Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer John W. Savalis

Brockton Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Sunday, February 10, 1980

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Reflections for Officer John W. Savalis

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 30th 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.

Time never dimishes respect. I pray for the solace of your family.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis L. Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 10, 2010

Rest in peace dear Savalis! You are a hero and today you are remembered! :) I wish to shake your hand one day in heaven! And hope your family peace. Remember thy lord and he will remember you! Forget thy lord and he will forget you!

krissy

kristine wilton
cousin of Christopher Nicholson/Smithsburg MD. EOW-12/19/2007

February 25, 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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

February 18, 2008

Dear John,
I can not believe it has been 28 years you have been gone. My prayers are always with you. You were a great man and I shall never forget you.

Love Always,
Your only True Love

Friend
Friend

February 11, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

February 8, 2008

Officer Savalis, today marks the 27th anniversary of your tragic death. Thank you for your service to the City of Champions. You have not been forgotten.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

February 10, 2007

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the Brockton Police Department. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Officer Savalis deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Officer Savalis is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Tom Doyle
Cary Police Department, NC

May 24, 2006

Officer Savalis,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of Brockton.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

February 10, 2005

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