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Officer John L. Suchodolsky

United States General Services Administration - Federal Protective Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, May 16, 1977

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Reflections for Officer John L. Suchodolsky

Thinking of you tonight brother. I am a banker now working in the financial services industry but at one time in my life from 2010-2015 I had the honor of safeguarding America's federal facilities like you. I like to think you would be extremely proud of incredible people I worked with from the Federal Protective Service. You are never forgotten brother no matter how much time passes. You are a true American Hero. You would be very proud of the dedicated individuals working out there doing the job today.

Former Protective Security Officer (PSO) for Region 1 U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Protective Service Police, Pete Harrington BostonMA

May 17, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

May 16, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 35th 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 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.

Rest In Peace.

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

May 24, 2012

"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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 31, 2008

Officer Suchodolsky, today marks the 30th anniversary of your death at the hands of some nutjob. You have been remembered, he/she has been forgotten. The Federal Protective Service is one of those agencies at the Federal level that most people don't hear about. It's not a high profile agency nor is there a lot of glamour associated with it, but you all are heroes for the job you do, day in, day out.

Officer Suchodolsky, you are a true hero for all of your efforts on behalf of the citizens of the United States. May you continue to Rest in Peace and may God Bless you, Brother.

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

May 16, 2007

rest in peace

Explorer Chris Chappell
Maryland State Police

April 26, 2005

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