Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Bruce S. Anderson

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, September 14, 1974

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Reflections for Police Officer Bruce S. Anderson

Rest in peace brother. I was in the 25 at the time, and was so sadden that you had passed away.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

September 14, 2019

God Bless the Anderson Family.

Joe Tobin neighbor and friend Joe
NEIGHBOR

June 1, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Anderson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 5, 2019

Rest Easy brother we will never forget you and Manhattan North will always have your 6

Auxiliary David Lora
NYPD

September 14, 2018

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

September 14, 2017

It was my honor to research newspapers, books and magazines and finally find your ID Card Photo and make sure your photo was put on this site. I wanted to put a face to your heroism in the Line of Duty. I did the research because you are a brother officer and no matter how many years past, you will always be remembered. Rest Easy Hero.

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit

February 5, 2016

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th 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. I pray for solace for all those who called you beloved for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

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

September 14, 2012

I said a little prayer today for Police Officer Anderson and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

September 4, 2009

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year that I was hired. While it's been many years since your passing, I'm sure those you left behind and those whom with you served with distinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thank you for your service and for looking out for us who continue in our chosen profession. Rest in peace Officer Anderson.

Sgt. Robert J. Mau, Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 18, 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

December 20, 2007

MY BROTHER, MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY YOU NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. A HERO FOR SURE. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

June 2, 2007

A VERY NICE PERSON AND HUSBAND.

DET.RETIRED ED SWIANDER
NEIGHBOR A LONG TIME AGO

July 21, 2006

Condition corrected Bruce....SEMPER FI and RIP.

Det John Meyer (Ret)
NYPD

January 14, 2006

Officer Anderson,
On today, the 31st anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of New York City.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

September 14, 2005

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