Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer George Stefan DeSalvia

Orlando Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, February 3, 2000

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Reflections for Police Officer George Stefan DeSalvia

24 years it is impossible to believe! I went to JYP a few minutes ago to leave flowers and OPD officers were responding 10-18 to something and I had that same sick feeling I had 24 years ago. We love and miss you everyday. I tell my students about you all the time!! You are not forgotten!!!

Rest Easy see you on the other side!!

Jen Williamson

Jennifer Williamson
Orlando Police -Retired

February 3, 2024

Rest in peace young man

Carson loveless

February 3, 2024

Think about you every day. Today especially as it's your daughters baby shower. She plans on honoring your name with her baby as we all do every day. No worries as well. I'll make sure they are taken care of and will watch over them here. You got the rest. Love you brother!


January 20, 2024

Tomorrow marks 23 years since you were senselessly taken from us. I was off that night, but I saw you at the station just three hours before you were murdered. I cannot escape the guilt of not being there for you, brother. I am a teacher now, first year, and I teach 200 high school kids in a criminal justice class. I told all of them about you today, and what a great man, father, husband, son, friend and cop you were. I told them of your service to our nation and community, and your sacrifice. I talked with them about living a life worth living, and the love we have for each other on the thin blue line upon which we stood. I asked my students to make your sacrifice worth it. They were moved by the lesson, may they never forget.

They say we all die, someday. They also say that if no one says our name after we die, that we die twice. We will never let that happen, Sal. RIP brother. We love you, man.

Officer James Ruhl
Orlando Police Department (RET)

February 2, 2023

Happy Birthday Brother. Please continue to watch over us...

Paul Burdette, Chief of Police
Beaufort Police Dept.

October 26, 2022

May God bless Officer DeSalvia and his family. I am a defense attorney. I have a deep respect for law enforcement and the demands of the job. I know. I have dealt with criminal defendants for over 30 years. All the respect for Officer Desalvia and all the men and women in law enforcement who protect us.

Russell McLatchey, Esq.
friend, citizen

April 1, 2022

Ofc DeSalvia was killed during my first week of the police academy in Orlando. After more than 20 years I still remember that night. After 19 years in law enforcement it's hard to think about how young he was in that career. It brought a lot of realization to those of us starting in law enforcement that night about what we were getting into career wise. Here's to hoping he is never forgotten.

Sgt Michael Perez
West Melbourne Police Department

February 9, 2022

Little late this year brother. Just wanted to say I still miss you today as much as any other day. Can’t believe it’s been 22 years. Thank you for all your blessings and protection as I know you’ve been by my side every step of the way. Love you bro and will keep carrying on in your name. #577

Derek DeSalvia

February 6, 2022

Miss you brother. Your kids are all grown up now bro. RIP
"Of the troops for the troops"

Lt. Christian Gonzaga
U.S. Department of Energy - Security Police / Former Orlando Police

November 4, 2021

Happy Birthday Brother…

Paul Burdette
Chief, Beaufort (NC) PD

October 26, 2021

Miss you lots big brother..

Long couple of weeks with dads passing and really could have used you by my side. I held the line and made sure he was remembered honorably. You must be proud and happy to see him.

Love you

Derek DeSalvia

May 16, 2021

I am truly sadden to hear of your passing. We first met in the 90's working together in Port Charlotte. You were always a positive figure and had a great personality. I pray for you and your family and I wish you were still here. Rest In Peace.

FDC Regional Administrator Rudy Bigord

January 13, 2021

Miss you everyday brother! Happy Birthday today and hope you are smiling down on us. Until we meet again.

Love always,

Derek DeSalvia

October 26, 2020

Miss and Love you Brother!!! Always thinking of you and will never forget our times at Fort Gordon.

Sgt. Eric Spilman
U.S. Army Retired

February 3, 2020

George, you were such a young officer with so much yet to do. Who knows the impact you may have made on your fellow officers and your City you swore to protect and serve. I'm willing to bet it would have been awesome. We miss you and you will forever be in our hearts. May God bless your family always.

Captain Shannan Socarras
Orlando Police Department

February 3, 2020

I will always love you George, we had a great relationship and you were a mentor to me...we were in Marine Corp ROTC together, worked at Athletes foot, went to Venice High school and played basketball at the park in North Port all being a memory that I would never forget..Its so funny how life works, I ended up being a part of your extended family..Your inspiration has influenced my life after all this time and I will continue to live through your light and positive influence and I pray for the well being of all those who love and support this man whom was loved by so many.

Clinton Richardson

January 3, 2020

Happy Birthday, Brother...

Paul Burdette, Chief of Police
Beaufort Police Dept.

October 26, 2019

Rest in peace Officer DeSalvia.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 2, 2019

18 years since that day. I thank you every time I look down at my wrist and see that subtle reminder of you looking out for all of us here at OPD. Your family is doing awesome, much because of your spirit. Unfortunately, we must engrave the name of another from our hiring class on the wall this year. Show her the beauty of heaven until we all can meet again. Thank you for keeping us safe and Happy Belated Birthday, my man!

Lt. D. Esan
Orlando Police Department

February 9, 2018

Miss you always, GSD!!!


February 3, 2018

Happy Birthday, Brother...

Chief Paul Burdette
Beaufort Police Department

October 26, 2017

Happy Birthday, Brother...continue to watch over us.

Chief Paul Burdette
Beaufort Police Department

October 26, 2016

Thinking about you today with a heavy heart. It never gets any easier. You will be forever loved and missed.

Sgt. Spilman
U.S. Army Retired

March 15, 2016

Always remembered, Brother.

Paul Burdette, Chief fo Police
Beaufort (NC) Police Department

February 3, 2016

16 years today big bro. Can't believe it still.......You should be here with us waking by our side each day and watching your kids grow. I think of you every day and tell as many stories about you as I can through the years to help you memory continue to live, grow, and inspire others. Thank you for all you have done for me in my life and helping me become the man who I am with your ultimate sacrifice. The world would have been a better place with you in it and I know heaven has been a lot better since you've been gone. Love you big brother and always will.......



February 3, 2016

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