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Sergeant Stanley Van Tuinen

Grand Rapids Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, December 3, 1966

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Reflections for Sergeant Stanley Van Tuinen

My thoughts and prayers are with your family, Blue and blood.

God speed, Sir

Denise Ann Dietsche
Kenosha Co Sheriff’s Dept, Jail Division ‘85-‘93

September 21, 2022

I am still sad when I think of Sargent Van Tuinen. I was eighteen years old and was going to Grand Rapids Junior College after graduating from Central High School. I am an african american lady and at times wanted to be an officer. This experience scared me so much because this officer had a wife and some little children. I have over the years felt so sorry for this family and pray that the family has kept this fine officer in the forefront of their lives. He was a husband son and father and did not deserve to be gunned down like this. I have a f the pine son-in-law that is a captain in Kansas City and he is getting ready to retire at forty nine years of age with 30 years of service. I am so happy and pray his safety and pray for all the fine officers out there protecting us every day that they get to go home to their families at the end of the day. Let us all keep our law enforcers in our prayers daily because they are the ones that keep us all safe and deserve every praise we have to give. Pray for Peace in the World.

clementine h sparks

November 6, 2019

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 45th 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.

Rest In Peace

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

December 3, 2011

You were my best friends dad and a big part of my life when I was little girl. I was 6 years old. I can still remember that day and the days that followed. Everytime we lose an officer I think of you and that time. Rest in Peace. I will always remember you.

Anna Barber

December 3, 2011

You are the first fallen officer I have realized.
I was a student at Sheldon Elementary School during the time of the incident. I remember first hearing about it first thing in the morning on the radio. My parents talked about how tragic it was, and it became the current events topic of study and discussion for our class. I have never met you or anyone associated with you, but I am compelled to acknowledge and pay respect to your service and contributions to our community.

May God rest your soul.

Robert Williams, Jr.
Local Citizen

June 19, 2011

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

December 3, 2007

Rest in peace brother. Gone but not forgotten.

Officers of the GRPD
Grand Rapids Police Department

September 16, 2004

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