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Police Officer Frederick Peter Dukes

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, December 25, 1990

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Reflections for Police Officer Frederick Peter Dukes

Officer Dukes,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

December 25, 2020

On this actual anniversary of your death and this Christmas Day I will reiterate my previous reflection and say that your heroic, selfless actions and your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

December 25, 2020

Your selfless actions are the true definition of heroism. Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

November 4, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Dukes.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 28, 2019

Officer Dukes,
On today, the 28th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

December 25, 2018

Thinking of you my friend. .. God Bless!

Sharon Mickens (Friend)
Friend

January 3, 2016

Your courage defines your character my brother, and you will not be forgotten. May God bless your family. Until we meet someday, rest in peace.
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Sgt Don Barton
Garden City Police Dept.

December 1, 2015

A Hero now in Heaven, Always remembered and Never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
PA C.O.P.S.

December 26, 2014

Thinking of you and your family and your Police family this Christmas Day.

David Lowery
Birmingham, Alabama Police Department

December 25, 2014

I OFTEN THINK OF OUR LAST DAY WE SPOKE, I TOLD YOU IT'S TIME TO RETIRE AND YOU SAD NEXT YEAR YOU WOULD RETIRE AND OPEN YOUR OWN AUTO TAG STORE. THEN YOU SAID, MEET ME AT THE BAR FOR A CHRISTMAS EVE DRINK, I SAID OK, WE PARTED WAYS. LITTLE DID I KNOW IT WOULD BE OUR LAST TIME TOGETHER. I HAD A CHANGE IN PLAINS AND NEVER GOT TO THE BAR. 23 YEARS LATER AND THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'M SHARING THIS, MISS YOU MY GOOD FRIEND, COWORKER AND NIEGHBOR. REST IN PEACE P/O LARRY RUTHERFORD K-9 RETIRED

P/O LARRY RUTHERFORD K-9
PHILA POLICE RETIRED/ FRIEND AND NIEGHBOR

November 24, 2013

Still missing you, old buddy. It was Police Week and the usual stuff was done. Its a great tribute...well deserved too but it doesn't fill the hole nor stop the hurt. It is said that time heals all wounds but for some things , like lossing you? Nah!...you just learn to handle it better.
Most of the crew are retired now. We be "old skool police" for real. We get together and laugh, drink and tell our tales of the street.Most of which get better with age. LoL Most importantly tho' we remember our time. A time when we did something special with people who were better still. People like you.

Rick Booker
Retired LEO (Philly and State) Friend, Academy mate

May 16, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 19th 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

December 30, 2009

class act

Anonymous

May 19, 2009

Merry Christmas to the family and friends of Officer Dukes. I was just a kid when you passed. I'm sorry that your family has had to live so many Christmases without.

God rest, hero.

Laura
Philadelphia, PA

December 23, 2008

I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT NIGHT. I STILL SEE YOUR FACE LOOKING AT ME. I AM SO SORRY I FAILED YOU! I HAVE NOT WORN A SHIELD SINCE THAT NIGHT. YOU WILL ALLWAYS BE A HERO TO ME. I JUST NEEDED TO SAY THAT, AND THAT I AM SORRY I FAILED TO SAVE YOU.

Pastor Stephan Mambazo
Restoration Christian Ministries

May 7, 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

January 24, 2008

Here we are again sir, one year later honoring and remembering you as always. Merry Christmas.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

December 25, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

VanDenBerghe
Manchester, NH

December 23, 2007

I never forgot what a pleasure it was to work with you in the 14th District many years ago. You worked hard and kept us laughing. Truly missed....

Chief Inspector
Philadelphia Police

May 22, 2007

Never Forgotten, Brother of Peace. Merry Christmas.

Det Krebs
SWDD

December 26, 2006

Merry Christmas, Freddie... I know you're still watching over us after all these years. God Bless You.

E.D.
Philadelphia PD

December 24, 2006

I cannot imagine the feelings of sorrow and despair your family must feel at Christmas time, a time when there should be so much happiness and joy for everyone. Hopefully they take much comfort knowing that you left us a hero and as everyone knows, a hero never dies. Your sacrifice that day will never be forgotten by anyone in the law enforcement community, especially your brother and sister officers just to the South of you. Thank you always.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

September 24, 2006

To my youngest brother...
I think of you all the time especially around Xmas time.
I stay in contact with two of your sons,Keith and Maurice all of the time. We miss you so much. Xmas have not been the same since you left us. Rest In Peace Little Brother.

Love You Always,
Your Sister

Annie Mae
Sister

July 23, 2006

Well Fred....Monday, April 10, 2006 I will be going to court again for you. Criminal Justice Court (CJC) Room 305,
Ronald Gibson will try and overturn his conviction. I'll let you know how we makeout. Rest in Peace my friend.
Terry J.

Terry Jesberger Retired HP
Philadelphia Police-Highway Patrol

April 9, 2006

15 years ago today...... r.i.p. Officer dukes.....

Pankil

December 25, 2005

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