Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer David Henry Strzalkowski

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Monday, November 28, 1988

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Reflections for Police Officer David Henry Strzalkowski

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you Hero and your family for your sacrifice and service. Always remembered.

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

November 28, 2019

Officer Strzalkowski,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Metro-Dade. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 28, 2018

Richie and Dave we are here and missing you. Your watch ended on this day in 1988. We have not forgotten. Miss you guys.

Officer Bart Cohen

November 29, 2016

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

I will never have the pleasure of personally meeting you or working beside you, but I do have the honor of being your son Sean's first Field Training Deputy. He will make you proud. May you continue to Rest In Peace.

Robert Smith, FTD/CIT
Broward Sheriff's Office

December 19, 2013

Today as we are having Thanksgiving Dinner with friends and family we should always remember why we should be thankful. I for one will give thanks to all who protect and serve especially for the men and women who gave us their all in the line of duty. My thoughts and prayers for you Officer Strzalkowski and your family. Thank you for your service.

Jim O'Brien
Nephew of Officer Joe O'Brien EOW 12/24/1968

November 28, 2013

For my cousin you will always be remembered

Phyllis Budd Springer

June 30, 2013

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all, and you sir are a hero. Continue to rest in peace.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

November 28, 2012

24 years and still think about that sicking night. Never gets easier.

Ret PO/ Det Bart Cohen

November 15, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Strzalkowski. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

You will never be forgotten.
Your wife has gone on to do great things for Police Officers, especially those who have fallen.
Charles Street was killed in prison and that denied me the request I made to the Governor to attend his Execution.
I was there that night and wish I could have done more to prevent this tragedy.

AL LLAPUR, Sgt. (retired)
Metro Dade Police Dept.

November 28, 2011

Every year I relive this tragic event. I kept thinking how his mchildren will only know their father through words and pictures.
Mrs, Strzalkowski has gone on to do great things for all Police officers especially those that have fallen. Thank you so much.

AL LLAPUR, Sgt. (retired)
Metro Dade Police Dept.

November 28, 2011

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all for us, and you sir are a hero. Continue to rest in peace Officer Strzalkowski.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


November 28, 2011


You were a true friend, always smiling and always showing off many pictures of your son. Roll Calls were never the same since that day. There is a copy of your badge out in the lobby at Station 6 right next to Richies badge. Both Eric and Sean recieved small copies of your badge to wear next to thier heart. I will always remember that horrible night. Rest in peace my friend.

Sgt. Jim Murray (Retired)
PSD -Metro - Miami Dade Police Department.

November 27, 2011

Dave or Ski as we affectionally called you, we will never forget not now 23 years later or ever.

Off. B Cohen

November 27, 2011

I just recently discovered the horrible story about your end of watch, despite having driven by the sign of your name & that of fellow Officer Boles almost every day for many years taking my children to their school. I've had the fortune of working with your kind wife for 4 1/2 yrs. & must admit that upon learning further details of the incident, my son caught me crying. We vowed to do something special in memorium - beginning with visiting this site suggested by a fellow "boy in brown".


August 28, 2011

To The Family of Officer Strzalkowski:
I wanted to offer my sympathies on your tragic death along with your partner Officer Boles. You are missed by your family, friends and colleagues. The bravery and courage you both displayed will never be forgotten. I lived nearby in the Aventura area and pass quite often by the 203rd St. sign that bears both of your names. My dad was a New York City officer for almost 40 years. Rest in peace Officer Strzalkowski.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 8, 2011

To the Strzalkowski family and especially the unborn child of this hero, may you know that we will never forget... Heroes do live forever.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


November 28, 2010

Dear Ski, I think of you often.You were always so kind.Smiling everytime I saw you.Showing me pic's of your son & how PROUD you were of him.I will never forget you.RIP my friend your in a better place...

Carol Myers/waitress
Denny's/Collins ave.

September 1, 2010

I was working North Miami Beach PD the night you left us. I was the second car on the scene and to this day can close my eyes and recall every detail about it. I still remember the frustrated feeling inside me, knowing there was nothing we could do to save you. I'm sure you and Richie are 09 as a 2 man unit patroling the streets of Heaven.
Rest in Peace Brother.


August 4, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the twenty-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.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you. Both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 28, 2009

Your sons are 2 fine men now. I like them. You will be happy to know that they are cool. Great senses of humor too!!


November 28, 2008

You dont know me, however, I had the honor of meeting your wife, Debbie, this past year. She is a very warm, funny, caring person, probably among many of the things you loved about her. She is doing spectacular with regards to her continued police life, and I can only aspire to be some of what she represents in regards to C.O.P.S. You would be immensely proud of her.


June 22, 2008

Hey pops,

i know its a little late but happy fathers day. i think bout u constantly and i know that mom does too. i cnat wait to follow in ur shoes workin metro in 3 yrs. love u dad miss u



June 20, 2008

Eric and Sean are men now. You`ve missed alot in person, but they know your watching every step along the way. Thank You for blessing us with them in our lives.


Broward County Sheriff`s Office

June 17, 2008

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