Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Ronald Jeffery Turek

Blair Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, March 27, 1985

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Reflections for Patrolman Ronald Jeffery Turek

Patrolman Turek,
On today, the 34th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Blair Twp. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

March 27, 2019

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Patrolman Turek. Thank you for your honor and bravery.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 14, 2018

I lived in the area when you gave your life for our community. As a 13 year old I had no idea that I would later join your profession and we would be brothers. Thank you brother for your sacrifice. Rest easy as we carry on your watch.

Sgt. Darren Crownover
Island County Sheriffs Office

March 27, 2018

It's hard to believe it's been 30 years since you were taken from us. I don't think a day goes by that I don't think of you in some way. I know that you are always watching over us and keeping us safe.

Your children have grown into amazing adults, you would be so proud of them. You would also be proud of your five beautiful granddaughters.

I love you and miss you!

Cheryl Lontz
sister

March 27, 2015

A Hero in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
PA C.O.P.S.

March 27, 2015

I still remember the phone ringing that night. We lived across the street and our families were friends. The phone never rang that late so i got up to see what was the matter. i might have been only going on 8 yrs old but i knew something was terribly wrong from the look on my parents faces. I remember My Mom getting dressed and going to your house to watch over Ben and Jess. i know i asked my Dad what had happened and he just couldn't bear to tell me. well i eventually found out what happened and believe i cried a lot. i always had 2 heroes growing up, my own father and you Ron, but then i was left with only 1. God Bless you and your family. the neighborhood was never the same.

Matt Klinger
Neighbor and friend

June 8, 2014

I regret to say that despite living in Blair Township for the majority of my life I never knew of the sacrifice you made in your untimely death until now. God bless you and your family sir and know that you are one of America's heros.

Officer M M McCormick
Prince William County Police Dept. (VA)

May 17, 2013

It's not a special day...not the anniversary of your death...not your birthday, and no big monumental day in my life or another one of our family members. It's just a normal day, and like every other normal day, I thought of you. The kind of normal day, where a girl thinks about her Dad and needs to see a picture of him. And just like every normal day in my life, I am honored by the sacrifice you made for others and proud to be your daughter.

Jessica Autumn

September 17, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 27th 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 that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

March 27, 2012

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

February 26, 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

January 15, 2008

I attended the Blair County police memorial service last evening after hearing it advertised on "FROGGY." I have a weekend home in Centre County an travel to Central Pa. often to fish. I never heard the name Ronald Turek before, but will never forget it from this point on. I plan on making the trip to Hollidaysburg again for future services in the years to come. Your daughter reading the poem and Chief Miller reading your name as his voice cracked really got to me. You have a lot to be proud of. (But you already knew that.) I hope to meet you someday in the presence of our Lord. Thank you for your service. Rest easy.

Patrolman Brad Reider
Jackson Twp Police (NJ)

June 22, 2007

Rest in peace sir and know that you are remembered as a hero.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

March 27, 2007

Ron, i remeber going to your house and playing with ben and jessica when i was very little, and you and dad were always doing something. dad still visits your grave everytime he completes a project...hahahaha...you know what im talking about. as you can see i followed yours and dads foot steps and i always know your up there keeping an eye out on us.....Rest in Peace Ron

Officer Drew Wenzel
Norfolk VA and son of Ron's best friend

May 24, 2006

May God Grant Patrolman Turek's Family, Fellow Officers,and Friends, the Serenity to accept the things they cannot Change, the Courage to Change the things they Can, and the Wisdom to know the difference. On this 21st anniversary May we never forget this Warrior's sacrifice. Rest in Peace Blue Angel.....

Officer Debra McFall Ross
East Buffalo Twp Lewisburg, Pa.

March 27, 2006

Ron,

I just returned from laying to rest another one of our brothers,Cpl Joe Pikorny. He has a son and daughter just as you. You would be quite proud of how they have turned out. When he shows up at roll call there please let him know that we'll take it from here.

God bless and thanks for the memories.

Trooper Jeff Hanna
Pennsylvania State Police

December 18, 2005

20 YEARS AGO YOU DIED A HERO, PROTECTING THE CITIZENS OF BLAIR TOWNSHIP, AND I SALUTE YOU TODAY. NO OFFICER SHOULD GO WITHOUT A REFLECTION. EVEN THOUGH ALOT OF YEARS HAS PASSED YOU STILL DIED A HERO AND ARE REMEMBERED AS ONE. R.I.P. BROTHER

SGT. W. M. RILEY
ARAGON GA POLICE DEPT,

November 22, 2005

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