G. Rusnak

Gary Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Saturday, June 11, 1966

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Reflections for Detective Michael G. Rusnak

Your wonderful son who was a brother to me will be truly missed but he's with you, Aunt Pat, and Jimmy. I know he's in your and God's hands.

Mary Ann Pizxinato

August 3, 2019


We've never met but you are my hero. Your spirit lives within me. I am glad you and Dad are finally together.

Love your Grandson,



June 30, 2019

Meeting with your son tomorrow. Thought about 43 years ago and I can still remember the details. My cousins yours sons are amazing.

Mary Ann Marciniak Pizzinato

March 24, 2019

Miss you very much and think about you all the time.
playing catch, fishing and trips to pelican lake
you are my hero


June 11, 2017

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 15, 2015

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 6, 2014

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

June 11, 2013

Rest in Peace, Detective Rusnak. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 17, 2013

I am 46 years old and I was only a little over a month old when you passed away. I am your great niece. My Grandmother, Anna Rusnak was your oldest sister. I was told that nobody could believe that this happened to you. When I was little, I saw your badge in my Grandmother's dresser. She never forgot you. Your sister Marge always told me how she cried when you died. She is almost 90 years old now.

Barbara Anderson-Papageorgakis

Barbara Papageorgakis

August 27, 2012

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 46th 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 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

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

June 11, 2012

Uncle Micky ...You were my Hero .I remember when I would be at the house as you would get ready for work. You would go to the front closet put on your belt,hat,check your gun, and put it in your holster.I still remember the sound the patton leather would make as you bent down to shake Jimmy's hand then give me a kiss on the head, and say see you tonight.I miss you and Dad everyday ...I had never seen my Dad cry until he lost you on the terrible day .I know the two of you are in Heaven.I bet you are in charge of gaurding the Golden gates......Love you Margy

Maggie Rusnak Troyer

January 7, 2012

Uncle Mickey
You are missed .

Maggie Rusnak Troyer

July 25, 2011

I was on the GPD 4 months and on patrol the day of the shooting and remember beign told you had recently been assigned to plain clothes after paying your dues in the uniform. The scene at the Totum Pole West liquor/lounge will never leave my memory, but yours was not the only officer related death that I experience during the next 20 years-rest in peace with Gods angels.

Wally DeRose Lt

January 29, 2008

Even though I never got to know him, I'm proud to know my grandfather was a brave man and a hero.


October 28, 2007

Today, the 40 anniversary of your sacrifice, is my 43rd birthday. From a fellow Officer and Hoosier, you have my sincere gratitude to your dedication and bravery. I have a personal friend on the memorial, (Officer Donald "Dante" Thornbury)now I feel I have two. God bless all of you.

Captain Keith A. Mumford
Marion County Special Deputy / Wishard Health

June 11, 2006

Rest easy, Brother, you are not forgotten.

Monroe Co. Sheriff Dept. Bloomington, IN

June 11, 2004 fallen officer on the ODMP should be without a reflection. Thank you and God bless....from a fellow Hoosier.

Special Agent Dennis Duncan
Norfolk Southern Railway Police

March 13, 2004

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