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Patrolman Edward Sawicki

Salem Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, December 1, 1980

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Reflections for Patrolman Edward Sawicki

Patrolman Sawicki,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Salem. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

December 1, 2020

Today, 33 years after your death we honor you Patrolman
Edward Sawicki by dedicating our watch you. R.I.P. brother, we have the watch.

Sgt. J.L. Slaughter
Radford Police Department, VA

December 1, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the thirty-first 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
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 1, 2011

Patrolman Sawicki, your service to the people of Salem and the Commonwealth as a whole has not been forgotten, and I thank you for those services. You died from a fall. Most people think Police Officers only die in the line of duty during shootouts, but sadly, more seem to die in ways such as you did. No way is a good way. I’m glad your family had you with them for those years after.

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

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

June 19, 2010

"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

Neighbor, you are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

vandenberghe
manchester, nh

December 1, 2007

Patrolman Sawicki,
On today, the 27th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Salem. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

Anonymous

December 1, 2007

Patrolman Sawicki, today marks the 26th anniversary of your tragic death. Though your life was never the same after your fall, at least you had that time with your family. Though your body died, your spirit lives on as does your memory.

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

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

December 1, 2006

May God Grant Patrolman Sawicki's Family, Fellow Officers,and Friends,Peace on this anniversary. You will not be forgotten.

Officer Debra McFall Ross
East Buffalo Twp PD Lewisburg, Pa.

December 1, 2006

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

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero.

December 1, 2004

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