Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Wasyl Potienko

Cheektowaga Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, October 29, 2002

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Reflections for Detective Wasyl Potienko

My sincerest condolences to this family. May God give you comfort.

Jean Vincent
surviving mother of Off. Joey Vincent

Jean Vincent

there is a destiny that makes us brothers,
none go his way alone
all that we send into the lives of others,
comes back into our own...He is gone from this earth, however, all the memories will keep him close, and laughter you shared will stay in your hearts. My prayers to his family, thanks Detective Potienko, you are a hero to all of us left in the thin (and getting thinner) blue line.
Ky Peace Officer
John 3:16

As a former intern at the Cheektowaga Police Dept. I feel it is necessary to reiterate:

For those who pledge to uphold it, freedom requires a sacrifice the protected will never know.


PO 3 Lee Guzinski
Montgomery County P.D.

Rest in peace brother in blue. I pray for your family and friends during this tragic time.
God Speed


My heart crys for Detective Potienko's family and friends. I was married to a state trooper for 8 years and he was killed when a tractor trailer struck him while on a traffic stop. Even though the person probably didn't intentionally hit your officer, it's still so hard to not be very angry at them. My God give you the comfort, strength and support that you will need to deal with your loss. Many of us will be praying for you.
Survivor of Calvin Taylor NCHP E.O.W. 10-3-01

NC Highway Patrol

My thoughts and prayers are with this family and his co-workers. May God comfort you throughout this very difficult time. May you always be remembered as the true HERO that you are. Rest in peace...........

Shelly Ragsdale, surviving spouse
Officer Alan Ragsdale, Hohenwald Police Dept., EOW 11-27-00

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and co-workers of Det. Wasyl "Bill" Potienko. Bill rest easy knowing that you will always be remembered. Remember also that when one of us falls, we all fall; but as long as one of us remains standing, we all remain standing.


Our deepest condolences to the family,friends and co-workers of Detective Potienko.
Officers of the Buffalo Police Dept.

Buffalo Police dept

My prayers are with the family and friends of Det. Potienko at this tragic time. He is now keeping watch over all of us from above.

Lori Brown
Aunt of Deputy Renee Azure EOW 8/06/02

I am deeply saddened each time I see a name added to this page. Although I never knew you, you are part of our police family. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. May you rest in peace.

Tammie Harrison Lang
Wife of Deputy J.D. Lang, Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Dept., Beaumont, TX



RIP Detective Potienko. May God bless your soul and give strength to your wife and fellow officers during this dark time. Watch over those of us as we keep the beat, your watch is over now.

A Brother in Blue

Corning PD, NY

God bless you my brother may your soul rest in peace.My prayers are with your wife,family and friends.

Detective J.C. Johnson
Danville Police Dept. Danville VA.

To our brother in blue may you rest in peace. Your family, friends, and co workers are in our thoughts and prayers.

God Bless

Officer D. Johns
Georgia Perimeter College Police Department

Sincere sympathy to the family of Det. Potienko. May God grant you the Supreme peace that only He can give.


To the family, friends and co-workers of Detective Potienko...what a tragic loss. I'm so sorry. May God bless and comfort you during this difficult time. Know that there are many of us who mourn with you.

Jamie Johnson, surviving sister of
Officer Jon Cook
San Francisco Police Department

To Detective Potienko's family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to you.

God Bless you

Terry Miyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio F. Miyares, Hialeah PD, FL, EOW 11/6/86

My heart and prayers go out to the wife and co-workers of Detective Potienko. May God be with you and show you the way in this time of terrible loss. Peace be with Detective Potienko as he watches us from above.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Azure, EOW 08/06/2002

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