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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

Uncle Freddie, I love and have missed you for so long that sometimes I just sit around wonder what you would be doing right now.

I still can't believe that you are gone.
The night that we first got the call from Rhonda that you were shot and was at the hospital I said to myself that you were going to be okay because, I knew that you were not going to let some little bullets get you down.
But, when I heard that you had died, I said " uncle freddie" you weren't supposed to let this happen, you were supposed to get over this and get back your job as being a father, a brother, uncle, and last but least, a cop. But, that's okay, because we LOVE YOU ANYWAY.

Shelly (niece)

Michelle Johnson

December 14, 2005

Uncle Freddie... It has been a long time since I have been able to talk to you, but it sure feels good. It feels like you right here with me or at least on the other side of this computer. Since your death, things have surely changed alot. I am a married woman and I have two kids name Nicole age 9, and Kevin age 4. My husband's name is Robert. Uncle Freddie, I gotta tell you, he is just like you, he likes to play jokes on us all the time, he stays on Chrissy and Jackie's back, and most of all, he loves your sister. As I sit here and look at your picture, it is very hard for me to concentrate on what I am doing because I still can't believe that you are gone. You know, I was a little upset with you at first for letting a few little bullets get you down. But, as we all know everything happens for a reason, and I think I know what that reason was, for me at least. It was to show me that families do stick and become stronger than we realize. For instance, uncle Thomas has done a big turn around. He and mommy have gotten alot closer than they were before.

He was there for her when Grandmom Dukes died. So, that's what I meant when I said that your death brought our family closer.

I love you and I definitely MISS YOU with all my heart.
Until next time we talk again.

Your Niece,
Shelly
12-14-05
Mommy misses you alot.

Michelle Johnson(niece)

December 14, 2005

UNCLE, JUST AS I TOLD YOU. I HAVE LOCATED YOUR 2 YOUNGER BOYS. (1)YOUR OLDEST IS ALWAYS IN CONTACT WITH US. (2)YOUR MIDDLE IS LIVING ON THE WEST COAST W/HIS GIRLFRIEND SINCE EARLIER THIS YEAR. (3)YOUR YOUNGEST, WELL HE IS & HAVE BEEN LOCKED UP FOR SOME TIME NOW. I WAS GIVEN HIS ADDRESS & WROTE HIM & HE ACTUALLY WROTE ME BACK. I WON'T GO AS FAR AS TO SAY WHY HE IS CONVICTED BUT BELIEVE ME - YOU WOULD NOT HAVE TOLERATED IT. WELL I JUST WANTED TO UPDATE YOU ON YOUR CHILDREN. LOVE, YOUR NIECE CHRISTEL POTTS.

September 29, 2005

We miss you so much....
The day I heard of your death I could
not believe the biggest and strongest man I've known in my life was gone. Christmas has not been the same in our family. Writing this now makes my heart full and memories start to flow. Rest in Peace my dear uncle.
For those that knew you thanks and for the ones that never had a chance to met you I'm sorry......
We miss you so much

Jacqueline Devine (niece)

September 22, 2005

UNCLE FREDDIE...FIRST I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I STILL LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART...YOU ARE TRULY MISSED BY THE FAMILY...MY MOM (YOUR ONLY SIS) TALK ABOUT YOU ALL THE TIME...BUT, UNCLE YOU AND I STARTED GETTING VERY CLOSE THE YEAR YOU WERE TAKEN FROM ME...AT FIRST, I WAS ANGRY BUT NOW I REALIZE THAT YOU ARE IN A MUCH BETTER PLACE...I'M SORRY I DON'T KNOW WHERE THE BOYS ARE BUT I WILL FIND THEM...LOVE YOU - YOUR YOUNGEST NIECE, CHRISTEL POTTS. YOU WILL HEAR FROM ME AGAIN..

September 22, 2005

I still think of you, my friend, the times we shared in the Academy and then on the streets. I retired from Law Enforcement and life has moved on. I finished my career in a new agency but I still run into the folks we worked with. None who knew you will ever forget. Every Christmas Eve, I relive getting the call from Bernie telling you were gone. Its still hard to believe. We were all at your "Home Going" service, even your new buddies from Highway. I went to the LEO Memorial to make sure you're represented. Thanks for the good times and look for me when I get to Heaven.
Rick(Book)Booker

Rick Booker, Parole Agent
PBPP

February 1, 2004

No officer that gave his life should be without reflection……

“For those who pledge to uphold it, Freedom requires a sacrifice the protected will never know”

December 24, 2003

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