Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Junita Badavinac

Itasca County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota

End of Watch Monday, March 28, 1977

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Junita Badavinac

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Mark Mottola

March 28, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Badavinac.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 28, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 28, 2018

Deputy Sheriff Badavinac,
On today, the 38th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Itasca County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 28, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 33rd 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.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 29, 2010

RIP...You will never be forgotten.


December 19, 2008

Thank you for your willingness to serve your fellowman. It has been thirty-one years since the end of your watch, you are not forgotten. Rest in peace my sister.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

March 28, 2008



February 26, 2008

Your memory is still vivid in my heart. 30 Mother's Days have come and gone, yet your gentle presence is still felt every day and I miss you a lot. I will never forget your smile, your laugh, and the way you could always "read" the way a person felt, just by looking into their eyes. Our family cherishes your memory and your grandchildren have all learned of the wonderful grandmother they never had the chance to get to know. With love, Mish

Raula Badavinac

May 18, 2007

Deputy Badavinac,
Your service and dedication to the protection of the citizens you served is obvious. You were off duty and still answered the call. I know that Thank you is not enough, but Thank You for your service and sacrifice.

May God bless all of the family and friends left behind.

God Speed Sister....HEROS LIVE FOREVER !!!!!!

SGT Phil Abdoo
Macomb County Sheriff's Office (MI)

August 8, 2006

On this anniversary May we never forget Deputy Badavinac's sacrifice. God Grant her Friends, Family, and Fellow Deputies Peace in their Hearts. She will not be forgotten....

Officer Debra McFall Ross
East Buffalo Twp P.D. Lewisburg, Pa

March 28, 2006

~~~~~The Broken Chain~~~~~

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name.~~In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.~~It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home.~~You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide; and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.~~Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same; but as God calls us one by one, the Chain will link again.

March 1, 2005


In the whisper of the wind,
I felt God embrace me.
As the voice of a loved one,
I heard God speak to me
Looking in a mirror
I saw God smile at me.
One moment and I knew
That God and I were one.
Though your smile is gone forever,
And your hands we cannot touch;
Still we have so many memories
Of the one we loved so much.
Your memory is our keepsake,
With which we will never part.
God has you in His keeping
And we have you in our hearts.
We know you walk beside us,
And when our lives are through,
We pray that God will take our hands
And lead us straight to you.

March 1, 2005

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