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Trooper II Francis J. Bellaran

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch Thursday, May 23, 1996

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Reflections for Trooper II Francis J. Bellaran

Trooper Bellaran,
On today, the 25th anniversary of of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of New Jersey. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

May 23, 2021

Bud,

I know you're in a better place but you're still missed by many. We had good times trapping and cutting down firewood on your families property. One thing that time cannot rob us of is memories.

Rest in Peace Old Friend,
An old friend from Old Bridge Township

An old friend from CRHS

March 30, 2016

I noticed a wooden cross on the Garden State Parkway as a hand made memorial for this fallen Trooper Bellaran. On 195 there is a NJ State Police memorial made apparently for the fallen trooper who was hit by an automobile. Why is it that Trooper Bellaran only has a hand made wooden cross on the site of his death and not the same one as the metal memorial on 195?

No rank-Richard J. Lotz
Not related and no agency

December 8, 2013

Bud,

Just looking at some old pictures. The memories make me smile. I miss you and your silly laugh. I'm so sorry you missed out on so much.

Love you.

Christine
Manasquan-Cousin

May 23, 2013

Back in the days when I was toll collecting and working toward a career in Law Enforcement, you always took the time to talk to me and give any tips you thought would help with getting on the job. I will always remember your sense of humor and quick wit. You are missed by many and will always be remembered.

Lt. Dawn Williams
Maplewood Police

October 6, 2012

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 16th 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 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know that both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 23, 2012

I drive on the GSP often and always bless myself when I pass your memorial. You have not been forgotten. God bless...

Wife of a NJ Police Office

January 24, 2012

I remember the day of the accident like it was yesterday. I still can't believe you're gone, even after all these years. You're still in my thoughts and in my heart, and always will be.

Lynn Tobey
Friend

March 24, 2010

Rest easy sir. May God continue to watch over your family and friends.

Heather
Ross County Ohio Deputy Sheriff

March 24, 2009

Rest in peace my Brother.

Kevin T Ryan
NJ

May 23, 2008

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
Sergeant
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 12, 2007

It has been more than 15 years since we worked together on the Garden State Parkway. It was a pleasure working with you. You will always be remembered. Rest in peace my friend.

DSG Brian L. Royster
New Jersey State Police

July 14, 2007

Never forgotten my friend.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

May 23, 2007

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Trooper Bellaran on the anniversary of his passing. Thanks for your service and dedication. Rest in peace. Heros are never forgotten.

911 Dispatcher
Virginia

May 23, 2007

G-d Bless you and your loved ones.

May 23, 2007

For 11 years now you have watched over your fellow Troopers from up above. Thank you for your service and protection. Rest easy Troop.

Trooper
Florida Highway Patrol

May 23, 2007

Bud,

You cherished life so much... you were the one person that had an amazing awareness about it...You also held a certain insight about your own time... you had it all... the beautiful wife, great kids, home in “Mayberry”, neighbors and family that cared about you, cars, the beach, hobbies, interests, a job you truly loved, friends that cared...I could go on...something I was proud to be part of... Everything you did, you did with zest... there were no short cuts in life... you did it so easily that from the outside it looked effortless..."thanks mo", for all your guidance then and now...

Sgt. K. Jones #5715
NJSP - Cousin

October 6, 2006

Bud,

You cherished life so much... you were the one person that had an amazing awareness about it...You also held a certain insight about your own time... you had it all... the beautiful wife, great kids, home in “Mayberry”, neighbors and family that cared about you, cars, the beach, hobbies, interests, a job you truly loved, friends that cared...I could go on...something I was proud to be part of... Everything you did, you did with zest... there were no short cuts in life... you did it so easily that from the outside it looked effortless..."thanks mo", for all your guidance then and now...

Sgt. K. Jones #5715
NJSP - Cousin

October 6, 2006

God Bless you Trooper Bellaran, You will never be forgotten. Thank you for your hard work and dedication and sacrifice. You and your family will be remembered in my daily Prayers God Bless you as you now rest in Gods Love and Peace.
Respectfully,
Kathi Halligan Phila. Pa. wife and mom of LEO

December 17, 2005

May God continue to watch over you and your children Mrs. Bellaran. Brother, your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Special Agent
FBI New York

February 21, 2005

Rest in peace. We are so proud of your dedication and love to serve your fellow citizens.

You are not forgotten, nor are your families who endure the pain of loss for years to come. There is no "closure" for those you left behind.

Lois Rao
Surviving Mother of
SCHP Senior Trooper Michael J. Rao
EOW June 12, 2002

January 5, 2005

Honor, Duty, Fidelity.........

May God watch over you and continue to watch over us all..

Anonymous

January 11, 2004

Dear Bud:

Your life was not lost lost in vain. All of us realize that police pursuits are risky business, and constantly come under heavy scrutiny. Rest assured, your valiant efforts on that day, May 23, will NEVER be forgotten!

Someday, your courageuos actions will be honored....not debated! You were in the performance of your duties, pursuing a felon! God bless you, and your family!!

I would have done just as you....105th class...rg

Anonymous

December 16, 2003

Thank you for keeping our highways safe, I'll always remember that troopers like you have paid such a high price while I travel on them. I own a New Jersey State Police patch along with my patch collection, and won't forget that you made it what it stands for. God bless this hero's wife and children.

Pat
Baltimore, MD

We are deeply saddened about the loss of a brother.
We will pray for you and your family, Trooper Bellaran.
You will always be remembered..............

Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

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