Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Joseph E. Hanusey, III

Plumstead Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, May 18, 2002

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Reflections for Police Officer Joseph E. Hanusey, III

There is no higher sacrifice than to lay down your life for an innocent or to back up your brothers. Rest in peace and honor.

Deputy Cal (Opie) Openshaw
Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office

May 18, 2022

On this actual anniversary of your death I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your service and sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement family. Rest in peace always.

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

May 18, 2021

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 30, 2020

Rest in eternal peace

Mark Mottola

May 18, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Hanusey.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 6, 2019

We miss you Joe. I never knew you but i carry your legacy through our explorer program. We have the post number as your late badge number. I hope i can be half as good as a cop as you were and i hope to be a quarter of the man.

Rest easy, we can take it from here brother.

Cadet Sgt. E. Fellenz
Plumstead Police Explorers 57-08

November 13, 2018

We are honored to support the Plumstead Explorers Post and continue your legacy of Community and Integrity!

The Billy Walker Jr. Foundation

May 18, 2017

A Hero in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand

May 18, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 18, 2015

Officer Hanusey, Its nearly 10 years since you have passed, but please know you are never forgotten. My brother joined you in Heaven in 2006 and together you watch over all of us. I ride in the Police Unity Tour this week to honor both your memories and the families and friends of all the fallen. God Bless and thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

Christine Ross
Sister of Officer David M. Petzold, E.O.W. 11/09/06

May 8, 2012

It's hard to believe it's been 9 years since we lost you brother. The brothers at 48 Pd think of you often. You were a great friend and a great cop. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family on this day. We miss you Joe and will never forget you

Officer Bob Burkhardt
New Britain Township Police

Officer Robert Burkhardt
New Britain Township Polce Department

May 18, 2011

Joe- It has been eight years and we miss you so terribly. We will always remember you and wish you were here.

Love- Jen and Adam


May 23, 2010

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

January 30, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the seventh 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 18, 2009

Well it's approaching 7 years since you left us so suddenly and I still miss you everyday! I hope that you and Brian Gregg are taking good care of Chris Jones. I do want thank you for letting me become such good friends with your brother Bryan, he is an awesome guy and so much like you, but could never replace you. I love you!


February 12, 2009


Make sure you and Ofc Brian Gregg welcome Middletown Twp Police Officer Chris Jones into heaven...You are still missed.

Ffom Bucks County

February 2, 2009


I can't believe it has been 6 years. You always made us laugh. Chris still has your picture in our office. We were lucky to have known you and we thank Adam and Jen for that. I just want you to know that you are definitely not forgotten!

Tara Loftus

June 24, 2008

Thankyou for your service and sacrifice protecting all of us. GOD bless your family. You will never be forgotten


April 17, 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
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

My thougths and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Hanusey. You paid the ultimate sacrifice and to that I am greatful. May God continue to give comfort to everyone.

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.

Rest in peace

911 Dispatcher

May 18, 2007

May you rest in peace and may Our Lord bless your loved ones.

May 18, 2007

Thinking of you on this 5th anniversary of your EOW. You have not been forgotten nor will that ever be the case as you are a true hero. Keep watch over your loved ones and wrap your wings around them to protect them and help ease their grief as I know the tears still flow from their broken hearts. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

May 17, 2007

Rest in peace my friend and know that you will always be remembered.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

December 27, 2006

It has been over 4 years since you were called away and I know the tears still flow from the many broken hearts of your loved ones that have been left behind. Keep watch over them and protect them. Wrap your wings around them and help them with their grief. Visit the in their dreams in vivid color and let them feel your warmth to let them know you are okay. Their love for you will never die and you will never be forgotten. The Family Blue will also keep your memory alive. You are a true hero.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen Chicago Officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon, Gold Star Father

August 12, 2006

Joe, Although I didnt actually know you, I must say I guess being a brother officer, that I do. You should be proud you gave the ultimate sacrifce. You are truly one of the nations greatest heros. RIP.

Officer David P Zarko Badge #0284

January 30, 2006

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