Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Paul Burgess Whitehead

Lincoln Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Thursday, August 10, 1967

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Reflections for Detective Paul Burgess Whitehead

Burgess, as he was affectionately known in the family, was my uncle. I was not quite 2 years old when he was killed, so I have no personal memories of him. But my mother spoke often and lovingly of him. The whole family was very proud of his service, and were naturally devastated by his untimely death. I was unaware of this website until today, and am thankful for the information provided here and the remembrances and well wishes of those who posted messages. This is a beautiful way to memorialize those who fell in the line of duty - God Bless all of you who devote your lives to others, as well as those who civilians who help keep my uncle's memory alive. Be well!

Larry Bencivengo

July 24, 2022

Rest in peace Detective Whitehead.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 7, 2021

Jesus Christ proclaimed, “Greater love has no one than this that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

February 22, 2021

Rest In Peace

Nick mottola

August 10, 2020

Rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 10, 2020

The promise...Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

August 10, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 45th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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

February 4, 2013

When I was at the University of Nebraska there was a "soft drink bar" for the under-21 crowd. Then-Officer Whitehead was there as a presence to maintain order. He was so friendly and personable. He was my first introduction to the Police Department. When he died in the line of duty I remembered him immediately. And I have never ever forgotten him.


May 17, 2010

this was my uncle on my mothers side.i only met him a few times and was very small when this happened but i have a scarp book of the events and all the help the nebraska police department gave our family

sgt pamela clayton
lawrence county sheriff department (niece)

June 21, 2008

A true hero, R I P!

Boston MA

December 3, 2005

This was a tragic for the Family.
God rest his Soul!

Michael Duden
Friend of Family

June 14, 2004

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