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Deputy Sheriff Sung Hui Bang

Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin

End of Watch Thursday, August 17, 2000

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Sung Hui Bang

Rest in peace always knowing that your memory, service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 17, 2020

Deputy Sheriff Bang,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Milwaukee County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

August 17, 2020

Think of you everyday, especially today.

Lisa

August 18, 2017

Deputy Sheriff Bang,
On today, the 17th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Milwaukee County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

August 17, 2017

Sunny,
Rarely a day goes by that I don't think of you my brother. The weightlifting workouts where we talked about family, cars, fishing and competing in bench press competitions. Our workouts always always tended to run much longer because of all the talking. You were truly my younger brother from another mother. You were larger than life and about the most happy go lucky person I've ever met. I always thought you'd live to be 100 because of the healthy lifestyle, diet, lack of stress, always smiling etc plus Asian genes.

I renewed my fishing license today and it made me think of that fateful night in 2000. We were suppose to go fishing on our boat first thing in the morning but I had a terrible time falling asleep because I new something bad happened. I woke up to the worst voicemail that morning that confirmed my fears. I still struggle with trying to understand why you and Ralph had to be called to Heaven that day. You had so much of your life to live with your wedding mere weeks away.

Losing my Dad last year gave me flashbacks to that terrible time. My Dad thought so highly of you, as did everyone who was fortunate enough to know you. Well maybe you guys can get some weightlifting sessions in until my brother and I join you guys like in the old days. Sometimes the world can be so incredibly unfair that two heroic, selfless men like yourselves are taken so soon. May God bless you and your family and Raplh and his family. Love you brother

Jeff Grabowski
Best friend

May 7, 2016

Sunny,

It's been 15 years since you and Ralph were taken from the ones who loved you dearly, and paid the ultimate price. There isn't a day that goes by that Jeff and I aren't reminded of so many things that we all did together, fishing, lifting, eating and of course.....racing heads up at the Grove.

I have such hatred and disdain towards the POS that senselessly took the lives of you, Ralph and Brenda Sexton. Rest assured my friend, you will never be forgotten, no matter the time that may pass. The sheriff's department claims to never forget those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while lost on the job, but it has been so many years now that we have not made that ride to remember.

Your family, as well as ours, holds you in our hearts forever, and will always remember your selfless contribution to law enforcement and taking care of your loved ones. We miss you badly Sunny, but you now have my Susie and my Dad, to welcome at the pearly gates. Keep them safe till we get there Bro.

MSG(R) Jim Grabowski
US Army

December 28, 2015

Rest in peace now deputy.

Allan Jones, Det./Sgt.
Lincoln Nebraska PD/ Retired

August 18, 2015

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

April 9, 2012

Just a simple thank you years later to not only a fellow law enforcement officer but someone who payed the ultimate sacrafice in taking a serious piece of garbage off the street. I was friends with the murdered officer and was one of the first cars on the scene. I can't express enough how grateful I am for Deputy Zylka's effort and sacrifice in taking this guy off the street forever.

P.O. John Catanzara
Chicago Police department

December 12, 2011

Just a simple thank you years later to not only a fellow law enforcement officer but someone who payed the ultimate sacrafice in taking a serious piece of garbage off the street. I was friends with the murdered officer and was one of the first cars on the scene. I can't express enough how grateful I am for Deputy Bang's effort and sacrifice in taking this guy off the street forever.

P.O. John Catanzara
Chicago Police department

December 12, 2011

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Wisconsin L.E.O.

March 6, 2009

God Speed, Brother.

P.O.K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

November 16, 2008

Rest in peace, brother.

Officer R. Law
Rocklin PD

August 19, 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

February 22, 2008

Hey fellow brother.
It would have been 20 years ago that we graduated.
You will never be forgotten.

87 Milwaukee Tech

PSO Todd Borowski
Auburn Hills PD

July 12, 2007

Rest In Peace, you have not been forgotten.

Detective
Chicago Police Department

April 7, 2007

To the family and loved ones of Deputy Sheriff Sung Hui Bang an his fellow officers with the Milwaukee Police Department:

On this the sixth anniversary of Sung's tragic death, I wanted to honor and remember him today. His professionalism and dedication will never be forgotten.

In reading the loving reflections left by his friends and co-workers I can see that he was very well respected and is sorely missed.

I hope that God is holding him in the sweetest part of his heart and the most gentle part of his soul.

I am so sorry that Sung was robbed of his life so tragically, but through his heroism and the profound sense of duty with which he lived his life, he made an immeasurable difference. May his spirit continue to soar and may his memory continue to inspire.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Sung gave to his community and the citizens of Wisconsin, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 17, 2000.

Phyllis L. Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD
eow 4/24/05

August 17, 2006

The Chicago Police Department members appreciate all you did for our fallen star. Thanks

February 22, 2005

Sunny,
You are greatly missed even to this day over 4 years later. You will always be in our hearts forever. Jeffrey and I will always remember you as a brother, not just a good friend. May your sister and your mom and dad have peace in knowing you are in a much better place, serving a much higher power with your brother. We miss lifting, fishing and especially drag racing with you. T-? until we meet again

Master Sergeant Jim Grabowski
US ARMY

December 16, 2004

Sung and Ralph died after helping with the Man Hunt in our county. Our Department was Happy as hell when we caught the killer, but then truley saddened when Ralph and Sung were killed on their way home. The Law Enforcement community has truley lost two great friends.



My Deepest condolences and may GOD BLESS YOU!

Lieutenant Robert Jasinski
Juneau County SO, WI

May God take you in his arms and stay with your family during this time. You lost your life looking for a suspect wanted for the murder of one of our officers.  Thank you...you have paid the ultimate sacrifice for your dedication to duty.  My words can never be enough to show our gratitude to you.  God Bless you and your family.  You will not be forgotten.

Anonymous

Sir Thank You for the great job you performed, though you ended the shift for Gods journey, we will always remember those unselfish things every good police officer has in common, you surely had those traits, America thanks you, now rest peacefully, know your job meant another would not have to suffer, in giving your life, you saved another....

We will NEVER FORGET!

Scott Parker
Former Deputy Constable Harris County Texas

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