Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Robert N. Yezzi

Bensalem Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, August 12, 1980

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Reflections for Police Officer Robert N. Yezzi

Thank you for your service. I never knew you, but my father was your partner on that horrific day. Lives were forever changed and even though I didn't realize it then because I was too young to know what was going on, I consider myself EXTREMELY blessed. My heart aches for your family and what they went through. I will go out of my way to make sure any police officers I see, know that they are appreciated and to thank them for their service because tomorrow is not promised. Rest in Peace, and again, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

Nicole R Stermer
Officer Yezzi's Partner's daughter

May 20, 2022

Rest in peace Officer Yezzi.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 10, 2022

Officer Yezzi,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bensalem Township. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 12, 2020

God bless you

Nick mottola

August 12, 2020

On this 40th anniversary of your untimely departure rest in peace always knowing that your memory, service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 12, 2020

Thinking of you today, you are a hero for us all to look up too. Rest in peace sir.


January 28, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 30th 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

August 12, 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

It was twenty seven years ago today but you will always be remembered. Rest in peace.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

August 12, 2007

After all these years the memories of that tragic morning are still so clear. Bob, you are still remembered and will never be forgotten, God Speed,,, 5/18/2006

Sgt Bill Emilius
Sarasota Co Fla Sheriffs Office

May 18, 2006

by Chris McMullin
Warriors dressed in silver and blue,
morning, day, or night, they will protect you.
A hand raised, a sworn oath stated,
to be loved by some and by others hated.
To answer the call whether minor or deadly,
to a stranger in need they will always be friendly.
At times they're given the ultimate test,
uphold the oath and lay your soul to rest.
Whenever they're called, they will be there,
to friends and family it doesn't seem fair.
A sincere thanks and hand salute we raise,
to those in blue who are so truly brave.
Dedicated To Fallen Bensalem Police Officers
James K. Armstrong #32
Killed in the Line of Duty April 15, 1975
Robert A. Yezzi #51
Killed in the Line of Duty August 12, 1980

October 14, 2005

Never Fogotten

Everyday I come into work I see Officer Yezzi's picture in the hallway of the station.

He will never be forgotten

Detective Eliot Gross
Bensalem Police Department

October 9, 2005

The majority of active Bensalem Officers today never knew Officer Yezzi or Officer Armstrong. We have heard the stories from our senior Officers and we all hold the upmost respect for both of them. They will never be forgotten by their Police Dept. Bensalem is a better place because of them.

Det. Chris MCMullin
Bensalem Police Dept.

July 3, 2005

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