Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff George M. Warta, Jr.

Bucks County Sheriff's Office, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, September 22, 1986

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff George M. Warta, Jr.

George was my cousin. Son of my mother's older sister, Irene and her husband George. Wonderful man. So sad that he had to leave us so soon.

John A Bertalan
Family member

June 7, 2020

As the 32nd date of this tragic accident approaches, I am preparing to honor Deputy Warta, Deputy Bateman and Sheriff Kulp in a bicycle ride from Central NJ to Washington D.C. within the Police Unity Tour organization in May of 2019.

I ask that you please leave as much information about these men as husbands, fathers, brothers, partners, and friends so that I may ride with a true sense of how these men lived their lives.

Any family members that will be in Washington D.C. will be presented with the bracelet with the men's name on it that traveled with a rider throughout the 300 mile long journey.

The motto for this ride is, "WE RIDE FOR THOSE WHO DIED" and the money goes to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund where the focus (and carved into the wall with all 21,000+ officers names) is the line, "It is not how these officers died that made them heroes, but how they lived." And I plan to help remember the lives they lived in May 2019.

Deputy MaryEllen Kelly
Bucks County Sheriff's Office

September 18, 2018

Miss ya Buddy, 27 years ago today,

Deputy Gary Killian #85-33
Bucks Co SO

September 22, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 26th 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.

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

September 22, 2012

GEORGE, You are still in my memory and prayers, jack


March 10, 2011

George, I talk to Jaci on facebook all the time. You would be proud of your little girl. Doris is now retired. I have not seen or talked to her in years. One of these days we will stop by to say hello. It has been so long now, but each year I am reminded on that day. I should have called you back to the courthouse to give me a ride home and this never would have happened, you are still missed and thought of daily. Rest in Peace.

Deputy George Devlin
Bucks County Sheriff's Dept.

March 11, 2010

"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
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

Rest in peace always.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

September 22, 2007

We were partners and went through so much together. I'll never forget you. It was a horrible day when the news came. I almost went to the scene, but something told me to stay away. I went home and heard about it from the county. It was a privilidge serving with you, being a pall bearer and leading the procession to your resting place. Rest in peace. God bless you and your family.

Deputy Sheriff George Devlin
Bucks County Sheriff Dept.

November 14, 2006

Twenty years ago today and you will never be forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

September 22, 2006

Deputy Warta, you are not forgotten

September 22, 2005

Deputy Sheriff Warta,
On today, the 19th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you to you and your partner for your service to the citizens of Bucks County.


September 22, 2005

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