Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer George Robert Sassan

Glendale Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Wednesday, July 23, 1975

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Reflections for Officer George Robert Sassan

RIP. I wish I were old enough to have known you, Bob. I’m guessing you would’ve helped me discern my career interest in the law. I’ll always remember your Mom’s (my Great Uncle’s) solemn memorial with your badge and oil portrait at her lake home in MI.

Will Gruber

May 17, 2022

Thank you for your service and today we take the time to remind you and your family that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 23, 2020

Respect, Honor, Remember.

Concerns of Police Survivor, C.O.P.S. mo
Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011 Fond du Lac PD

July 8, 2020

I'm sorry .. I need to make a correction to my earlier comments for Bob Sassan... Laura- Kezerle - Frizzo would be Bob's only niece .. not his sister as I stated .. She is my only daughter ...

Linda Sassan Kezerle
Bob Sassans only sibling .. sister ..

December 29, 2015

Many years have passed since this tragedy occurred.. but he is in our thoughts daily .. his presence will forever be missed.. He has been a major role model to my children.. his sister Laura is now Chief -Of -Police in Iron River Michigan.. Our oldest son .. his Godchild.. was a Detective in Marguette Michigan and is now the union re-presentative for Law-enforcement.... Our grandson who will be graduating from high school May 2016 is considering entering college for Law-Enforcement.. Sigh .. Pray for their safety, but my brother would indeed be so very proud.. I just discovered this on my little computer.. and I wasn't going to comment.. but with respect for all Law-enforcement and the huge sacrifices they make in our world.. with sometimes very little appreciation or respect.. I felt I owe them that.. Bobby would want for us to do that.. Wish I had seen this sooner... I'm sure this was mentoned to us.. but .. no doubt we didn't have a computer and guess I wouldn't have been able to comment.. I'm from the old school.. soo all this stuff is better understood by my grandchildren.. Thank You all for you kind words and respect for Bob.. He spoke highly of all of you and yes .. he is and will always be missed by many... God Bless All Of You And Your Families And May He Keep You All Safe ... Thank You For All You Do... With Love ..... Linda Sassan Kezerle....

Linda Sassan Kezerle

December 28, 2015

Bob was not only a great police officer but a good friend. All of us that were part of his police family have never forgotten him. He is truly missed .

Sue Dandoy
Wife of former Glendale officer

July 19, 2014

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.

February 24, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 16, 2013

You were one of my father's best friends on the Glendale police force. The first time I remember seeing him cry was the night he came home from your funeral. I remember what a tragedy it was to your friends and the entire department. RIP.

L Kroening

September 7, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

April 11, 2012

"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
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

February 22, 2008

I was 6 years-old when this happened and I remember it very well. It made a huge impact on my siblings and myself. I have three brothers, two of which pursued careers in law enforcement as well. This was my mother's only sibling and he was a wonderful man who treated the public with kindness and respect. I hope he's proud of the positive influences we all try to carry on for him.

Officer Laura Frizzo

March 15, 2007

What a tragedy! Rest easy in God's care!

Wisconsin L.E.O.

August 20, 2006

Hey uncle bobby! ur neice markie!, im doing my report on u!..i luv and miss u!.

LuV,Markie kezerle

dont have one

March 7, 2006

I lived in Glendale from 1953 to 1973. My parents still live there. I remember this tragedy well. Rest in peace George. We are continuing the fight.

Senior Trooper
Virginia State Police

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