Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Trevor Raymond Staszak

Buena Vista Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Saturday, October 26, 1996

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Reflections for Patrolman Trevor Raymond Staszak

My son Ben has started with Wausau PD. Only you know the joy in my heart he has chosen this career path but also the fear that lives there too. As he puts on his uniform with your blue ribbon tattooed over his heart, please stand by his side and protect him for me. Be his guarding angel and walk the beat with him step for step. You are still my hero and no one can take that from me. Love you chuckles

Kelli Toboyek (Staszak)
Widow- wife

May 29, 2019

How to feel? Were to turn? All these years and still the hurt! You told me to be strong to find happiness. I tried so hard Trev but I keep failing. You were my flashlight in the dark my rock. I need you to help me be strong but your not here. Taken from me in the blink of an eye. I never got to say goodbye!! I never got to tell you that I love you and you made me whole. I miss you with every breath I take.

Kelli Staszak

October 28, 2018

God do I miss you! I wish heaven had a phone because I know you would tell me to be strong! Truth is babe you were my strength..
You are my love, my soul mate and my hero.
I hate the memories of that night! The nightmares.. they hurt my head and my heart..

I look to the heavens and pray you hear me.

I love you and miss us


Kelli Stazak

September 3, 2018

Never Forgotten. Thoughts are with the family as we respectfully remember Officer Staszak's life and dedicated service.

Concerns of Police Survivor G. Birkholz
Mother of Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011

October 4, 2017

20 years come and gone! Not for me! Today the accident in my head. PTSD. I live with this memory some days good and some days bad. Yes our lives move on but what remains engraved in our minds and hearts does not change. Trevor I pray you are riding horses and team roping all your days with no pain! I'm so sorry! I still blame myself for not seeing her coming up behind us and telling you not to get out of the patrol car.
Please know you are missed and loved by many. Take care of Gizmo and watch the Brewers with my dad!


February 24, 2017

Dear Trevor

I never got to meet you but you sound like a wonderful guy. You treated my mom vary good and you touched everybody in BV. One day I will get to meet you in heaven, and see Gizmo again.

Tanner Obremski
(Kelli Staszak' son)

October 20, 2016

Wow, 20 years. I've always kept BV locked away. Got to meet Trevor along with many here.

Distant memory

March 5, 2016

You was a great guy for my aunt Kelly I was very happy that you marryied my aunt Kelly I always was very close to you I'm glad toy are my uncle I know you are watchen. Over guys you are in the sky as a star your are a angle from heaven I always think about you everyday I reumber the nite we was on the tilt-a-whirl you got sick plz watch over guys I can't believe you been done so long you always be my uncle you can't be replace I close my eyes all I could do is picture you in my mind so keep on my son Justin save wit you I will see you soon I miss you and love you uncle Trevor r.I.p

danielle richmond/work
nice danielle richmond/wolk

October 6, 2015

Rick an my sef love an miss ya. You were the best person Kelli has ever had your love for each other will always be there. One day we'll all get to meet again an laugh an cry together. We always think of you when we go to the fair an we see a tilta world an how you got sick from spinning around an how we laughed an had a good time. There are alot of special angles up there watching over us an your one of the biggest.
Please keep watching Kelli for us she needs you the most in her life an Gizzy love ya.

cathy an rick richmond
sister an brother in law

October 3, 2015

Trev, i as many others think of you often, you were a special person in my life also. i went to Wyomoing Tech with Trevor he was my roomate & freind, i visited Trevor & Kelli in BV and imediatly understood why they settled there, beutiful little town. I have a picture of Trevor & myself in a frame with other pictures in the hallway of my home in chicago, shared many great times together. I ran across this web site just thinking of him, punched it in computer, its very nice, He touched alot of people. God bless kelli & Trevors family,you are in my thoughts and prayers, I miss you buddy

Bob Wegner
old freind

August 7, 2013


We still think of you often, my friend. A day we will never forget.

Kelli, if you ever see this, reach out to us to catch up.

Shane and Becky Weis

Shane Weis/Detective (Former)
El Paso County-Colorado

July 16, 2013

I heard your voice today. I felt your touch. I held you along side the road as you took your last breath. I do this everyday as I cant get the accident out of my head.

I miss you more than anyone knows. I suffer in silence.

Baby I have not forgotten.

You are still the love of my life.

Kelli Staszak Obremski

May 24, 2013

We just conducted a very successful "Every 15 Minutes" program at the BVHS, a program designed to teach students about the dangers of drinking and driving. At the assembly associated with this program, Chief Tidwell and Trooper Boccaccio spoke about your sacrifice. All these years later, you are still, and always will be, remembered as a hero. You serve as an example to us all. When you fell, the citizens of Buena Vista lost one of their finest. We will remember your family in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for your sacrifice, and rest in peace, our brother. We now have the watch.

Sergeant Dean Morgan
Buena Vista Police Department

May 1, 2012

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Staszak. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 24, 2012

Today is July 19th, 2011 and it seemes like just yesterday we were watching Mike Tyson bite ears off on the paper view fight that Kelly ordered. Words just cant explain how much I miss you Trev, you were my inspiration. I am now a few weeks from being off of F.T.O, and everyday I drive by your sign on Hwy 285 Mile Marker 147. I will never forget you. Gone but not forgot. Tell the angels I said hello...

Deputy Logan K. Tidwell
Chaffee County Sheriff's Office

July 19, 2011

Officer Staszak,

As National Police Officer Appreciation Week draws to an end please know that you are always remembered. It doesn't seem fair that cops only get one week a year to be recognized. Keep watch over others.

Reggie James

May 22, 2010

I think about you often. I am proud to say I was a part of your life. I am now law enforcement my self. Our son would be 19 now (come May 1st). I hope you two are together. Please tell him I love him.


April 29, 2010

Big Brother,

I cannot begin to tell you how much I miss you. You have two beautiful nieces, and it pains me that you will never get to meet them. Shayne is four years old now (and looks a lot like you), and Finley will be two next month. Shayne knows that Uncle Trevor is a police officer, and she asks where you live. When I tell her that you live in heaven with Jesus, she usually responds that she wants to call you. Trev, that moves me to tears everytime.

I love you so much and so do the Girls!

Cari (Staszak) Larsen

April 26, 2010

Patrolman Staszak - Thanks for your service to both the people of Buena Vista and the State of Colorado. I stood in the State Assembly chambers, last Friday, when your name was read off during a resolution regarding the upcoming Peace Officer's memorial week. Next May we will wear mourning bands on our badges in your honor. You and the others are not forgotten.

May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

April 26, 2010

My God keep and watch over our fallen brother and his family

Detective Captain James Staszak
Rockaway Township Police New Jersey

January 6, 2010

Thirteen years ago today my loving Trevor was taken from me within a blink of an eye. Time has not healed the hole in my soul or the hurt in my heart. There still is not a day that goes by I do not think of you or the horrible death you suffered. Each week I go to church and feel closer to you and know you hear my prayers and see the faith and love I have for our maker and your heavenly father. For one day I will cross over the rainbow and see your smiling face again. I miss you more with each passing day. Take care of our Gizmo and tell her mommy loves her too!

Kelli Staszak Obremski
Wife ( Widow )

October 26, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 13th 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.

To your loved ones: I know the hurt of losing a beloved never goes away...the pain and pride are forever. I pray for your solace.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 26, 2009

RIP hero on this day of your untimely anniversary. know that you are remembered for the hero you are.. Please watch over your brothers down here.. RIP Godspeed

Wife of LEO

October 26, 2008


I was reading through various other reflections and saw this. I thought you, your friends and family, and fellow officers may like it. I do not know the author but it seems to fit every law enforecement officer.

"An Angel in the sky must leave his place of rest,
Gently tucking his wings beneath his armored vest.
For Duty has called, there is much work to do
Little did he know, this one is dressed in blue.

Arriving on the scene, he knows just what to say,
"Follow me, fallen brother, I'll show you the way."
"Your duty has ended, your work is now through."
"Come hang your hat beside mine, I'm a cop, too."

Rest in Peace.

AO3 James, Reggie
United States Navy / John C. Stennis Security Department

August 6, 2008

Officer Staszak,

I was only in the fourth grade or so at the time of the incident but my father Steve was currently working for BVPD. I recently learned of this site and thought there was no way that BV would be mentioned on here. I thought it was only for the bigger metro areas. I am glad I was wrong. Although I was young at the time, what happened that night sent shock waves through our community that even a fourth grader could feel. I thank you for your years of service on the force in Buena Vista. I know that your hard work and dedication are what made a small town even closer. Your memory will never be forgotten.

-Reggie James

AO3 James, Reggie
United States Navy / John C. Stennis Security Department

August 6, 2008

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