Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Phillip Carl Yourman

Hollywood Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, August 30, 1973

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Reflections for Officer Phillip Carl Yourman

Today, I visited your grave Officer Yourman. Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom. Your gallantry and grit will never be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 20, 2017

Officer Yourman,
On today, the 34th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hollywood. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 30, 2013

Thank you for your service to the city and country. I will always remember you as my husband's friend and partner. You are a hero to us all and will always be remembered.

Teresa Shepherd Police Widow
Hollywood Police Dept, Hollywood, Fl

August 31, 2012

RIP Hero you served well..

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

August 30, 2012

HEROES live forever and you sir are a hero we will never forget. Continue to rest in peace Officer Yourman.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

August 30, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Yourman. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 13, 2012

HEROES live forever, and you sir are a hero... We will never forget the sacrifice that you and your partner made. Continue to rest in peace Officer Yourman.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


August 30, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th 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
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 30, 2010

To the Family of Officer Phillip Yourman:
I just wanted to take the time and leave a reflection. What a senseless loss to your family, community and fellow Hollywood Police Department. To the Riley Family as well. I cannot fathem why after almost 37 years, these suspects still may not have been apprehended. My dad he should rest in peace was one of NYCPD's finest for almost 40 years. I have been to Lakeside Cemetery to the Ararat II section where you are buried. I drive by the scene where you and officer Riley were killed on my way to do a pre-sabbath service at a local assisted living residence in Hollywood. Rest in peace Officer Yourman and know your sacrifice to the Hollywood community will never be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 18, 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

December 13, 2007

Taken from your family much too soon. I think of you often and the lessons you taught me.

Retired Sergeant Jim Weaving
Hollywood PD / partner

May 10, 2006

You are gone but not forgotten. You have been joined by our HS classmate and friend... Officer Mary Ann Collura... May you both rest in peace.

your nephew, Steve

The Yourman Family

June 27, 2005

Officer Yourman,

Thank you for your dedication to our agency. Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Your Sister In Blue

Hollywood P.D.

September 15, 2003

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