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Patrolman John Stachnik

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, April 28, 1969

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Reflections for Patrolman John Stachnik

Patrolman Stachnik,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

April 28, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service. Never forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 28, 2019

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Stachnik. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones and close friends today. A number of years have passed but you have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those out on patrol. You are a true hero.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

April 28, 2011

It has been 41 years since your ultimate sacrifice, but the members of the CPD will not allow you to be forgotten. Thank you for your service.

Detective Thomas Downes

April 27, 2011

You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

April 28, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 28, 2010

Four decades have passed since you were called away. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

April 28, 2009



April 29, 2008

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

April 28, 2007

My thoughts are with your loved ones on this anniversary date of your EOW, even after these many years since you were called away you have not been forgotten. Your name now appears with honor and dignity on the walls of the new Chicago PD memorial on the Lake front. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of CPD Officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

April 28, 2007

Cousin Butch Your laughter and wonderful smile about life, family and your friends have been sadly missed. Your outlook on life should be imprinted in everyones hearts. This life would be a wonderful place to live with your way of looking at life. Just smile. Thank you for each special day you gave to your family and friends. Your cousin Linda

Linda Janik-Vivian

May 17, 2006

To Patrolman John Stachnik, his loved ones and his fellow officers:

On this the thirty=seventh anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is revered and honored today.

John, as a police officer you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Stachnik.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Patrolman Stachnik gave to his community and the citizens of Illinois, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 28, 1969.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 28, 2006

Please know that you are not forgotten.
While the details of your passing are unknown here, they are not unknown where you are now serving.
Rest in peace.

April 28, 2005

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